Key Quotes for 2005

Key Quotes for 2005

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Tuesday 15th October
 
In the year to April 2004 there were about 300 suspected cases of forced marriages in the UK and about 200 young people were rescued after approaching the authorities.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 13th July 2005
 
Parties and barbecues have caused $423 million damage to gardens so far this year.

MoneyThe Sentinel – 5th July 2005
 
The average cost of a motor claim in 2003 was much higher for young drivers and men than for women.
MoneyThe Sentinel – 13th July 2005
 
More people traveled on buses and coaches last year than for a decade. There were 4.5 billion journeys made in 2004, a 2% increase on 2003 and the best figure for 10 years, a report from the Confederation of Passengers Transport showed.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel – 30th June 2005
 
In 2003 17 to 18 year old men were more than twice as likely to make an insurance claim as 30 – 59 year old men.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 13th July 2005
 
Children from single parent families are nine times more likely to live in a household where no one works than those from two parent families, according to new research conducted by the Department of Work and Pensions.
FamilyThe Sentinel – 29th June 2005
 
Last year 1227 car drivers aged 16 to 19 were killed or seriously injured in road accidents. This was out of a total of 11,040 car drivers killed or seriously injured.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 13th July 2005
 
More than 100 victims of domestic violence have been forced to give evidence against their will in just one month.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 29th June 2005
 
Teenage drivers are 10 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured while behind the wheel than motorists in their 40s.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 13th July 2005
 
People called David are more likely to earn over £100-000 a year than those with other names research has shown. Those called John and Michael are also likely to command a six figure salary.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 29th June 2005
 
In 2004 the total number of deaths on Britain’s roads fell by 8%. But the number of 16-19 year-old drivers and passengers rose by 12%.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 13th July 2005
 
Britons produce mind-boggling quantities of rubbish – around 434 million tons each year – and nearly 75% of that goes to landfill.

EnvironmentThe Independent – 8th July 2005
 
At present the over 50s outnumber the under 16s by almost two to one by 2041 there will be more over-65s than under-20s.

Social IssuesThe Universe – 17th July 2005
 
As many as 15% of women drivers never check their tyres and 7% of motorists only make checks once a year an RAC Foundation survey showed. Only 4% of motorists check their tyres each journey and only 21% do it every week. Half the women drivers questioned did not know the recommended pressures for their car tyres.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 11th July 2005
 
The rise in life expectancy means that a man retiring at 65 in 1981 could expect to reach 78 by 2001. This had risen to 81; by 2021 it could be 83. For women at 65, life expectancy is higher; in 1981 it was 82, in 2001 84 and by 2021 it is expected to reach 88.

Social IssuesThe Universe – 17th July 2005
 
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