Society 10% of the Scottish population are believed to have dyslexia. Source: Dyslexia Scotland.
37% of Scottish men have had suicidal thoughts as a result of stress. Men are also more likely to use alcohol to cope with stress. Source: Mental Health Foundation.
Crews from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service responded to around 330 bonfires across Scotland on Bonfire Night last year. Source: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
Out of 26 EU countries surveyed, 19 considered Germany to be the most important European nation. The remaining seven chose the UK. Source: YouGov.
There have been 118 homicides in London this year – including over 70 stabbings and 12 shootings. There had been 116 homicides at this point in 2017. Source: Home Office.
In the last 40 years, since the first 'test-tube baby' was born, adoptions in England and Wales have fallen by 62%. In 1978, 12,121 children were adopted, while last year this figure fell to 4,650. Source: Office for National Statistics.
60% of Brits think we are more open to talking about sexual harassment as a result of the global #MeToo movement. Source: YouGov.
Economy Santander's UK profits have fallen by 15%, from £1.64bn in 2017 to £1.39bn in the first nine months of 2018. Source: Santander.
60% of adult Brits tend to overspend at Christmas, with 30% concerned that they won't have enough cash to cover everything. Source: Iceland.
Music contributed £4.5bn to the UK economy last year. The UK has the fourth-largest music market in the world. Source: UK Music.
Education Despite bringing huge benefits, international students often opt to study in the US, Canada and Australia instead of the UK because of restrictive immigration policies and attitudes. Source: UK Government.
Science Scientists have constructed a 'crystal maze' to study how light spreads and can be manipulated. It is hoped that results will lead to improvements in healthcare and telecommunications. Source: Heriot-Watt University.
14,000 homes in Scotland still use coal as their main form of heating. Source: Scottish Renewables.
Each year, three million cups of coffee are sold at Edinburgh Airport. New bins have been installed to ensure that the cups are recycled properly. Source: Edinburgh Airport.
85% of the fish in supermarket own-brand and branded fish fingers comes from sustainable sources. Source: Marine Conservation Society.
The reason that some birds lay colourful eggs is thought to be linked to their ancestors – dinosaurs. Scientists believe that the dinosaur nesting world was more colourful than we initially thought, with camouflage being an important influence to egg colour. Source: Yale University.
Health Scotland is to open a £15.8m artificial intelligence health research centre in Glasgow, with the aim of improving patient diagnosis and treatment. It will be called the ‘Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics' (iCAIRD). Source: BBC.
Women who get up earlier in the morning have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. It is thought that sleep plays an important role in all aspects of health. Source: Bristol University.
50% of those treated in hospital last year for burns caused by fireworks were aged 18 or under, and 80% were male. Senior doctors are calling for packaging of fireworks to include graphic images of injuries. Source: British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
A chemical that makes brain tumours glow pink could assist surgeons in removing cancerous cells safely. Source: Bristol University.
Nearly 90% of tonsillectomies carried out on children in the UK are done so unnecessarily. Source: Birmingham University.
Recreation The new £50 note will feature the image of a British scientist. Possible contenders include Stephen Hawking, Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace and Rosalind Franklin. Source: Bank of England.
Locals of 30 cities were asked to mark their home town out of 10 in eight categories including 'polite, friendly, area upkeep and gossip.' Worcester came out top as the best place to live in the UK. Source: Rightmove.
Oddities A sculpture of Liverpool and Egypt football player, Mohamed Salah, has been unveiled in Sharm al-Sheikh. Similar to a bust of Cristiano Ronaldo, its resemblance to Salah has been questioned, with some suggesting that it looks more like Paul Simon, Leo Sayer, and even Todd Flanders from 'The Simpsons.' Source: BBC.
40% of men in heterosexual couples still think that they should be the 'main breadwinner.' Source: YouGov.