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Seven out of 10 households forming in the next 20 years will be single- person. Only 30 years ago single people made up 18 per cent of households compared to 2011 when the government estimates the figure will be 31 per cent. uk unemployment stands at 1.16 million while there are 1.02 million vacancies. The ratio has narrowed from 1990 when 1.66 million unemployed were chasing 520,000 jobs. Some 104 street crimes were recorded in the first six weeks of the year around Westminster Bridge and Westminster tube station compared with only 27 for the same period of 1999. Police say thieves are preying on tourists to the ba London Eye. The average hospital can save £30,000 a year on a lighting bill of £100,000 if low-energy lighting, light sensors and presence sensors are introduced, according to the Energy Saving Trust.

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