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Complainant Name:
Ms Tina Hallett & Mr Jonathan Apps

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Bristol Evening Post

Complaint:

Ms Tina Hallett and Mr Jonathan Apps complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had included inaccuracies in its coverage of a complaint over a church clock's chimes in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Code.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification as a footnote to the online article:

We have been asked to make it clear that it was not the bell which was silenced but in fact the church clock chimes. At the time of our story, it had not been possible to turn off the chimes for specific hours but a few days later this was done so the clock now chimes during the day but not at night. The complainants say others had complained directly to the church before they did, and that they themselves raised the matter with the church before the council issued the abatement order. We are happy to clarify these points.

Date Published: 01/11/2012



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