Archive for January, 2010

That Tobin Tax Idea….

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Otherwise known as "how can we make the bankers pay?" It's my (day) job to make statistics come to life, without distorting them. Which is in fact a lot more interesting than you might think! One of the challenges of this is to represent scale. People don't often understand quite what ...

Haiti – fundraising at North Dorset

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

When you look at what has happened in Haiti, you realise - as after the Tsunami - that there are catastrophes that dwarf so much of what we do have control over. It is also a reminder that the disaster charities do a fantastic job. But as ever, they need money ...

Police “No excuses” driving campaign

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Dorset police have launched a campaign this week to crack down on the four main causes of accidents: speed, drink and drug driving, non-wearing of seat belts and distractions such as texting and CD changing. This campaign has come about because of the very high number of accidents on Dorset ...