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Complainant Name:
Robert Alderton

Clauses Noted: 5

Publication: East Anglian Daily Times


Robert Alderton of Colchester complained that an article reporting on his wifes fight against cancer used the insensitive headline Cancer cannot be beaten and caption not long to live to accompany her photograph.


The newspaper accepted that the sub-editing of the article was insensitive and offered its apologies to the complainant and his family. The newspaper offered to publish the following apology, in addition to a follow-up article of which the complainant would be given prior approval.

Further to an article which reported on Julie Aldertons tragic fight against ovarian cancer (09/02/07), we would like to offer our sincere apologies to Julies family for the insensitive headline and caption which accompanied the article.

Report: 75

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