Author: Blueprint Media

Briefs

Skin in the Game

Parliament has ditched its decision to save £80,000 a year by switching to paper from vellum to print all future UK legislation. Vellum, made from

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Small Beer

Tons of newsprint are devoted to castigating the UK’s love affair with booze. There are, however, many nations with an even greater dedication to beer,

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Babycare

A study of 8,000 births in the USA found that the risk of a baby dying at birth or in his or her first few

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Orange is not the only fruit

For the first time, UK shoppers are spending more on avocados than on oranges. According to The Grocer, £142 million was spent in 2015 on avocados and

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Shooting Stars

Share prices of gun manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co have each risen more than shares of Apple since 2009, driven by

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Coal Face Facts

In the early 1980s Britain’s electricity-generating capacity from coal and nuclear sources exceeded usage by nearly 20 per cent. Today, as a result of Governments’

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Relative Riches

Someone living below the US poverty level, earning $11,000 a year expressed as real purchasing power, is in the top 15 per cent of the

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Refugee Report

Since the felling of the Twin Towers in New York on 11th of September 2001 some three quarters of a million refugees have been admitted to

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Wossname?

Smith, the most common name in the UK, is derived from the Old English term meaning one who works in metal. Foreign names with the

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Inmate Infirmary

While the Prison Service copes with a 25 per cent cut in funding, the number of prisoners over 60 doubled to 4,000 over the last

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