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I am rarely prone to write to an editor about some aspect of his or her publication, since I am rarely that annoyed by what I see or read. I also try not to be too nationalistic, but your last issue (NCE 22 February) has caused this rare event for two reasons.

In Foresight, the preview of the Ireland versus England Six Nations rugby match was heavily biased towards the English. Is it no wonder that the Celtic nations gang up on them?

NCE is published for the whole of the UK and should not have such a blatant English bias. Now we have the result, I hope the magazine will see fit to congratulate the Irish team.

More importantly, in the article on the government's energy White Paper the two nuclear stations in Scotland are incorrectly shown on a map of mainland Britain.

Hunterston, which should be on the Clyde coast, has moved to the top of Loch Lomond, and worse, Torness, which should be on the East Lothian coast, is now located in Loch Ness!

I expect accuracy in NCE, which is about engineering where accuracy is important.

I hope an apology to all your Scottish readers will be forthcoming.

Ron Steel, co. uk

Editor's note: apologies for the errant map locations for Hunterston and Torness and thanks to all those for pointing it out. No offence was meant by this drafting error and the corrected map is shown. Regular trips around the UK for all NCE staff have been instructed. Regarding Foresight, and the comments about the rugby, as you say, congratulations to the Irish team on a great performance!

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