FACTS OF THE DAY

26 March 2017

40% of working-age Britons have less than £100 in savings.

thetimes.co.uk

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A Derbyshire police officer has been disciplined for paying for a packet of biscuits shoplifted by a homeless man instead of arresting him.

thetimes.co.uk

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1.7 million people in Britain do not have a bank account.

thetimes.co.uk

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A Russian foreign ministry guide advises tourists not to compare Kenyans to monkeys, to avoid insulting an Uzbek’s mother and to ignore lesbians in France.

thetimes.co.uk

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53% of British bank branches have closed since 1989.

thetimes.co.uk

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Noise reduction equipment on Chinese trains means they make no more noise than a dishwasher.

telegraph.co.uk

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Scientists have turned a spinach leaf into working human heart tissue.

telegraph.co.uk