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-- On April 5, 2011, NOTW chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former editor Ian Edmondson were arrested on suspicion of hacking voice mail messages.
-- On April 10, NOTW formally apologized for voice mail hacking from 2004 - 2006. It also agreed to compensate victims.
-- On April 14, senior NOTW journalist James Weatherup is arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to hack communications.
-- On June 7, NOTW paid actress Sienna Miller 100,000 pounds in damages and legal fees.
-- On June 23, freelance journalist Terenia Taras was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking.
-- On July 4, Milly Dowler's hacking story broke.
-- On July 7, News International announces that NOTW will cease publishing after July 10.
-- On July 8, Coulson is arrested. Former royal editor Clive Goodman is again arrested on corruption allegations.