Key Quotes for 2018

Key Quotes for 2018

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Last update: Friday 19th October
 
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, marriage rates for opposite-sex couples in 2015 were the lowest on record, following a gradual long-term decline since the early 1970s. In 2015, there were only 21.7 marriages per thousand unmarried men and 19.8 marriages per thousand unmarried women.
FamilyEvangelicalsNow - June 2018
 
Elderly ex-pats who have settled in Spain make up about one in seven of all British residents living in the EU, new figures suggest. Some 119,400 British citizens aged 65 or over are estimated to be living in Spain - 15% of all British people who have made their home in another mainland EU country, Office for National Statistics figures say. A further 29,300 are in France and 14,900 in Germany. In total 784,900 British citizens live in the EU, not including the UK and Ireland.
The ElderlyThe Sentinel 17th April 2018
 
Boko Haram has killed well over 20,000 people according to the 2016 UN records. '14.8 million Nigerians from Northeast are directly impacted by the crisis. Officially there are 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)’, a report says, but unofficial records put the figure at around 7 million. 14 million people in the region have been impacted by the radical Islamic terror group’s insurgency.
Disasters/WarEvangelicalsNow - June 2018
 
Up to half of the millennial generation could still be renting in their 40s and a third could be “retiree renters”, a report warns. The Resolution Foundation think-tank said that if home ownership growth in Britain follows the “weak pattern” of the 2000s, up to half of those born between 1981 and 2000 could be renting in their 40s and a third could still be renting by the time they are pension age.
HousingThe Sentinel - 17th April 2018
 
Just seven per cent of UK adults are practising Christians, meaning they pray and read the Bible at least weekly and attend church services at least monthly. In England 22 per cent of adults and 27 per cent of youth believe Jesus Christ is a mythical or fictional character, rather than an actual person who existed in human history.
Religion/SpiritualityPremier Christianity - June 2018
 
German discounter Aldi now stocks the largest proportion of sustainable seafood products of all UK supermarkets as overall sales jumped 60% in the last two years. Just under 80% of Aldi’s seafood range is certified sustainable, in comparison with Marks & Spencer’s 19%, according to the annual Supermarket Sustainable Seafood League table published by the Marine Stewardship Council.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel - 18th April 2018
 
Over two thousand children were referred to the NHS’ gender identity clinic in the past year, prompting fresh concerns that more and more young people are being pushed into transsexualism...The figures are a 25 per cent increase from the previous year, with girls outnumbering boys by more than two to one.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 23rd May 2018
 
Sex trafficking is taking place on an “industrial scale” across England and Wales as the government’s strategy for tackling the issue fails to deliver, new research claims. A report finds so-called “pop-up brothels” – premises rented for short periods of time to sexually exploit women – are widespread, with hundreds of vulnerable women, predominantly from Eastern Europe, being supplied by trafficking gangs into residential properties in order to be sexually exploited by British men.
CrimeIndependent - 20th May 2018
 
Four-fifths (80%) of the Post Office Travel Money’s top 40 best-selling currencies are now weaker against sterling than a year ago. Sterling’s biggest year-on-year gains have been against the Turkish lira and the Russian ruble.
MoneyThe Sentinel - 19th April 2018
 
Twenty years after the United Nations first laid out the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), millions are still languishing in “protracted crises” without the funding to meet their basic humanitarian needs, William Lacy Swing, the head of the UN’s International Organisation for Migration, said on Tuesday. The number of IDPs had almost doubled since 1998, to 40 million.
World IssuesChurch Times - 20th April 2018
 
Three out of 10 hospitals charge staff for car parking, new figures show. Doctors and nurses are expected to pay at 348 out of the 1,175 hospitals with parking facilities, according to NHS data. The highest average charge for staff is £2 per hour at both Edgware Community Hospital, London and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, analysis by motoring research charity the RAC Foundation revealed.
MoneyThe Sentinel - 9th April 2018
 
The Trussell Trust said its network distributed more than 1.3 million three-day food supplies in the year to March, a 13% increase on the previous 12 months. Almost half a million went to children, said the trust, which runs more than 400 foodbanks.
Food and DrinkThe Sentinel – 24th April 2018
 
Military crackdowns and escalating human-rights abuses in Myanmar last August forced about one million Rohingya people to abandon their homes and cross the border into Bangladesh. Most of this group reside in camps in the city of Cox’s Bazar – the largest refugee settlement in the world.
Disasters/WarChurch Times – 4th May 2018
 
Nearly two-thirds of doctors believe that patient safety has deteriorated over the past year, according to a report. The Royal College of Physicians found four out of five (80%) are worried about the ability of their service to deliver safe patient care in the next 12 months. The report found 64% of doctors believe that patient safety has deteriorated over the past year -10% higher than last year.
HealthThe Sentinel – 12th March 2018
 
University vice-chancellors earn far more than those in leadership roles elsewhere in the public sector, it has been reported. According to analysis, their salaries were well above those taken home by chief executives of councils and NHS hospital trusts across several major cities in England. University bosses’ pay continues to be put under the spotlight, with growing concerns over spiralling salary hikes, with several high-profile figures calling restraint.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 13th March 2018
 
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