9 average reading age in Britain, according to John Wild of the Plain English Campaign

18 James Bond movies, following the release of 'Tomorrow Never Dies'

21 days on the road for Colin Bryant, Graham McGow and Gary Sowerby to drive round the world

47 Labour MPs who voted against the Government over payments to lone mothers

96 per cent increase in complaints by rail users in July to September compared with the same period last year

114 years of age of Lucy Askew, Britain's oldest person, who died last week

588 deaths in police custody in India in the first seven months of this year

654 pounds each of us will spend on average this Christmas according to a British Market Research Bureau survey