FACTS OF THE DAY

March 22nd 2018

In a dramatic reversal over the last 70 years, poor children in Britain are now 4 ½ pounds fatter than wealthy ones instead of 4 ½ pounds thinner.

telegraph.co.uk

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The UK has almost twice as many prisoners per head as Germany, with over three times as many serving life sentences as the European average.

theguardian.com

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French police have arrested former president Nicholas Sarkozy on suspicion that his 2007 election campaign was partly funded by Colonel Gaddafi.

bbc.co.uk

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Ukraine’s parliament has ruled MPs must leave weapons and explosives in their lockers after one attended last week armed with a pistol and three grenades.

nytimes.com

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Sheriffs in Alabama are allowed to keep any money they save from not spending the food budget on jail inmates.

marginalrevolution.com

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Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, the Russian academic involved in the Cambridge Analytica furore once legally changed his surname to Spectre and back again.

theguardian.com