Sunday Times puzzle editor Ã¢â‚¬’ and veteran journalist of some renown, Barbara Hall Ã¢â‚¬’ received a well deserved MBE after 70 years in the business in this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s birthday honours.
Strangely, her already incredible career received a bit of top-spin in the report which appeared in her own paper. It claimed that she had worked at the Bletchley Park code-breaking centre during the Second World War.
In fact, Axegrinder has learned that she did work in code-breaking during the Second World War, but just visited Bletchley Park once. Apparently the error was not in the original story Ã¢â‚¬’ but ended up in the copy after a comment was overheard on the subs desk, misinterpreted and then wedged into the final version.
What an enigma.