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Third World Britain: Is malnutrition a big problem in the UK?
Two newspapers today claimed that a tenth of all older people in the UK are malnourished. Is this true?
Social care provision: from bad to worse?
In today's Queen's Speech, the Government announced its legislative programme for the next year, including its plan to reform the way that social care is funded. But that has not stopped local authorities from claiming that there is less and less money to meet a growing increase in demand.
Are spouses living abroad pocketing millions in UK pensions?
As the Queen oversees another state opening of Parliament, one of the Government's planned bills will introduce reforms to the pensions system. But what benefits will they achieve?
Did the authorities miss 500,000 Eastern European immigrants?
The 2011 census revealed that there are almost half a million more people in the country than previously thought. Who are they and where are they from?
Council budgets: power to the people?
As the local elections take place across parts of the country, it's claimed that our tendency not to vote might be a rational one. So how much say does your council have over money spent locally?
Are teachers underqualified?
Almost a quarter of secondary school maths teachers and more than a third of physics teachers don't hold a relevant post A-level qualification. How concerned should we be?
Are austerity cuts allowing criminals to get away with violent offences?
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has unearthed a fifteen-fold increase in the number of 'community resolutions' dealing with violent crime. Are cuts behind this shift in policing methods?
Are GPs to blame for more A&E admissions?
Last week the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that Accident and Emergency departments are struggling to cope with a surge in demand. He claimed there has been an influx of patients who can't get an appointment to see their GP. Is one necessarily the cause of the other?
Full Fact sources index: where to find the information you need
Department of Health refuses Freedom of Information request on health tourism
Hollow records, selective reporting and dubious trends: the employment debate
Where have all the men gone?
What's happening to net migration?
Freedom of Information matters: support it
MPs report on communicating statistics: "Not just true, but also fair"
PCC upholds newspaper's voodoo poll reporting
MPs to question Ministers about benefit statistics
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"
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