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Hywel Curtis and Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 30/03/2010 - 10:40

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Making a stand for standing

With an election imminent, Labour has made a pitch for the football supporters’ vote.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 18/03/2010 - 15:22

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Big changes proposed in pre-release access to statistics

Access to statistics before they are released should be sharply curtailed, the UK Statistics Authority has recommended.

Thu, 18/02/2010 - 13:42

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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.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 04/01/2010 - 15:32

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Statistics pulls the plug on record pluggers

During his rise to fame – and before his taste for prostitutes caught up with him – New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer crossed swords with the record industry.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 30/12/2009 - 14:18

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Nobody believes UK statistics

British doubts over the reliability of official statistics are greater than ever, according to a survey publi

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 04/11/2009 - 11:41

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New parliamentary forum for statistics launched

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Statistics was launched at the House of Lords on November 3.

Tue, 14/04/2009 - 10:34

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Sexy Statisticians

Are statisticians sexy? Well, some are ...

Hal Varian, Chief Economist for Google, (pictured here) thinks being a statistician is a very sexy job. Here's what he had to say recently in McKinsey Quarterly

Thu, 26/03/2009 - 15:53

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Crime Statistics: the e-mail trail