Newspaper convention dictates that stories should be told in an inverted pyramid style with the most salient points at the top and contracting into the less important colour as the reader continues.
On rare occasions however, a story is so good it must be teased out, bit by bit, to keep you, the reader, hooked to the very climax.
A man walked free from court yesterday.
He had been accused of a rather nasty assault involving the biting off of another man’s ear.
That victim was a poster boy for VisitScotland and a finalist in the World’s Strongest Man competition.
He admitted the end to his evening “wasn’t entirely pleasant”.
The accused was an upper-class Knightsbridge-dwelling German student.
He successfully, claimed he bit off the ear and spat it onto the pavement in self-defence.
He was wearing lederhosen at the time.
And so, dear reader, the picture is painted, layer upon layer, detail after detail, until you have a story so good, your need to soak up every nuance will become insatiable. Satisfy it with Wednesday’s Courier.
And when we’ve sucked you into our orbit with that tale, peruse some others while you’re with us.
We have a warning from a school to Courier Country parents about a sinister online game which has been linked to murders across the world. Is your child playing Slender Man?
We tell of what is believed to have been the biggest political bet ever laid. Would you risk £400,000 on a 1 /4 shot?
And we tell why the lights if not the TVs will stay on across Scotland if England win the World Cup.
We’ve also got a heap of politics and Royal family stuff.
And that’s Wednesday’s Courier, in an inverted pyramid style, to be enjoyed in paper form or via our our digital edition.