In this week’s Press Gazette magazine an article appears in “Axegrinder” suggesting that Tom Bower received a “freebie'”‘ to write a travel article about Morocco for the London Evening Standard.
This suggestion was wholly untrue. In fact, Tom Bower paid for his trip in its entirety, including hotel, flights, taxis, restaurants and museum charges. Veronica Wadley also paid her costs.
We accept that this item was wrong and defamatory. We apologise for the error and have agreed to pay damages to Tom Bower.