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The Press Complaints Commission was set up in 1991 to ensure that British newspapers and magazines follow the letter and spirit of the Editor’s Code of Practice which deals with ethical issues such as inaccuracy, privacy, misrepresentation and harassment. The PCC was replaced by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in 2014.

Most complaints are resolved directly by editors to the satisfaction of those complaining. ISPO adjudicates formally on the remainder, with all critical adjudications published in full by the publications involved.

We aim to cover all IPSO adjudications on HoldtheFrontPage, and you will find them here.

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during April, May and June 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the

Evening News hails "major victory for press freedom"

People who sell their stories to the press cannot expect an automatic right to future privacy, the Press Complaints Commission has warned. The body made the statement after rejecting three out of four complaints made against the Manchester Evening News

Sunday People, Daily Mail, Leamington Spa & Warwick Courier

October, November & December 2000 Adjudication of a complaint against the Sunday People, Daily Mail, Leamington Spa & Warwick Courier Complaints under Clauses 1, 3 & 4: Miss Corinne Tindall of Coventry complained that an article and photograph published in

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during October, November and December 2000 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the

A summary of complaints in this quarter

Complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during October, November and December, 2000 Outside the commission’s remit: 114Disallowed on grounds of unjustifiable delay: 28No case under the Code: 195 Third-party complaints: 16Complaints resolved directly and otherwise not pursued: 132

Bucks Herald

January, February and March 2001 Adjudication of a complaint against the Bucks Herald Complaints under Clauses 4, 5: Mr and Mrs Kimble of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, complained that they had been approached by a reporter from the Bucks Herald in breach

Northern Echo/Darlington & Stockton Times

January, February and March 2001 Adjudication of a complaint against the The Northern Echo Darlington & Stockport Times Complaints under Clause 3: A man from North Yorkshire complained that an article published by The Northern Echo on 24 October 2000,

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during April, May and June, 2000 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the

Sunday Mercury

April, May and June, 2000 Adjudication of a complaint against the Sunday Mercury Messrs Tyndallwoods, solicitors, on behalf of their client Mr Mohamad Kenewa, complained that an article published in the Sunday Mercury of 12 March 2000 headlined You’re a

A year of progress for the PCC

The Press Complaints Commission resolved record numbers of complaints in record time during 1999, said Chairman, Lord Wakeham, in his annual report. Some 2,427 complaints were received during the year and 75 per cent were completed within 35 working days

A summary of complaints in this quarter

Complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during July, August and September, 2000 Outside the commission’s remit: 90Disallowed on grounds of unjustifiable delay: 39No case under the Code: 172 Third-party complaints: 20Complaints resolved directly and otherwise not pursued: 103

PCC is stronger than press control laws

Lord Wakeham has paid tribute to the Newspaper Society for its defence of the freedom of the press. Writing for the Newspaper Society’s newsletter, Lord Wakeham – Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission – also thanked the regional press for

Crawley Observer

April, May and June, 2000 Adjudication of a complaint against the Crawley Observer Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust complained that photographs accompanying an article headlined Casualty crisis worsens, published in the Crawley Observer on February 23, 2000, were taken