Errors and Omissions: There are better ways to label an article about France than ‘les’

Our Letters Editor and chief pedant checks this week's Independent for howlers

TV listings

Due to a production error, the TV listings in this morning’s Independent print edition contain some details for tomorrow’s programming.  We apologise to all our readers for the inconvenience caused by this mistake.

MIB/Motor Insurer's Bureau

In our article ‘Insurance investigators accessed teen crash victim’s phone records’ (12 August 2013) we stated that the investigators worked for MIB, the Motor Insurer’s Bureau.

European migration

The Independent on Sunday article “So much migration puts Europe's dykes in danger of bursting” on 18 August asserted that in the year 2000 only about 0.1 per cent of EU citizens lived and worked in another EU country.

Ryanair

In Wednesday’s article “Low-fuel flights put lives at risk”, we reported that Ryanair  ‘restricted the amount of fuel [their aircraft carry] to the legal minimum’.  In fact, their pilots are permitted to carry 300kg over the minimum requirement and more in some circumstances.  Our report referred to a legal minimum fuel-reserve which aircraft must have on board: we should have made clear this is on departure and Ryanair complied with this take-off requirement. Ryanair disputes the report of the Spanish Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Commission into an incident in which one of its aircraft made an emergency landing with a portion of this fuel-reserve used by the time it touched down. We apologise for this confusion.

Errors and Omissions: Let's throw the asterisks out (but keep the bad language)

There is nothing incredible about the speed at which people throw things, but to bowdlerise a celebrated line from Larkin? That really is beyond belief

Errors and Omissions: To, from, up, down – we don’t know if we’re coming or going

Our letters editor reviews the Independent's coverage this week

Winter fuel allowance

Yesterday we reported that the proposed earnings limit for the winter fuel allowance (WFA) was to be £32,000 – in fact, it is around £42,000.  The WFA kicks in at the rate of £200 for the over-60s and £30 for the over-80s.

Luke Walker as he leaves Moxed Court in Crete

Errors and Omissions: Some things don’t travel very well from Greece to Britain

Tell us where the trial took place, at least. This week's Independent coverage is reviewed by our letters editor

Errors and Omissions: The latest rail excuse? There's an elephant on the line

Our chief politicical commentator casts his eye over this week's Independent

Prisons report

In an article earlier this week we misattributed remarks about the complaints process in prison to Debra Baldwin, an official with the Ministry of Justice. We are happy to point out that the words were not hers.

The Paraguayan presidential candidate and businessman, Horacio Cartes, currently leads in the polls

Errors and Omissions: Show some cajones and get rid of the asterisks

Plus: why one should always try to leave 10 minutes free at 3.35 on Tuesday afternoons for bringing out the best of the Dutch masters

Labour grandees

In our article “Labour grandees warn Miliband to be more than a voice of protest” (14 April 2013), we wrongly identified John Prescott as one of those making criticisms of the Labour leadership, it was in fact David Blunkett. We apologise to Lord Prescott for our error.

Reporting of Kashmir victim

On Monday we reported that Tom Groves, whose sister Sarah was killed in Kashmir last week, had expressed concern over approaches to the family by The Sun newspaper.  A spokesman for The Sun has disputed this account and said the paper’s reporter acted properly and sensitively, having made the same approaches as other media organisations.

Errors and Omissions: With churches it’s easy to get your Nicholases in a twist

Plus, a heads up on Google Glass: the Independent on Sunday's chief political commentator runs his rule over this week's coverage

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