Key Quotes for 2006

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Joggers who run with the flow of traffic are twice as likely to be killed or injured as those who face oncoming cars.
Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 11th October 2006
Nearly a million children in England attend schools that provide a poor standard of education, according to a group of influential MPs.

EducationThe Sentinel – 17th October 2006
Aviation will consume a large proportion of the UK’s carbon budget under even the most conservative growth forecasts, according to a new report.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 17th October 2006
The in-laws are the most unwelcome house guests according to a new survey.

Social IssuesThe Sentinel – 17th October 2006
The majority of people believe crimes against animals should carry the same penalties as those against humans. The poll found 51% of people felt the response should be equal. Four out of five thought people who are cruel to animals should be dealt with more harshly by the courts.
CrimeThe Sentinel – 17th October 2006
Almost half of the UK’s workforce could be self employed within five years a new report has claimed.

Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 10th October 2006
More than four out of five smokers who are planning to quit claim they have not being influenced by bans on lighting up in bars and restaurants.

HealthThe Sentinel – 10th October 2006
A Government study states that, men in northern counties die on average two years earlier than their southern counterparts, partly because of higher obesity levels and smoking related diseases. Life expectancy for women is also a year shorter.

HealthThe Sentinel – 10th October 2006
More than two in five road users park illegally, with van drivers the worst offenders, it has been revealed. Those who admit offending, nearly one in five had parked in disabled bays.

CrimeThe Sentinel – 18th October 2006
Youthful dreams of a fairy tale retirement are not met by the realities of trying to make ends meet a new report states. Research has found that under 25’s are looking forward to enjoying their autumn years, but many have not yet considered the truths of life as a pensioner.

MoneyThe Sentinel – 6th October 2006
Deafblind Scotland estimate that there are around 5,000 people in Scotland with dual sensory impairment. Most Deafblind people are over 60 years of age and have become dual sensory impaired as part of the ageing process.

HealthLife & Work – November 2006
Some drivers are more likely to think about work, their families or even sex, than concentrating on the road ahead it has been disclosed. One in five drivers admits to concentrating on driving less than 75% of the time, with some paying full attention for only 10% of the time.

Odd FactsThe Sentinel – 6th October 2006
In a nationwide survey, more than 16% of sixth through 10th graders said they had been bullied at least occasionally in the current term.

Social IssuesThe Church of England Newspaper – 6th October 2006
Workers who leave their office computers on at night are causing a huge increase in carbon dioxide emissions. A study reveals that one in five workers did not switch off when they left the office at least three times a week.

EnvironmentThe Sentinel – 5th October 2006
It is estimated that at least 12.3 million people are victims of forced labour worldwide today. More than were enslaved throughout the entire period of the operation of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade some 450 years ago. An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. 250 child trafficking cases were uncovered in the UK between 1987 and 2001. 35 child trafficking cases were found in 17 London boroughs in 2003. 500,000 women were trafficked into the EU in 1995.

World IssuesYouthwork – November 2006
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