Key Quotes for 2017

Key Quotes for 2017

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Sunday 22nd October
 
A worrying new app has been introduced that allows people who want to have a baby or help others who want to have a baby to meet, it was reported in June. Just a baby works similarly to the dating app Tinder, and allows people to find a surrogate, partner, co-parent, sperm or egg donor, as well as legal and fertility services.
Social IssuesEvangelicals Now (Christian Concern) - July 2017
 
One study in San Francisco found that 78 percent of prostitutes began their involvement before their 18th birthday.
World IssuesPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
Boyzone’s Shane Lynch says he had a “very immature and selfish” lifestyle before becoming Christian. “I worked my way through that [and] found my Christian faith” he said.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
Richard Dawkins believes religious education is vital for children. The famous biologist said “you can’t understand history unless you know about the history of the Christian religion”.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
Churchgoers live longer and are less stressed according to a study from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, USA. Research found that people aged 40 to 65 years old who attend church or other houses of worship reduced their risk of premature death by 55 percent.
ChurchPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
The Leuven Consultation, staged in Belgium in early June, heard that 215 million Christians are experiencing high, very high or extreme persecution in more than 50 countries, with women suffering disproportionately.
Religious PersecutionEvangelicals Now - August 2017
 
At present in the UK, around 6,500 people are waiting for an organ transplant. Three die a day due to a shortage of those willing to donate.
HealthThe Sentinel - July 12th 2017
 
THE Lake District has been named as a World Heritage Site, UNESCO has announced. The region joins sites including the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon and Stonehenge on the prestigious list.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - July 10th 2017
 
France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040. Hybrid cars make up about 3.5 per cent of the French market, with pure electric vehicles accounting for 1.2 per cent.
EnvironmentThe Sentinel - July 7th 2017
 
Home Office statistics show that there were 141,892 front-line police officers across England and Wales in 2007. In 2016, there were 106,411, a 24.9 per cent reduction in nine years.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - June 27th 2017
 
Patients are being ‘belittled’ as access to NHS care worsens, leading doctors have warned. The British Medical Association said the NHS is at ‘breaking point’ and concerns are being ‘wilfully ignored’.
HealthThe Sentinel - June 26th 2017
 
The population of the UK has increased by more than half a million - the biggest rise for 70 years. There were 65,648,000 people in the UK in June 2016, a rise of 538,000 on June 2015.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - June 23rd 2017
 
Almost a third of adults and children around the world are overweight, a study has found. Many are at risk of potentially fatal diseases despite not being classified as obese, say researchers.
HealthThe Sentinel - June 13th 2017
 
Wage growth is lagging behind inflation for the first time since mid-2014. Average weekly earnings increased by 2.1 per cent in the three months to March, while inflation rose by 2.3 percent.
MoneyThe Sentinel - May 18th 2017
 
In the past year 28 per cent of drivers aged 25 to 34 admit to sending or reading a text or instant message while driving several times a week. Those aged 18 to 24 aren’t much better - 12 per cent of that age group can’t leave their phones alone at the wheel either. Yet latest figures show that, far from putting an end to drivers’ bad habits, more than 200 drivers a day are still being caught with phones in their hands. In the four weeks after the new punishments were introduced, police captured some 6,000 drivers still using their mobiles.
CrimeThe Sentinel - May 30th 2017
 
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