Mar 042012
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Portsmouth FC

Last week’s match report said volunteers were carrying collection buckets at Portsmouth FC to help the club.

In fact, the collection was for Faith and Football, a charity founded by Linvoy Primus and other Christian footballers.

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

Frank Carson

A picture of a young Frank Carson on holiday with his wife, Ruth, near Ballyjamesduff, was said to be in West Ireland.

The town is actually in County Cavan to the north and centre of the Republic.

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

Motor Insurance

A Personal Finance article said the minimum motor insurance required in the UK is third party,  fire and theft. In fact, it is only  third party.

[This article has been corrected on the Mail site. The correction has been noted]

Feb 262012
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Maria Vasconcellos

On August 21, 2011, an article entitled ‘£1bn mystery of the Marchioness’ claimed that, while her son Antonio was still missing and in the immediate aftermath of the accident, Mrs Maria ‘Boneca’ Vasconcellos had flown to Spain to receive a substantial payment from her son’s former employer.

We accept that this is not true and apologise for any distress caused to Mrs Vasconcellos who sadly lost two sons in the tragic accident.

[I’m not sure if this story has been corrected or not. The claim mentioned in the correction is not made explicitly, but the story still talks about Mrs Vasconcellos receiving a cheque for £1million. There’s no mention of timescales]

Derby County

On February 12, Financial Mail suggested Derby County FC had once been in administration. In fact, the club’s parent company, Derby County Ltd, went into administrative receivership in 2003. But the club was immediately sold to new owners by the receiver.

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

John Obi Mikel

Last week we pictured Chelsea FC midfielder John Obi Mikel in our Sport section, but wrongly identified him as team-mate Michael Essien.

[I think I’ve got the right story. If I have then it’s been corrected with no mention of a correction having been made]
Feb 122012
 

From the Mail on Sunday

The Heart of the Great Alone

On January 29, reviewing the exhibition The Heart  Of The Great Alone at Buckingham Palace, we said Ernest Shackleton’s 1914-17 Antarctic expedition was aboard the Endeavour. In fact, the ship was the Endurance.

 [I can’t find this story on the Mail web site. But I did find this story (from January 2001) which makes exactly the same mistake]

Amy Childs

Last week we said Amy Childs from The Only Way Is Essex went on to front her own ITV2 show. All About Amy was actually on Channel 5.

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

Show Me A Hero

Last week’s review of Jeremy Scott’s book Show Me A Hero was by Frances Welch.

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

Jan 012012
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Harry Judd

Harry Judd’s final winning performances in Strictly Come Dancing were an American smooth and an Argentine tango, not a salsa and quickstep, as reported in some editions on December 18.

[This is correct on the Mail web site. There is no indication that a correction has been made.]

Paul Tisdale

Football manager Paul Tisdale had been in charge of Exeter City for 2,000 days, and not 2,000 games.

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

Dec 182011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Marcus Collins

Last week we said X Factor finalist Marcus Collins was singing the  Bee Gees’ song More Than A Woman.  In fact it was Billy Joel’s Always  A Woman.

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

Rosie Stancer

A report about the Antiques Roadshow said the Queen’s relative Rosie Stancer told expert Paul Atterbury about amputating her frost-bitten toes.  In fact, she was talking to Paul Viney.

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

Dec 112011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Richard Ward & James Pryce

Last Sunday’s article ‘Kate’s crimpers go to war‘ may have left the impression that Richard Ward, proprietor of the Richard Ward Hair & Metrospa salon in Chelsea, was jealous of James Pryce, a former employee, who styled the Duchess of Cambridge’s hair on the day of the Royal Wedding. The article might also have suggested that Mr Ward was trying to capitalise on the salon’s Royal links. We accept that Mr Ward has always given full credit to Mr Pryce for his work and that Mr Ward behaved in a totally proper manner with regard to any publicity before the Royal Wedding. We apologise for any embarrassment caused.

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

English Premier League Managers

Last week we said there were only four English Premier League football managers – Neil Warnock, Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson and Alan Pardew. In fact, Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was born in Barnsley but, in football, is considered to be Irish because, with an Irish father, he opted to play for the Republic of Ireland and won 57 caps.

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

Dec 032011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Abigail Austen

We have been asked to make clear that the Strathclyde Police officer Abigail Austen remains a serving police officer.

She states she has only ever sought the pension rights and terms of service accorded any other female officer.

She is not claiming any discrimination and is grateful for the continued support of her colleagues in the force. We are happy to set the record straight.

[This story is not on the Mail web site]

Milan Mandaric

Last week we said Milan Mandaric is chairman of Leicester City FC. In fact he left last year and is now chairman of Sheffield Wednesday FC.

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

Birmingham International Airport

West Midlands Police are responsible for armed operations at Birmingham International Airport, not West Mercia.

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

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 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 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]