30 smacks a day recommended by Philip Holdway-Davis as the "maximum safe limit" to be given to a seven-year old

37 per cent rise in the lowest fares announced by Virgin Trains

53 length in inches of the stuffed salmon, caught in 1912, believed to be the largest ever caught in Britain

69 Persian carpets bought by the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri on his recent trip to Iran

93 cabinet ministers in Uttar Pradesh, of whom 19 are facing criminal charges

114 cans of Coca-Cola the average Briton drinks in a year

151 times a year the average French person makes love, according to a survey by Durex

173 pounds spent on each visit to the UK by travellers from Belgium

309 pounds the average British family spends each week