Dept. of Corrections

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The newspaper correction of the week is going international. This week’s selection comes from the UK. I wouldn’t normally stray that far a field, but this one I couldn’t resist.

From the South Wales Echo:

In her letter published in the Echo last Friday, Mrs Marion Smith talked about the loss of her husband after 58 years of marriage and the importance of a supportive, loving family.She said “his life was hell and his death released him from it”. In preparing the letter for publication, we edited out the fact that Mrs Smith’s husband had suffered from Alzheimer’s in later years. We are happy to clarify this point.

Hat tip to Regret the Error.

Dave Mann has been with the Observer since 2003. Before that, he worked as a reporter in Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. He thinks border collies are the world’s greatest dogs, and believes in the nourishing powers of pickup basketball.