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Complainant Name:
Mr Adrian Strong

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Western Gazette


Mr Adrian Strong of Starlight Childcare complained that an article about a failed application to change the use of a dilapidated building at Piddlehinton Enterprise Park to allow the creation of a daycare centre contained the inaccurate claim that his company Starlight Childcare operated a nursery. In fact, the business operated a childminding service. The complainant also indicated that the article had misleadingly referred to the care that was currently on offer: the childminding service in Piddlehinton did cater for children under the age of 2, but did not have any spaces available.


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

Further to our recent article (Nursery rejection will hit families, 2 October), The Western Gazette would like to make clear that Starlight Childcare currently operate a childminding service and not a nursery. Adrian Strong has also asked us to clarify that contrary to our article the current childminding service in Piddlehinton does cater for children under the age of 2. However, there are currently no spaces available.

Report: 78

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