Feb 222012
 

From the Daily Mail

[Note: Usually corrections and clarifications are published overnight. This one appeared at just after 4pm on 22 Feb. I assume it was published in the paper on 23 Feb]

Disability Living Allowance

An editorial on 11 November suggested that Labour had encouraged the huge rise in the number of Disability Living Allowance claimants in order to keep the unemployment figures down. We are happy to clarify that the Disability Living Allowance – which is worth an average of £70 a week – is available to people in work as well as the unemployed.

[The date, the comments and the HTML title tag on the article I’ve linked to together convince me that I have the correct article. But the text says nothing about the DLA, so it looks like the incorrect information has been removed]

Jubilee

It is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this summer rather than her Golden Jubilee, as we mistakenly said in an article in Monday’s paper.

[I can’t find this on the Mail web site. I suspect it’s important enough that they have corrected it without noting the correction]

Feb 102012
 

From the Daily Mail

Ned RocknRoll

An article on 12 December 2011 suggested that Ned RocknRoll was still married to his wife Eliza when he met Kate Winslet. In fact, the marriage had already ended in divorce. We apologise for any contrary impression given.

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

Michael and Jean O’Shea

An article in yesterday’s paper said that lottery winners Michael and Jean O’Shea receive a car obtained under the Motability scheme in addition to their Disability Living Allowance. In fact cars provided under this scheme are leased to DLA recipients and payments are deducted from the benefit.

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

Oct 162011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

ADHD

Last Sunday we said some 3,200 families of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder were believed to have been given cars under the Motability scheme. In fact that total is the combined figure for two categories of recipients of the Higher Mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance and includes other behavioural disorders. Recipients choose whether or not to spend their allowance on a Motability car; generally about 30 per cent do so. Also, we described the qualification for the Lower Mobility component, rather than the Higher Mobility component required to claim a car, for which individuals must be declared virtually unable  to walk.

Ashley Van Dyck

Bath licensee Ashley Van Dyck points out that he did not support police use of an airport-style scanner to check people on a night out for knives and drugs. Our article of September 25 repeated a quote to the BBC by Mr Van Dyck, chairman of Bath Pubwatch, saying only that he welcomed extra police officers being deployed to curb anti-social behaviour.

Dr Angela Kikugawa

On September 18 we published a photograph of Dr Angela Kikugawa, an assistant director at the UK Border Agency, competing at the Civil Service Sports Council Games at Loughborough University. Dr Kikugawa has asked us to clarify that she attended the games at her own expense and did not take part in any of the partying and other activities later in the evening.

Union Flag

Last week we printed the Union Flag incorrectly in a tea towel promotion. The thick white lines of the St Andrew’s Cross should have been above the red St Patrick’s Cross on one side of the flag and below it on the other.