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After the middle years of their life, people report increasing levels of happiness. An expert unpicks the data.
Mind the gap.
Some data shows the gap in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled working-age people has gone down. But other data says the opposite. Here's why.
Crime rates have fallen - but our expert explains that it's too soon to celebrate.
A life lived.
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The first to have benefited from the NHS the longest, more marriages and long retirement – but more living with disability too.
Who benefits from benefits?
The government faces pressure to means test benefits to stop richer elderly people claiming at the expense of their poorer peers.
The sharing economy has not, so far, changed the structure of employment and it would require a sudden and unprecedented shift which reversed very recent trends for it to do so.
Will they stay or will they go home?
As the government looks to further tighten visa rules for non-EU students, how many are choosing to remain after their courses finish?
Are universities counting their pennies?
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As universities swallow a £150m cut to their teaching budgets, are they in a stable financial position?
Not faring so well.
Here's how well do the Eurozone countries look after their citizens.
Worth its weight in gold.
The two Champions League finalists already know they have around €70m in the bag.
The EU is asking member states to take just a few thousand refugees each.
How Europe's resettlement plan breaks down in numbers.
Not quite the same.
You don't have to love David Cameron to vote Conservative, but it helps.
Youth votes could make a big difference, if they make it to the box.
Young people could change the outcome in anywhere between 11 and 41 constituencies.
Students continue to fight against tuition fees.
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Research comparing reforms in Scotland and England shows higher university fees reduce applications.
What costs go into a gallon of gas?
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Oil prices have plunged almost 60%, yet gasoline is only a third cheaper.
Syrian refugees arrive in Hannover, Germany.
The data shows that most of us could afford to do more to shelter those fleeing from Syria's civil war.
Latest stats show Britain isn’t faced with a brain drain.
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It's all too easy to take Britain's immigration stats out of context. They reflect the fact that the economy's doing well.
Anopheles gambiae – coming to a home near you?
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Many tropical diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease and dengue are transmitted to humans via mosquitoes and other carriers known as vectors. These vector-borne diseases continue to have a major impact…
Please like me.
News that the Conservative Party has been spending more than £100,000 a month on Facebook advertising has its supporters and rivals all wondering if this is money well spent. It seems like a lot of money…
Nothing if not consistent?
The Media Blog
The British press has been accused of many things in recent years, most of them bad, but how can we measure performance in coverage of a particular subject such as immigration, and how is this changing…