Following the announcement that Britain's most popular newspaper, the News Of The World is to be closed down after this Sunday's final edition, bosses in Wapping have already hinted that the newspaper, popularly referred to as 'The News Of The Screws,' is to be reinvented as 'The Sun On Sunday.'
The NOTW has taken a proper kicking in recent weeks following allegations of phone hacking, and some distinctly dubious journalistic practices.
But insiders at News International are already hinting that The Sun On Sunday will be virtually indistinguishable from the NOTW, apart from slightly different wording on the red top masthead.
"They'll still be revealing who's shagging who," a freelance journalist revealed today. "They'll still have ongoing investigations into prostitution rings and all that malarkey, where the reporter 'allegedly' makes his excuses and leaves. Nothing much will change. Rumour has it they won't hack any more phones, but they'll probably log onto online satirical website, The Spoof and just copy whatever stories they're running. It's cheaper that way, and the Daily Mail have been doing it for ages. Allegedly."
No information yet on whether or not The Times will start running topless pin up pics on page three.
More as we get it.