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Joint Up Government

by | 3rd, December 2005

‘THERE’S safety in numbers. That’s why the papers love them. Here are some things we learned last week…

2 – Prince Harry spends £2 a week on the Lotto

22 – Police pulled over and upbraided 22-month-old Oliver Smith for driving his toy car – top speed 2.5pmh – along the pavement

35 – Patrick Deuel, the world’s fattest man, has lost 35 stone in less than year. He once weighed 76 stone

44 – A YouGov survey said the average worked spends £44 a week on food, transport, clothing and other work-related expenses

86 – The Amount of potato in a Burger King chip is 86 per cent

160 – Frank Lampard made 160 consecutive appearances for Chelsea, a Premier League record

512 – The number of joints that can be rolled from a 4oz block of cannabis resin, the amount Home Secretary Charles Clarke said you could carry for personal use

600 – To protect witnesses who have received death threats, 600 cameras will watch the comings and goings in the court where Saddam Hussein is on trial

600 – A survey of Canon technicians suggested that one third of Christmas work involved repairing broken glass on copiers that had been sat on

1,000 – Kenneth Lee Boyd became the 1,000 person to be executed in the US since America reintroduced capital punishment 28 years ago

1,600 – Lisa Nash, 20, of Hednesford, Staffs, was fined £150 with £1,498 costs for refusing to pay a £50 on-the-spot fine for throwing her cigarette butt on the pavement

40,000 – Tony’s eldest son, Euan Blair, has been hired by French billionaire Bernard Arnault on a two-month internship at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey. It was reported, Euan has been provided with a “lifestyle package” worth at least £40,000.

47,000 – According to the accounts of Football Productions, David Beckham earned £47,000 a day last year

200,000 – West Mercia police force paid American motivational guru Mary Gober £200,000 to teach 999 operators how to answer the phone (see Anorak Force Smile)

202,000 – Los Angeles cabbie Haider Sediqi handed over jewels worth £202,000 left in his taxi. He received a reward of £6,000 and a bracelet

4,400,000 – Daniel Betts, 20, claimed to have won £4.4million on the Lotto. His girlfriend quit her job. The couple were pictured celebrating in the local paper, and the £90-a–week barman from Langwith Junction, Notts, promised his dad a season ticket at Derby County. It was all a lie

6,000,000 – David H Brooks spent £6million hiring 50 Cent, Tom Petty and Aerosmith for his daughter Elizabeth’s 12th birthday party

12,000,000 – Hollywood Reporter magazine said Julia Roberts was the highest paid actress, earning £12million a movie

6billion – Figures calculated from the Office for National Statistics said spending on second homes was now at £6bn a year’

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