A regional daily editor has apologised to readers after today’s edition went to print without its splash headline.
Today’s Cambridge News, which is printed overnight, hit the news stands with the stock headline ‘100pt splash heading here.’
The blunder swiftly went viral on social media with other editors calling it a case of “there but for the grace of God…”
Said David: “I want to apologise sincerely to our readers for this mistake, which happened due to a technical problem.
“We are still looking into how this happened and want our readers to know we take this seriously.”
While such errors have been known to occur on the inside pages of newspapers, it is rare for it to happen with a front page.
The error was swiftly picked up on social media after Cambridge-based blogger Chris Rand tweeted the image with the comment: “This’ll be featured in newspaper sub-editing courses for years.
“We’ve all been quick to mock but maybe the joke’s on us and Cambridge is about to be hit by a tsunami,” he commented.