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"First, do no harm": are hospitals failing their patients?
Today the Francis report documented the shocking failures of care at hospitals in Mid-Staffordshire and recommended changes to the structure of NHS management. Full Fact has been looking into the what, how and why of the scandal and the subsequent public inquiry.
Has Britain lost its faith?
Between falling church attendances and census figures showing a rise in non-believers, is religion in this country doomed? Full Fact looks at the state of Britain's flock.
Does the UK subsidise the upbringing of foreigners' children?
While the changes to Child Benefit mean that families in the UK are means-tested, today's Daily Mail front page announced that foreign parents continue to profit from the payment, at a cost to the British taxpayer of £1 million per week. Is this the case?
Bedroom tax: the who, the what and the why
The 'bedroom tax' will come into force in two months, but a lot of questions remain unanswered: Who exactly is affected? How many of them are disabled? Full Fact investigates.
Making poverty history or wasting taxpayers' money?
This week The Sun reported that two thirds of foreign aid from the UK government is subject to administration costs. So how much of this money arrives at its intended destination?
Does the UK have the third worst economic performance among G20 nations?
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Opposition Leader Ed Miliband accused David Cameron of overseeing an economy that is 18th out of the 20 G20 countries in terms of growth. Is this true?
What price treachery? The cost of voting against boundary reform
As the Conservatives accused their Coalition partners of blocking constitutional reform and flirting with the Opposition, the Daily Mail reported that by voting against boundary changes the Lib Dems are invoicing the tax payer for a bill of some £150 million. Is this true?
All aboard! Are Britain's railways in need of high-speed relief?
Full Fact looks at the data behind the current push for a new high speed rail network, from commuter numbers to overcrowding.
Full Fact sources index: where to find the information you need
Freedom of information reveals who wins and loses in 2013
Bad and dangerous to know: do men commit almost all crime?
The NHS: not always "free at the point of use"
Politicians least trusted when using statistics
Crime statistics: how many warnings do you need?
Education surveys and benefit statistics: two government departments caught out in one week
The European Union: the facts
The Queen's Speech: Resources and Factchecks
The rise of UKIP: how significant are the local election results?
Local elections: the who, what and why
Local elections: what's happening in your area?
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