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Last update: Sunday 19th January
 
"Please take a seat" may stop being the greeting of choice at GP surgeries, as a study will look at rolling out standing appointments.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 24th October
 
More than two-thirds of adults have not written a will, do not know they can plan where they die and have not discussed their future death with a loved one, according to a survey.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 31st July
 
Three out of 10 (30 per cent) crashes on motorways and major A-roads involving a drowsy driver result in at least one fatality or serious injury, according to new research. Only accidents featuring drugged drivers or drivers using a mobile phone are more likely to cause a death or serious injury, the AA Charitable Trust said.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 1st July 2019
 
Supervised tests of a potential autonomous car service built by a UK-based artificial intelligence firm have begun in two London boroughs. FiveAI has started testing five self-driving cars in Bromley and Croydon in its latest effort to roll out an autonomous, car-sharing service in London.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 2 April 2019
 
Average broadband speeds received by UK households have risen by almost 20% in the past year, Ofcom has reported.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 9 May 2019
 
Demand for new cars fell 4.1% last month, the automotive industry has said. Some 161,000 new cars were registered last month compared with 168,000 during April 2018, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 8 May 2019
 
People who are married or in a civil partnership are more likely to be satisfied with their life than single people, a new report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) suggests.
Odd FactsChurch Times, 7 June 2019
 
Free bus passes are linked to increased happiness for older people, according to a new study. People who get concessionary travel are more likely to enjoy a better quality of life, have greater life satisfaction and fewer symptoms of depression than those who do not, research has found.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - 2 May 2019
 
The United Kingdom is one of the happiest countries in the world and is getting more cheerful, the annual United Nations investigation into contentedness has suggested.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel
 
The United Kingdom is one of the happiest countries in the world and is getting more cheerful, the annual United Nations investigation into contentedness has suggested.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel, 21st March 2019
 
The UK Deed Poll Service reported a sharp rise in the number of parents paying £35 to alter their child’s title from ‘Miss to Master’ or ‘Master to Miss’ in the past 5 years, with about one under-16-year-old making the change every day.
Odd FactsEvangelicals Now, March 2019
 
THE Lake District has been named as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO has announced. The region joins sites including the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge on the prestigious list.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - July 10th 2017
 
Near-death experiences (NDEs) are far more common than most people realise. They are reported by men, women and children regardless of nationality, religion or education level. One Gallup poll showed 8 million adult Americans have experienced one. Other estimates suggest between four and nine per cent of the general population have experienced a NDE.
Odd FactsPremier Christianity - December 2016
 
A total of 16 of the top 100 fundraising charities still fail Google’s ‘mobile-friendly’ test, down from 33 last year.
Odd FactsCivil Society News - 11th April 2016
 
Australia will no longer appoint knights and dames in its honours system. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, right, said the titles were "not appropriate" in modern Australia.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - 3rd November 2015
 
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