Feb 222012

From the Daily Mail

[Note: Usually corrections and clarifications are published overnight. This one appeared at just after 4pm on 22 Feb. I assume it was published in the paper on 23 Feb]

Disability Living Allowance

An editorial on 11 November suggested that Labour had encouraged the huge rise in the number of Disability Living Allowance claimants in order to keep the unemployment figures down. We are happy to clarify that the Disability Living Allowance – which is worth an average of £70 a week – is available to people in work as well as the unemployed.

[The date, the comments and the HTML title tag on the article I’ve linked to together convince me that I have the correct article. But the text says nothing about the DLA, so it looks like the incorrect information has been removed]


It is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this summer rather than her Golden Jubilee, as we mistakenly said in an article in Monday’s paper.

[I can’t find this on the Mail web site. I suspect it’s important enough that they have corrected it without noting the correction]

Nov 182011

From the Daily Mail

Poultry Production

An article in Good Health this week included quotes from an expert who suggested that hormones are used in poultry production and that chickens reared for meat are kept in battery cages.

In fact it is illegal to use hormonal growth promoters in all livestock in the EU and battery cages are only permitted where chickens are farmed for their eggs.

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


While a recent opinion piece was right to point out that unemployment in Britain is below that of many of our major competitors, the correct figure should have been 8.1 per cent rather than 7.1 per cent.

[Not enough information to identify this story on the Mail web site]