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10th Jan 2018

Coronation Street viewers spot glaring error on last night’s show

Did you see this?

Some people have to find fault with everything.

Eagle-eyed Coronation Street viewers last night noticed an series of errors on the front page of the Weatherfield Gazette.

The local paper’s front page reported on the double assault on New Year’s Day, along with the news that mechanic Luke Britton had been shot dead and his body recovered from a burnt-out car.

But the fictional Mancunian hacks got called out on Twitter for sloppy journalism.

“Cuts to journalism have hit Corrie’s Weatherfield Gazette harder than most,” one viewer tweeted.

“No apostrophe in New Year’s Day.

“Case is active as Luke has been arrested, so likely to be in contempt.

“Editor has pulled a story about a development into the box on the front.”

Another viewer added: “It also has the word ‘brothers’ in the strapline, the headline and the subhead… very sloppy!”

Another wrote: “A lot of things are far-fetched in soap land, but it would be nice if Coronation Street made a tiny effort to portray how journalists and media law actually works… Not to mention exclamation marks slapped all over The Weatherfield Gazette.”

Pedants, aye.