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Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 29/12/2009 - 11:54

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Speeding to false conclusions

Swindon is celebrating a year without speed cameras by announcing a drop in fatal accidents, but don’t get over-excited.

Leo Henghes :: Mon, 26/10/2009 - 09:32

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Confused messages about immigration

 Had you flicked through last week's papers, you would be forgiven for thinking that Britain's population is certain to hit 70 million within 25 years.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 17/08/2009 - 15:57

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A slice of ham from the WCRF

“Don’t give your children ham” says the World Cancer Research Fund today, claiming that 3,700 cases of bowel cancer a year could be prevented in the UK if everyone ate less than 70g of processed meat a week.

Leo Henghes :: Thu, 06/08/2009 - 17:12

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Fewer kids drinking - but don't hold the front page

A string of newspapers lamented the excesses of the young in response to an NHS report detailing their illicit activities.

Leo Henghes and Simon Briscoe :: Tue, 04/08/2009 - 16:45

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Immigration, or the end of life as we know it

 A survey by YouGov, commissioned by the Optimum Population Trust ,  provides a brilliant example of how a less than totally neutral survey and poor reporting deliver quite a story.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 03/08/2009 - 16:44

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Domestic violence: the men hit back

Dorset County Council has closed a women's refuge, to the disgust of the Daily Mail, because it does not cater for men.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 08/07/2009 - 11:10

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Who's living in my social housing?

The rise of the British National Party has been attributed in part to claims that immigants are getting favourable access to social housing. The Equality and Human Rights Commission set out to investigate the claims, and concluded that they are a myth.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 30/06/2009 - 16:26

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Marry in haste, repent in eternity

 Marry a younger woman and live longer, said a rash of headlines (Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail) earlier this month. Now the story’s surfaced again (Daily Mail, today) in the form of a feature. Pretty soon, it’ll be an accepted fact that acquiring a young blonde is the route to eternal life.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 24/06/2009 - 14:50

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Energetic Travellers

Gloucestershire Police claim that the jailing of five members of a family has reduced crime rates in the county to levels not seen since the 1980s, the Daily Mail reports online.