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An item in the Feral Beast column on 18 May ("Gilligan's success made sweeter by BBC blunder") stated that the information published by the Evening Standard in December 2007 about the London Mayor's Equalities Advisor, Lee Jasper, had been leaked a year previously to Tim Donovan, the political editor of BBC London, who had rejected the story as being of no news value. This was incorrect: the leaked emails were seen by Mr Donovan in September 2007 and BBC London's investigation into the allegations was ongoing when the Evening Standard published its first story on 5 December. We are happy to clarify the position.