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Fair Warning - Fairytales, murder with impunity, and the world cup

Fun things I learned this week: 1) House of Fraser in Cardiff is being closed down. BOO. 2) The actua
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Fair Warning - Fairytales, murder with impunity, and the world cup
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #53 • View online
Fun things I learned this week: 1) House of Fraser in Cardiff is being closed down. BOO. 2) The actual building subsumed a church which you can still see in a satellite image..!

On the home front
It struck me last week that I have been struggling more and more to find interesting British data stories. It feels like everyone is wrapped up in the ongoing Brexit drama which I always find has actually not shifted that much since I last bothered looking at it. Please do tell me if you see anything that catches your eye!
Over the pond
Donald Trump hopes to save America’s failing coal-fired power plants
Elsewhere
If you are into football, the BBC has published seven charts about the World Cup, and The Guardian has written a “complete guide” to all the players. The Economist has built a statistical model to identify what makes a country good at football, and the Telegraph has created a forecasting game based on different things like history and luck. You have to register to play around with that last one…
I didn’t really realise that this week eyeofestival was on, so I saw a lot of FOMO-inducing tweets about how great it is. Including this lovely visualisation tweeted from a session by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posovec.
And lastly… The Github Pacman:
Of course this is fake, but I don't care (click image for source)
Of course this is fake, but I don't care (click image for source)
Bad chart of the week
I couldn’t find what article this came from, but this stood out as particularly egregious (source):
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading. If you like this newsletter, please forward it to people, encourage friends to subscribe to it, buy me a coffee to say thanks, or support Fair Warning on Patreon. I’m on Twitter @SophieWarnes but it’s not for the faint of heart.
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A weekly newsletter with anywhere between 10 and 20 links about data journalism, data visualisation, and storytelling, curated by a British data journalist and nerd. Expect politics, statistics, society and culture - all through the frame of data... With a dash of whimsy.

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