Further to our post yesterday on quotes invented by the Daily Mail, the Scrapbook team have been poring over the details of the more amusing cases released by the Press Complaints Commission; David Blunkett’s dispute with the Sheffield Star is one of them.

The member for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough and former home secretary claimed that the paper had endangered his security in February 2010 by publishing “information about the whereabouts of his Derbyshire home” in an article on MPs’ expenses.

Rather than publishing his full address, however, the paper merely revealed the name of the village in which he lived (already widely known in the local area) after it was briefed to them by, erm, one of Blunkett’s own staff.

Any Sheffield residents anticipating the arrival of the phone hacking scandal in South Yorkshire must have been sorely disappointed.

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