Corrections and clarifications

Corrections and clarifications column editor

• An extended caption detailing a photograph taken during the prime minister’s visit to the Middle East last week began: “A portrait of the late King Abdullah looks down on his son, King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and Theresa May”. The portrait was of King Abdulaziz (Ibn Saud), the founder and first monarch of Saudi Arabia, and father to all of the country’s six kings since then, including both Abdullah and his half-brother Salman (The big picture, 8 April, page 32).

• The 1970 Isle of Wight festival whose lineup included Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Miles Davis was at Afton Down, not Godshill (Easter’s wild side, 8 April, page 6, Travel). The 1968 festival was at a farm near Godshill. We also said Godshill was near Bembridge; they are about 10 miles apart by road.

• The picture accompanying a feature about Kirkcaldy, Fife, was not of that town but of Anstruther, also in Fife (Let’s move to…, 8 April, page 85, Weekend).

• Sphecology is the study of wasps, not of screws as we suggested because of a mix-up in the answers to Chris Maslanka’s puzzles in last Saturday’s paper.

Other recently corrected or clarified articles include:

The Democratic party is undermining Bernie Sanders-style candidates

United Airlines passenger claims scorpion stung him on flight to Canada

Manchester police attend 58 spice-linked incidents in one weekend

The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market

Sylvia Plath, a voice that can’t be silenced

University Challenge: Balliol dash hopes of ‘Monkmania’ finale win

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