Jun 182012

From the Daily Mail

Simon Burgess

In common with other newspapers, the headline of a recent article suggested that a fire officer had refused to save a man ‘drowning’ in a Hampshire lake because the water was too deep.

While the Coroner did rule that the man may have still been alive when the emergency services arrived, we are happy to clarify that, as we reported, the inquest heard that the fireman’s actions were based on his assessment that the man was not ‘drowning’ but already dead.

[I think I have the  right article. It hasn’t been corrected]

Mar 112012

From the Mail on Sunday

Prince Harry

A spokesman for Prince Harry has asked to point out that the Prince  was not drunk at the street party in Belize pictured last weekend, as may have been suggested by our headline.

The Prince sampled local rum, a cocktail and fruit wine but did not drink five beers as suggested.

[Two possibilities for the correct story here. This one still talks about Harry drinking five types of local beer. This one used to say that, but no longer does. It think the second one was published on the correct date]

Manchester United

Sport last week said Manchester United had last played Athletic Bilbao  in 1957 and lost. In fact, although United lost 5-3 in the first leg, they won 3-0 at home and therefore won the tie on aggregate.

[I can’t find this story on the Mail web site]


Financial Mail said last week that savers with money purchase pensions have to buy an annuity on retirement. In fact, draw-down can be an option.

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

Highclere Castle

In the Health section we said Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, is in Berkshire. It is actually in Hampshire.

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