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]

Nov 182011

From the Daily Mail

Poultry Production

An article in Good Health this week included quotes from an expert who suggested that hormones are used in poultry production and that chickens reared for meat are kept in battery cages.

In fact it is illegal to use hormonal growth promoters in all livestock in the EU and battery cages are only permitted where chickens are farmed for their eggs.

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


While a recent opinion piece was right to point out that unemployment in Britain is below that of many of our major competitors, the correct figure should have been 8.1 per cent rather than 7.1 per cent.

[Not enough information to identify this story on the Mail web site]