The paper, based in the U.K., apologized for the gaffe, which has become an instant classic:
The Cambridge News is issuing an apology to its readers after an error with the front page of today’s (December 6) edition of the newspaper. Due to a technical problem, the main headline did not appear on the Cambridge edition, although the correct one was printed in the Cambourne edition of the paper. The headline should have read ‘£2m for ‘sex lair’ school’ in reference to a story printed on page 11 of today’s newspaper. Editor-in-chief David Bartlett said: “I want to apologise sincerely to our readers for this mistake, which happened due to a technical problem. “We are still looking into how this happened and want our readers to know we take this seriously.”
Meantime, countless readers are either laughing hysterically over the bungle—or scared to death about a giant heading that is about to splash…
Check out the full front page below.