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]

Oct 282011

From the Daily Mail

Gay Marriage

A recent article based on an Office for National Statistics report stated that most Britons still oppose gay marriage. While the ONS report did show that only a minority of Britons are in support of gay marriage, the more detailed statistics from the EU poll on which it was based suggest that the percentages for and against are about the same – 46% and 45% respectively – with a further 9% who ‘don’t know’. We are happy to clarify the position.