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Complainant Name:
Mrs J Y Peart

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Northern Echo

Complaint:

Mrs J Y Peart of Durham complained that the caption to accompany a photograph in an article about the proposed development at Mount Oswald golf course was misleading and that the article did not make clear that developers planned to build on over 50% of the site.

Resolution:

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

‘On July 18, The Northern Echo carried an article about the proposed development at Mount Oswald golf course, Durham City, in which the developer is hoping to create a “world class” business park on more than half of the course. The article was accompanied by a picture that was captioned: “Banks Developments planner Justin Hancock chats to visitors about the proposals”. We have been asked to point out that the picture actually showed Mr Hancock chatting to three people who assisted in the running of the exhibition. We are sorry for any confusion this might have caused’.

Report: 76



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