Swindon is celebrating a year without speed cameras by announcing a drop in fatal accidents, but don’t get over-excited.
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.
“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.
A string of newspapers lamented the excesses of the young in response to an NHS report detailing their illicit activities.
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.
Dorset County Council has closed a women's refuge, to the disgust of the Daily Mail, because it does not cater for men.
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.
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.
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.