Nov 082011
 

From the Daily Mail

Nick de Bois

A comment item about Tory MP Nick de Bois last week pointed out that he remained a director of graphic design company Rapier Group even though he had said he would give up the post if elected and that he had received £87,000 as a result. In fact he received £13,000 in allowances.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction without any indication that any edit has taken place]

MRSA

An article in Good Health yesterday stated that a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine had found 1,000 types of germs on mobile phone handsets, including MRSA.

In fact the study found 1,000 colonies of bacteria, not 1,000 different types, and it was the bacterium which can mutate into MRSA, rather than MRSA itself, which was found.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction without any indication that any edit has taken place]

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]