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Is Oxford University biased against ethnic minorities?
According to the Guardian, admission figures obtained via FOI show 'institutional bias' against ethnic minorities applying to study at Oxford University. But is this strictly an Oxford issue?
An anatomy of melancholy: is depression one of the world's greatest health challenges?
In an article about the rise in mental health issues among the UK's teenagers, the Times noted that depressive disorders pose an increasing threat to our global health. But are people in poorer countries just as likely to suffer from depression as those living in wealthier nations?
Are juries too stupid for justice?
Following the collapse of Vicky Pryce's trial earlier this week, and the revealing details of the questions asked of the judge by the jury, a debate over the merit of trial by jury has entered the mainstream.
Is tax evasion and avoidance costing the taxpayer £25bn per year?
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While BBC Question Time panelists debated the size of the welfare bill, the show's extra guest claimed it was small change compared to the scale of tax evasion and avoidance. So how much money is lost to the Treasury this way?
Are criminals caught in a revolving door of community sentencing?
8,000 criminals were handed eleven bouts of community service before being jailed, the Daily Mail reports. Does community sentencing work? Full Fact inspects the figures.
Does Belgium trade more with India than the UK does?
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With the Prime Minister beating the drum for British business on the Indian sub-continent, do we really lag behind Belgium in terms of our trade links with India?
The land of milk and honey: will Bulgarians and Romanians be nine times richer in the UK?
After releasing estimates of how many migrants from Romania and Bulgaria would reach our shores, Migration Watch has looked into the economic incentives behind their potential move.
Can breastfeeding save lives?
This week the papers reported that breastfeeding within an hour of birth could save 95 babies per hour, 830,000 a year globally. Are these figures sound? And would they apply to UK children?
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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
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The rise of UKIP: how significant are the local election results?
Local elections: the who, what and why
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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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