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 282011
 

From the Daily Mail

Gay Marriage

A recent article based on an Office for National Statistics report stated that most Britons still oppose gay marriage. While the ONS report did show that only a minority of Britons are in support of gay marriage, the more detailed statistics from the EU poll on which it was based suggest that the percentages for and against are about the same – 46% and 45% respectively – with a further 9% who ‘don’t know’. We are happy to clarify the position.