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Complainant Name:
Mrs Julie Whalley

Clauses Noted: 1, 5

Publication: Wigan Observer


Mrs Julie Whalley of Wigan complained to the Press Complaints Commission that two entries in a weekly local history column had made insensitive reference to a loss in her family. She was also concerned that the first article was inaccurate.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated a private letter of apology for the complainant, including an undertaking to report more sensitively on the matter in the future.

Date Published: 21/01/2011

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