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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(...)

Prices for branded drugs bought by the NHS are negotiated between the government and the industry. The system, which was last negotiated in 2008 and which imposes a price cap, does not regulate prices of generic drugs or branded products sold over the counter by chemists. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Prices paid by the National Health Service to drug firms will be cut by up to a fifth from early 2014 unless the companies offer substantial reduction(...)

 Dr James Reilly. Photograph: Eric Luke

The coalition Government has embarked upon one of the most radical programmes of healthcare reform since the formation of the UK’s NHS in 1948. Our go(...)

There is unlikely to be the level of public investment necessary to create the kind of system many of our EU partners have in the short term. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The recent revelations of mistreatment of small children in privately run creches have a wearying familiarity. They follow revelations of the mistreat(...)

Prices for dental treatment are often highest in Dublin and sometimes only slightly cheaper further afield in the Republic. Even so, there is good value to be found.

A “dental divide” has opened between North and South in Ireland, with the differences in prices and services upsetting some pa(...)

The scene where a woman  died in a collision on the westbound carriage of the M62 near Pontefract in West Yorkshire between a lorry and a minibus today. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A woman has died after a minibus carrying women to a hen party was involved in a crash with a lorry, police said today. The minibus was o(...)

Andrew Marr, the 53-year-old BBC TV presenter and journalist, made a guest appearance on his own show recently, just four months after a life-t(...)

Danny Boyle in LA. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Does any other British filmmaker kick up quite so much affection as Danny Boyle? Yes, folk enjoyed Trainspotting (...)

British prime minister David Cameron delivering a speech on immigration at the University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich yesterday. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA

Last month, a Nigerian woman and a Spaniard were abused by a local woman in the A&E of Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, declaring that they wer(...)

The voice of a post-war generation: director Ken Loach. Photograph: Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images

Ken Loach has made an excellent documentary about the changes wrought in the aftermath of the 1945 British general election. As everyone used t(...)

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