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below is a list of spelling and grammar errors found on the BBC News website _
please be assured that these errors are not trawled for in any way_
they are ALL links posted on BBC News front page and are discovered whilst browsing the daily news

click here for BBC errors Report _ March 2012

(errors will be posted with links in chronological order _ the latest appearing at the top of the page)
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BBC errors Report Sheet – May 2012

49 _ # 200512 _ 01 pluralization error _ BBC contacted 200512 1615 GMT
status _ uncorrected
review ‘chemical weapons agent’ _ ‘chemical weapon agents’ or remove ‘agent’
A land quality assessment completed in 2004 warned chemical weapons agent may be “present within landfill and waste tip areas

48 _ # 190512 _ 01 spelling error _ BBC contacted 190512 1730 GMT
status _ corrected
this is NOT the ‘appropriate’ spelling of cause (the actual phrase is ‘course of action’)
“It was decided the most appropriate cause of action…

47 _ # 180512 _ 05 pluralization error _ BBC contacted 180512 1730 GMT
status _ uncorrected
Facebook has said its use (singular) on mobile devices IS the key (singular!)
The site is largely used for social updates, and although Facebook has said its use on mobile devices are the key to new profits

46 _ # 180512 _ 04 incorrect title _ BBC contacted 180512 1650 GMT
status _ corrected
it’s called ‘Justice FOR Bahrain’ _ as evidenced here _ justiceforbahrain.com
Mohammed Sadiq, spokesperson for Justice of Bahrain
(BE ADVISED _ THIS WEBSITE HAS BECOME A VIRUS GENERATOR _ DO NOT VISIT!)
note _ this is error #2 from this article _ in keeping with anti-BBCTrust policy the rest of this BBC report will not be ‘harvested’ for further errors for 6-8 hours_ BBC staff are advised to review the rest of this report ASAP

45 _ # 180512 _ 03 word missing _ BBC contacted 180512 1645 GMT
status _ uncorrected
had AT least one

Each group had least one sovereign, their spouse

44 _ # 180512 _ 02 badly edited _ BBC contacted 180512 1640 GMT
status _ uncorrected
BBC have included too many includings!

Earlier in May, a group of Rochdale men where found guilty of a number of offences including including rape
note _ this is error #2 from this article _ in keeping with anti-BBCTrust policy the rest of this BBC report will not be ‘harvested’ for further errors for 6-8 hours_ BBC staff are advised to review the rest of this report ASAP

43 _ # 180512 _ 01 spelling error _ BBC contacted 180512 1635 GMT
status _ corrected
change ‘where’ to ‘were’
Earlier in May, a group of Rochdale men where found guilty

42 _ # 170512 _ 06 change of tense _ BBC contacted 170512 1835 GMT
status _ corrected
the whole of this paragraph is in the present tense (using ‘are’)_ until the final phrase!!
The regulations are largely in line with UK directives which are policed and administered by the Home Office. But in a small number of areas, the standards were slightly lower.

41 _ # 170512 _ 05 misquote _ BBC contacted 170512 1830 GMT
status _ error made by anti-BBCTrust and noted at BBC 180512 0645 GMT
did Casey Stoner really say “be not racing” ??
apparently he actually did!!

40 _ # 170512 _ 04 word missing _ BBC contacted 170512 1755 GMT
status _ corrected
created as A coalition

The Syrian National Council was created as coalition of seven opposition groups
note _ this is error#2 from this article _ in keeping with anti-BBCTrust policy the rest of this BBC report will not be ‘harvested’ for further errors for 6-8 hours_ BBC staff are advised to review the rest of this report ASAP

39 _ # 170512 _ 03 badly edited _ BBC contacted 170512 1750 GMT
status _ corrected
9,000 people have died in since the revolt_ ‘in’ what??
The UN believes at least 9,000 people have died in since the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule began last year.

38 _ # 170512 _ 02 badly written _ BBC contacted 170512 1215 GMT
status _ uncorrected
the fact that some things can be ‘said’ does not mean they should be written
_ write ‘it’ not ‘its’
despite its being part of the national curriculum

37 _ # 170512 _ 01 technical error _ BBC contacted 170512 0130 GMT
status _ corrected
no video available _ Roy Hodgson selects John Terry for England based on form
this must be a fault specific to this page_ the media is visible and playable on all other BBC pages_ which were sampled specifically to isolate the cause of this error _

36 _ # 160512 _ 07 word missing _ BBC contacted 160512 2215 GMT
status _ sentence altered
able TO match
the search engine was only able match keywords, rather than understand context.

35 _ # 160512 _ 06 spelling error _ BBC contacted 160512 1720 GMT
status _ corrected
‘was’ has an S on the end of it
the UK’s growth forecast for this year to 0.8% from 1.2%, saying the eurozone crisis wa still the main threat to UK recovery.

34 _ # 160512 _ 05 badly edited _ BBC contacted 160512 1625 GMT
status _ corrected
what is this sentence trying to tell us?? apart from the obvious!!
It also comes despite doubts about the site’s profitability site, which is largely used for social updates.

33 _ # 160512 _ 04 pluralization error _ BBC contacted 160512 0810 GMT
status _ corrected
A press report _ or Press reportS

Press report said that under that trial 25% of improvements did not meet the Golden Rule.

32 _ # 160512 _ 03 badly edited _ BBC contacted 160512 0800 GMT
status _ corrected
remove DOES
Nasen, the association for special needs professionals, says it has concerns does about the scrapping of School Action and School Action Plus

31 _ # 160512 _ 02 word missing _ BBC contacted 160512 0640 GMT
status _ uncorrected
no female directors will be in THE  competition
However, the celebrations have been marred by criticism that no female directors will be in competition.

30 _ # 160512 _ 01 badly edited _ BBC contacted 160512 0600 GMT
status _ corrected
that are NO longer justified
awarding the officers who are taking the greatest risks in front line jobs while cutting payments and allowances that are not longer justified in the modern workplace

29 _ # 140512 _ 02 badly written _ BBC contacted 140512 0715 GMT
status _ improved
there must be a better way to write this sentence_ surely!!
But slowly, over the past few years, airborne wifi has been becoming more popular once again.
note_ >> Katia Moskvitch
@SciTech_Cat “But slowly, over the past few years, airborne wifi has been becoming more popular once again” << CAN’T U DO BETTER THAN THIS?? @BBCdisTrust
@SciTech_Cat But over the past few years, airborne wifi has slowly become popular again << feel free to use this_ with our compliments o: ) @BBCdisTrust

28 _ # 140512 _ 01 word missing _ BBC contacted 140512 0525 GMT
status _ corrected
AT, NEAR, BESIDE a weir in Barford (select from these or choose your own!)
The family’s rowing boat capsized in strong waters a weir in Barford on Saturday afternoon

27 _ # 130512 _ 01 wrong tense _ BBC contacted 130512 2120 GMT
status _ corrected
Then, as the CLOCK started to tick

Then, as the clocked started to tick into those added minutes

26 _ # 110512 _ 05 word missing _ BBC contacted 110512 1815 GMT
status _ corrected
is expected TO hand back

Mr Venizelos is now unlikely to succeed in forming a government and is expected hand back the mandate

25 _ # 110512 _ 04 badly edited _ BBC contacted 110512 0820 GMT
status _ corrected
swap ‘first’ and ‘I’ _ ‘at first I thought’
“It was quite a powerful blast even from this distance at I first thought our house could be falling down,”

24 _ # 110512 _ 03 technical error _ BBC contacted 110512 0655 GMT
status _ corrected
image display error
the image attached to this article is not being displayed_ upon F5 ‘page refresh’ a box for the image appears momentarily then reverts to ‘alternative text’ for the image

23 _ # 110512 _ 02 pluralization error _ BBC contacted 110512 0615 GMT
status _ corrected
Thursday’s ATTACK was _ Thursday’s attacks WERE
Thursday’s attacks was the deadliest in the capital since the start of Syria’s uprising 14 months ago.
note _ this is error#2 from this article _ in keeping with anti-BBCTrust policy the rest of this BBC report will not be ‘harvested’ for further errors for 6-8 hours_ BBC staff are advised to review the rest of this report ASAP  

22 _ # 110512 _ 01 badly edited _ BBC contacted 110512 0610 GMT
status _ uncorrected
a few too many members in this sentence
The 15-member of the Security Council members “condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks”, a statement said.

21 _ # 100512 _ 09 spelling error _ BBC contacted 100512 1825 GMT
status _ corrected
‘full’ should be ‘fully’

A trial version of http://www.gov.uk is up and running, with plans for it to be full rolled out by the end of 2012.

20 _ # 100512 _ 08 capitalization query _ BBC contacted 100512 1105 GMT
status _ uncorrected
‘health service’ in this sentence refers to NHS and is thus a proper noun_
shouldn’t the two words be capitalized??
“We know that by investing in specialist services that help older people to avoid falling and breaking bones, we can save the health service money.”

19 _ # 100512 _ 07 badly edited _ BBC contacted 100512 1050 GMT
status _ corrected
BBC probably means ‘the leading cause of death’ _ n’est ce pas?

Injuries from falls are the cause of leading death in people over 75 in the UK.

18 _ # 100512 _ 06 misquote _ BBC contacted 100512 0935 GMT
status _ corrected
it’s highly unlikely that Ed Milliband missed out the preposition ‘of’ _ message OF this
“No change, no hope – that is the real message this Queen’s Speech,” Mr Miliband told MPs.
note_ this is the 4th time in two months that supposed quotes from Ed Milliband have been incorrectly written _ by contrast there have been no instances of David Cameron’s words suffering the same aberrations  (though one quote by George Osborne has required correction) _
BBC claims to impartiality will become increasingly difficult to sustain if the amount of Milliband corrections continues to rise _

17 _ # 100512 _ 05 extra preposition _ BBC contacted 100512 0650 GMT
status _ corrected
remove ‘to’
Any recommendations to will be brought before the assembly for consideration in due course, it says.

16 _ # 100512 _ 04 badly written _ BBC contacted 100512 0645 GMT
status _ corrected
what does this mean??

An examination of search of person records showed that

15 _ # 100512 _ 03 grammar query _ BBC contacted 100512 0635 GMT
status _ uncorrected
isn’t it the ‘row over queues’ which HAS seen passengers_ or the queues themselves ??

perhaps a better verb than ‘seen’ could be used to avoid this confusion
Its release comes amid a row over queues which have seen passengers from outside the EU having to wait up to three hours.

14 _ # 100512 _ 02 badly edited _ BBC contacted 100512 0225 GMT
status _ corrected
remove ‘was’
He was also campaigned against anti-Semitism

13 _ # 100512 _ 01 wrong tense _ BBC contacted 100512 0118 GMT
status _ corrected
wrong tense or word missing _ change ‘come’ to ‘have come’ or ‘came’
Today Trierweiler says she has to pinch herself to believe the extraordinary change that suddenly come upon her life.

12 _ # 070512 _ 07 missing word _ BBC contacted 070512 1831 GMT
status _ corrected
his death IS still under investigation

While the cause of his death still under investigation, a spokesman said the US Army had ruled out a gunshot.

11 _ # 070512 _ 06 pluralization error _ BBC contacted 070512 0945 GMT
status _ corrected
‘difference’ should be ‘differences’

“In terms of other adverse events which put patients in hospital – these difference were consistent in both studies and we did observe a slight increase with Avastin.”

10 _ # 070512 _ 05 badly edited _ BBC contacted 070512 0935 GMT
status _ corrected
replace ‘to’ with ‘do’
“The main thing is to see who’s at risk now and what measures to we need to protect the public,” he said.
note _ this is the second error reported from the same article _
the first one was reported yesterday (05 _ # 060512 _ 03 word missing) _ but has still not been corrected _ is there a chance that BBC editing staff will now correct BOTH errors??

09 _ # 070512 _ 04 word missing _ BBC contacted 070512 0635 GMT
status _ corrected
will BE investigating
Now a trial at hospitals in Leicester will investigating giving curcumin alongside chemotherapy drugs.

08 _ # 070512 _ 03 badly edited _ BBC contacted 070512 0625 GMT
status _ corrected
aimed AT cutting debt levels
The worry now is that the eurozone’s hard-fought fiscal compact, aimed a cutting debt levels, may fall apart.

07 _ # 070512 _ 02 extraneous word _ BBC contacted 070512 0435 GMT
status _ corrected
remove ‘do’ or ‘perform’ _ YOU decide!
Because of the economic difficulties, Mr Nikolic had been expected to do perform better than Mr Tadic and his party in both votes.

06 _ # 070512 _ 01 word missing _ BBC contacted 070512 0425 GMT
status _ corrected
He said HE was proud
He said was “proud to have been capable of giving people hope again”.

05 _ # 060512 _ 03 word missing _ BBC contacted 060512 2330 GMT
status _ corrected
could also BE missing!

A holiday let next door to the property, which is empty, could also in danger.

04 _ # 060512 _ 02 spelling error _ BBC contacted 060512 0240 GMT
status _ corrected
replace ‘supported’ with ‘supporters’
Ms Le Pen, who attracted 6.4 million voters, has said she would cast a blank ballot but called on supported to “vote according to to their conscience”.

03 _ # 060512 _ 01 spelling error _ BBC contacted 060512 0230 GMT
status _ corrected
replace ‘manger’ with ‘manager’
the sector manger of the Lizard coastguard rescue team

02 _ # 050512 _ 02 misquote _ BBC contacted 050512 2255 GMT
status _ article substantially altered 060512 0159 GMT
it’s highly probable that Mr Osborne included the word ‘to’ in this misquoted sentence
Mr Osborne said his Budget had “allowed 24 million middle-earning taxpayers keep more of their money”.

01 _ # 050512 _ 01 badly edited _ BBC contacted 050512 2245 GMT
status _ uncorrected
5 mayo 2012 _ spot the errors
someone was probably eating their BBC sandwiches whilst updating this article!!

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