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]

Dec 122011

From the Daily Mail

Gila Bend

In an article of 8 November we carried in good faith a news agency report that said Mayor of Gila Bend, Ron Henry, had warned Prince Harry not to ‘fornicate the night away’ whilst on an army posting to the Arizona town.

We would like to make clear that Mr Henry did not make this statement and apologise to him for this error.

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

London Bombings

An article in Friday’s paper repeated a claim previously published in several newspapers that victims of the 7/7 London bombings had been left to die because health and safety protocols meant firemen were initially unable to enter the tunnels.

While there was a delay, we are happy to clarify that the inquest found there was no evidence that any casualty had suffered or died as a result.

[This story no longer appears to be on the Mail web site. It may been this removed story, but I can’t be sure. Google’s summary of this missing story includes the text “Some victims of the 7/7 London bombings were left to die in agony because health and safety protocols meant firemen were unable to go into the train tunnels”. That story seems to have been resurrected here, but without the references to 7/7]

Oct 202011

From the Daily Mail

[Note: For reasons that I don’t understand, there are two sets of corrections dated 21st October 2011]

Astrid Harbord

Due to a miscaptioned agency picture, the photograph which accompanied Richard Kay’s diary item about Prince Harry’s friend Astrid Harbord yesterday was not in fact of her but of Olivia Hunt. We apologise for the confusion.

Downton on the High Street

Saturday’s ‘Downton On the High Street’ about clothes inspired by the TV series gave the price of a cream chiffon dress at £150. Although House of Fraser supplied this information at the time, the correct price is £316.