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Corrections and clarifications

February 15, 2014

Corrections and clarifications column editor

* Two articles focusing on the deaths in custody of young people between the ages of 18 and 24 had errors in statistics. Grayling sets up young custody deaths inquiry (7 February, page 11) said that the review will focus on how to reduce the number of self-inflicted deaths: "Over the past 10 years, 48 people aged 18 to 24 have died in this way, of whom 38 died while in adult prisons." However, 48 is the number who died since 1 January 2011. Children in adult jails? It's a bad idea (12 February, page 33) incorrectly stated that 48 people in the 18-to-24 age group have died "in the last 10 years" in prison when the true figure is 156.

1/8 An article about Michael Tippett's opera King Priam, in advance of a production by English Touring Opera in London and on tour, said that Sir Malcolm Sargent conducted the premiere of Tippett's Second Symphony, which broke down after two minutes. It was the more sympathetic Sir Adrian Boult who presided over that occasion (Royal approval, 8 February, page 13, Review).

* Let's move to . . . Forest Gate in last weekend's magazine (8 February, page 97), mistakenly said that when Crossrail arrives in 2017, Tottenham Court Road will be five minutes away from Forest Gate. Crossrail estimates it will take 18 minutes to travel between those stations.

* The review of reviews of Dallas Buyers Club in Saturday's paper (8 February, page 54) rated it at three stars when it should have been four stars.

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