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8 November 2012

Social care: a postcode lottery

In certain parts of England, how you're cared for in your old age depends on which side of the street you live on. Many people are shocked to discover that …

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6 November 2012

How many diabetes-related deaths are avoidable?

Several newspapers have reported that each year the deaths of up to 24,000 diabetes patients could be prevented by better treatment. But when exactly is a death "avoidable"?

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6 November 2012

Have apprenticeships been a Coalition success story?

The rise in apprenticeships is one of the coalition's success stories. We look at the facts behind the numbers.

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5 November 2012

How many workers earn less than the living wage?

At the start of 'Living Wage week', Full Fact explores the numbers behind the morning's news. Do five million of us earn less than the Wage?

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5 November 2012

How many families are claiming £100,000 per year in housing benefit?

Full Fact's Freedom of Information requests put Welfare Reform Minister's claim in context.

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5 November 2012

Are taxes for Britain's richest among the highest in world?

How does Britain rank for income taxation in the world? A network of tax professionals delivers a negative appraisal. Full Fact investigates.

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3 November 2012

PCC rejects Full Fact complaint over Mail's riot coverage

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has rejected Full Fact's complaint into the Daily Mail's coverage of figures from the August riots last year. It was the same coverage criticised by …

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2 November 2012

Are pubs faring well, or are they bidding farewell?

Discrepant reports and data on the number of pubs, and the price of beer often make it very difficult to assess whether watering holes across the country are fairing well, …

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2 November 2012

EU Budget: who gets what?

After the Government was dealt a blow in the Commons earlier this week when its proposed negotiating position for talks on the 2014-2020 EU Budget was rejected by MPs, there …

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2 November 2012

Full Fact captures 120 escaped prisoners

Sometimes, even ordinarily reliable sources get things wrong. Normally, Full Fact would consider figures provided by a Minister in response to a Parliamentary Question to be a reliable source. So …

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1 November 2012

Does wind energy represent 'the greatest public subsidy bonanza of modern times'?

This week's surprise announcement from Energy Minister John Hayes, reported in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, that the Government wouldn't give the green light to any more onshore wind …

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1 November 2012

Are the Government's road safety figures misleading?

Today the Department for Transport (DfT) published routine quarterly estimates for the number of road casualties in Great Britain. They revealed that in the year leading up to June 2012, …

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