Apr 262012

From the Daily Mail

Becher’s Brook

Following a feature about the Grand National on April 16, the British Horseracing Authority has asked us to clarify that the drop on the landing side of Becher’s Brook is now no more than 5’10”, rather than 6’9” as stated, and that According To Pete was put down after breaking his shoulder rather than his neck.

[There are many stories on this subject. It’s hard to be sure which of them this correction refers to. None of them mention According to Pete breaking his neck and none of them have the incorrect height for Becher’s Brook – so I think the story has been silently corrected.]

Oct 312011

From the Daily Mail

Pupil Behaviour

An article on July 11 reported that 1,000 pupils a day are excluded for violent behaviour and that this has doubled in a year. While the figure for exclusions is correct – and all the statistics were put to the Department before publication – this does not in fact represent an increase.

[This story has been corrected on the Mail web site. A note has been added to the end of the story describing the correction]

Banning the Whip

A joke in Andrew Pierce’s column yesterday suggested that Westminster should follow horse racing by banning use of the whip. In fact the British Horseracing Authority has not banned the whip but reduced the number of times a jockey can use it in a race

[This story remains uncorrected on the Mail web site]