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Centre for Social Justice: correcting the record?
After the Centre for Social Justice published its report on 'Fractured Families', we noticed that the press release that it originally issued has been subtly altered. What could be the reason for this, and why does it matter?
Broken Britain - a land of "men deserts"?
Earlier this week, a think tank warned that there are areas of the UK where children are growing up without male contact. What's the evidence? Here's the first part of our series looking at the numbers.
Is the latest Ofsted report based on sound evidence?
Teachers' Unions have raised questions about Ofsted's latest report, which claims that bright pupils in comprehensive schools are being let down by low expectations. We look at the evidence behind these claims.
Hospital beds: more black alerts than the previous ten years combined?
The Royal College of Physicians has previously made the point that NHS hospitals are on the brink of collapse. This week Parliament heard that there have been more 'black alerts' this winter than the previous 10 years combined. But where is the evidence?
How important are police stations for reporting crime?
Potential closures to police stations in London have stirred emotions in Parliament. But there's one question that hasn't made many headlines: how much do the public actually use them?
Has there been a drop in the number of qualified teachers?
As the Education Secretary unveils new plans to reform higher education in England, we look at whether the school workforce is more qualified than ever before.
Personal Independence Payment: who are the winners and losers?
As the new Personal Independence Payment becomes available for new claimants across Great Britain, we review some key claims that have been circulating about the reforms.
Are UK greenhouse gas emissions on the rise?
Today Labour peer Lord Prescott accused the Coalition of talking "hot air" on climate change, and insisted that it had presided over an increase in the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. Has the Government been paying lip service to the environment?
Full Fact sources index: where to find the information you need
Department of Health refuses Freedom of Information request on health tourism
Hollow records, selective reporting and dubious trends: the employment debate
Where have all the men gone?
What's happening to net migration?
Freedom of Information matters: support it
MPs report on communicating statistics: "Not just true, but also fair"
PCC upholds newspaper's voodoo poll reporting
MPs to question Ministers about benefit statistics
Freedom of information reveals who wins and loses in 2013
Bad and dangerous to know: do men commit almost all crime?
The NHS: not always "free at the point of use"
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