Feb 082012

From the Daily Mail

Bed Sores

An article in last week’s Good Health repeated a claim, previously  published elsewhere, that, according to official statistics, 27,000 people died with  bedsores or infected wounds in 2010. We now understand that the correct figure is around 24,000  and that this relates to patients dying with bedsores or  septicaemia rather than with bedsores or infected wounds.

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

Roman Holiday

A recent showbiz column said that the film Roman Holiday had been directed by Billy Wilder. In fact it was directed by William Wyler.

[There is also another story on the Mail site which made the same mistake in January. Neither story has been corrected]

Feb 022012

From the Daily Mail

 Incapacity Benefits

An article last week, based on Department of Work and Pensions statistics, said that eight out of ten people tested for new incapacity benefits had been found ‘fit for work’.

We are happy to clarify that this figure included 57 per cent of claimants who were deemed fit for work immediately and a further 21 per cent who, with support, will be able to work in the foreseeable future.

[This article has been corrected on the Mail web site. There is no indication that a correction has taken place]

William George Pottinger

A graphic accompanying an article about bankers yesterday listed William George Pottinger as one of ten people who have lost a knighthood through misconduct since the Second World War.

In fact Mr Pottinger’s revoked award was a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

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