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Complainant Name:
Mr Mark Howitt

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Worcester News

Complaint:

Mr Mark Howitt of Malvern complained that an article had inaccurately claimed that Maggs Day Centre had remained open for an extra three weeks earlier in the year due to donations from an appeal by the newspaper. In fact, the complainant explained that donations enabled the centre to stay open for an extra ten days.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

Donations gave scheme 10 days – In an article published in the Worcester News on Wednesday, November 1, we reported that Maggs Day Centre, in Deansway, Worcester, was once again appealing for donations to its night shelter scheme. The article said that the scheme had been able to operate for an extra three weeks earlier this year thanks to Worcester News readers raising £11,000. We have been asked to point out that the scheme was actually extended by 10 days due to our readers’ generosity and not three weeks as stated.

Report: 74



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