In the paper, we were solemnly told that:
- Asking prices for London properties have climbed to £544,231 (note that accuracy)
- National prices rebounded 2.8% to an average £252,418 (at least the percentage is given to a reasonable number of significant digits)
- Prime inner London property has reached stratospheric levels at £937,110
- two thirds of produce grown for bagged salads, just under half of bakery goods and four out of ten apples are thrown away
The second is giving sensible accuracy, easy to understand and grasp for the casual reader. Why couldn't the first story (obviously copied from a press release) be given in similar terms?