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Churchill’s Choice

From September 1939 Winston Churchill was spending today’s equivalent of £1800 a month on wine. General Jacob observed that Churchill began the day by drinking

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Dear John

David is the most common name amongst high achievers such as MPs, lawyers and millionaires according to MyNametags, a label maker that commissioned a study

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Pareto Peculiar

The Pareto Principle asserts that, in the majority of systems, around 80% of effects arise from around 20% of causes. The principle has been found

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Si o No

Holding any referendum is never straightforward. One of the many difficulties lies in clarifying the precise wording of the question asked of the people. It

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Calling Germany

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to stand for a fourth term has been covered in media round the world. And much of this coverage

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Sound mind, sound body

Hilary Clinton’s health may have an impact on the forthcoming US Presidential election result. Health is certainly an issue in politics. In 1924, following the

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Calorie Counting

Research suggests that an average person needs to eat 2.446 kCal a day to maintain current weight doing minimal exercise. According to physiological tests conducted

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Leave clean, run fastest

Of the 30 fastest ever 100 metre times, nine – including three top three – have been run by the reigning and three-time Olympic Champion,

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Courtesy Cars

A survey of 1,000 British drivers has found that van drivers, along with drivers of high performance and sports cars, scored lowest, 3 per cent,

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Energy Equations

“The UK’s current ‘industrial strategy’ for energy – to subsidise offshore wind, solar, biomass and nuclear – is responsible for the fact that domestic electricity

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