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Complainant Name:
Mrs Drene Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Scunthorpe Telegraph


Mrs Drene Brown complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article on her receipt of a national bridge prize that contained errors in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the publication of the following correction:

Clarification on Dimmie Fleming Award

The Telegraph recently reported that Drene Brown of Hilltop Avenue was nominated by Scunthorpe Bridge Club for the award. However, she was nominated by Lincolnshire County Bridge Association. Also, it was reported she was a member of Scunthorpe Bridge Club for 35 years when in fact she has been a member for the last 20 years and has held the post of county secretary, and other similar offices, for a number of them. We are happy to clarify the situation.

Date Published: 19/04/2012

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