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Plan to tackle failing care homes

Plan to tackle failing care homes - A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government is expected to announce. [BBC Health]

Insurance comparison sites 'failing'

Insurance comparison sites 'failing' - Websites that compare insurance prices for consumers fail to meet users' expectations, according to a review by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). [BBC Business]

House price inflation hits 10.5%

House price inflation hits 10.5% - Annual house price inflation hit 10.5% in May, the highest rate for four years, according to the Office for National Statistics. [BBC Business]

Cuddly puppets axed as Wonga attempts big clean-up

Cuddly puppets axed as Wonga attempts big clean-up - Grandparent characters are axed from Wonga's advertising campaign as its new chairman says it is time for the payday lender to grow up. [BBC Business]

'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]

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