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Complainant Name:
Full Fact

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun

Complaint:

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

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction in the newspaper, in addition to the removal of the online article and the marking of the newspaper's files:

Fil of Life

Our article (February 12) stated life expectancy on the Gurnos estate in Merthyr Tydfil was 58.8 years. In fact, this refers to healthy life expectancy and the average life expectancy is 70 years, which is not lower than Iraq or Haiti as we reported.

Date Published: 11/05/2011



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