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Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Full Fact complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an online article reporting on life expectancy on the Gurnos estate in Merthyr Tydfil was inaccurate and misleading.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the amendment of the online article and the publication of the following note at the end of the online article:

An earlier version of this article referred to the figure for life expectancy in Merthyr Tydfil as being 58.8 years. In fact, this is the figure for ‘healthy life expectancy' in Merthyr Tydfil, and the average life expectancy is not lower than that in Iraq or Haiti as originally reported.

Date Published: 20/04/2011

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