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Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 16/03/2011 - 12:04

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More fairytales from the West Country

Tom Sutcliffe, in yesterday’s

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 10:40

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Detailing social research and statistics cuts

In 2008, the then-Government launched a research project called “Amplifying the voice of Muslim students”

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 23/02/2011 - 11:17

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Implausible claim on the benefits of BST

A bizarre claim in the letters page of The Independent today caught my eye.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 17:24

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Putting a spoke into spin

“Recession hits sandwiches at business meetings” was the headline on a press release issued yesterday by the office design company Maris Interiors.

Sheila Bird :: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 11:16

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Crime maps and police information - a correction

I'm grateful to correspondents on Straight Statistics who pointed out that the the way "confidence in police" was scored in the national Police Improvement Agency's (NPIA) randomized tria

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 03/02/2011 - 09:20

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Questionable claims on graduate pay

Reports by national newspaper education editors have suggested that the average starting salary for new graduates is £25,000 a year– or even £29,000, if you&rsquo

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 11/01/2011 - 15:47

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Pulling the wool, part 94

The comparison website Confused.com has interrogated its database to come up with some curious findings.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 10/01/2011 - 15:54

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Ask a loaded question...

Local authorities strapped for cash are aiming to cut their library budgets, an unpopular but, they say, unavoidable

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 23/09/2010 - 16:56

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A slice of hokum between two slices of bread

When you read a headline such as ”Workers fork out £2,000 a year on lunch and snacks” (Daily Express, today) you can be pretty sure that our old friends 72 Point (

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 13/09/2010 - 10:14

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2011 Census: how private?

How private will the results of the 2011 Census be?  Officially, privacy is absolutely guaranteed under the Census Acts of 1920 and 1990.