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Corrections and Clarifications

The Times takes complaints about editorial content seriously. We are committed to abiding by the Independent Press Standards Organisation rules and regulations and the Editors’ Code of Practice that IPSO enforces. Requests for corrections should be sent to feedback@thetimes.co.uk or to Feedback, The Times, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF

November 18, 2023
In an article on the Cricket World Cup (sport, Nov 15) we reported that “it was rumoured that a few [England] players had to be helped on to the plane for their evening flight after the farewell do”. The Professional Cricketers Association has stated that: “The players were not drinking alcohol and they all left early to catch their flight in a professional manner.” We are happy to make this clear.

We wrongly said the UK’s October inflation figure had yet to be published (news, Nov 17). The figure of 4.6 per cent had been released on Nov 15.

November 6, 2023
We said the founders of Marks and Spencer were Zionist Jews (Comment, Nov 4). Michael Marks was a Zionist Jew; Thomas Spencer was not Jewish.

We said Frank Sinatra sang My Way at Government House in Nairobi in 1952 (Comment, Nov 4). In fact Sinatra’s performance did not include the song, which was not released until 1969.


November 4, 2023
Our obituary for Jennifer White Shah (Register, Nov 2) was wrongly illustrated with a photo of Nanette Newman. We apologise for the error.

October 31, 2023
We said Andy McDonald MP chanted, “Between the river and the sea, Palestine will be free,” at a rally (news, Oct 30). In fact he said, “Until all people, Israelis and Palestinians, between the river and the sea, can live in peaceful liberty.” We apologise for the error.

October 28, 2023
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is in Glasgow, not Edinburgh as we wrongly suggested (Times2, Oct 26).

October 27, 2023
We said a case on the legality of the Rwanda scheme would be heard by the European Court of Human Rights next month (Comment, Oct 26). In fact the case will be heard by the UK Supreme Court in November: a related case may be put before the ECHR at a later date.

October 26, 2023
An opinion column referred to reports that women in labour in Scotland might no longer be offered Entonox for pain relief (Magazine, Oct 21). NHS Scotland has informed us that no such proposal is being considered. We are happy to put this on record.

October 20, 2023
We wrongly said life expectancy In Scotland had fallen by 4.4 years over the past decade (leading article, Oct 18). The latest National Records of Scotland figures for life expectancy at birth in Scotland show a decrease of 0.1 years between 2010-12 and 2020-22.

A Thunderer column on “the death of handwriting” (Comment, Oct 18) wrongly said Ofqual had given permission for some GCSE exams to be taken on laptops. In fact the regulator has yet to see detailed proposals from the AQA exam board. We are happy to make this clear.

October 17, 2023
A headline said “Pret’s food goes up five times more than rivals” (News, Sep 27). The article compared price rises on specific Pret a Manger items with the average rise in takeaway sandwiches over the last year. Pret a Manger says its average price rise was substantially less than the headline suggested. We are happy to make this clear..


October 13, 2023
The protester who threw glitter on Sir Keir Starmer was from People Demand Democracy, not Make Votes Count as we wrongly said (comment, Oct 12).

October 12, 2023
Akshata Murty is now paying UK taxes on worldwide income because she no longer claims the “remittance basis”, but she has not given up her non-dom status as we wrongly said (News, Sep 28).

October 11, 2023
We said a video appearance by Andrey Kurkov at the Lviv BookForum was cancelled (News, Oct 7). In fact the event went ahead despite online protests.

October 4, 2023
We said a doctor was paid £7,853 to cover a shift at the Walton Centre, a neurology unit in Liverpool (News, Oct 2). The hospital now says it misinterpreted The Times freedom of information request, and that the highest rate paid for a 24-hour shift was £2,840.

October 2, 2023
A Thunderer column on the cost of net zero cited findings from a report by Civitas (Comment, Sep 27). Civitas has since withdrawn the report, which was found to contain factual errors.

The Scottish government has not published plans to massively expand cage capacity for farmed salmon, as we wrongly said (Times Earth, Sep 21). A statement in the same article that farmed salmon live short, unhealthy lives reported the view of some environmentalists and we are happy to make this clear.

Mrs Justice Roberts was determining the mental capacity of Sudiksha Thirumalesh to challenge doctors’ views about her treatment, not imposing an anonymity order as we wrongly said. The wide-ranging transparency order governing the case had already been imposed by Mr Justice Francis and was not in issue (Corrections & Clarifications, Sep 27).


September 30, 2023
An article on the Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) referred to “the campaign’s boycotts” of advertising platforms (news, Aug 21). The claim that CAN organises boycotts was made by a group of Conservative MPs. CAN says it has never organised or called for boycotts and the allegation is untrue. We are happy to make this clear.

September 28, 2023
XLCC plans to produce subsea electricity cables that would incur power losses of only 3 per cent per 620 miles, not 62 miles as we wrongly stated (“Subsea cable factory lays out £1.4bn bid”, business, Sep 26). The mistake was due to an editing error.

September 26, 2023
An anonymity order in the case of Sudiksha Thirumalesh was imposed by Mrs Justice Roberts, not Mr Justice Roberts as we wrongly said (news, Sep 23).

We wrongly said that the UK’s first vegetarian restaurant was on Carnaby Street in the 1960s (news, Sep 23). In fact vegetarian restaurants have existed here for more than a century. A photograph with the same article showed a Carnaby Street fashion event in Paris, not the street itself.

September 22, 2023
We wrongly said that British tourists need an international driving permit to drive in Spain (World News, Sep 16), although some fines have been issued in error by local police.

September 20, 2023
We said the EU was working on an agreement that meant each member state would take a minimum of 30,000 migrants annually, and that richer member states would have to accept up to 120,000 migrants per year (news, Sep 13 & 15). In fact those minimum and maximum figures would apply across EU members, with the larger states taking a greater share.

September 19, 2023
We wrongly said that Mohammad Hussain Ataee, a former official with the Islamic Students Association of Britain, talked with Ezzatollah Zarghami, a general in Iran’s revolutionary guard (news, Aug 5). No such meeting took place.


August 28, 2023
Extracts from Unstoppable by Mark Hughes (Sport, Aug 20 & 21) were abridged and edited for serialisation, not taken verbatim from the published book. Online versions of the extracts have since been amended to reflect the author’s exact wording throughout.

August 26, 2023
In an article first published on December 19, 2022, under the headline “Labour selects miners scandal lawyer”, we incorrectly suggested that Jerry Hague, a prospective Labour Party candidate, had in 2010 been found guilty of professional misconduct for dishonestly misleading sick ex-miners seeking compensation for industrial injuries. We incorrectly suggested he had done so by perpetrating a scam against them when improperly deducting monies from their compensation. We accept that this allegation is false. Whilst Mr Hague did make admissions to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal of professional failings, they concerned the failure to provide better information to clients under professional practice rules and did not concern dishonesty, which was never alleged against him. We further accept that we omitted from the article that the Tribunal concluded that Mr Hague, and his firm Graysons, did not act unethically and had provided a good high level of professional service to their clients. We apologise to Mr Hague for these errors and for the distress caused and have agreed to pay him substantial damages and costs.

August 21, 2023
The number of 18-year-olds in receipt of free school meals who have been accepted by universities this year has risen by about 2,000, not fallen sharply as we said (leading article, Aug 17).

The plan for Covid boosters to be made available for anyone to buy is not the result of a rule change (news, Aug 18). We are happy to make this clear.

August 16, 2023
We said in a headline that leaving money to charity could be a “win” for the deceased’s loved ones (Money, Aug 5). While the course of action outlined in the article would lead to a reduction in the amount (and rate) of inheritance tax paid it would not result in a net gain for the deceased’s heirs. We are happy to make this clear.

August 12, 2023
We said Barnton Bunker was built for the late Queen in the event of nuclear war (News, Aug 9). While the owners say this was rumoured, there is no evidence it was the case.

August 11, 2023
Lord Mendoza does not succeed Duncan Wilson as chairman of Historic England, as we wrongly said (News, Aug 10). Wilson remains chief executive. The outgoing chairman is Sir Laurie Magnus.

August 7, 2023
We wrongly attributed new judicial guidance on judges’ conduct to HM Court and Tribunals Service (news, Aug 5).

August 5, 2023
We said in a headline that British companies were exporting key equipment to Russia “despite sanctions” (business, Jul 31). We are happy to make clear that Hill & Smith PLC and its subsidiary companies have never had a direct customer relationship with, or provided equipment to, any sanctioned entity in Russia.

August 3, 2023
An article headlined “Radcliffe: Trust children to transition”, published on April 13, 2023, reported comments made by three High Court judges in 2020 that children aged 13 and under would be highly unlikely to be able to give their competent consent for treatment to begin their transition. This was misleading as to the current legal position in light of a subsequent ruling by the Court of Appeal which found that it was inappropriate for the High Court to reach such general age-related conclusions. This correction has been published following an upheld ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

August 2, 2023
In “Post Office scandal: Fujitsu staff ‘complicit in cover-up” (News, Aug 2) we wrongly published an image of Simon Henderson. We apologise for the error.

July 27, 2023
Archie Norman is the chairman of M&S, not the former chairman as we said. Michael House was the name of the company’s headquarters on Baker Street, not of its flagship Oxford Street store (News, Jul 21).

July 24, 2023
We wrongly attributed lyrics to the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side of the Moon (News, Jul 21). The lyrics quoted were from the band’s earlier album, Obscured by Clouds.

July 21, 2023
We said in a headline that Elizabeth Winkler’s recent book claimed Shakespeare was a woman. (T2, Jul 7). Ms Winkler has asked us to make clear that her book explores various theories, including the possibility of a woman’s hand in the plays, while leaving readers to make up their own minds.

July 20, 2023
A 41-gun salute to honour the Queen’s birthday was performed by members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, not the Honourable Artillery Company as a caption wrongly said (news, Jul 18).

July 18, 2023
We wrongly said that the vexatious litigant David Taheri had used Jim Davidson’s name to bring dozens of bogus discrimination claims against companies (news, Jul 3). In fact only one of almost four dozen vexatious claims filed by Taheri used the comedian’s name. We are happy to put the record straight.

July 17, 2023
The designer of the Cha Table, commended by Viaduct Furniture at the New Designers graduate exhibition, is Helen Wat, not Amy Chan as we wrongly said (Bricks & Mortar, July 14). We apologise for the error.

July 15, 2023
An editing error changed “buy-to-leave” to “buy-to-let” in a letter from Barbara Melrose (July 4). We apologise for the confusion.

July 10, 2023
We wrongly attributed to Lord Burnett of Maldon the view of Kirsty Brimelow, chair of the Criminal Bar, that “Crumbling courts, delays and the general ongoing crisis in the criminal courts shake confidence in the justice system as a whole.” (News, July 6). Our apologies.

July 8, 2023
In the obituary for Paul Rendall (June 14) we referred to some post-rugby match high jinks in which Rendall donned a judge’s wig and “passed sentence” on his friend Jeff Probyn. We now understand that the incident involved another rugby player and not Mr Probyn. We apologise for the mistaken identity.

July 4, 2023
The MCC member whose photograph was used with our article “Do MCC members feel part of the problem?” (Sport, June 29) was not one of those who spoke to our journalist about the Independent Commission for Equity in Cricket report. We are happy to make this clear.

July 3, 2023
In reporting evidence given in the criminal prosecution of Ghislaine Maxwell (News, December 2, 2021), we made a wrongful allegation about Emmy Tayler. We accept that this was not a correct account and apologise sincerely to Ms Tayler for the harm and upset caused to her. We have agreed to pay damages and legal costs.

June 21, 2023
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is worth about $1.4 trillion, not $1.4 billion as we wrongly said (News, Jun 20).

June 19, 2023
We said new storeys and departments were to be added at Hillingdon hospital (News, Jun 17). In fact the hospital is to be demolished and replaced with new buildings.

June 10, 2023
We said that John Morris had been the longest-serving Welsh MP in history (Obituary, June 7). In fact David Lloyd George served three more years.

June 8, 2023
We reported that In the Style’s stock had fallen 99.6 per cent in the past year and its founder had announced plans to enter compulsory liquidation (Times 2, June 7). In fact it is Itsarm, the former parent company of In the Style, that made the announcement after the fall in its share price.

June 5, 2023
Raymond Simonson is not known as Ray and is chief executive of JW3, not the Jewish Museum as we wrongly said (news, Jun 3). We are sorry for the errors.

June 2, 2023
Lord (Robert) Carswell attended Pembroke College, Oxford, not Cambridge as we wrongly said (Obituary, Jun 1).

May 31, 2023
A photo of Uwe Kitzinger at a march in his nineties (Obituary, May 30) showed him with his daughter Jenny, not her sister Tess as we wrongly said.

May 30, 2023
We wrongly said that no peer was appointed by a resignation honours list between 1997 and 2016 (news, May 27). In fact, as well as those created in the resignation honours lists of 1997 and 2016, 31 peers were created this way in 2010.

May 29, 2023
Vernon Kay is not a party in a court case over planning permission for a cabin near his home (news, May 26). We are happy to make this clear.

We stated that an indicative from Lecram Holdings valued Purplebricks at £153 million, rather than £1.53 million (business, May 28). We apologise for the error.

May 16, 2023
We suggested on November 21, 2022, that Dinah Rose KC had been ruled against for recklessness by the Bar Standards Board. This was incorrect. The Board made no ruling against her and found no evidence of recklessness. We accept that under the constitutional principles which she cited, the Bar rules did not allow her to refuse a brief for the Cayman Islands government in a case concerning the right to same-sex marriage. The article was therefore misleading. We apologise to Ms Rose for the distress caused, and have agreed to pay her substantial damages and legal costs.

May 11, 2023
In “Clock ticking on Wasps’ new start” (sport, May 10) we mistakenly reported that The Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation was thought to have provided working capital when the club was bought out of administration. It did not. We apologise for the error.

May 10, 2023
An arrest photographed during the coronation was not that of Graham Smith, leader of the anti-monarchy group Republic, as our caption wrongly said (news, May 8).

May 8, 2023
We wrongly referred to Commander Allan Tarver as an RAF pilot (obituary, May 3). Commander Tarver served with the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. We apologise for the error.

April 28,2023
A photograph showed the King presenting new colours to the Life Guards, not to the Royal Navy as our caption wrongly said (News, April 28).

April 27, 2023
Just Stop Oil’s avowed aim is for the government to stop licensing all new oil, gas and coal projects, not to force an immediate halt to all use of fossil fuels as we said (leading article, Apr 27).

April 26, 2023
Lord (Narendra) Patel is expected to carry the sovereign’s ring at the coronation, not Lord (Kamlesh) Patel of Bradford as we wrongly suggested in some editions (news, Apr 24).

We reported the results of polling by River Action UK (“Tackling river pollution could bring flood of votes”, news, Apr 25). We have since been made aware that YouGov gave the charity access to its polling panel on the understanding that results would not be made public, as they were not properly weighted and the questions were not approved by YouGov. We are happy to make this clear.

April 19, 2023
Sir Nicholas Bonsor served as chairman of the British Field Sports Society, not the British Association for Shooting and Conservation as we wrongly said (Obituary, Apr 8).

April 14, 2023
We said junior doctors’ pay rises with each year of training (News, Apr 13). In fact, their pay scale includes four rises during training that typically takes five to ten years.

April 3, 2023
Member states of the CPTPP trade bloc include Brunei, not Borneo as we wrongly said (leading article, Apr 1).

April 1, 2023
The Balaji family featured in “Dream holiday ruined, but Opodo won’t pay up” (Money, Mar 26) have since learnt that the £1,310 they thought they were owed had been repaid. We are happy to put the record straight.

The picture used to illustrate an article on José Antonio Primo de Rivera (world news, Mar 31) showed his father, Miguel.

March 30, 2023
The culture secretary is Lucy Frazer, not Michelle Donelan as we wrongly said (News, Mar 29).

March 27, 2023
We wrongly reported in an obituary of the fencer Allan Jay (March 22) that he had been briefly engaged to Vanessa Salmon (who later married Nigel Lawson). We are happy to set the record straight and apologise for the mistake.

March 23, 2023
We wrongly said Graham Stanton had been charged with manslaughter (news, print edition, Mar 20). In fact he has been charged with failing to render assistance after a boat accident in the British Virgin Islands.

March 21, 2023
The dividend yields published in our share price listing pages (Business) were found last month to contain errors. We have temporarily suspended publication of this data while our supplier identifies and resolves the problem. As soon as we are satisfied that the data supplied to us is correct, publication will be resumed. We apologise for any inconvenience in the meantime.

March 17, 2023
We wrongly said that customers of the energy firm Utilita had to pay by direct debit (News, Mar 16). In fact it is a pay-as-you-go specialist.

March 14, 2023
We said all the UK’s nuclear submarines were built at Barrow-in-Furness (Business, Mar 13). In fact three were built at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead.

March 10, 2023
We wrongly described Nicola Fox as Nasa’s new chief scientist (News, Mar 6) instead of head of science.

March 9, 2023
We wrongly said RL Stine had censored some of his Goosebumps books (news, Mar 3). In fact they were changed without his knowledge.

March 3, 2023
A report about a House of Lords debate on the National Security Bill (news, Mar 2) referred to Lord (Guy) Black of Brentwood, deputy chairman of the Telegraph Media Group, as Lord Black of Crossharbour. We apologise for the mistake, which was introduced in editing.

February 29, 2023
On February 24 we reported that Ronesans was the constructor of a 12-storey residence in Antakya that collapsed in the earthquake. This was incorrect and we apologise for the error. The 12-storey residence was in fact constructed by an entity that has no connection to Ronesans Holding.

February 28, 2023
Michael Rosen has asked us to correct or clarify a number of points in his interview (Weekend, Feb 25). He did not use the words “sensitivity reader”. While he said he would not himself now use the words “fat” and “ugly”, he did not comment on whether they should be in other books for children. He was re-enacting cowboy films a few years after the Holocaust, not “a couple of decades”. He did not say he had worked with the Dahl family. His YouTube readings have had 128.5 million views, not 300-400 million. He has done what he can to get antisemitic “remixes” of his videos removed from YouTube. His wife is a trainee case worker, not an immigration lawyer. We are happy to put the record straight and apologise for the mistakes.

We wrongly said that the Winnie-the-Pooh books had fallen out of copyright (Saturday Review, Feb 25). In fact AA Milne’s books Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six all remain in copyright in the UK and much of the rest of the world.

February 20, 2023
Our brief summary of a news story on house prices was unclear, wrongly suggesting they had risen only £14 in a year (Feb 20). As the full story explained, reported figures indicate that on average prices rose by £14 in the last month. The rise over a year was £13,648. We apologise for the confusion.

February 19, 2023
We reported that the rower Miriam Payne, 23, had set a new Atlantic record (Feb 18). We have been asked to make clear that this was a new race record for the fastest solo female in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, not a world record. The world record for the fastest solo female Atlantic crossing is held by the rower Victoria Evans.

February 15, 2023
A letter said John Christie was convicted of the murders of Beryl and Geraldine Evans (Feb 11). He was not, although he did at his own trial admit to killing Beryl Evans.

February 11, 2023
We wrongly reported that the average New Zealand house price rose 45.7 per cent from $1.937 million at the start of the pandemic to $2.717 million in October 2021, and has fallen 11.1 per cent since then to $2.416 million (Bricks & Mortar, Feb 10). In fact the median house price rose 43.3 per cent from $628,000 at the start of the pandemic to $900,000 in October 2021, and has since fallen 12.2 per cent to $790,000.

February 8, 2023
On January 26 we reported that Tim Martin, of JD Wetherspoon, was criticised for telling his employees to “go to work at Tesco” while pubs were closed during the pandemic. Mr Martin told employees that supermarkets needed staff in the pandemic, that staff offered that work could take it and that they would be given priority at JD Wetherspoon should they return. We are happy to make that clear and apologise to JD Wetherspoon and Mr Martin for the error.

January 26, 2023
Because of an editing error, an article about French unions shutting ski lifts wrongly referred to the Ski World Cup instead of the World Ski Championships in Courchevel and Méribel, and gave the dates as March 16-20 rather than February 6-19 (news, Jan 25).

January 23, 2023
We wrongly suggested (business, Jan 19) that Topps Tiles had expressed quality concerns about Cersanit’s products.

January 20, 2023
We wrongly reported that an independent review of the actions of the Western Front Association over the censuring of Jonathan D’Hooghe only followed as a result of the annual meeting of branch chairmen (news, Dec 28). In fact it was already under way by that time. The charity has also asked us to make clear that Mr D’Hooghe was removed as a trustee within two weeks of the first complaint being received. We are happy to put this on record and apologise for the mistake.

January 13, 2023
The headline and picture captions that accompanied an article published on January 11 (Business) incorrectly stated that the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church is involved in a High Court case over cancelled PPE deals and that the Church was awarded a £100 million contract. The litigation is concerned with contracts awarded to companies with links to the Church. We apologise for the error.

January 12, 2023
A report on a planning dispute (news, Dec 29) was wrongly illustrated with a photograph of a property previously owned by the couple involved. We apologise for the error.

January 9, 2023
We wrongly referred to the crown prince of Sweden (leading article, Jan 7). The heir apparent to the Swedish throne is Crown Princess Victoria.

January 5, 2023
We said that nearly half the ski runs in Zermatt were closed (news, Jan 3). In fact the closed slopes are “off-piste” runs. More than 240km of slopes are open, including the downhill runs to the village. We are happy to make this clear.

January 2, 2023
Our story “BBC pays out £127m in golden goodbyes amid staff exodus” (News, Dec 31) was accompanied by photographs of Andrew Marr, Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel. In fact none of the pictured journalists received a severance payment from the BBC. We are happy to make this clear and apologise for any confusion caused.

December 30, 2022
We said those without a valid asylum claim would be deported to Rwanda (News, Oct 18). In fact the policy applies to those deemed to have arrived in the UK by an inadmissible route.

December 29, 2022
We said a freeze on tax thresholds would cost £40,000 a year for a family with two earners on a combined household income of £60,000 (leading article, Dec 27). In fact the freeze would cost £40,000 over a decade for families with two earners on £60,000 each.

December 28, 2022
We reported information from a security source stating that 180 stewards worked at Asake’s first two concerts at Brixton Academy, dropping to 120 or 130 on the third show (news, Dec 23). The Academy has informed us that the number of security staff on duty was 171 for the first show, 152 for the second and 158 for the third. We are happy to put this on record.

In an article on December 27 entitled “Short sellers prepare to swoop on big retailers”, we named Majestic Wine as one of those companies targeted by short sellers. This was incorrect and we apologise for the error.

December 23, 2022
We wrongly suggested that the military was due to stand in for firefighters (leading article, Dec 19). In fact no strikes have been announced by the fire service.

We wrongly reported that the Royal Astronomical Society had called James Webb a bigot (news, Dec 21). The society is still deliberating on accusations against him.

December 19, 2022
We said in a headline that Lady Susan Hussey had apologised for making “racist remarks” to Ngozi Fulani (news, Dec 17). It was wrong of us to characterise her exchange with Ms Fulani in this way. We apologise to Lady Susan for the mistake and for any distress caused.

December 17, 2022
We said that “the government is set to gain more control over the country’s newspapers when guidelines for journalists from the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] become law, making it a de facto regulator of the press” (leading article, Dec 14). The ICO has asked us to clarify that as an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, its independence is set out in law.

December 10, 2022
The wrong picture was used to accompany the review of Mandela at the Young Vic (First Night, Dec 9). We apologise for the error.

December 6, 2022
The first Sunday of Advent was November 27, not December 4 as we wrongly said (Comment, Dec 5).

December 2, 2022
We said the Planning Inspectorate’s verdict on the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station was “wrong project on the wrong site” (comment, Nov 28). We have been asked to make clear that this was our characterisation of the verdict and the Inspectorate did not use those words. Its recommendation against proceeding with the project was mainly based on concerns about water supply strategy and habitat regulations.
We reported the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, as saying that the British Army needs to be properly funded as it is only big enough to “stay at home and do a bit of tootling around” (news, Nov 25). Mr Wallace’s words were taken out of context. What he said was, “If we just want to stay at home and do a little bit of tootling around, we’ve got an armed forces big enough.” His point, set out in the rest of the interview, was that we need funding for our armed forces to meet any threat that may arise and to match the ambition of the prime minister of the day, whatever it may be. We are happy to make this clear.

November 30, 2022
Government sources indicate that new insulation grants are expected to be worth up to £1,500, not £15,000 as we reported (news, Nov 25). The figure has yet to be officially announced.

November 25, 2022
In an article published on October 31, 2022, concerning Gabriele Giambrone (“Lawyer banned amid mafia claims called to Bar”) we asserted that in 2013 he was removed from the solicitors’ register amid allegations that he had laundered cash for the IRA and the mafia. We accept that this was incorrect and apologise to Mr Giambrone for the mistake.

November 24, 2022
We wrongly described Sahran Abeysundara as the owner of The Silkroad, an interior design company in Haslemere, Surrey (Autumn statement, Nov 18). Mr Abeysundara is an interior designer for the company. We apologise for the confusion.

November 23, 2022
A review of the opera Chornobyldorf was wrongly illustrated with a photo of Opera-dystopia GAZ, a different production from the same writer and director (Times2, Nov 21).

November 19, 2022
An article about the discovery of a medieval gold ring in Dorset (news, Nov 16) was wrongly accompanied by a picture of a silver ring offered by the same auction house.

November 18, 2022
A message posted on Matt Hancock’s app by Mic Wright, using the name brokenbottleboy, was not intended to be supportive of the MP, as we said in a caption (News, Nov 16).

November 16, 2022
An obituary of Sir Erich Reich contained errors (Register, Nov 12). His eldest daughter is named Rameet, not Renata; he came to England aged four, not three; his middle name was Arieh, not Areih; and his sister-in-law had three sons, not two. We apologise for the mistakes.

November 11, 2022
The government has proposed a new coalmine, not a new coal-fired power station as we wrongly said (leading article, Nov 9).

November 2, 2022
We wrongly reported that Andrew Bridgen MP had questioned why “the [coronavirus] vaccine was given to people who had natural immunity because they had probably contracted the virus” (news, Oct 31). What Mr Bridgen actually said was: “Unlike any other vaccine, the Covid vaccine was given to people who had natural immunity because they had provably contracted the virus. Why were those people vaccinated?” We apologise for the mistake.

November 1, 2022
We stated that the journalist Catherine Belton was successfully sued by Petr Aven (“Sanctioned oligarch has £60k allowance”, news, Oct 31). In fact Mr Aven’s complaint about Ms Belton’s book did not reach court and was settled by very minor changes to the text. Our apologies.

October 27, 2022
A photograph of actors from the new series of The Crown showed Timothee Sambor, who plays Prince William in early episodes, not Rufus Kampa as the caption wrongly said (News, Oct 15).

October 25, 2022
We wrongly described Island Bakery lemon melts biscuits as dairy-free (Magazine, Oct 22). They contain milk and butter.

October 24, 2022
We said in a headline that Nigeria had banished white models from adverts (world, Aug 26). In fact, as the accompanying article explained, the ban extends to all foreigners, regardless of colour. We are happy to make this clear.

October 15, 2022
We reported (World News, Oct 13, and leading article, Oct 14) that Interpol was failing to issue red notices against Russians suspected of war crimes. Interpol has asked us to make clear that it has no authority to issue red notices unilaterally but that it has, at the request of member countries and international tribunals, issued red notices for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes since 1994.

October 12, 2022
An article on the energy consumption of appliances (Money, Oct 8) contained inaccurate figures. Running an electric oven for 90 minutes would typically cost about 37p, not £3.78; and running a slow cooker for six hours on a high setting would typically use about 0.96kWh of electricity, not 0.48kWh.

The wealth management company Quilter has £98.7 billion of assets under management, not £98.7 million as we wrongly said (Business, Oct 11).

October 11, 2022
In a business commentary (“Big Mike switches to back-seat driver”, Sep 21) we suggested that Mike Ashley’s brother was paid £11 million for overseas deliveries. We are happy to clarify that although Mr Ashley proposed his brother receive £11 million this was not in relation to the latter’s delivery company and the payment did not take place because it was blocked by shareholders.

October 10, 2022
Marc Agar, who is suing the US businessman Maciek Kaminski, has never been a business partner of Mr Kaminski’s son as we wrongly reported (Sport, Oct 8).

October 7, 2022
We reported (Business, Oct 7) that the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service had found proven aspects of six complaints over unnecessary shoulder operations against a doctor at Spire Parkway in Solihull. In fact the tribunal found the allegations of unnecessary operations unproven.

October 6, 2022
The rugby player Cliff Morgan was a fly half, not a scrum half as we wrongly said (Register, Oct 4).

October 3, 2022
The unit price of domestic electricity was capped at 34p per kWh from October 1, not 52p per kWh as we wrongly said (News, Sep 30).

September 30, 2022
In our preview of Michael Palin: Into Iraq (Viewing Guide, Sep 24 and Sep 27) we referred to an Isis massacre of 1,700 Sunni cadets. Those murdered were Shia Muslims. We apologise for the error.

September 17, 2022
At the moment of her coronation the Queen wore St Edward’s Crown, not the Imperial State Crown as a caption wrongly said (Magazine, Sep 17).

September 16, 2022
Our report “King warned he could face ‘rush for the Commonwealth door’ ” (News, Sep 13) included comments from Philip Murphy, whom we described as director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. In fact Mr Murphy has stepped down from the role.

September 13, 2022
A photograph showed members of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, not the Royal Company of Archers as the caption wrongly said (News, Sep 12).

September 7, 2022
The barrister Henry Hendron represented Nadine Dorries in a civil matter against Labour Party aides in 2009, not when she was accused of smearing a rival during the 2015 election campaign, as we wrongly reported (“Barrister who represented Nadine Dorries appears on drug charges”, News, Aug 26).

Our article “Sperm donors target women for sex” (News, Scotland, Sep 6) included an interview with Anthony Fletcher. We would like to make clear Mr Fletcher has never been accused of coercing women in sex and he does not use a pseudonym.

September 6, 2022
Our leading article “Bigoted Minority” (Comment, Scotland, Aug 18) overstated the number of Alba supporters at a Conservative hustings in Perth on August 16.

September 2, 2022
As a result of a printing error, copies of our September 1 edition distributed in the Channel Islands repeated two pages from earlier in the week. We apologise for the mistake.

We said research on mental health surveys found that children revealed more to robots than to adults (“Robots better than adults at getting children to spill secrets”, news, Sep 1). In fact the research compared responses to robots with self-reported surveys. We apologise for the error.

August 30, 2022
We gave incorrect information on the cost of cavity wall insulation (News and Money, Aug 27). The Energy Saving Trust estimates that the cost for a semi-detached house is £1,200.

Three objects pictured in our story “Chinese treasures left to British Museum” (News, Aug 29) are to be sold at Sotheby’s, not donated to the museum as the caption implied.

August 24, 2022
A recipe for marbled ice cream loaf cake which used self-raising flour was wrongly described as gluten-free (Magazine, Aug 20).

August 23, 2022
The Conservative Party’s head of campaigning during the 1992 general election was Sir Anthony Garrett, not Mark Fullbrook as we wrongly said (News, Aug 20).

The School of Sexuality Education does not run any activity asking children to Google and then draw masturbating animals, as we wrongly claimed (Comment, Jul 1).

August 19, 2022
A review of Gaia Vince’s Nomad Century (Books, Aug 13) said the author “conveyed the idea that a not quite so bad climatic future is foreclosed to us”. This was an incorrect characterisation, for which we apologise.

August 18, 2022
Reporting a dispute between Dr Martyn Percy and Christ Church, Oxford, we conflated allegations made by the college against him with a later claim brought by a member of the cathedral staff who accused him of sexual harassment. The claim was settled separately to his dispute with Christ Church. We apologise for the confusion (“Oxford dean Martyn Percy given £1.2m payoff is accused of ‘untrue’ claims”, News, May 28).

August 16, 2022
A report of a service of thanksgiving for the Queen carried the headline “Praise for Queen brings six living ex-PMs together” (News, Jun 4). In fact five former prime ministers and the serving prime minister, Boris Johnson, attended the service.

August 12, 2022
We wrongly said the average household uses 142 litres of water each day (News, Aug 10). This is the average usage per person.

August 10, 2022
The nearest station to our Clwydian mountains cycling route (Weekend, Aug 6) is at Penyffordd, ten miles away, not Ruthin as we wrongly said.

August 8, 2022
A review of Thomas Grant’s The Mandela Brief (Books, Jul 16) wrongly disputed Nelson Mandela’s qualifications to practise as an attorney and unfairly criticised accurate accounts of the dissolution of the Liberal Party, the outcome of the 1948 South African election and the founding of the African National Congress. The inquest into the death of Steve Biko was in 1977, not 1978 as the reviewer incorrectly said. We are happy to put the record straight.

July 29, 2022
Our obituary of the art dealer Jill Silverman van Coenegrachts (Register, Jul 28) was accompanied by a photograph of the gallery owner Antonia Jannone, supplied in error by a picture agency. We apologise for the mistake.

July 28, 2022
Because of an editing error, one of the Metropolitan Police officers whose reinstatement the force had tried to block was wrongly named as Shabnam Chaudhri in “Met blocked from sacking two officers” (news, Jul 27). The officer in question is Asweina Gutty. We apologise for the confusion.

The Right Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is the son of a police officer, not a former officer himself as stated in our article “Secular Scotland feels little need for God, warns Kirk moderator” (Scottish edition, news, Jul 23).

July 23, 2022
Because of an editing error, we wrongly said that Mizanur Rahman had compared Israel to “white supremacy” during an anti-racism lesson for civil servants in 2019 (“Cabinet Office anti-racism trainer wished death on ‘Zionists’ ”, report, Nov 26, 2021). In fact he drew the comparison on Twitter in 2014. Mr Rahman has asked us to make clear that it no longer represents his view.

July 19, 2022
Our article “How to tell if solar panels will pay off” (Money, Jul 9) said a typical three-bedroom home uses 10kWH of electricity in five days. In fact the average home uses about 10kWH per day. It also wrongly suggested that solar thermal panels generate electricity. Photovoltaic cells do so: thermal cells produce hot water and heating for the home.

July 18, 2022
A photograph of Christine Lagarde (Business, Jul 16) was wrongly captioned Ursula von der Leyen. Our apologies.

July 12, 2022
Our article “How to tell if solar panels will pay off” (Money, Jul 9) said a typical three-bedroom home uses 10kWH of electricity in five days. In fact the average home uses about 10kWH per day. It also wrongly suggested that solar thermal panels generate electricity. Photovoltaic cells do so: thermal cells produce hot water and heating for the home.

July 11, 2022
We reported that the refurbishment of Boris Johnson’s flat above 11 Downing Street had cost £200,000 (News, July 8). The design company Soane has informed us that the document on which our report was based was an estimate, not an invoice, and that many of the items listed were not included in the final work.

July 7, 2022
Our article “Health-drive warning after man overdoses on vitamin D” (news, July 6) gave measurements in milligrams (mg) rather than micrograms (mcg) and wrongly gave the recommended daily intake as 600mg. The NHS recommends a daily supplement of 10 micrograms for adults in autumn and winter.

July 5, 2022
A story on the effects of the death of Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, was wrongly illustrated with a photograph of Prince Albert Victor, her grandson (News, Jul 2).

July 2, 2022
Harriet Harman has not called the prime minister a proven liar, as we wrongly said (news, June 30). We apologise for the mistake, which was introduced in editing.

June 29, 2022
A review of Scottish police conducted by Dame Elish Angiolini was not connected directly to the fatal arrest of Sheku Bayoh (“Police in race row over death of ‘Scotland’s George Floyd’ ”, news, Jun 27). Two of the officers have since retired on the grounds of ill-health.

The Competition and Markets Authority has not cleared CVS Group to buy Quality Pet Care as stated in Business (Jun 28).

June 28, 2022
A graphic that appeared in some tablet editions was misleading (news, Jun 27). Contrary to the figures shown, a poll found that 51 per cent of Conservative voters wanted Boris Johnson to remain prime minister in a year’s time, 36 per cent would prefer someone else and 13 per cent did not know.

June 22, 2022
Due to a calculation error, some figures in our article “More than 90% of staff work from home at some councils” (news, Jun 20) were inaccurate. The correct percentages of council staff working from home were 91 in Wiltshire, 89 in Bradford and 79 in Buckinghamshire; and the average across all councils who responded was 81. In Buckinghamshire, an average of 514 staff attended the office.

We wrongly said that one in four Conservative MPs voted to remove Boris Johnson from office (news, Jun 18). In fact 148 cast a vote of no confidence, 41 per cent of the total.

June 21, 2022
Contrary to our headline “Mental care hubs to help students after suicides rise” (news, Jun 20), overall rates of student suicide have not increased in recent years. The suicide rate among students in England and Wales is lower than that for the general population of a similar age.

June 20, 2022
A disabled man who died at Gatwick was not left stranded on a plane, as we reported (news, June 17). He had not requested help for himself and was making his own way to the terminal when the accident happened.

Ted Hughes died in October 1998, not November as we wrongly said (news, Jun 18).

We have been asked to make clear that the upper car pictured in our article “Cobra carmaker bites back against replicas” (news, Jun 16) was a 22-year-old model worth about £100,000, not the Cobra 427 that sold for $5.9 million at auction.

June 17, 2022
Alex Renton’s article about abuse in private schools (Times2, June 15) stated that Eton’s safeguarding policy was out of date. The college has informed us that until this week online searches led to its old policy, and that it has now updated its website. We are happy to make this clear.

June 16, 2022
In our report on the sacking of two Royal Navy officers (“Submarine officers’ affair was national security risk”, News, Jun 15) we mistakenly referred to the court martial’s prosecuting officer, Commander Peter Barker, as a lieutenant commander. We apologise for the error.

June 15, 2022
A review of alleged abuse in British gymnastics was written by Anne Whyte QC, not Sue Whyte as we wrongly said (Sport, Jun 14).

June 7, 2022
An article on attendance at the House of Lords quoted Pete Wishart MP, who criticised “unelected peers . . . content to sit at home while collecting their pay” (news, June 6). We have been asked to make clear that peers who do not contribute to House of Lords business cannot claim allowances.

June 6, 2022
A caption suggested that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon on July 20, 1969 (A historic reign, Jun 1). Apollo 11’s lunar module landed on that date; Armstrong first set foot on the surface the next day.

June 3, 2022
We said the average salary of 25-year-olds in 1977 was £12,500 (Times2, Jun 1). It should have been made clear that this is the equivalent at 2020 prices: the figure at the time was closer to £3,000.

We said Israeli forces killed the journalist Shireen Abu Akleh (World, Jun 2). In fact investigations are continuing.

June 1, 2022
The most convenient airport for Gregans Castle Hotel is Shannon, not Galway, which closed to scheduled commercial flights in 2011 (Travel, May 28).

May 24, 2022
We said the restaurant L’Enclume had nearly trebled the price of a tasting menu (News, May 21). In fact L’Enclume has discontinued its shorter £100 lunch menu, and raised the price of its full tasting menu from £195 to £250. We apologise for the confusion.

The port of Klaipeda is in Lithuania, not Latvia as we wrongly stated (News, May 23).

May 19, 2022
We have been asked to point out that the Serious Fraud Office was cleared of misfeasance in a case brought by the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation; and that, contrary to the impression given by our headline “SFO to pay damages over Kazakh investigation” (Business, May 17), the court has yet to determine the issue of damages. We are happy to do so.

We wrongly said that Tesco does not operate in the Irish Republic (Business, May 16). The chain has shops in both the Republic and Northern Ireland.

May 9, 2022
St Albans city and district council was held by the Liberal Democrats, not by Labour as our local election graphic indicated (News, May 7).

May 7, 2022
In our report “BAE fired up as war returns to Europe” (Business, May 6) we ran a photograph of an artillery piece we mistakenly captioned as an M777 howitzer.

May 6, 2022
We said that British adults travelling to Spain and Italy are required to have been vaccinated against Covid no more than 270 days prior to arrival (News, May 2). In fact those who have received a booster jab will be admitted irrespective of when it was administered.

April 23, 2022
A feature in today’s Magazine says that two Ukrainian refugees, sponsored by Emily Eavis, are still waiting for UK visas. Since the Magazine went to press, the visas have been granted.

April 22, 2022
We said the chief inspector of prisons is the only person in England and Wales allowed to enter a jail at any time (Magazine, Apr 2). In fact the ombudsman and members of independent monitoring boards also have this right.

April 15, 2022
We wrongly reported that British Army officers in Kenya denied their soldiers had caused a fire (news, April 14). In fact the army does not deny causing the fire. We apologise for the mistake.

April 14, 2022
An article on wild swimming (Weekend, Apr 9) mistakenly recommended the Providence Inn at East Prawle, Devon. The Inn closed some years ago. We apologise for the error.

April 13, 2022
In a report of a study into carbon emissions by age group, we wrongly said the proportion caused by the over-60s went from 5 per cent in 2005 to 33 per cent in 2015, and that they are now the group with the largest carbon footprint (News, Mar 28). In fact the proportion grew from 25 per cent to 33 per cent, and emissions caused by the 45-59 age group were still marginally higher at the close of the study. We apologise for the errors. We have been asked to point out that the study’s authors stated they did not intend to apportion blame to any age group.

April 11, 2022
We reported (news, Dec 17) representations made by the Duke of Northumberland at a public inquiry into the proposed new passenger train line between Ashington and Newcastle: the Northumberland Line. The duke was objecting to the removal of his right to charge rent for the line to cross his land and to block the line in the event that rent is not paid. We wish to make clear that no demand for any sum in rent has been made by the duke for allowing the new line to cross his land and he has not threatened to block the line. We apologise for the inaccuracies.Based on information from David Warburton’s website, we said that the MP is a trustee of Music for Youth (news, Apr 4). The charity has informed us that he resigned in 2020. We are happy to correct the record.

April 9, 2022
We reported that Damilola Grace Olakanmi died after eating a cannabis-infused sweet (News, April 7). We now understand she mistakenly consumed a synthetic cannabinoid.

April 8, 2022
We reported in News in Brief (Business, April 6) that global sovereign debt was $52.2 billion in January 2020. The correct figure was $52.2 trillion.

April 7, 2022
We said that 60 per cent of adults do not pay income tax (Business, Apr 4). In fact the most recent government statistics indicate that about 59 per cent of adults do pay income tax.

Our report on the podcast The Trojan Horse Affair (News, Feb 26) said that senior teaching staff at Park View School had been mentioned in an anonymous letter to the council. In fact the hoax letter centred on teaching assistants at Adderley Primary School and mentioned the Park View Trust, which ran three schools in Birmingham, including Park View.

April 6, 2022
We wrongly said that Spencer Metzger was the first chef to take charge of two courses in the Great British Menu banquet finale (Weekend, Apr 2). Other chefs have done so in previous competitions.

A photograph showed the England cricketer Katherine Brunt with her team-mate Kate Cross, not with Danni Wyatt as the caption stated (Sport, Apr 4).

April 1, 2022
In an interview with Sir Tom Winsor, the outgoing chief inspector of constabulary, we said a police and crime commissioner (PCC) faced no obstacle if they wished to dismiss the chief constable (News, March 29). In fact the chief inspector must be consulted first, and PCCs must act reasonably and fairly.

March 30, 2022
The case concerning the award of government contracts during the pandemic in which a judge’s finding of bias was overturned on appeal is Good Law Project v Minister for the Cabinet Office, not Good Law Project v SSHSC (Law, Mar 24).

March 29, 2022
We reported that the historian Andrew Roberts had criticised the placing of a “trigger warning” next to the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives (news, Mar 28). He was referring to the National Archives in Washington DC, not those in London as we wrongly stated.

We said that Gillette announced a $5.24 billion loss in profits in 2019 (Times2, Mar 28). In fact this was an impairment charge reflecting the value of Gillette to its owners Procter & Gamble, based on the previous decade’s performance.

March 28, 2022
Our report “Courts deal fresh Unaoil blow to fraud office” (News, Mar 25) wrongly said that, after quashing Paul Bond’s conviction for conspiracy to bribe, the Court of Appeal rejected a request for a retrial. In fact the Serious Fraud Office made no such request.

March 26, 2022
We reported that Chay Bowskill’s prison sentence had been doubled by the Court of Appeal (news, March 23). In fact it was increased from seven and a half years to 12 years.

We reported that building work at a San Diego house owned by Bill Gates was disturbing neighbours (world news, March 25). Mr Gates has informed us that he does not own the property, has never been there and is not involved in any activity related to it. We are happy to make this clear.

March 23, 2022
We said the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright banned staff from talking publicly about the Ukraine crisis (leading article, Mar 21). The firm says the ban related only to sanctions and it supports staff who comment on the war more widely. We are happy to make this clear.

We wrongly said that P&O Ferries and P&O Cruises are owned by the same company (Business, Mar 22). The former is owned by DP World, based in Dubai; the latter is owned by the American firm Carnival Corporation.

March 22, 2022
We said that to qualify for the government’s tax-free childcare scheme, working parents must have a household income of less than £100,000 (Money, Mar 19). In fact the limit applies if either parent in a household has an income over £100,000.

March 16, 2022
A photo showed President John F Kennedy during a phone call to the US ambassador to the UN, Adlai Stevenson, not to Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader, as we wrongly stated (World, Mar 15).

March 15, 2022
A reader’s letter wrongly suggested that the standing charges levied by power companies are not regulated (Mar 12). Such charges are covered by the energy price cap, set by the regulator Ofgem.

March 14, 2022
Because of a translation error we said the Royal Ballet’s Russian star Natalia Osipova had issued a vague statement about the invasion of Ukraine (Arts, Times 2, Mar 11). In fact her statement made clear that she is against the war. We apologise for the error.

March 12, 2022
In a report on ancient manuscripts saved from jihadists in Mali (World News, March 11) we wrongly captioned the mud-brick mosque of Djenné as being in Timbuktu. We reported on the widening of the Charity Commission’s inquiry into the cash-for-honours scandal at the Prince of Wales’s charity (News, March 10). The foundation now included in the investigation is the Burke’s Peerage Foundation. We are happy to make this clear.

We reported that Durham University could restrict colleges’ freedom to select their own external speakers (News, Mar 11). In fact the university is reviewing how speakers are engaged, not who is chosen to speak, and the colleges are part of the process. We are happy to correct this.

March 10, 2022
An article about Peter Batley, a retired major in the Royal Engineers (News, Mar 9), was wrongly illustrated with a picture of Warrant Officer Class 2 Mike Thompson. We apologise for the error.

March 9, 2022
Our story “Woman ‘lay dead for several days’ in Cork direct provision centre” (Ireland, March 8) wrongly said that Jesuit Refugee Service Ireland (JRSI) runs the Ashbourne House direct provision centre in Glounthaune. JRSI is an NGO offering support services to refugees in centres nationwide but does not own or operate any centre. We take this opportunity to correct the record and apologise to JRSI for the error.

March 3, 2022
A report on new government guidance telling teachers to avoid using material from campaigning organisations was headlined “Teachers told to avoid the ‘biased’ views of BLM and Stonewall” (News, Feb 17). In fact the guidance did not name Stonewall. We are happy to make this clear.

March 1, 2022
An armoured vehicle shown burning on a street in Kharkiv was Ukrainian, not Russian as our caption suggested (News, Feb 28). The mistake was due to incorrect information supplied by a news agency.

February 28, 2022
The High Court judge Mr Justice Mostyn is not a former president of the family division, as we wrongly stated (News, Feb 22).

February 26, 2022
Our story “National Theatre boss: ‘I’m a blame sponge’” (News, Feb 22) wrongly attributed comments to Sir Damon Buffini. We apologise for the mistake, which was corrected in later editions.
We reported that Terry Smith’s Fundsmith Equity Fund had been stripped of its ethical rating (Business, Feb 19). This was incorrect and we apologise for our error. Fundsmith has always had ESG factors at the heart of its investment process.

February 19, 2022
We reported claims that artworks of Jenny Bastet by Marc Quinn were shown without her consent (“Art was revenge porn, says ex-muse”, News, Feb 18). We accept that the All About Love artworks were made and exhibited with Jenny Bastet’s consent and that there is no basis to suggest that they were “revenge porn”. We are happy to make this clear and apologise to Mr Quinn.

February 15, 2022
We wrongly said that police were unable to intervene when Extinction Rebellion protesters blockaded newspaper presses in 2020 (leading article, January 18). In fact police arrested more than 70 people during the protests.

February 12, 2022
We reported that in 2019 the International Criminal Court had issued a non-binding opinion on the separation of the Chagos islands from Mauritius (World, Feb 9). In fact the opinion came from the International Court of Justice.

February 11, 2022
Our report “Levelling up plans target rogue landlords in the private sector” (News, Jan 31) said that national standards could be imposed on private sector landlords for the first time. In fact private landlords are already subject to some national standards; the new plans would bring them into line with more stringent expectations placed on local authorities and housing associations. We are happy to make this clear.

February 10, 2022
We said that the Inner Temple library had been destroyed and replaced with teaching facilities (The Brief, Feb 3). We have been asked to make clear that the redeveloped building will include both a library and teaching facilities.

February 9, 2022
Our review of a radio programme presented by Anoushka Mutanda-Dougherty mistakenly carried a photograph of her mother, Anjula Mutanda (Saturday Review, Feb 5). We apologise to both for the error.

February 7, 2022
A graphic was wrongly labelled to indicate that the FTSE 100 index had outperformed the S&P 500 over the past five years (Business, Feb 5). The reverse is true. We apologise for the error.

February 3, 2022
We said a new lorry park is being considered by ministers to ease congestion around the Port of Dover (News, Jan 31). The Department for Transport says the purpose of any new lorry park would be to increase parking capacity and improve HGV driver working conditions. We are happy to make this clear.

February 2, 2022
The co-founder of the app Smart Snout is Phil James, not Phil Jones as we wrongly stated (News, Feb 1).

Our article “Police interview charity chief after tweet ending referrals to rape centre” (Jan 29) and subsequent articles reported that Police Scotland interviewed Nicola Murray, the head of the Brodie’s Trust domestic abuse support group, about a reported hate crime. The police have now confirmed she was not the subject of a complaint or investigation.

In our edition of August 7, 2021 we published an article online referring to Coco Content Ltd, Coco Television Productions Ltd and named directors of both companies, Linda Cullen and Stuart Switzer. The article was untrue and published in error. We acknowledge that all the assertions made in the article related to another company with no connection whatsoever to Coco Content Ltd, Coco Television Productions Ltd, Linda Cullen or Stuart Switzer. The Times wishes to apologise to the two companies, and also to Ms Cullen and Mr Switzer, for all the distress and reputational damage caused to them both personally and professionally by the article.

January 29, 2022
The statement that police appeared to be operating within a “very narrow, partisan view of what it is legitimate to have on your bookshelf” was made by Heather Brunskell-Evans and not by Jennifer Swayne as we wrongly said. The book Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body was co-edited by Dr Brunskelll Evans and Professor Michele Moore (“Police seize ‘anti-trans’ book from activist Jennifer Swayne in raid on home”, News, Jan 27).

A photograph captioned as showing Alec Douglas-Home was in fact of his home secretary, Henry Brooke (“More like a university than a school”, education supplement, Jan 26).

January 28, 2022
In an article yesterday (“Stars align in final push for charities”, News, Jan 27) we mistakenly attributed to Dame Vivienne Westwood quotes that were actually supplied by another long-term supporter of the Refugee Council, Dame Vanessa Redgrave. We apologise for this error.

We wrongly said that Sweden was reliant on gas imported from Russia (News, Jan 24). Gas makes up about 2 per cent of Sweden’s energy usage, and is mainly imported from Denmark.

January 27, 2022
In “ ‘Infiltrator’ paid wages of Labour aide who went to work for Corbyn” (Jan 15), we reported in error that when he was head of Labour’s trade policy in 2017, John Hilary’s salary was paid by Christine Lee & Co. Mr Hilary has informed us that at no point during his time with the Labour Party was any part of his salary paid by Christine Lee, her firm or anyone connected with her. We apologise for any confusion caused.

January 25, 2022
Backmuir Wood is in Angus, not Lanarkshire as we wrongly stated (Weekend, Jan 22).

January 21, 2022
Reporting WH Smith’s annual meeting (Business, Jan 20) we said that 64 per cent of voting shareholders were against the company’s remuneration policy, 60 per cent were against the remuneration report, and 80 per cent were against the re-election of Maurice Thompson as a non-executive director. The correct figures are 12 per cent, 46 per cent and 22 per cent.

January 19, 2022
We reported that the alleged Chinese agent Christine Lee made a generous donation to the Conservative Party at a 2018 fundraising event organised by Alex Yip, a Conservative councillor and former director of the British Chinese Project (News, Jan 15). Alex Yip states that no such donation was made and that Lee has not donated to the party since she was identified as having close links with the Chinese Embassy. We are happy to put this on record.

January 12, 2022
We wrongly said that the warm homes discount on electricity bills is payable to all pensioners (News, Jan 11). In fact only those on lower incomes, who receive the guarantee credit element of pension credit, are eligible.

A report of an employment tribunal claim against the chef Herbert Berger (News, Dec 28) referred to a hearing held in early December. In fact that hearing did not take place after the claimant withdrew his claim. It follows that there was no case to answer. We are happy to make this clear and apologise for the error.

January 11, 2022
Reporting remarks by the education secretary we said that this year’s GCSEs and A-level assessments would involve a hybrid model of exam results and teacher assessment (News, Jan 10). The exam regulator Ofqual has since clarified that the plan is for students to sit exams unless Covid disruption makes this impossible, in which case grades will be determined by teachers.

We wrongly said that Colin Grant had provided cannabis to people in Luton in the 1960s (Radio Choice, Times2, Jan 10). In fact it was Grant’s father who did so. We apologise for the confusion.

January 8, 2022
A report on Scouts Scotland was wrongly illustrated with a photograph of Scouts from Poland (News, Scottish edition, Jan 4). We apologise for the confusion.

January 7, 2022
In a series of articles published on and July 17 and 18, 2020, we reported on the activities of Sport Mobile, a company which provided mobile telephone services. Following legal action brought by Mike Ashley, the court found that in the articles it was alleged that there were grounds to suspect that Sport Mobile helped Mr Ashley to avoid the disclosure in High Court proceedings of potentially relevant text messages and phone records, which Mr Ashley had told the court he could not produce whilst knowing that Sport Mobile could in fact have obtained them. We did not intend to suggest such meanings and accept that any allegations of wrongdoing by Mr Ashley in his litigation with Jeffrey Blue are untrue. We sincerely apologise to Mr Ashley for the distress and damage caused by the publication of our articles. We are happy to set the record straight and have agreed to pay Mr Ashley substantial damages in addition to his legal costs.

January 5, 2022
Referring to rape statistics, we said that “In England and Wales 436 male-bodied sex offenders were classified as women from 2012 to 2018” (Comment, Dec 14). In fact, under English law, accessories to a crime are charged as principal offenders, and therefore women can be charged with rape. How many female defendants were “male-bodied” is not recorded. We are happy to make this clear.

January 4, 2022
The headline of an article (News, Feb 9, 2021) stated “Breastfeeding is now chestfeeding, Brighton’s trans-friendly midwives are told”. In fact, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust’s guidance did not advocate the universal substitution of the term “breastfeeding” with “chestfeeding”, rather that the term “breast/chestfeeding” should be used instead in the Trust’s literature and communications. This correction has been published following an upheld ruling by the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

See corrections and clarifications from 2021

See corrections and clarifications from 2020

See corrections and clarifications from 2019

See corrections and clarifications from 2018

See corrections and clarifications from 2016 and 2017