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Are fewer crimes being solved?
According to Yvette Cooper, though crime is falling there have been fewer arrests and fewer cases solved. Is this bad news? And does she have a point?
Are GCSEs better than AS-levels for predicting university success?
Cambridge University and the Government have locked horns over plans to scrap A levels. We look at the evidence behind each case.
Sloth Britannia: Do Germans work harder than Brits?
Boris Johnson argues in the Telegraph that British workers are lazy compared to their Germans counterpart. Does he have a point?
Childcare in the UK: the tightest and most expensive?
After childcare costs and ratios hit the headlines recently, Full Fact takes a look at how we really compare to the rest of the world in raising our children.
Heathrow expansion: what are the facts behind the third runway debate?
What does the future hold for Heathrow? Today the Transport Committee recommends expansion despite objections from the London mayor Boris Johnson. Are its proposals just blue sky thinking?
Less time in prison, more likely to reoffend?
As the Ministry of Justice announces the latest update to its 're-offending revolution', exactly what problems is the Government trying to face?
Third World Britain: Is malnutrition a big problem in the UK?
Two newspapers today claimed that a tenth of all older people in the UK are malnourished. Is this true?
Social care provision: from bad to worse?
In today's Queen's Speech, the Government announced its legislative programme for the next year, including its plan to reform the way that social care is funded. But that has not stopped local authorities from claiming that there is less and less money to meet a growing increase in demand.
Full Fact sources index: where to find the information you need
The NHS: not always "free at the point of use"
Politicians least trusted when using statistics
Crime statistics: how many warnings do you need?
Education surveys and benefit statistics: two government departments caught out in one week
The European Union: the facts
The Queen's Speech: Resources and Factchecks
The rise of UKIP: how significant are the local election results?
Local elections: the who, what and why
Local elections: what's happening in your area?
The media management of benefit stats
Throwing caution to the wind? The impact police cautions have had on the justice system
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