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Fri 10th Dec 2010

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Life expectancy falls in US

Life expectancy in the US dropped between 2007 and 2008, after years of steady increase.

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Thu 5th Aug 2010

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Cameras off, accidents up?

In today’s Times, David Aaronovitch (p 19) concludes that the demise of speed cameras will increase road casualties – a reasonable conclusion given academic evidence that, ev

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Wed 26th May 2010

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Blackpool Hoopla game exposed

A statistician has provided evidence that helped to convict a Blackpool stallholder of running a game of hoopla that was almost impossible to win, report the

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Mon 22nd Feb 2010

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Improving public trust in statistics

How do the three major political parties plan to improve public trust in official statistics?

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Thu 18th Feb 2010

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Party leaders urged to use statistics honestly

Play it straight, urges the President of the Royal Statistical Society in a letter to party leaders in advance of the election.

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Fri 22nd Jan 2010

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UK Data site launched

The new Government data site, www.data.gov.uk, has opened for business.

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Wed 20th Jan 2010

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RSS President to become Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home Office

Professor Bernard Silverman, the current President of the Royal Statistical Society, has been appointed Chief Scientific Adviser to the Home Office, it was

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Tue 29th Dec 2009

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No trust in crime statistics

Unnoticed in the pre-Christmas rush, the UK Statistics Authority has published a report on crime statistics.

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Tue 8th Dec 2009

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The big data giveaway

The Government is planning a big data giveaway in an attempt to encourage new ventures based on innovative ways of using it.

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Wed 25th Nov 2009

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GDP: no comfort for economists or Alistair Darling

Figures released today show that the UK economy was still in recession in the third quarter of 2009.

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