Local Newspaper Makes A Unfortunate Faux Pas


A local newspaper has made a very unfortunate faux pas when reporting the callous theft of thousands of pounds worth of equipment from Manorlands Hospice.
It was the second time within a matter of months that thieves had struck at the facility, which provides care for people with life limiting illnesses from around our region.
Local people have taken the hospice to their hearts, and fund-raising to help keep the facility open goes on throughout the year.
Reporting the break-in, the Keighley News has quoted local MP Kris Hopkins, who called the thieves scum, and the lowest of the low.
But then Mr Hopkins is quoted as saying the break-in was obviously pre-medicated rather than pre-meditated.
It’s the sort of error that will easily slip past a spell-checker as both words are spelled correctly, but it would normally have been picked up by a sub-editor.
The hospice team are said to be very upset at the loss of the equipment, which included gardening tools, blowers, hedge-trimmers and power tools.
It’s hoped at least some of the equipment can be replaced by donations so that funds required for the running of the hospice are not affected.
Meanwhile an investigation is underway, and police in Keighley are keen to hear from anyone with any information that could lead to the culprits.