Overcrowding in prison

Overcrowding in prison

It’s been a rocky few months for the prison system in England and Wales. In December there was a riot at HMP Birmingham that lasted around 12 hours. Authorities had to send in Tornado teams to restore order. The bill for […]

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Where Does Your Team Rank in the Boxing Day League table?

Where Does Your Team Rank in the Boxing Day League table?

Boxing Day is the most wonderful time of year for football fans. In Britain we have a traditional busy calendar of fixtures the day after Christmas. Television dictates that the matches no longer all kick off at 3pm on 26th December […]

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How Will Barack Obama Go Down in the Rankings of US Presidents?

How Will Barack Obama Go Down in the Rankings of US Presidents?

Americans are voting today to choose their 45th president. Come January, Barack Obama will leave the White House after eight years as President of the United States. So how will he be remembered? Historians are already trying to place Obama in the […]

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Andy Murray’s Long Road to the Top

Andy Murray’s Long Road to the Top

Andy Murray was crowned as the world number one in men’s tennis for the first time today. The two-time Wimbledon champion has long been out on his own as Britain’s best male tennis player and now he’s managed to overhaul […]

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How Much Money Has My Young Person’s Railcard Saved Me?

How Much Money Has My Young Person’s Railcard Saved Me?

In a few months time I will be turning 27 years old. This means that my 16-25 railcard, commonly known in Britain as a Young Person’s Railcard, won’t be valid any more. But you’re 26? I bought my railcard a […]

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Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part Two

Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part Two

At the end of the last post, we had our data in a file named defective. The data contains all the injuries caused by car accidents where a road sign, signal or marking was obscured or not working properly from 2010 […]

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Seen Elsewhere: 4th November 2016

Seen Elsewhere: 4th November 2016

Welcome to the third edition of Seen Elsewhere, my round-up of good stuff I’ve seen in the field of R and data journalism this week.

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Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part One

Dodgy Road Signs, Traffic Lights and Markings: Part One

One of the most detailed UK government datasets I’ve ever seen is the STATS19 data from the Department for Transport. This is the collated reports of road accidents in Great Britain in which at least one person was injured or […]

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Site Stats: October 2016

Site Stats: October 2016

Summary: October was this site’s first full month of operation. I think the stats for September have disappeared – I think I enabled the stats on WordPress a few days later, so as far as I know this is just October’s data. […]

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Site Design Refresh

Site Design Refresh

You might have noticed the site looks different to how it did before. I changed themes to the Tribute theme on WordPress. I find this theme handles my featured images better, which allows me to show the thumbnails on the homepage. All […]

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