Key Quotes for 2019

Key Quotes for 2019

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 23rd January
 
The Children's Society is calling on the Church to help instil confidence in young people following reports that childhood happiness is in decline. The charity's annual report revealed that nearly 250,000 children are unhappy, and that their overall wellbeing is at its lowest level since 2009.
Young PeopleYouth And Children's Work
 
National initiatives to tackle loneliness should include faith-based communities and organisations, a report on how religious groups combat the problem suggests.
ChurchChurch Times, 5th August
 
Adapted pig heart could be transplanted into patients within three year, according to a report citing the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK.
HealthThe Sentinel, 19th August
 
Around one in four workers do not feel confident about their job security in the next six months, according to new research.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 16th August
 
Cyber-bullying and lack of sleep have a bigger impact on children's mental health than social media use, a study has found.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel, 15th August
 
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
 
The legal aid system is in "crisis", with fewer people than ever before having access to justice, lawyers fear.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel, 30th July
 
Millions of people across Britain have been living deep below the poverty line since the millennium, according to an independent commission.
MoneyThe Sentinel, 29th July
 
Filling stations across the UK are to start using new labels to help educate drivers about the environmental benefits of biofuels. Petrol which contains up to 5% renewable ethanol will be labelled “E5”, while diesel containing up to 7% biodiesel will be labelled as “B7”. It is part of a Government campaign to encourage drivers to think more carefully about the environment.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel, 6 June 2019
 
An estimated 4.8 million households across England have housing affordability problems, a report has found. This equates to more than one in five (21%) households across the country, according to the findings from the Affordable Housing Commission.
HousingThe Sentinel, 6 June 2019
 
A rapid blood test which detects heart failure at an early stage has been developed by scientists. The new test, which is being earmarked for future use on the NHS, is far more accurate than the current check and could help hundreds of thousands of people.
HealthThe Sentinel, 4 June 2019
 
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
 
UK MPs are more likely to suffer poor mental health than the public and those in other high income jobs, research suggests. Parliamentarians are more likely to say they are stressed, unable to sleep from worry, feel worthless or depressed, the survey found.
HealthThe Sentinel, 2nd July 2019
 
There are now 1.8m fewer adult smokers in England than seven years ago, data shows. New figures analysed by NHS Digital show 5.9m people smoked cigarettes in 2018 down from 7.7 million in 2011.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel, 3rd July 2019
 
A four-day working week could save businesses more than £100bn a year, a study suggests. Henley Business School said its research indicated that a shorter working week, on full pay, could lead to increased productivity and improve workers’ physical and mental health.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 08 July 2019
 
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