Jan 272012
 

From the Daly Mail

Hospital Deaths

An article in Monday’s paper, based on Office for National Statistics figures, reported that 1316 patients are dying hungry and thirsty on hospital wards every year. We now understand that the correct figure is 1094.

[I can find two articles from Monday’s paper that include this figure. Neither have been corrected.]

BPAS

A comment article on Tuesday referred to the British Pregnancy Advisory Service as one of the private clinics which, following a recent ruling, can now advertise on TV. The BPAS points out that it is in fact, a not-for-profit organisation and, as such, was already able to do so.

[This story has not been corrected]

George Osborne

A feature in Monday’s paper referred to Chancellor George Osborne as an Old Etonian. In fact he went to St Paul’s School.

[This has been corrected on the Mail web site. The correction has not been noted.]

Oct 312011
 

From the Daily Mail

Foreign Aid

A front-page article on 27 May said that Britain spends more on aid as a percentage of national income than any other country in the world. In fact it spends more than any other G8 country as a percentage of GDP and is second in the world behind the US in cash terms.

St Paul’s

It was not the Dean of St Paul’s who resigned over the anti-capitalist protest as suggested in the Jan Moir column on Friday. As correctly reported elsewhere in the paper it was Canon Giles Fraser who resigned his role as cathedral chancellor.

Jack Rodwell

A match report in last Thursday’s sports pages suggested  midfielder Jack Rodwell had played his first game for Everton after serving a suspension. Rodwell had, in fact, played in the two previous games for his club after having his suspension overturned by the FA.