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Student Blog: Now 15% of women work past 70

Today the Daily Mail Online has an article as follows: ‘Now 15% of women work past 70: Number doubles thanks to meager pensions and rising life expectancy.  Being female and over fifty this article appealed.  The figures go on to … Continue reading

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Student Blog Post: ‘Warning over segregation in England’s schools’

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39344973 https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/dec/26/rise-in-primary-school-pupils-suspended-for-racist-abuse This article states that schools in England are segregated based on their ethnic backgrounds and they support this statement through the use of official statistics. The purpose of this article is for the reader to believe what the … Continue reading

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Student Blog: Average cost of a wedding in 2016 for the readers of Hitched magazine was £25,000…. and 48% of parents still foot the bill

According to the article on The Sun website, researchers have claimed that the average cost of a wedding costs £25,000, and that parents still contribute most of the financial means towards the bill. The data was found to be accurate, … Continue reading

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Student blog post: Daily diet of fresh fruit linked to lower diabetes risk-

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2017/04April/Pages/Daily-diet-of-fresh-fruit-linked-to-lower-diabetes-risk.aspx The first thing to think about in this article is the sample used to make this claim and the statistics within it. The article claims that ‘A study of half a million people in China found those who ate … Continue reading

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Student blog post: TEENAGE GIRLS IN AUSTRALIA ARE TAKING UP SMOKING IN PREGNANCY TO DELIBERATELY HAVE SMALLER BABIES, STUDY FINDS  

  The news story behind this headline is that it was found in a study that teenage girls, as young as 16 are deliberately smoking in order to have smaller babies due to their fear that their small bodies will … Continue reading

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Student blog post: London knife crime rises to four-year high

The story that I will be looking at was published by the BBC News, and the headline was; “London knife crime rises to four-year high” and can be found on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37412508. This article was published on 21st September 2016 and … Continue reading

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Student blog post: Social care system ‘beginning to collapse’ as 900 carers quit every day

Feed URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39507859 This article from BBC News uses a bold and effective statement to create panic amongst the general public and uses a large figure to add to the effect they want to give off. By saying that 900 … Continue reading

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Student blog post: One third of whites claim they are victims of racism  

According to this article on the Daily Mail, researchers have claimed that a ‘growing number of white people feel they are victims of racial prejudice in Britain’. The article states that 29% have said that they now expect to be … Continue reading

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Student blog post: EU migrants make up 10% of workers in some sectors, official figures reveal.

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/eu-migrants-make-up-10-10213290 The article is about the number of overseas workers, working in the UK. It uses statistics from the Office of National Statistics. The ONS is a an independent producer of official statistics in the UK. This makes it … Continue reading

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Student blog post: “Pollution From Burgers Worse Than From Diesel Trucks”

  The Huffington Post article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/pollution-from-burgers-worse-than-trucks_n_1897730.html) entitled “Pollution From Burgers Worse Than From Diesel Trucks” inaccurately claims that the pollution produced by the commercial cooking of burgers (the commercial charbroilers) Is more than double that produced by 18-wheeler trucks. When … Continue reading

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