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31 May 2012

Is the NHS pension scheme a drain on the taxpayer?

After members of the British Medical Association (BMA) voted to take industrial action over pay, one junior doctor claimed in the Sun that the doctors' pension scheme isn't a drain …

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31 May 2012

Will fewer people die if doctors strike?

The British Medical Association's decision to pursue industrial action for the first time in over 40 years provoked a great deal of interest in this morning's papers. The Independent included …

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31 May 2012

Did Labour 'fix the figures' on unemployment while in office?

Readers of the Daily Express this morning were witness to a startling accusation: "HOW LABOUR 'FIXED THE FIGURES' TO HIDE TRUE JOBLESS MISERY" Daily Express, 31 May 2012 According to …

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30 May 2012

Full Fact complains to PCC over nursing jobs error

Earlier this month the Times and the i newspapers both incorrectly reported the number of nurses supposedly at risk of being cut from the NHS. The i's coverage was the …

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30 May 2012

Are record numbers of teachers leaving the profession?

On Sunday the Independent reported that there was an exodus from the teaching profession as the number of teachers leaving the profession before they reached retirement age hit a record …

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Are record numbers of teachers leaving the profession?
30 May 2012

Are cyclists to blame for road accidents?

Freshly-elected Mayor of London Boris Johnson last week claimed the majority of cyclists are implicated in their own accidents - specifically those leading to serious injury or death. Is there …

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29 May 2012

Have alcohol-related hospital admissions quadrupled in Scotland?

Scottish Health Minister Nicola Sturgeon has made the claim that increasing alcohol affordability has seen increasing admissions to hospital related to alcohol use. Is she correct?

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29 May 2012

Are 10% of the world's crops genetically modified?

During a Channel 4 News panel segment, it was claimed that ten per cent of the world's crops are now genetically modified. Is this true, and can this figure be …

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29 May 2012

Boris Johnson still giving mixed messages on trustworthy statistics

Last week former Green mayoral candidate Jenny Jones pressed the Mayor during Mayor's Questions to sign up to trustworthy statistics for London: "Following calls from Full Fact during the election …

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28 May 2012

The Royal Family: Are we getting our money's worth?

In the lead up to the Diamond Jubilee royal sentiment is certainly high. But how much is the Royal Family worth?

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25 May 2012

Is re-offending at a record high?

The Daily Star claims that nearly a third of people convicted of serious offences in 2011 had 15 or more previous convictions or cautions, and that a record number of …

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24 May 2012

Do crime statistics mask a growing problem with anti-social behaviour?

Daily Mail columnist Peter Hitchens sparked controversy today when he urged Today programme listeners to ignore crime statistics, because they ignored a rising problem with anti-social behaviour. Does he have …

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