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Complainant Name:
David Colborn

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Cumberland News


David Colborn complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article which suggested that, in the first half of 2010, occupation figures were up in all sectors of self-catering tourism in Cumbria. In fact, the increase could only be seen with the camping and caravanning sector and the figures for self-catering accommodation, hotels and B&Bs were significantly lower than usual.


The newspaper offered to carry a follow-up article or letter from the complainant. The offer was appreciated but not accepted. The matter was resolved to the complainant's satisfaction when the newspaper agreed to pass on his contact details to the reporter concerned so that they might have a discussion about issues relevant to future coverage of Cumbria's tourism industry.

Date Published: 09/12/2010

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