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Complainant Name:
Lindsay Pettigrew

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Blackpool Gazette

Complaint:

Lindsay Pettigrew, minister of North Drive Methodist Church, Anchorsholme, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information about the church in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

Resolution:

The newspaper acknowledged that the article had confused the names of two Methodist churches. The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction and apology:

In an article on April 29 we wrongly reported that Brian Dodgeon had attended North Drive Methodist Church, Anchorsholme. This should have read North Shore Methodist Church, Dickson Road, Blackpool. We apologise for this confusion.

Date Published: 18/07/2011



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