One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late news inserted in a newspaper or periodical either at the last moment before printing or after printing has begun (especially as a heading)as modifier ‘stop-press news’
- ‘Last week, our editor slipped in a bit of stop press news on the front page about the long-awaited announcement on collection centres.’
- ‘Tuesday, I know, is Press Day and there is an inevitable rush to include the latest ‘stop press' news items and last minute copy changes.’
- ‘We can be grateful to the editor, however, for two very interesting and polished papers in this‘stop press' section.’
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