Scottish Labour has backtracked on its claims of the health costs of knife crime – first brought to attention on this website - as its sources distanced thems
When a leading journal publishes a mathematical error, how many journalists spot it? Very few, to judge from a recent slip by Nature.
The Independent on Sunday (last Sunday) and The Times (today) have run identical stories saying that the number of contested wills is rising, blamin
The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, is claiming that a dirty tricks campaign lay behind the charges of rape and sexual assault laid against him by two Swedish women last week.
A letter in today’s Times, from Douglas L Stewart of Aberdeen, claims that the removal of guard railings from roads in London caused pedestrian casualties in London to “escal
In today’s Times, David Aaronovitch (p 19) concludes that the demise of speed cameras will increase road casualties – a reasonable conclusion given academic evidence that, ev
Last month’s least likely claim appeared in The Times (9 July, below).