WEEK IN NUMBERS
The amount at which the telecoms regulator is capping the cost of calling the 118 directory enquiry service. The amount – £3.65 per 90 seconds – was capped amid concerns about steep price rises. Ofcom is imposing the maximum prices from April 1 after some providers were found to be charging almost £20 for an average 90-second call.
An independent report is urging politicians to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 16 and set up a new youth justice system for offenders up to the age of 21. A Bill is going through Holyrood to raise the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 12 from eight – the lowest in Europe.
The number of years since one of Scotland’s most celebrated stage productions was first performed. The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil, John McGrath’s seminal political play will hit the road in May next year with dates including Dundee, Inverness and Skye.
The number of people who took part in the Marine Conservation Society’s Great Britsih Beach Clean event in September – double the number of last year, with nearly 500 beaches cleaned. The charity said 8,555kg of litter were picked up across the country.
The number of festive jobs still on offer. Positions still available include Santa’s grotto actors, helping with Christmas shopping, mince pie tasters and gift-wrapping assistants, a new study reveals.