Firemen survey the damage outside the Tavern in the Town pub in Birmingham, after an IRA bomb blast. The firemen quickly counted the injured, deciding they needed 40 ambulances for the tavern alone. But there were no ambulances.  Photograph: Wesley/Keystone/Getty Images

Forty years on Alan Hill remembers driving a fire engine through a tunnel in Birmingham as a garbled message came through on the radio that a bomb had(...)

An all-party UK parliamentary group  began an investigation last December into dementia services for Irish, Indian, Pakistani and black Caribbean communities, many of whom moved to Britain from the 1950s onwards. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

Elderly Irish suffering dementia are in danger of being ignored by the National Health Service and local authorities because both fail to recognise th(...)