FACTS OF THE DAY

January 3rd 2018

For 87% of the time in 2017, the UK No 1 hit single was in a minor key.

popbitch.com

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2017 was the safest year in commercial, non-commercial and military aviation history, with just 230 people dying in 24 accidents worldwide.

ibtimes.co.uk

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British commuters spend between two-and-a-half times and six-and-a-half times as much of their monthly salary on rail fares as other Europeans.

huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Richard Branson's Virgin Care won £1 billion-worth of NHS contracts last year but is registered offshore and pays no tax in the UK.

theguardian.com

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A second fire engine had to be summoned to Ipswich Hospital to cut off a man's penis ring after doctors and the crew of the first fire engine failed to remove it.

metro.co.uk

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A petition to the council to change the name of Bell End in the West Midlands has been called ‘a bit silly’ by Stephen Young, 72, of Minge Lane, Worcester.

sky.com