Last month we learned how some MPs struggle with relatively simple maths problems. According to the Government this morning, the same problem is becoming increasingly prevalent among England's 11-14 year-olds.
Forty-two years after the Equal Pay act was passed in parliament, female executives are losing just under £500,000 to their male counterparts over the course of their careers. At least, that much was being claimed across most news outlets earlier this week:
In certain parts of England, how you're cared for in your old age depends on which side of the street you live on.
Many people are shocked to discover that social care is not free at the point of use - unlike the NHS. The Health Service will pick up the bill if you're elderly and in need of hospital treatment; but if you're too frail to get out of bed in the morning or you can't cook for yourself any more, then you’ll probably have to pay for any help you require.
The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has rejected Full Fact's complaint into the Daily Mail's coverage of figures from the August riots last year.
After the Government was dealt a blow in the Commons earlier this week when its proposed negotiating position for talks on the 2014-2020 EU Budget was rejected by MPs, there has been much talk in the media about what contribution the UK should be making to Brussels.
Sometimes, even ordinarily reliable sources get things wrong.
Normally, Full Fact would consider figures provided by a Minister in response to a Parliamentary Question to be a reliable source. So too did the Daily Mail this week as it reported that: "eight prisoners are on the run... including one offender offender who is 'highly dangerous' to public", and that 25 prisoners had escaped during Labour's time in Government.
This week's surprise announcement from Energy Minister John Hayes, reported in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, that the Government wouldn't give the green light to any more onshore wind farms certainly caused a stir, with Labour Leader Ed Miliband accusing the Prime Minister of having an 'uncertain' energy policy.
Today the Department for Transport (DfT) published routine quarterly estimates for the number of road casualties in Great Britain. They revealed that in the year leading up to June 2012, the number of recorded deaths on Britain's roads fell by 6% on the previous 12 months to 1,790, while serious injuries rose slightly over the same period.
"Lucrative: Now worth more than £300m a year, Halloween is now Britain's third most lucrative festival after Christmas and Easter." The Daily Mail, October 31, 2012
Today we learnt that in 2011, British Halloween spending topped £300 million for the first time, making it the third most lucrative celebration of the year after Christmas and Easter, according to the Daily Mail.
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