Liverpool Echo newspaper turns against “staple diet of violence and mayhem”

In the UK’s gritty northern city of Liverpool the Liverpool Echo newspaper says ‘we’re getting it wrong’ on crime, and promises less…

“glorification of gangsters” and to provide more of an alternative to “the staple diet of violence and mayhem.”

What on earth were they doing glorifying gangsters in the first place? Still, it’s a welcome move, and one that other local newspapers might learn from. Let’s hope they don’t just turn to the sort of easily gathered happy-clappy good news that doesn’t sell, though. In my experience, genuine local good news needs to be dug for.