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Americans drove 11bn fewer miles in March 2008 than in March 2007. (US department of transportation)

The US think tank the Heritage Foundation has 335,000 individual donors. (The Spectator, 15th May 2008)

57 per cent of British parents say they would send their child to a private school if they could afford it, up from 51 per cent in 1997. (The Guardian, 5th June 2008)

In England and Wales in 2005-06, there were at least 1,300 victims of fatal occupational injuries, compared with 765 homicide victims. (Centre for Crime and Justice Studies)

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