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Complainant Name:
Mr Nigel White

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Docklands & East London Advertiser


Mr Nigel White complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had inaccurately reported that two individuals had been the first to complete the challenge of visiting all London's DLR stations and had set a new record for doing so.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the removal of the article online and the publication of the following correction in the newspaper:

This newspaper would like to point out the DLR Challenge where enthusiasts visit all DLR stations in the fastest time possible has been carried out several times by different people. In a story published on July 24, 2013, with the headline "Chums win DLR 45 stations challenge" and on our website as "DLR conquered like Everest 60 years ago as royalty make the news", it was reported the challenge was carried out for the first time which is not the case. The time published for completing the challenge was also 40 minutes slower than the current record and, therefore, not the quickest time as reported. We are happy to set the record straight.

Date Published: 23/09/2013

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