Errors and Omissions: Do we need a history lesson when it comes to Napoleon?

An unnecessarily detailed biography is just one slip that's drawn the attention of our Letters editor this week

GFH Capital

In our article, ‘GFH Capital set for a tidy profit out of Leeds Sale’ (13 February 2013) we wrote that Ken Bates is ‘still owed a significant sum’ from the sale of Leeds United Football Club to GFH Capital. GFH has informed us that we were wrong and in fact,  all sums due under the deal have been paid and that the purchase price was not ‘£17million plus other payments…’  as quoted.

Errors and Omissions: The chilling indifference of Millwall's famous terrace chant

Does everybody hate Millwall? Not quite. This week's misrememberings and inaccuracies are put under the microscope by our peerless Letters editor

Errors and Omissions: We have plenty of words to describe big amounts – but not a plethora

How can you be a member of the British Empire? This week's imprecisions and inaccuracies are put in their place by our peerless Letters editor

Errors and Omissions: The Vatican seems less good at Latin than it used to be

Our peerless pedant examines the flaws in this week's Independent

Open to visitors

On Saturday we reported that Balmoral Castle and Sandringam House are not open to the public (“Royal books face MPs’ scrutiny for first time”).  In fact, both offer access to visitors at certain times of the year.

Health care

In an article on health care in the Independent recently, the phrase ‘normalisation of cruelty’ was attributed to Ann Clwyd MP. In fact it is a phrase that has been used by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. We are happy to clarify.

Errors and Omissions: Don't try turning a colonel into an Oberst or a captain into a Hauptmann

Not long ago, somebody referred to Rommell as a "field marshall". Our favourite pedant, who knows a thing or two about military history, finds a similar error this week

Saying sorry in style: the fashion designer John Galliano

Errors and Omissions: As new constructions usurp older ones, we should try to remain calm

Our Letters editor takes the sharpest eyes on Fleet Street to this week's Independent

Errors and Omissions: You may argue we need more P G Wodehouse, but you can't say it's a fact

Our peerless pedant surveys this week's paper for linguistic failings and foibles

Errors and Omissions: When medicine and geology get mixed up in a purple haze

Our peerless pedant reviews the slips from this week's Independent

Amnesty International

In The Independent on Sunday of 23 December, an article stated that Amnesty International recommends that the use of Tasers on children and vulnerable people "should be avoided in all circumstances".

Errors and Omissions: Coffin, or casket? It’s time we got the matter off our chest

The Independent's peerless pedant reviews the slips from this week's paper

Errors and Omissions: You might have to wait some time if you dial 911 in an emergency

Our gloriously attentive pedant reviews the slips in this week's Independent

Errors and Omissions: Whoever is being ‘useless’ here, it certainly isn’t Tony Blair

Our gloriously attentive pedant reviews the slips in this week's Independent

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