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Complainant Name:
Andrew Lovett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Andrew Lovett, Head of Tiverton High School, complained that an article which reported the details of a newsletter he had sent to pupils about their reaction to the snow was inaccurate. He said that he had not ‘banned’ the throwing of snowballs; that he did not say snowballs should not be thrown without ‘prior consent’; and that contrary to the article’s claim that the move had been described as ‘ridiculous’ by parents, he had not received any complaints from parents.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper apologised for any distress that might have been caused to the complainant and accepted that it had made a mistake in quoting something which was not in the complainant’s newsletter. The newspaper also agreed to put the complainant’s objections on record for future reference.

Report: 73

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