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Complainant Name:
Mrs Jan Power

Clauses Noted: 1, 2

Publication: Pontefract & Castleford Express

Complaint:

Mrs Jan Power of Pontefract complained that the newspaper had – as a follow up to the publication of her letter about Featherstone Town Council – printed a statement which set out that no evidence had been produced for a claim made in the complainant’s letter. In fact, the complainant had not been asked to provide the information.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a statement in the following terms:

On February 21 the Express published a letter from Jan Power regarding Featherstone Town Council. On February 28 the Express published a statement making reference to that letter.

The Express wishes to clarify that information had not been sought from Mrs Power before publication of her letter and apologises for any distress caused by this oversight.

Report: 77



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