The actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot a cinematographer on set when mistakenly given a gun loaded with real bullets. Others who have died on set:
— Martha Mansfield was resting in her car during the filming of a romance set in the US civil war in 1923 when someone flung a match which set her dress alight.
— John Jordan fell out of a plane while filming Catch-22 in 1969.
— Vic Morrow was decapitated by a low-flying helicopter while filming Twilight Zone: the Movie in 1982.
— Jon-Erik Hexum shot himself while fooling around with a gun on the set of the CBS series Cover Up in 1984.
— Roy Kinnear succumbed to injuries after he fell from a horse during the filming of The Return of the Three Musketeers in 1988.
— Brandon Lee was shot, also with a gun which was mistakenly thought not to be loaded, on the set of The Crow in 1993.
Costs of living
The National Living Wage is to rise to £9.50 an hour. How has it changed over time?
Nominal value | In today’s prices
1999 | £3.60 | £6.38
2004 | £4.85 | £7.61
2010 | £5.93 | £7.78
2016 | £7.20 | £8.02
2021 | £8.91 | £8.91
(Current values according to Bank of England’s inflation calculator)
The average price of a litre of petrol reached just under £1.43, taking it above the previous record measured by the RAC Foundation in 2012. It used to be said that petrol cost less than Coca-Cola. How does the price of a litre of unleaded compare with that of drinks at your local supermarket?
Price per litre
Tesco own-brand cola | 50p
Coca-Cola | £1.10
Strongbow cider | £1.39
Fosters lager (in pack of 18 cans) | £1.52
Tropicana orange juice | £2.60
Pinot Grigio white wine | £7
Whyte and Mackay Scotch whisky | £20
How much carbon was the world emitting at the time of previous climate summits?
1992, Rio | 22.44 bn tonnes
1997, Kyoto | 24.19 bn tonnes
2002, Johannesburg | 25.91 bn tonnes
2009, Copenhagen | 31.46 bn tonnes
2015, Paris | 35.21 bn tonnes
2021, Glasgow | (2019) 36.44 bn tonnes
Source: Our World in Data
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