Talk for Article "Cheap online divorce takes advantage of January splitting season"

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    This reads like a piece prepared by one of the parties involved (ie The Co-op).
    Creating a racy or odd holiday especially reeks of the kind of story cold-emailed to journalists or posted on a PR wire with the hope that a lazy journalist will copy-paste it to fill their quota. The holiday (through its salacious subject matter and also it’s timing) reminds me of ‘mistress day’ the day after Valentine’s that rich unfaithful men use for their ‘other’ woman. A holiday concocted whole cloth by the creeps at Ashley Madison.

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      Thanks for your comment, Mike. Ella was doing work experience with us and was not writing articles for PR purposes.
      Please edit the story if you see fit and we appreciate your feedback on story subjects.

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    The divorce laws are certainly different in Scotland (and I’m sure Northern Ireland as well) so this may actually just be a story about England and Wales rather than all of the UK?

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      I can see that the Guardian article talks about the Coop’s service for England and Wales. The BBC mentions Scotland in passing, but I think the Coop in Scotland is different and I suspect this new service is England and Wales only.

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      Alan: Although I was unable to confirm whether or not the Co-op’s divorce service is available (and legal) in Scotland and Northern Ireland, I have researched the subject and read the source material for this story and take your point. I’ve amended the story to reflect the issue you raise. Your comments and keen eye are most definitely appreciated. I might suggest that in the future you could also enter additional information or a proposed change directly into the story body using the EDIT STORY function. Thanks.

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        Thanks, Chuck!

        Although I have been supporting WikiTribune for a while, this is my first foray into editing, so being cautious! Also, not a journalist, so doubly cautious. Feeling my way, looking at how people write and how they edit… Give me time. 🙂

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    Thanks Jonathan, we’ve changed that now. Still working on last edits for this story.

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    Re: “The cost of Co-op’s service will be pair the traditional divorce service” should that be “The cost of Co-op’s service will be per the traditional divorce service”

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