Figures on births, lives and deaths are technically known as "vital statistics" - literally meaning statistics about life. But they are also vital in another sense - planners of health care and other services desperately need to know about the populations they are trying to serve, rather than relying on guesses and assumptions.
There are few words in the English language which generate such a response as 'recession'.
Britain's financial climate is every bit as chilly as the inclement wintry weather at the moment. Politicians, bankers and business titans are struggling hard to maintain confidence in the economy as evidence mounts of a possible return to recession.
If I were an (alien) investor, looking to invest in Planet Earth Plc, I'd need to do my 'due diligence' as is customary in any business transaction. I would need to investigate and evaluate the business and relevant aspects of the past, present and predictable future of the opportunity.
One in five BlackBerry phone users are considering switching to another supplier because of the service problems which hit
The debate on immigration should continue but it must be based on facts and evidence rather than ignorance and prejudice.
Bashful Brits apologise up to eight times a day and often for other people’s mistakes, a survey has revealed. That’s nearly
Oliver remained the most popular baby name for boys in England and Wales for the second year running, whilst Olivia hung
PRESS ASSOCIATION - The gap in average earnings between employees in the private and public sectors has widened, with state