The top sick day for Welsh public sector staff in 2015 has been revealed as 8 January, according to new figures.

It appeared eight times – more than any other – in the top-10 lists of sick days for authorities who responded to a BBC Freedom of Information (FOI) request, with more than 4,750 staff absences.

In 2014, 17 December was top.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.