WEEK IN NUMBERS
The number of visitors to various Pugfest events across England. The festival, devoted entirely to pugs, began life in South Wales in 2014, in memory of a rescued pug called Poppy. Organisers have revealed plans to host the event in Scotland for the first time.
The number of deaths in Texas being attributed to Storm Harvey, according to county and city officials in the American state.
The latest deaths reported by county emergency officials include a power worker who was electrocuted while trying to restore electricity. The deaths span 13 counties, with the highest totals in Harris County.
The number of pages of a long-lost JM Barrie play.
The Kirriemuir playwright’s bedroom farce, The Reconstruction of the Crime, involves mistaken identity and a night full of misunderstandings in a provincial hotel. The play has been likened to an episode of Fawlty Towers.
The value of the tickets Scotrail tried to give away recently. Travellers were left infuriated after the firm’s website repeatedly crashed, crawled to a stop, and ran out of tickets on certain lines within a couple of hours.
The position of St Andrews University in the latest annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The Fife institution slipped from 110th to 143rd while Dundee University fell seven places to 187th. Oxford held on to first place.