FACTS OF THE DAY

29 March 2017

Foreign companies now control 75% of Britain’s railways.

thetimes.co.uk

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The Treasury estimates 200 million old £1 coins will never be spent: enough to buy more than 1,300 Aston Martin DB11s, or pay 6,200 nurses for a year.

thetimes.co.uk

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Britain’s oldest man is 109 today. He doesn’t usually request a birthday card from the Queen because the official photographs make her look ‘a bit miserable’.

telegraph.co.uk

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At 36%, Trump’s approval rating is now lower than the lowest points of Obama, Clinton, Ford, Kennedy and Eisenhower. On the other hand, it’s higher than the lowest points of Reagan, Carter, Nixon, Johnson, Truman and both Bushes.

gallup.com

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A Swedish hotel chain is offering married couples to refund the cost of a two-night stay– but only if they divorce within 12 months of their visit.

france24.com

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Elon Musk has invested in Neuralink, an embryo start-up that aims to merge the human brain with artificial intelligence software.

theverge.com

 

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