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The Royal Mint’s Battle of Hastings coin features a glaring error

To mark the Battle of Hastings (1066), the Royal Mint has produce a commemorative 50p coin. Over five million Battle of Hastings 50p pieces are expected to enter circulation. The Mint calls the Battle “the date that made history”.

So big is it that advertising a sterling silver version of the coin in the BBC’s History magazine, the Mint manages to get its facts wrong. The advert runs:

The Battle of Hastings altered the course of British history. This epic clash fought between two kings, and won by William the Conqueror, brought about huge social advancement that set the foundations for the nation as we know it today.

That would be King Harald and William, Duke of Normandy – one king and one wanna-be king.


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Posted: 26th, October 2016 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comment (1)

Regret the error: Sefton Hall and QPR suffer from the cuts

New Jersey’s The Record has news. It is “number one for breaking local news”:


“Nothing like 8-year-old file photos for Wichita State-Seton Hall,” tweets Wichita Eagle news editor Josh Wood.

artin Gottlieb, editor of The Record (Bergen County, NJ) apologises:

It was a deadline mistake by a remorseful night desk in sports that we’ve corrected online and run a correction about in print today. Everyone knows it should not have happened. Best, Marty

What it is lots of multi-tasking on a tourniquet-tight newsroom budget. But we have sympathy. Get this from Rupert Murdoch’s Sun:



The unnamed man just happens to be Charlie Austin, Premier League side QPR’s main striker.

Such are the facts…





Posted: 12th, December 2014 | In: Sports | Comment