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'Child neglect' of bad baby teeth

'Child neglect' of bad baby teeth - Child neglect is to blame for "absolutely appalling" levels of children needing their teeth pulled in hospital, a dental charity says. [BBC Health]

UK broadband 'not fit for purpose'

UK broadband 'not fit for purpose' - The Federation of Small Businesses criticises the government's "unambitious" broadband targets and calls for a rethink. [BBC Business]

A third of Alzheimer's 'preventable'

A third of Alzheimer's 'preventable' - One in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable, according to research from the University of Cambridge. [BBC Health]

Migrants to pay more to use NHS

Migrants to pay more to use NHS - Non-EU patients are to be charged 150% of the cost of NHS treatment in a fresh crackdown on so-called "health tourism". [BBC Politics]

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end - Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years. [BBC Health]

AUDIO: Alzheimer's blood test breakthrough

AUDIO: Alzheimer's blood test breakthrough - Scientists describe the development of a new blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer's as a 'major step forward' [BBC Health]

Regions to get £6bn funding boost

Regions to get £6bn funding boost - The government announces £6bn of funding for local governments designed to boost local economies. [BBC Business]

Jihadists' assets frozen by Treasury

Jihadists' assets frozen by Treasury - Two men from Cardiff who have joined a jihadists group in Syria have their assets frozen by the UK government. [BBC Politics]

Barclays apologises to cardholders

Barclays apologises to cardholders - Barclays bank apologises to its customers after they complained on social media site Twitter about being unable to withdraw cash from cash machines. [BBC Business]

Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads'

Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads' - The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says. [BBC Business]

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