FACTS OF THE DAY

6 February 2017

One in 14 people in Britain is now on an NHS waiting list.

bbc.co.uk

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One police officer in Britain is assaulted every four minutes.

telegraph.co.uk

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British warships are so noisy that Russian submarines can hear them 100 miles away.

telegraph.co.uk

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Italy produces 44,000 tonnes of snails a year. Their mucus is used in skin creams and their eggs are sold as snail caviar.

telegraph.co.uk

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For 100 years, treadmills were considered the harshest punishment short of the death penalty. They are now a $1.4 billion fitness industry.

washingtonpost.com

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All the pupils at St Thomas Church of England primary school in Werneth, Oldham are Muslims.

thetimes.co.uk

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After Public Health England asked them to reduce the sugar content of their products by 20%, Mars, Nestlé and Cadbury offered to make them 20% smaller.

thetimes.co.uk