Daily Star says sorry to Charlotte Church

The Daily Star has apologised for invading the privacy of singer Charlotte Church and her rugby star partner Gavin Henson.

The couple complained to the Press Complaints Commission, but the matter was resolved when the couple, through their representative Mark Melton and the PCC, negotiated an apology in the paper.

In it, the Star said: ‘On 29 June 2007, we published photographs that were taken without the knowledge of either Miss Church or Mr Henson. The photograph of Mr Henson was taken on private land. We would like to apologise for any distress we may have caused.”

In a separate case, the Daily Mail has published a clarification to a story about David Taylor, the MP for North West Leicestershire.

In a story on 19 April, the paper alleged that Taylor did not vote on a Parliament bill to rescue pensioners’ retirement schemes that had collapsed.

In an apology, the Mail said: ‘We should have made clear that, as chairman of the relevant standing committee scrutinising the Bill, Commons convention prevented him from voting in subsequent proceedings.”

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