Key Quotes for 2007

Key Quotes for 2007

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Last update: Saturday 17th August
 
Children who date in their pre teens years more than double their chances of taking up smoking before leaving school. A Cancer Research study showed that pre teen children who had boyfriends or girlfriends were much more likely to become school smokers.
HealthThe Sentinel – 1st December 2006
 
The drunken antics of workers at office parties are increasingly being caught on camera and circulated around the internet. A study found that the number of drink fuelled incidents at an office bash posted on video sharing website tripled this year to 150,000.

EntertainmentThe Sentinel – 8th December 2006
 
Cats can suffer from a feline form of Alzheimer’s disease. A study into ageing cats identified a key protein which can build up in their nerve cells in their brains and cause mental deterioration. Scientists say they may create cures through further examination.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 5th December 2006
 
Builders bums came top in a list of annoying habits in the construction trade. A survey of 500 householders showed that letting jeans or trousers slip down to expose bits of the body which really should stay private was the biggest complaint.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 5th December 2006
 
Some 65,000 adults across the country feel a lack of maths, English or IT skills is holding them back.

EducationThe Sentinel – 4th December 2006
 
The traditional cuppa could help cancer patients recover from the after effects of radiation treatment. A study by scientists from California and Germany found that tea extracts could help skin damage from the treatment heal faster.

HealthThe Sentinel – 30th November 2006
 
More than 200,000 British workers are hung over on any given day. Pollsters found that 17% of workers admitted going to work hung over at least once a month. They also discovered that nearly one in four admitted making a mistake because they were hung over.

Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 30th November 2006
 
One in seven children are growing up homeless or living in bad housing. Research shows the figure amounts to 1.6 million youngsters in the UK. It found that in England, children in bad housing are twice as likely to leave school with no GCSE’s.

HousingThe Sentinel – 29th November 2006
 
The office blues took on a different dimension today after a new survey showed that workers were less productive surrounded by the colour blue. Yellow walls and ceilings made staff feel happy, energized and more focused on their work. Employees said they felt angrier, and possibly more passionate around red.

Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 29th November 2006
 
Britons growing interest in footwear has boosted shoe sales faster than any where else in Europe. Since 2001 our shoe spending has soared by 38% to just over £6.5 billion. Italians still splash out most, with sales expected to reach £9.9 billion by the end of this year.
The Sentinel – 29th November 2006
ShoppingThe Sentinel – 29th November 2006
 
The true cost of a mortgage has increased by a third since 2003. Research found that the current average annual cost of a mortgage is £6,284, compared to £4,711 in the 2002/03 financial year. Average mortgage rates over that period have increased to 5.41%.

MoneyThe Sentinel – 21st November 2006
 
More than 40% of people who attempted to assemble flat pack furniture lost their temper before they finished the job. Results showed 67% admitted getting into difficulty, a third misunderstood instructions and 13% managed to damage the item.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 21st November 2006
 
It’s not a bad pint of beer or a losing football team that is most likely to make a man blow his top but other peoples bad manners. More than two thirds of men (68%) said rude people were to blame for their aggressive outbursts.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 28th November 2006
 
Poor heating in millions of homes could put people’s health at risk this winter. Children, the elderly and the disabled are most vulnerable. It claims the number of children in fuel poor homes in England has risen to 750,000 from 220,000 in 2003.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 20th November 2006
 
Consumers are ignoring basic internet security procedures which could open them up to online fraud. Research has found that one in 10 shoppers – 2.5 million people across the UK made elementary mistakes such as writing down passwords when buying online.

ShoppingThe Sentinel – 15th November 2006
 
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