David Dimbleby, 75, has had a scorpion tattooed on his right shoulder. Some more tattoo-wearers who perhaps ought to know better:
— Lady Steel, 71, wife of former liberal leader David Steel (pink jaguar on left shoulder).
— Vanessa Feltz, 51 (photographed with Bob Marley on left arm, although it’s not known to be permanent).
— Vladimir Franz, 54, composer and university professor who came fifth in this year’s Czech presidential elections (entire face covered with swirling motifs).
— John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania (town’s postcode on his left forearm; dates of five murders in the town on his right).
— 21% of US adults, according to a Harris poll last year.
What we’re aiding
David Cameron committed £6 million of the government’s £8.7 billion aid budget to disaster relief following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. How is the aid budget spent?
Source: Department for International Development
The Prince of Wales celebrated his 65th birthday, still waiting to take on his life’s main work. How many Britons are still working over the age of 65?
— Between May and July this year, a million over-65s were recorded as being in work, 9.4% of the total. This has risen from 8.4% over the past two years.
— During the same period 24,000 over-65s considered themselves to be unemployed, 2.2% of the total. This has fallen from 2.5% over the past two years.
Who walks in
A quarter of NHS ‘walk-in’ centres have closed over the past three years. Who uses walk-in centres? Here are some comparisons with the people who use old-style GP practices:
|Education beyond 18||25%|
|Education beyond 18||19%|
Source: British Journal of General Practice
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