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Basket case Last week a miscalculation was made in the comparison between the English and European shopping baskets in "The phoney price war", when 1 euro was converted as pounds 1.50 sterling, instead of 66 pence.

Double trouble Due to a copytaking error, in Nicholas Bagnall's "Words" column (15 August) the prophet Zoroaster was described as an "unrepentant duellist", instead of "dualist", and his dates were given as around 800 BC. His dates are c 630-553 BC.

Jowell vs Kramer We would like to point out that Tessa Jowell, not Susan Kramer, is MP for Dulwich and West Norwood ("The fight to be London mayor: it's a woman thing", 15 August). We apologise for any confusion.