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 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]

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.