Construction News drops a brick with repeat spread

It was was red faces all round at the usually yellow-topped Construction News this week as a production error led to the previous edition’s page 2-3 spread being repeated.

Readers had the questionable pleasure of wading through editor Nick Edwards’ leader for the second week on the trot, while the contents page certainly had a sense of déjà vu about it.

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The mistake was particularly embarrassing for Emap Inform chief executive Simon Middelboe, who has been at the forefront of centralising all production desks across the division.

His dream of sub-editors beavering away in isolation from the reporting teams has cut costs but has now resulted in the worst rick in the mag’s 140-year history.

Axegrinder understands a furious Edwards tried to get the edition pulped and reprinted but thousands of copies made it out to bewildered readers.

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