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.]


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.]

Nov 232011

From the Daily Mail

Nathaniel Rothschild

Our article ‘Osborne, the Bullingdon and the night Rothschild was revived by his butler’ published on October 1 2011 referred to a number of incidents involving Nathaniel Rothschild at an event at the Rothschild family home. Mr Rothschild has confirmed that these incidents did not in fact occur. We are happy to set the record straight.

[This article has been removed from the Mail web site]

Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A commentary article by Melanie Phillips on Monday – corrected immediately online – said that the UK has committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions to 80 per cent of their 1990 levels by 2050. The correct position is that we have committed to reducing them by 80 per cent.

[The story on the Mail web site has been edited to reflect this correction with no indication that any edit has taken place]