The Daily Express has been critisised by the Press Complaints Commission for burying an apology to the Mayor of Totnes.
The Express agreed to apologise over a story on page 5 about proposals to change the format of council prayers.
Despite agreeing to publish the apology with ‘due prominence’following a PCC adjudication it appeared on page 33 which constituted a breach of clause 1 (accuracy).
The commission considered the paper’s conduct was ‘an unfortunate example of bad practice at a time when the industry generally has improved its record in relation to the location and promptness of corrections and apologies”.
The lack of due prominence was considered a breach of the code and the complaint was upheld on that basis.