Key Quotes for 2016

Key Quotes for 2016

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Monday 22nd July
 
The Scottish Government’s plan to introduce minimum alcohol pricing has been given the go-ahead by the country’s highest court. The change, recently approved in the Inner House of the Court of Session, will enforce a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50 pence.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 4th November 2016
 
Thirty-eight per cent of female fundraisers and 15 per cent of male fundraisers say they have been subjected to sexual harassment while working at their charity, according to a survey by Fundraising Magazine. The magazine's first ever Men and Women’s Survey also found that only 41 per cent of female fundraisers feel women are adequately represented at senior level. However 71 per cent of men feel women are adequately represented.
Work/EmploymentCivil Society Media - 15th November 2016
 
An international review has found that sex education does not reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy or incidences of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A comprehensive Cochrane review of studies from around the world combined the data from more than 55,000 young people, aged on average between 14 and 16.
HealthChristian Concern - 11th November 2016
 
Four US states have backed the complete decriminalisation of cannabis, while several have given the green light to medical use of the drug. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine backed decriminalisation, bringing the total number of states where it is legal to eight. Voters in Arizona opposed a pro-cannabis measure.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Christian Institute - 11th November 2016
 
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Government has a seriously flawed view of extremism that places Christians alongside extreme Muslim groups. The Archbishop also recounted a conversation where he told a politician that he was an “extremist” because he believed the “kingdom of God outweighs everything else”.
Religion/SpiritualityThe Christian Institute - 11th November 2016
 
A third of UK police forces use hoods to prevent arrested people spitting or biting, the BBC has learned. The mesh fabric spit hoods are used by 17 of the UK's 49 police forces, a Freedom of Information request found. Since 2011 they have been used at least 2,486 times - in 635 cases on people with suspected mental health issues.
CrimeBBC News - 12th November 2016
 
Very stressful events affect the brains of girls and boys in different ways, a Stanford University study suggests. A part of the brain linked to emotions and empathy, called the insula, was found to be particularly small in girls who had suffered trauma. But in traumatised boys, the insula was larger than usual.
Young PeopleBBC News - 12th November 2016
 
More than one in four UK business leaders say employees have cut their hours because of the "high cost of childcare", a report from the British Chambers of Commerce says. The survey of more than 1,600 business leaders also found nearly 10% said some staff had quit for the same reason.
Work/EmploymentBBC News - 13th November 2016
 
A black child born in the UK today is 12 times less likely to become prime minister than a white child, according to new research.
Young PeopleBBC News - 13th November 2016
 
The number of children and young people needing counselling about online bullying has increased by 88% over five years, according to a helpline. The NSPCC's Childline service said it counselled more than 4,500 children in the past year compared to about 2,400 in 2011-12.
Young PeopleBBC News - 14th November 2016
 
Youngsters aged 16 and 17 need last-minute financial education before adulthood amid fears they are ill-prepared, an advice service has said. A third of this age group had never put money in a bank account and two-thirds could not read a payslip, research for the Money Advice Service suggested.
Young PeopleBBC News - 14th November 2016
 
Children living in an area with a lack of healthy options are 53 per cent more at risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. Experts say the findings are a worry as around one in ten children live in 'food deserts' - a poorer area with no fresh products for a mile.
Food and DrinkDaily Mail - 11th November 2016
 
New research warns that infants under four weeks shouldn't travel in car seats for more than 30 minutes. It follows a study at Swindon's Great Western Hospital which reveals that putting babies in an upright position might cause breathing difficulties.
HealthBBC News - 11th November 2016
 
The Government will push ahead with its plans to give schools’ regulator Ofsted the power to investigate church youth work.
PoliticsThe Christian Institute - 21st October 2016
 
The BBC has begun examining programme-makers’ willingness to promote LGBT lifestyles when deciding on new TV shows.
MediaThe Christian Institute - 21st October 2016
 
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