Press Complaints Commission
spacer spacer
SEARCH FOR     Or try the cases search  
Cases Banner
Making a complaint
Code of Practice Information
Code Advice

Complainant Name:
Mr John Andrews

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Grantham Journal


Mr John Andrews complained to the Press Complaints Commission under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice about the manner in which his letter - in which he set out his view on proposals to create a Grantham by-pass - had been edited for publication. He was particularly concerned that the letter had appeared with the headline ‘I think by-pass will be a bad thing for Grantham', which he contended was a misleading summary of his position.


While the newspaper did not accept any breach of the Editors' Code, the matter was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following follow-up letter:

"It's the houses I do not want - not the by-pass"

‘On Friday February 10, the Journal published my letter about the proposed Grantham by-pass, under a headline reading: ‘I think by-pass will be a bad thing for Grantham'.

I should like to make clear that I am not opposed to the by-pass per se - which I actually believe would be of great benefit to Grantham - but I am strongly opposed to the notion that it should be accompanied by the building of 4,000 unwanted and unnecessary houses encroaching on increasingly scarce countryside.'

Great Gonerby

Date Published: 03/04/2012

<< Go Back
Home ] Cases ] Site map ]