Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:26

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Good news: you’ll live to 100. Bad news: you’ll be skint

Everybody loves statistics about life expectancy and the ballooning number of centenarians, but is there a risk they could become too much of a good thing?

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 06/01/2011 - 17:35

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Looking forward to your 100th birthday?

Nearly 20 per cent of people alive today in the UK will reach their 100th birthday, the Department of Work and Pensio

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:30

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Census confidentiality robustly defended – but is the law so robust?

The Office for National Statistics and the UK Statistics Authority are prepared to defend the confidentiality of Census information to the limits of the law.

Rishab Mehan and Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 26/04/2010 - 09:12

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Immigration: a debate crippled by a lack of accurate data

Immigration has emerged as one of the major themes of the election, and one of the few where there are clear dividing lines between the parties.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 16/02/2010 - 17:49

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Baby boomers built the economic bubble

The generation born in the wake of World War II is getting the blame for the economic mess we’re in.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/12/2009 - 16:00

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Why have blue whales changed their tune?

How do you count blue whales? By listening to their songs, suggest a group of US oceanographers.

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.