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Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 22/12/2011 - 12:35

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Childcare – the 19-minute myth

Today’s Daily Mail rediscovers  an entertaining myth it first promulgated in 2006 – that mothers who work spend just 19 minutes a day with their children.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 12:45

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Olympic ticket allocation: is there an alternative?

The air is loud with denunciations of the way in which tickets for next year’s London Olympics are being allocated.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 07/04/2011 - 14:49

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It's that time again ...

Some stories won’t die.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 01/02/2011 - 17:29

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An exclusive for the Daily Mail, courtesy of ONS

The Daily Mail yesterday splashed on a story on the number of care home residents who have died as a result of dehydration in the past five years.

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 :: Thu, 09/09/2010 - 16:49

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Give a boy a bad name ...

Another ludicrous survey from our friends at 72Point, swallowed whole by The Sun, Daily Mirror, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Record and the Daily Mail online.

Wed, 26/05/2010 - 14:49

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Blackpool Hoopla game exposed

A statistician has provided evidence that helped to convict a Blackpool stallholder of running a game of hoopla that was almost impossible to win, report the

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 :: Mon, 08/03/2010 - 16:29

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How to satisfy the sleepyheads on national newsdesks

Some newspapers today ran a “survey” showing that we get too little sleep – just six hours seven minutes a night.

Hamish Birchall :: Fri, 05/02/2010 - 16:53

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Shuffling accidents along the M11

Safety Camera no. 50, as it is known to Essex Police, is the unassuming name of one of the most controversial speed cameras in the UK.