diamond geezer

 Wednesday, September 20, 2006

When there's no news ...it's easy to make some up

All of the following sponsored surveys have clogged up the UK media over the last week.

Inner city areas have the highest number of uninsured drivers, a survey has revealed.
Motor Insurer's Bureau
Black people are more likely than white people to be charged with possessing cannabis, a police study has found.
Metropolitan Police
More than nine out of 10 12-year-olds in the UK now have a mobile phone, a survey has suggested.
Carphone Warehouse
Britons worry about so-called yob culture far more than violent crime, vandalism or burglary, a survey says.
Legal & General
Nine out of 10 retailers believe shop crime is low on the government's agenda, according to a new survey.
British Retail Consortium
Homes in the north of England are more energy efficient than those in the South, a survey has revealed.
British Gas
The long-term decline in church congregations has been slowed by people from ethnic minorities, a survey says.
Christian Research
The most dedicated football fans spend nearly £100,000 following their team during a lifetime, a survey suggests.
Virgin Money
Hundreds of thousands of people are failing to maintain mortgage payments and risk losing their homes, according to a national charity.
Citizen's Advice
Households in the UK would recycle more waste if it was easier to understand what rubbish can and cannot be recycled, a survey has suggested.
City & Guilds
Mothers who began their successful businesses at home are becoming a "powerful force" in British industry, a survey suggests.
Yellow Pages
More than one third of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have been excluded from school, a survey of parents suggests.
ADD Information and Support Service
Caithness has emerged as a stronghold for the water vole, according to the results of a survey.
Scottish Natural Heritage
The average Briton feels that they need a retirement income of nearly £30,000 a year to live comfortably.
Scottish Widows
Six out of 10 children buy a McDonalds Happy Meal at least once a month, a survey reveals.
Weight Concern
Gloucester is the cheapest city in the UK for cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis, according to a charity.

(although I admit I did make one of them up. See, I told you it was easy)

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