An article headlined “Hero of 2011 riots speaks up to defend city of Birmingham” (News, last week, page 9) interviewed Tariq Jahan and said “his son was one of three young men who were killed when they were hit by a car driven at them deliberately as they tried to defend shops from looters”. We should make it clear that eight men were cleared of three counts of murder each by a jury at Birmingham crown court in July 2012.
Wines of the Week (Magazine, page 29) said “Only Spain has more land given over to wine production than China”. To clarify: only Spain has more land given over to the vine than China. In 2015, the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) said the total vineyard area in China would be the second largest worldwide, but this included table grape cultivation as well grapes for wine.
A report (News, page 3) on the summit to mark the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome twice misspelled the name of the Italian prime minister. He is Paolo Gentiloni, not Gentolini.
Contrary to “Are we finally reacting to the disruptive supremacy of Facebook and Google?” (Comment, last week, page 40) the world wide web, not the internet, recently celebrated its 28th birthday.
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