Nov 272011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Kevin Lisbie

A Press Association report said Kevin Lisbie had yet to score for Leyton Orient. In fact he had scored four from ten appearances.

[I can’t find this story on the Mail web site]

Bucharest

Bucharest is not on the River Danube, as stated in an article about Romanian orphans, but on the Dambovita.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]

Nov 252011
 

From the Daily Mail

West Berkshire Council

West Berkshire Council have asked us to clarify that the roles of ‘Health Walks Coordinator’ and ‘Walk Leader’, which we referred to in a recent article about the effect of town hall cuts on the elderly, are voluntary positions.

[Not enough information to find this story on the Mail web site]

Nov 232011
 

From the Daily Mail

Nathaniel Rothschild

Our article ‘Osborne, the Bullingdon and the night Rothschild was revived by his butler’ published on October 1 2011 referred to a number of incidents involving Nathaniel Rothschild at an event at the Rothschild family home. Mr Rothschild has confirmed that these incidents did not in fact occur. We are happy to set the record straight.

[This article has been removed from the Mail web site]

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A commentary article by Melanie Phillips on Monday – corrected immediately online – said that the UK has committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 80 per cent of their 1990 levels by 2050. The correct position is that we have committed to reducing them by 80 per cent.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction with no indication that any edit has taken place]

Nov 212011
 

From the Daily Mail

Geraldine Curtis

The opera singer pictured alongside Katherine Jenkins’s alleged cyber bully Geraldine Curtis in Saturday’s paper was not in fact Rolando Villazon but tenor Jonas Kaufmann.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction with no indication that any edit has taken place]

Girl Guides

Following an article last week which accurately reported a Freedom of Information request about criminal records checks for young people aged 18 and under, Girlguiding UK has asked us to point out that it carries out no such checks for volunteers below the age of 16.

[This is a clarification. No chances have been made to the original story on the Mail web site]

Nov 202011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Sir Andrew Cahn

In our article last week about Sir Andrew Cahn, the new chairman of the UK advisory board of Chinese telecoms company Huawei, we said he had stepped down from his previous job as head of  UK Trade & Investment with a £1.2 million pay-off.

This was not true. He retired from UKTI at the normal retirement age of 60 with a Civil Service pension accumulated over  37 years of service. Our apologies to Sir Andrew.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction with no indication that any edit has taken place]

Jobcentre Plus

Last week Financial Mail said the Directgov website inaccurately directed users to a Jobcentre Plus office in Twickenham that has closed. In fact the site suggests Jobcentre Plus in London Road, Twickenham, which is open.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]


Nov 182011
 

From the Daily Mail

Poultry Production

An article in Good Health this week included quotes from an expert who suggested that hormones are used in poultry production and that chickens reared for meat are kept in battery cages.

In fact it is illegal to use hormonal growth promoters in all livestock in the EU and battery cages are only permitted where chickens are farmed for their eggs.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]

Unemployment

While a recent opinion piece was right to point out that unemployment in Britain is below that of many of our major competitors, the correct figure should have been 8.1 per cent rather than 7.1 per cent.

[Not enough information to identify this story on the Mail web site]

Nov 152011
 

From the Daily Mail

Jonathan Portes

A commentary piece on October 18 said that by joining a taskforce on youth unemployment chaired by David Miliband MP, Jonathan Portes had ‘loosely linked himself’ to Labour.

Mr Portes, Director of the National  Institute of Economic & Social Research, has contacted us to make clear that the taskforce is bipartisan and does not link him, or the NIESR, to any party affiliation. We are happy to accept his position and are sorry for any confusion caused.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]

Lonmin

A brief item in our City pages  yesterday said that platinum producer Lonmin had shut all of its mines in South Africa. While two of its mines were affected by temporary stoppages earlier in the year, they are now all back in operation.

[I can’t find this on the Mail web site, so I assume the story has been corrected or removed]

Nov 152011
 

From the Daily Mail

Wayne Rooney

Due to a miscaptioned agency picture, the photograph accompanying yesterday’s feature ‘Lesser Spotted Siblings’ was not in fact of Wayne Rooney’s brother John but of his other brother Graeme.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction with no indication that any edit has taken place]

Nov 142011
 

From the Daily Mail

European Court of Human Rights

Our article of June 29 reported that a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights had ‘blocked the deportation of some 200 Somali criminals’ from the UK. The 200 figure was based on a Home Office estimate that 2/3 of the 214 Somalis taking cases to the Court had a criminal background and that the remaining third included illegal immigrants, who are by definition criminals. There was also a minority of failed asylum seekers.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]

Prince William

An article on Friday said that Prince William was hoping to be promoted to captain in the RAF next year. In fact the prince, who is currently flying as a co-pilot, is hoping to become pilot of his own Sea King helicopter.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]

Nov 132011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Green Stealth Taxes

On September 18 and on October 29 we said the Government’s ‘green stealth taxes’ are costing families an average of £200 a year – an increase of 15 – 20 per cent on typical domestic power bills. In fact Ofgem estimates that environmental costs account for 7 per cent, or £100, of the average domestic power bill.

[Neither of these stories have been corrected on the Mail web site]

Duchess of Cambridge

Last week we incorrectly referred to The Queen as the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother-in-law. Her Majesty is, of course, the Duchess’s grandmother-in-law.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction with no indication that any edit has taken place]

M5 Motorway Accident

Regarding our report of last weekend’s M5 motorway accident, there have been four motorway crashes in which 13 died, most recently near the Severn Bridge in 1995. Britain’s worst road accident was in North Yorkshire in 1975 when a coach went off a bridge killing 33.

[This article has not been corrected on the Mail web site]