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Errors and Omissions: Lost on a meandering trail of confusing clauses

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Errors and omissions: Who decides what to call an extremist group?

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Alexander Temerko

Alexander Temerko, whose consortium hopes to bring electricity from a French nuclear power station to southern Britain (Independent, 1 Sept), has asked us to reiterate that his proposal is to connect an underground pipeline to the National Grid at Lovedean in Hampshire, 14 miles inland from Portsmouth. The suggestion that he might have to connect further north in Surrey was, Mr Temerko tells us, tabled by National Grid due to lack of capacity on the south coast, and is not therefore “his plan”, as our headline put it.

Errors and Omissions: In thrall to a word that we don’t quite comprehend

Our Letters editor casts his eye over this week's Independent coverage

My shout: John McEnroe has always courted controversy

Errors and Omissions: When does a quote become an ‘outburst’?

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Mark Lonnie

Contrary to an article of 9 June, we understand that Mark Lonnie was not arrested prior to his caution in 2009 for assaulting a teenage pupil who he believed was about to attack him.

FBI photos depict various appearances of the convicted murderer JoAnne Chesimard

Errors and Omissions: How to make a drama out of a few inaccuracies

Our letters editor takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Dr Penelope Leach

In an article of 15 June (“Fathers round on baby guru Leach over sleepovers”), The Independent on Sunday reported on recommendations in Penelope Leach's new book that children of four and under whose parents are separated should not generally have overnight stays with their fathers.

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Errors and Omissions: This awkward construction won’t bring music to the ears

Our chief political commentator takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Mr Timur Kulibaev

An article published on 31 May 2014 (“Piping Hot: How Putin Won China Gas Deal”) referred to  allegations suggesting that Mr Kulibaev, a Kazakhstan businessman, was (1) a member of an organised criminal gang; (2) involved in theft of state property on a large scale and abuse of power; (3) money-laundering; and (4) accepting a US$100m bribe made by Chinese state companies.

Israeli army soldiers take their positions

Errors and Omissions: Some news reports don’t quite hit the right target

Our letters editor takes to task this week's Independent coverage

Steve Coogan and Jeremy Clarkson

An article on independent.co.uk earlier this week reported that Steve Coogan had spoken out against the presenters of Top Gear in relation to their ‘offensive’ on-screen behaviour.

L.S. Lowry painting

The L.S. Lowry painting featured in our article ‘Antique dealers leave the good old days behind’ (20 May) is owned by art dealers Macconnal Mason, not by Mallett, as we said. Our apologies for the error. 

Corrections and clarifications

An article of 5 January (“Police under fire for handling of Moat manhunt”) reported that the late PC David Rathband waited nine months for counselling promised by Northumbria Police. We have been asked to make clear that the force maintains that responsibility for the delay largely lay with PC Rathband himself.

Corrections & Clarifications

An article of 7 March (“UK banks in row over the Tymoshenko ‘millions’”) referred to a leaked report alleging that Ukraine’s ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko held numerous UK bank accounts.  The report was produced in parallel to a wider investigation by London law firm, Lawrence Graham, which was instructed last year by the Ukrainian Ministry of Revenues and Duties.  However,  Lawrence Graham have asked us to clarify that they did not commission the report in question and were not aware of its findings.  We are happy to set the record straight.

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