Oct 222011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Prince William

Last week we said Prince William, who is a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force, was hoping for promotion to captain. In fact there is no such  rank in the RAF. We meant the Prince was hoping for promotion to command a helicopter.

Sativex

In a Health article on June 19, we said the prescription drug Sativex, which is derived from cannabis, does not give patients a ‘high’ because the dose is low and comprises a controlled form of the substance. In fact, a feeling of euphoria is listed as a common side effect.

Cat Deeley

Contrary to our report last week, Cat Deeley has never been married. She would also like it known that it was not her ex-boyfriend Jack Huston who chose to end their relationship.

West Ham FC

Some early copies of the paper last weekend said West Ham FC were unbeaten in their last 18 home matches. Later editions were corrected by addition of the words ‘against Blackpool’.

Oct 162011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

ADHD

Last Sunday we said some 3,200 families of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder were believed to have been given cars under the Motability scheme. In fact that total is the combined figure for two categories of recipients of the Higher Mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance and includes other behavioural disorders. Recipients choose whether or not to spend their allowance on a Motability car; generally about 30 per cent do so. Also, we described the qualification for the Lower Mobility component, rather than the Higher Mobility component required to claim a car, for which individuals must be declared virtually unable  to walk.

Ashley Van Dyck

Bath licensee Ashley Van Dyck points out that he did not support police use of an airport-style scanner to check people on a night out for knives and drugs. Our article of September 25 repeated a quote to the BBC by Mr Van Dyck, chairman of Bath Pubwatch, saying only that he welcomed extra police officers being deployed to curb anti-social behaviour.

Dr Angela Kikugawa

On September 18 we published a photograph of Dr Angela Kikugawa, an assistant director at the UK Border Agency, competing at the Civil Service Sports Council Games at Loughborough University. Dr Kikugawa has asked us to clarify that she attended the games at her own expense and did not take part in any of the partying and other activities later in the evening.

Union Flag

Last week we printed the Union Flag incorrectly in a tea towel promotion. The thick white lines of the St Andrew’s Cross should have been above the red St Patrick’s Cross on one side of the flag and below it on the other.