The decision not to prosecute republican leaders who attended a funeral for Bobby Storey, a former head of intelligence of the IRA, while Covid restrictions were in place was made by the Public Prosecution Service in Northern Ireland, not the Police Service of Northern Ireland, as an opinion piece said (“Peace in Northern Ireland is in danger – Johnson’s lies and inaction offer no help”, 11 April, page 43).
An article about the easing of lockdown (“Scientists warn: virus hotspots could lead to third Covid wave”, 11 April, page 1) said the UK was “poised to lift many Covid restrictions on Monday” and went on to mention how food and drink could be served outside, “while non-essential retailers will reopen, along with gyms, hairdressers, spas, libraries and community centres”. It should have made clear that this was a reference to changes from 12 April in England only.
The surname of the scientist and BBC broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock was misspelled as “Alderin-Pockcock’’ (“No 10 rewrote ‘independent’ report on race, experts claim’’, 11 April, page 12).
We miscaptioned the photograph that accompanied a commentary (“Full pubs are a sign of communities that work. Let’s toast their return”, 11 April, page 28). It did not show “a bustling scene in London’s Soho last month”. The picture was taken in 2014.
Homophone corner: “But I do think children today are given more reign to be themselves.” (“This much I know”, 11 April, Magazine, page 6).
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