Jun 102012
 

From the Daily Mail (for some reasons there were two separate corrections pages published today)

OFCOM

An article on Wednesday said that the communications regulator Ofcom’s budget for 2012/13 is more than £140m and that it has a staff of nearly 1,000. We have been asked to point out that the budget for this financial year is £121.4m and that it employs 780 people. Ofcom denies using savings to offset the effect of public sector cuts.

[This article has been silently corrected on the Mail web site.]

Richard III

An overnight review of Richard II at the Donmar Warehouse last week praised Ben Turner for his performance as Bolingbroke and Michael Grandage for his six-year stint as the theatre’s artistic chief. In fact, Bolingbroke was played by Andrew Buchan, and Mr Grandage has been at the Donmar for ten years.

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

Fulham Football Club

Fulham reached the Europa League final in 2010, not 2009, as we incorrectly stated in Sports Agenda last week.

[I think I have the correct article. If so, it has been silently corrected]

Mar 272012
 

From the Daily Mail

Kate Levy

An article on 2 February suggested that Kate Levy, former Head of Legal at Mid Staffordshire Hospital Trust, had improperly sought to prevent details of a patient’s death being disclosed to a Coroner.

In fact Ms Levy was under no obligation to disclose this information and acted in accordance with her duties as a solicitor. We apologise for any contrary impression given.

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

Andrea Pirlo

A column in our sports pages last week said that footballer Andrea Pirlo plays for AC Milan. In fact he now plays for Juventus.

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

Mar 112012
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Prince Harry

A spokesman for Prince Harry has asked to point out that the Prince  was not drunk at the street party in Belize pictured last weekend, as may have been suggested by our headline.

The Prince sampled local rum, a cocktail and fruit wine but did not drink five beers as suggested.

[Two possibilities for the correct story here. This one still talks about Harry drinking five types of local beer. This one used to say that, but no longer does. It think the second one was published on the correct date]

Manchester United

Sport last week said Manchester United had last played Athletic Bilbao  in 1957 and lost. In fact, although United lost 5-3 in the first leg, they won 3-0 at home and therefore won the tie on aggregate.

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

Pensions

Financial Mail said last week that savers with money purchase pensions have to buy an annuity on retirement. In fact, draw-down can be an option.

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

Highclere Castle

In the Health section we said Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, is in Berkshire. It is actually in Hampshire.

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

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 092012
 

From the Daily Mail

Amanda Holden

An item in Sandra Parsons’ column yesterday suggested that Amanda Holden’s first statement after the birth of her baby Hollie had been to announce her return to Britain’s Got Talent and that the baby had been one month premature.

In fact Ms Holden had issued previous statements thanking everyone involved in her care and the baby was nearly full term.

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

Victor Anichebe

A recent match report cited Everton FC statistics which said that Victor Anichebe’s goal against Wigan was his first in the Premier League since 2007. In fact he has scored twice previously this season.

[I think I’ve found the right match report. If I have, then it’s been corrected and the correction has not been noted.]

Dec 142011
 

From the Daily Mail

Richard II

An overnight review of Richard II at the Donmar Warehouse last week praised Ben Turner for his performance as Bolingbroke and Michael Grandage for his six-year stint as the theatre’s artistic chief. In fact, Bolingbroke was played by Andrew Buchan, and Mr Grandage has been at the Donmar for ten years.

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

Fulham Football Club

Fulham reached the Europa League final in 2010, not 2009, as we incorrectly stated in Sports Agenda last week.

[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]

Dec 022011
 

From the Daily Mail

Kelly McKone

Due to a miscaptioned agency picture, and in common with other newspapers, the photograph accompanying a court report on Tuesday was not in fact of Kelly McKone, one of the accused, but of her sister Colleen, who was not involved in the case. We apologise for the error.

[I think I’ve found the right story. The miscaptioned photo is no longer there. There is no indication of any correction]

Tommy Jones

In last weekend’s Flashback on the sports pages, we said that legendary 1950s footballer Tommy Jones played for Bolton. In fact he played for Everton.

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

Nov 032011
 

From the Daily Mail

Rachel Cowles

An article on 27 June reported that Miss Rachel Cowles, who believes she had nearly been abducted by Milly Dowler killer Levi Bellfield, had accused police of robbing her of justice.

In fact Miss Cowles has publicly thanked Surrey Police for their hard work on the case. Neither she nor her family  hold police responsible for the outcome.

We are happy to clarify Miss Cowles’ position.

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

Yohan Cabaye

A commentary article in the sports pages on October 29 said that Newcastle United had signed Yohan Cabaye from French club Lille on a free transfer. He was in fact signed for an undisclosed fee.

[This story remains uncorrected on the Mail web site]

Oct 222011
 

From the Mail on Sunday

Prince William

Last week we said Prince William, who is a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force, was hoping for promotion to captain. In fact there is no such  rank in the RAF. We meant the Prince was hoping for promotion to command a helicopter.

Sativex

In a Health article on June 19, we said the prescription drug Sativex, which is derived from cannabis, does not give patients a ‘high’ because the dose is low and comprises a controlled form of the substance. In fact, a feeling of euphoria is listed as a common side effect.

Cat Deeley

Contrary to our report last week, Cat Deeley has never been married. She would also like it known that it was not her ex-boyfriend Jack Huston who chose to end their relationship.

West Ham FC

Some early copies of the paper last weekend said West Ham FC were unbeaten in their last 18 home matches. Later editions were corrected by addition of the words ‘against Blackpool’.