Key Quotes for 2007

Key Quotes for 2007

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Saturday 20th July
 
Workers at a leading chain of budget hotels are being given advice on how to deal with naked sleepwalkers after an increase in guests wandering in the night with no clothes on. A study by Travelodge found there had been a seven-fold increase in sleepwalking customers in the past year.
HealthThe Sentinel - October 25th, 2007
 
The number of people paying in to a pension scheme has fallen, as consumers instead turn to their homes to provide for their retirement. The level of people contributing to personal pensions has declined over the 10 years to 2005, according to research commissioned by Prudential and Partnership insurance.
MoneyThe Sentinel - September 17th, 2007
 
Many parents are still unaware of child car seat rules, despite the new regulations having now been in place for 12 months, it was revealed today. The rules require children up to the age of 12 to use safety seats. But 23 per cent of children aged three to 12 do not use seats at all, a survey found.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - September 18th, 2007
 
A Police chief today called for more Government cash to cope with the problems posed by an influx of migrant workers following the broadening of the European Union. Senior officers in Cambridgeshire said ministers were not taking account of the effect a rise in immigration was having on policing. Chief Constable July Spence said that “parts of the county had become a staging post for immigrants – partly because farm work was readily available – and more officers were needed. We’ve been short-changed for a number of years, losing money as the population continues to grow” she said.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - 19th September 2007
 
A raft of companies will have their products carbon footprints measured as part of a drive to cut emissions. Cadbury Dairy Milk bars, Coca-Cola drinks,a Halifax online account and Andrex toilet tissue will be assessed. Walkers crisps already carry an early version of a carbon footprint label, created by the Carbon trust.
Social IssuesThe Sentinel - 19th September 2007
 
The number of homes selling for more than £1million has nearly trebled during the past five years. A total of 6,170 properties in England and Wales sold for at least seven figures during the year to the end of June, according to Halifax Estate Agents. They say that there are now around 88,000 homes valued at more than £1million in England and Wales.
HousingThe Sentinel - 21st September 2007
 
More than two thirds of motorists support Government proposals to introduce stricter drink-driver limits. At present drivers in the UK can have a maximum of 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood-compared with 50mg in most other European countries and 20mg in Poland, Sweden and Norway. Some 69% of British drivers support lowering the drink -drive limit to bring it into line with Europe, according to a poll for insurer More Than.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsThe Sentinel - 5th September 2007
 
The fertility regulator is expected to give British scientists the go-ahead today for the creation of human-animal embryos for research. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority will announce its decision on the controversial plan which scientists say will pave the way for therapies for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A consultation paper published by the HFEA showed the public was mostly “at ease” with the proposals. Researchers want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with animal eggs.
ScienceThe Sentinel - 5th September 2007
 
The 2012 Olympics could provide a £3 billion boost to the UK tourist industry. It could act as a trigger to outperform global tourism growth by 50% in the four years before and the four years after the Games but there could be a 4.3% decline in growth in the Games year itself. Travelodge, the budget hotel company, reviewed data from previous Olympic host cities.
Travel/TourismThe Sentinel - 5th September 2007
 
Learner drivers will have to answer more questions correctly to pass the theory section of the driving test from today. Candidates will be set 50 questions and will have to get 43 of them correct – 96% to pass. Until today, learners faced only 35 questions and had to get 30 right (85.7%). When the change was announced last month, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) said the increase in the number of multiple-choice questions in the test would help broaden candidates’ knowledge and lead to higher standards. The cost of the written part of the driving test has risen from £21.50 to £28.50 from today.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel - 3rd September 2007
 
Britons are more likely to get upset about losing their mobile phone than they are about losing their pet, a survey showed. Two thirds of people said they would be upset if they lost their mobile, narrowly beating the 64% who would feel the same way if their pet went missing, according to mobile-phone insurer Lifeline.
MediaThe Sentinel - 3rd September 2007
 
Rock and pop stars are more than twice as likely to suffer a premature death as other people, according to research published today. A study of more than 1,000 stars who shot to fame between 1956 and 1999 found they were much more likely to die. The research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, studies celebrities from North America and Europe from the All-time Top 1,000 albums.
MediaThe Sentinel - 4th September 2007
 
Regulations coming into force in England this week require parents to keep pupils under supervision for the first five days of an exclusion. Following this “home detention” local authorities will have to provide pupils with lessons from the sixth day of an exclusion from their own school. Last year there were an average of 1,700 pupils excluded each school day. Schools Secretary, Ed Balls has written to head teachers emphasising the importance of improving behaviour. Parents will face fines if they do not supervise children who have been excluded.
EducationThe Sentinel - 4th September 2007
 
The UK came a step closer to becoming a cashless society today with the launch of a new payment system by Master Card. The group’s contactless payment system enables people to buy things simply by touching their card against a reader. The system is being launched in London in the City and Canary Wharf today.
MoneyThe Sentinel - 4th September 2007
 
Politicians will consider a plan today to lock pupils in at lunchtime to stop them spending money on junk meals outside. TV chef Jamie Oliver has thrown his weight behind the scheme after education bosses in Denbighshire, Wales became annoyed that youngsters could not stomach the healthy menus introduced last year. School dinner crusader Oliver, aged 32 said he supported the move. “Kids should be kept on he school premises at lunchtime. It’s also important that the school food is tasty, that the dinner ladies are being supported, that the dining room is good and not too crowded and that the kids have enough time to get their food and eat it.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 6th September 2007
 
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