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Complainant Name:
Mr Jim Taylor

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Chorley Guardian

Complaint:

Mr Jim Taylor complained that the newspaper had published a distorted image of United Nations soldiers on the front page which was both an inaccurate representation of the armed forced and wrongly implied that the army would be responsible for issuing penalty notices in Chorley.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published a clarification - including an editorial note - in the following terms:

On July 22 the Chorley Guardian published a story about former soldiers being set to take over from Parkwise in the town. It follows Chorley Council's decision not to renew its contract with Parkwise to regulate their off-street parking and hold talks with a firm connected to the Royal British Legion. We illustrated it with a generic picture of some serving soldiers. We've been contacted by a reader who believes the picture is misleading. The Guardian would like to make it clear that the soldiers pictured are not Chorley's next generation of parking wardens. We'd also like to put on record our admiration for their work, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Report: 79



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