Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Tuesday 18th December
 
The British Medical Association recently sent draft guidelines to doctors arguing that doctors should be able to turn off food and nutrition for patients suffering from dementia and other degenerative diseases who are unable to feed themselves. Families’ opinions would not have a veto, giving doctors the final call.
HealthChristian Concern - 17th August 2018
 
One in five British festival goers have experienced sexual assault or harassment at an event, according to new research. Campaigners said the figures should be a wake-up call for the industry. The poll showed 22% of all Britons who have been to a festival faced some kind of unwanted sexual behaviour, rising to almost one in three of women (30%) and almost half (43%) of women under 40.
SexThe Sentinel – 18th June 2018
 
Approximately 10 per cent of the population is affected by dyslexia to some degree, with around 4 per cent severely impacted.
HealthYouth and Children's Work - September 2018
 
More than 20,000 students sat A-level exams in RS this year- 2.5 per cent of the total number of students- down from more than 26,000 (3.1 per cent of the total) the previous year.
EducationChurch Times - 24th August 2018
 
Bank and building society branches are closing at an “alarming” rate of nearly 60 per month, according to Which?. The consumer group said analysis showed that between the start of 2015 and the end of 2018, 2,868 branches have closed or are scheduled to do so – averaging just under 60 per month. Which? collected bank branch closure data by tracking closure announcements.
MoneyThe Sentinel – 15th June 2018
 
The Home Secretary has rejected calls for buffer zones to be introduced outside abortion clinics saying they "would not be a proportionate response" to pro-life activity, which is mostly prayer, displaying banners and handing out leaflets.
HealthChristian Concern - 17th August 2018
 
This week the Minister of State for Education, Sam Gyimah MP, confirmed that he is working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to come up with new guidance on free speech on university campuses, which will be published this Autumn.
EducationCARE - 14th September 2018
 
New moths are arriving and settling in the UK as a result of climate change and the horticultural trade, wildlife experts have said. Almost 30 new species of pyralid moths have been recorded in the UK in the last 30 years, including eight which have become established residents, wildlife publisher Atropos and charity Butterfly Conservation said. The pyralid group includes some of the largest of 1,600 micro-moths found in the UK.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 14th June 2018
 
According to National Student Survey results for 2017, students at Christian colleges are more satisfied than those at other universities. Around 96 per cent of students at Christian colleges said they were content with their learning, compared with 83 per cent across all UK colleges and universities.
EducationYouth and Children's Work - September 2018
 
An estimated 45.8 million people are trapped in forms of modern slavery worldwide. These include an estimated 11,700 in the UK.
CrimeChurch Times - 1 June 2018
 
More than 40 children a day are being expelled and more than 2,000 suspended from England’s state schools, figures suggest. Government statistics reveal a hike in permanent and fixed-period exclusions in 12 months. While persistent disruptive behaviour remains the most common reason for exclusion, there has also been a rise for other reasons including sexual misconduct, racial abuse and physical and verbal assault, the figures reveal.
EducationThe Sentinel – 20th July 2018
 
Age UK has produced advice on transgender issues for elderly people, saying that "retirement or the death of a partner may provide the first real opportunity to think about and act" on feelings of gender dysphoria.
The ElderlyChristian Weekly News - 24th August 2018
 
There has been a sharp rise in the number of prosecutions for modern slavery, according to the latest figures, but conviction rates have stalled. In total, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) received 355 referrals from the police and other agencies in the financial year 2017/18 – the highest figure ever recorded.
CrimeCARE - 10th August 2018
 
An investigation has revealed that more than 400,000 British teenagers have engaged in underaged casino-style gambling through video games. MRI scans have confirmed that these games can have a similar effect on the brain as drug abuse.
Young PeopleYouth and Children's Work - September 2018
 
Sleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to new research. Researchers looked at data from 74 studies involving more than three million people and found those who slept for 10 hours were 30% more likely to die prematurely than those who slept for eight.
HealthThe Sentinel - 8th August 2018
 
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