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Complainant Name:
Mr Jonathan Apps & Ms Tina Hallett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: North Somerset Times


Mr Jonathan Apps and Ms Tina Hallett complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published an article in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice. The complainant considered that the newspaper had failed to make clear that other complaints had been made to the church about the chimes prior to their complaint to the council.


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

We have been asked to make clear that 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 this point.

Date Published: 08/11/2012

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