8 levels in the new social class structure proposed by the Economic and Social Research Council

8 per cent of British organisations who will have someone on duty on Christmas Day

30 arrests for pickpocketing or handbag theft in Regent Street, London, over the past four weeks

32 degrees Celsius below zero in Moscow last week, the lowest temperature ever recorded there

33 children's homes under investigation after allegations of abuse and paedophilia

39 per cent of Americans who think Santa Claus is a Democrat

159 Tory MPs not invited to their leader's wedding

1,520 Metropolitan Police officers off sick every day on average

15,654,023,458 inches from the Earth to the Moon