THE reporting over the last few days of the stop-the-press news that a couple – yes a young, happy couple – got engaged has been cringeworthy to say the least.

Wall-to-wall coverage at the expense of any real news being covered in depth, the label of clothing Meghan Markle was wearing seeing its website crash after news outlets gave its name away – even the BBC’s Jane Hill seemed embarrassed to be mentioning this as if it was a significant piece of information worth sharing. It has all been absolutely absurd.

Even yesterday morning, both Sky News and the BBC were repeating the interview that had already been aired the night before, as if nothing else of significance was going on in the world.

Well done to The National for being one of the few papers not to carry this non-story on their front page.
Disgruntled news junkie