Apr 062012

From the Daily Mail

Lynne Featherstone MP

An article on 10 June 2011 reported, in common with other newspapers, that Lynne Featherstone MP had accused Dr Jane Collins, chief executive of Great Ormond Street, of a cover-up by withholding information from the first serious case review into the death of Baby P.

While the hospital trust did withhold information, we are informed that it did so on legal advice due to ongoing criminal proceedings and that, once the trial was over, the information was provided.

We accept that there was no cover-up and apologise for suggesting otherwise.

[I’m not sure which article this story refers to. There’s one dated 18th June which says that Lynne Featherstone has called for Jane Collins to be sacked. But it doesn’t make any claims of a cover-up. It’s possible that this is the right story and it was updated on 18th June to remove the incorrect claims]

Fred Brookes

A sports report in yesterday’s paper said that Old Swinford Hospital School’s Fred Brookes scored the only try in the Daily Mail RBS Under 18 Cup Final. In fact it was his brother Cass.

[This story has been silently corrected on the Mail web site]

Jan 172012

From the Daily Mail

David Norris

A picture published on January 4 which was captioned as showing convicted murderer David Norris at Deansfield Primary School in fact showed another young boy of the same name. While the picture was published in good faith, neither the individuals pictured nor the school had any connection with the events reported and we apologise for any distress caused.

[I think I’ve found the correct article. It no longer contains any school photos and there is no indication that a correction has been made.]

Nancy Astor

An article last Thursday said that Nancy Astor was the first British woman MP. In fact, she was the first British woman MP to take her seat in the House of Commons. Sinn Fein politician Constance de Markievicz was elected a year earlier but refused to attend Parliament.

[This article doesn’t appear to be on the Mail web site]

Dec 162011

From the Daily Mail

Sir Stuart Bell MP

A comment piece (9 September) said that the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette had left messages with the office of Sir Stuart Bell MP 100 times which were not returned.

In fact the Gazette had reported that its calls had not been answered. He does not have a pied a terre in Paris as we suggested and he has had no abode in France since 1977.

His only home is in his constituency which also acts as his office. We are happy to set the record straight and apologise for the errors.

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

Paddy Power

Paddy Power’s share price closed at €39.50 not 39.5p as it said in At A Glance on our City pages yesterday.

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

Nov 062011

From the Mail on Sunday

Elliot Morley

An article on August 7 said the former MP Elliot  Morley, who was jailed for his role in the MPs expenses scandal, was said to have been roughed  up by a fellow prisoner, frogmarched to his cell and forced to hand over a £3,000  Rolex watch. We quoted sources at Ford Prison. In fact, Mr  Morley suffered only a minor theft when his room key and ID card were snatched from his lanyard. He has never owned  a Rolex. There was no ‘lockdown’ of the jail.

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

Radio Luxembourg

Last week we said the late Sir Jimmy Savile started in 1958 at Radio Luxembourg, a pirate radio station. In fact, the station was licensed by the Grand  Duchy of Luxembourg although some have called it a pirate station because listening in  the UK was technically unauthorised under the Wireless Telegraphy Act.

[This story remains uncorrected on the Mail web site]