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Britain unsure if it wants to be more or less ‘rapey’

Justice for allThe Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, is hoping to dispel the ‘myth’ that insufficient evidence should ever dissuade the police or courts from pursuing newspaper headlines with meaningless statistics.

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Posted: Jun 7th, 2014
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NHS to reduce number of average hospitals

‘We plan to reduce the number of hospitals, performing at less than average,’ said Michael Moroney. ‘We are confident that in three years’ time only 25% of hospitals will have lower than average mortality rates’.

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Posted: Feb 9th, 2013
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Shampoo advert sets new record for ‘worst survey result to base a campaign on’

An advert for Pantene Pro-V shampoo has set a new industry standard after the small print revealed that the central claim of the campaign was disagreed with by over 90% of the tiny sample surveyed.

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Posted: May 4th, 2012
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Disappointment for statisticians as monkeys produce Hollyoaks script

The mathematical community has been left underwhelmed as the result of the monkeys’ massed labours was finally revealed to be a mid-week installment of Hollyoaks as opposed to the expected Complete Works of Shakespeare.

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Posted: Nov 10th, 2009
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