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The Guardian

David Lipsey :: Thu, 04/11/2010 - 09:54

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Student loans confuse The Guardian

My first two papers of the day are the Racing Post, where the facts are invariably right and The Guardian

David Lipsey :: Tue, 03/08/2010 - 16:52

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Spurious accuracy seduces journalists time and time again

An insidious abuse of statistics is spurious accuracy.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 22/06/2010 - 13:11

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The cost of illegal drugs

Polly Toynbee claims in her Guardian column today that the cost of the cur

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 09/04/2010 - 16:34

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Cut-and-Paste journalists create a myth

“Rise of the high-flying wives who leave hubby in the home” wrote the Daily Mail.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 09/03/2010 - 17:52

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Can U afford Man U?

Wild excitement must have gripped readers of The Guardian on Saturday, when they read on Page 1 of the sports section that Manchester United was valued at a mere £800,000,

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 01/03/2010 - 18:17

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The Guardian gets its bugs in a twist

The Guardian has an entertaining story today about the number of bugs in Britain's soil. Apparently they've doubled in number in the past decade.

Sheila Bird and Chris Robertson :: Tue, 13/10/2009 - 14:28

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H1N1 risks and pregnant women

In today’s Guardian, Professor David Salisbury, Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, is quoted as saying that H1N1 vaccine is completely safe for pregnant women.

Sheila Bird :: Mon, 21/09/2009 - 15:17

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£6 million Blueprint down the drain

In Saturday’s Guardian, Ben Goldacre dismembered a Home Office study designed to evaluate a drug education project in schools.

Nigel Hawkes :: Sun, 20/09/2009 - 10:24

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PCC rules on depressed zero

The complaint made by Straight Statistics reader John Huggins to the Press Complaints Commission against The Guardian has been rejected.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 25/08/2009 - 11:28

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Zeroing in on youth unemployment

A Straight Statistics reader, John Huggins, has taken exception to a graphic in The Guardian, illustrating the rise in youth unemployment.