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21 June 2022

Popular tips on filling cars with petrol don’t offer big savings

A widely-circulated selection of tips on how to save money when filling your car is unlikely to provide any economic benefit.

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Popular tips on filling cars with petrol don’t offer big savings
20 June 2022

Child self-harm numbers in the Guardian, Mirror and Independent don’t reflect survey’s actual findings

About 3% of parents taking part in a survey said their children had begun to self-harm in response to the cost of living crisis.

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Child self-harm numbers in the Guardian, Mirror and Independent don’t reflect survey’s actual findings
20 June 2022

EU court didn’t prevent Rwanda flight from taking off

It was the European Court of Human Rights, which isn’t an EU institution.

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EU court didn’t prevent Rwanda flight from taking off
20 June 2022

Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths

Reports of death following vaccination do not mean that the vaccine caused the death.

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Article vastly exaggerates number of Covid-19 vaccine deaths
17 June 2022

The EU did not completely outlaw use of imperial measures in the UK

Claims that the EU forced the UK to adopt the metric system and made the use of imperial measures illegal are not entirely true.

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The EU did not completely outlaw use of imperial measures in the UK
17 June 2022

Health spending isn’t set to account for almost half of all taxes

Figures quoted by LBC presenter Nick Ferrari didn’t take account of the total amount of public spending.

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Health spending isn’t set to account for almost half of all taxes
17 June 2022

No evidence of a ‘plan’ to cause travel disruption

We can find no evidence to support claims that travel disruption at airports is part of a deliberate attempt to stop people travelling. And there’s plenty of evidence for staff …

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No evidence of a ‘plan’ to cause travel disruption
17 June 2022

NASA Mars mission would cost much more than two years of NHS Test and Trace

£37 billion was the original budget for Test and Trace over two years.

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NASA Mars mission would cost much more than two years of NHS Test and Trace
17 June 2022

Australian citizens aren’t being forcibly vaccinated via ‘chemtrails’

False claims have been shared about an old clinical trial for a genetically-modified cholera vaccine.

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Australian citizens aren’t being forcibly vaccinated via ‘chemtrails’
17 June 2022

No evidence Facebook hackers sending ‘offensive comments’ to your friends which you can’t see

A popular Facebook claim warning that hackers are posting “offensive comments” which account owners can’t see has been repeatedly debunked.

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No evidence Facebook hackers sending ‘offensive comments’ to your friends which you can’t see
17 June 2022

Picture of Harry Styles wearing t-shirt with obscenity about ‘Tories’ has been Photoshopped

He did not wear a t-shirt that used a swear word to describe members of the Conservative party.

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Picture of Harry Styles wearing t-shirt with obscenity about ‘Tories’ has been Photoshopped
16 June 2022

Are petrol and diesel taxed in Gibraltar?

There is no VAT in Gibraltar, but there is fuel duty.

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Are petrol and diesel taxed in Gibraltar?

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