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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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Russian Roulette

Fifty-three years ago this week, as the Cuban Missile Crisis played out, the world came closer to catastrophe than at any other time in history.

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Stuff Happens

Mass shootings may appear commonplace in the USA but according to figures from the FBI the murder rate is in decline. There were 9.4 murders

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French Revolution

France today imports most of its edible snails and exports more vodka than cognac. Source: review of The History of Modern France by Jonathan Fenby in the Times Literary Supplement, 9

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Nuclear Number

The Government has guaranteed the operator of the planned Hinkley C nuclear power station £89.50 per  Megawatt hour. According to the Department of Energy and

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Fuel Follies

The price of Brent crude hit $43 a barrel on Monday [24th August], its lowest level since 2009. Back then average UK prices were 86.6p

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Pension Panic

= The annual salary of every employee in the UK could not pay off the pension deficit of its private companies. The combined shortfall of

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Currency Confusion

Devaluation of the Chinese currency is currently a regular item in news broadcasts. But what is its proper name? The “renminbi” is the official name

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