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]

Nov 082011
 

From the Daily Mail

Winterval

We stated in an article on 26 September that Christmas has been renamed in various places Winterval.

Winterval was the collective name for a season of public events, both religious and secular, which took place in Birmingham in 1997 and 1998.

We are happy to make clear that Winterval did not rename or replace Christmas.

[This story has been corrected on the Mail web site. A note has been added at the bottom of the article describing the correction that has been made

Tabloid Watch has a fascinating article about how this correction was negotiated]

Three Days in May

A first night theatre review of Three Days in May, which ran in some copies of the edition of November 3, reported the performance of Robert Demeger in the role of Lord Halifax.

In fact, as we stated in It’s Friday the following day, Lord Halifax was ‘brilliantly’ played by Jeremy Clyde.

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