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Evening Standard bring Richard Attenborough back from the dead

Earlier this year the Times were forced to issue an apology after they falsely claimed that Karol Wojtyla was the first non-Catholic Pope. While that entry is a clear contender for ‘correction of the year’, Mr S is interested to see if the Evening Standard enter the race after a mistake that ran in Thursday’s edition.

Yesterday’s Evening Standard includes an article about Neil MacGregor’s leaving do. In a news article on the farewell bash put on to mark the end of MacGregor’s tenure at the British Museum, Robert Dex — the paper’s Arts Correspondent — lists attendees at the event:

‘Broadcasters Joan Bakewell, Mary Beard and Richard Attenborough joined Cabinet ministers past and present, including Frank Dobson and Jeremy Hunt, last night at the Bloomsbury institution which has been led by MacGregor for more than a decade.’


While the event sounds like it drew an eclectic crowd, given that Richard Attenborough passed away last year at the age of 90, his attendance seems unlikely. In fact Mr S is going to hazard a guess that Dex meant to write that the late film director’s brother David was in attendance.

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