Corrections and clarifications

Corrections and clarifications column editor

• An article following up a BBC report – and using figures that it had cited – said that NHS data showed that between April 2007 and March 2015, more than 92,000 women had vaginal mesh implants in England. NHS Digital says the number of mesh implants, between April 2006 and March 2016, is actually around 11,500 (Women with vaginal mesh implant complications sue makers and NHS, 19 April, page 11).

• The caption on a photograph of beach huts (Weather view, 19 April, page 38) said they were on the foreshore at Whitstable in north Kent. They were actually a little further east in Herne Bay.

• We misspelled the surname of Jason Dittmann, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, as Ditton (Could this planet 39 light years away host life?, 20 April, page 16), and the surname of Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper, as Neur (Ronaldo’s late rampage brings up 100th goal and floors Bayern, 19 April, page 3, Sport, second edition).

• Other recently corrected articles include:

Local elections, national worries: tough task for Labour’s doorstep troops

Lives at risk if Tories choose to ditch UK foreign aid pledge, says Bill Gates

These Americans moved to Canada for political reasons. They don’t regret it

Swimmers snap up tickets for first dip in Manchester’s Victoria Baths in 24 years

Snap elections and the Fixed-term Parliaments Act: what happens next?

Andy Murray fit to start French Open buildup at Monte Carlo tournament

Nuclear war has become thinkable again – we need a reminder of what it means

Damian Lewis: ‘We were a very loud family, not a lot of listening, plenty of talking’

Lady Macbeth: how one film took on costume drama’s whites-only rule

Ryan Giggs divorce: ex-footballer to argue his genius before high court

Tales from the cocaine route from Peru to Bolivia – video

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