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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34666382 The UK population is to increase beyond 70 million in the next 12 years, official projections suggest. The Office for National Statistics said the population was expected to increase by 4.4 million in the next decade, before reaching 70 million in 2027. That increase is roughly the size of the Irish Republic. The statistics predict an ageing population, with some 29.5% of people aged over 60 by 2039 - up from 23.2% this year. By then, more than one in 12 UK people are expected to be aged 80 or over. The latest official figures say there are just unde