Thursday, 24 November 2011

Use a spellchecker? - Get a Brain!

21 November - page 19. In an article, by David Sharman,  about a girl being left penniless by a bus driver, the Mercury reported: " Her father, Brain Sansom, said..." .

Now, he might be called Brain or, more likely, Brian - you decide!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Badges ?

On 18 November 2011, p.19 under the headline "Long-serving police officers recognised" the Mercury reported that the officers received special badges from the Lord Lieutenant. Surely they did not receive a mere badge but the Police Exemplary Service Medal, awarded to full time police officers for 20 years service.
In the photograph accompanying the article there is no sign of a "badge" only the above medal so presumably that is what they were awarded.