I really like this bunch of FOIs by the Reach Data Unit. Birmingham is owed £111 million in unpaid council tax. Elsewhere, Liverpool is owed £100 million. When you think of the cuts that councils are having to make… Jeez.
The Guardian seems to have used the ONS draw your own templates (themselves taken from the NYT…I think) to do this piece about the NHS turning 70 this year. Funnily enough, ONS did the exact same thing but we used different indicators.
The Trump administration’s new tariffs is starting to be felt across the country, and this piece looks at some of the industries affected. One interesting stat in here is that if this continues for three years there’s an estimated loss of 430,000 jobs, and a gain of around 30,000 jobs. A net loss of 400,000. Will that sit well with voters?
I really enjoyed this piece of BBC research, which analysed the terms and conditions of tech companies. All of them require you to be university educated in order to understand, and a lot of them involve a hefty investment of time in order to read them fully. It’s almost like… they… don’t want people to understand terms and conditions? 🤔
Another very well researched article from the BBC, this time about the Thai boys trapped in a cave. I haven’t honestly been keeping up with this story so I am still confused about how they even ended up there in the first place, but this piece explains rescuers’ predicaments in neat visuals.
This neat little widget, also from the Reach Data Unit, will tell you who you should support based on your beliefs about a free press, gay rights, etc. Apparently I should really be supporting … Portugal. Oh no.
This is the first 30 days of cumulative box office receipts for the four latest Star Wars films. It would be nice to see comparisons of non-Disney Star Wars films, but it’s funny to see that Solo has done so badly compared to the others. I don’t recall there being so much hype, and it felt like a very transparent money-grabbing opportunity. I DGAF about Han’s past.
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