Telegraph subs in new blunder!

David Hockney appointed Order of Merit member
David Hockney, John Howard, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Tom Stoppard among new memebers to be appointed by the Queen, Buckingham Palace announced today.

Err, no.

The article itself has it right.

Hockney has been an internationally renowned painter since he burst on to the scene in the early 1960s as one of the leaders of British pop art.

Over the decades he has cemented his position as an important artistic figure and extended his talents to work as a photographer, draughtsman, printmaker and stage designer.

Former Australian prime minister John Howard, who served in office from 1996 to 2007, has also been appointed a member of the Order of Merit.

The honour is a special award presented to individuals of great achievement in the fields of the arts, learning, literature, science and other areas like public service.

Members of the Order include playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, former House of Commons speaker Baroness Betty Boothroyd and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

Hockney and Howard are the new members. Stoppard and Berners-Lee have been in for some years.

Subs on newspapers are those who correct errors and also write headlines. It\’s rather bad form to introduce new errors when writing the headline: especially when the actual article you\’re reading to tell you how to write the headline actually gets it right.

Must do better Telegraph, must do better.

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