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World Population Predictions 2005-02-28

Posted by clype in Statistics.
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The world’s population is expected to rise by 40 per cent, from the current 6 500 million to 9 100 million, by 2050, according to a report from ‘The United Nations’ (‘The UN‘).

India’s population will overtake that of China before 2030, while Britain will be bigger than France by 2025, according to the study — but one expert warns that Scotland faces a ‘worrying’ decline. (more…)

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Child Misdiagnosed for 8 years! 2005-02-26

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An eight-year-old girl who has spent her life being fed through a tube into her stomach because British doctors diagnosed a rare eating disorder has now been told there is nothing wrong with her. (more…)

Public Survey on Bigot Parades 2005-02-23

Posted by clype in Glasgow, Intolerance, Statistics.
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A public consultation on the impact of bigot parades on Glasgow received 3 680 responses — 3 485 of them from people associated with ‘The Orange Order’. (more…)

Council help for New Homeowners 2005-02-23

Posted by clype in Money, Scotland, Statistics.
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Desperate first-time buyers will be offered interest-free loans by their local council to help them on to the housing ladder, it emerged yesterday. (more…)

Exotic Fruit & Veg 2005-02-22

Posted by clype in Health, Statistics.
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With so much home-grown fruit and veg currently out of season, shoppers are turning to the more exotic varieties the supermarkets now stock. But are they good for you? (more…)

How To Rear Children 2005-02-18

Posted by clype in Articles of Interest, Intolerance.
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‘The best mothers are the lousy ones’, says Ms.Anne Atkins somewhat paradoxically in light of the fact she is the author of a new book called ‘Child Rearing for Fun’.

‘Long before I had children, I realised I would be useless at it.

‘We will fail, we will “do it wrong” — and the sooner we realise that, the more we can enjoy it’.

It’s this allowance of (more…)