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Complainant Name:
Mrs M F Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Peterborough Evening Telegraph


Mrs M F Brown of Wansford complained that the newspaper had inaccurately stated that her family's business, F.W. Brown Ltd, had moved to Stilton to become "Brown's of Stilton", when this was actually a separate business. It had also inaccurately captioned a photograph used to illustrate the story.


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

In our article on the closure of Browns Butchers of Stilton (Evening Telegraph July 18) we reported that the long-established family butchers Browns had moved to Stilton in 2003. In fact, Browns of Stilton was established as a separate entity from F.W. Brown (Butchers) Ltd, and no member of the Brown family has been active in the business since 2008. We have also been asked to point out that a historical photograph used to illustrate the story was not, as stated, of the original business in Peterborough, but of an earlier Brown's the Butchers in Lewisham, London. We apologise sincerely for any confusion or distress these errors may have caused.

Date Published: 12/02/2010

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