Oct 312011
 

From the Daily Mail

Pupil Behaviour

An article on July 11 reported that 1,000 pupils a day are excluded for violent behaviour and that this has doubled in a year. While the figure for exclusions is correct – and all the statistics were put to the Department before publication – this does not in fact represent an increase.

[This story has been corrected on the Mail web site. A note has been added to the end of the story describing the correction]

Banning the Whip

A joke in Andrew Pierce’s column yesterday suggested that Westminster should follow horse racing by banning use of the whip. In fact the British Horseracing Authority has not banned the whip but reduced the number of times a jockey can use it in a race

[This story remains uncorrected on the Mail web site]

Oct 312011
 

From the Daily Mail

Foreign Aid

A front-page article on 27 May said that Britain spends more on aid as a percentage of national income than any other country in the world. In fact it spends more than any other G8 country as a percentage of GDP and is second in the world behind the US in cash terms.

St Paul’s

It was not the Dean of St Paul’s who resigned over the anti-capitalist protest as suggested in the Jan Moir column on Friday. As correctly reported elsewhere in the paper it was Canon Giles Fraser who resigned his role as cathedral chancellor.

Jack Rodwell

A match report in last Thursday’s sports pages suggested  midfielder Jack Rodwell had played his first game for Everton after serving a suspension. Rodwell had, in fact, played in the two previous games for his club after having his suspension overturned by the FA.