Ministry dismisses Andrew Wakefield’s criticism over Wales measles outbreak

Epidemic the fault of health officials, claims doctor who was struck off after starting global MMR vaccine scare The Department of Health has dismissed claims by a former doctor who started a global scare about the MMR vaccine that officials were responsible for the outbreak of measles in south Wales. The epidemic in south Wales, […]


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The bid to revive Wales’ co-operative economy

Andrew Davies explains why the Welsh government is keen to help co-operatives and mutuals thrive once again Wales, the birthplace of Robert Owen, has a rich co-operative history which stretches back to the 1840s, with early co-operative societies. The famous Rochdale Pioneers inspired a new wave of co-operation in Wales. From the 1860s onwards, larger […]


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No haven in Hackney: census 2011 reveals housing divide

Data shows more people in England and Wales are renting, with London borough having lowest percentage of homeowners Grace Santos is not surprised the census has exposed Hackney as the place with the lowest percentage of mortgage-free homeowners in England and Wales. In a nearby estate agent’s window in the east London borough, which has […]


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Census 2011: religion, race and qualifications – see how England & Wales have changed

What does Census 2011 tell us about the state of England & Wales today? Marital status | Religion | Ethnicity | Year of arrival | Qualifications | Health | Property tenure | Economic activity • Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the Guardian How has England & Wales changed in the […]


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Certified causes of death inaccurate in fifth of cases, study suggests

Cancer and heart disease death rates may be higher than thought and lung deaths lower, according to ONS findings The causes of death certified by doctors may be inaccurate in more than a fifth of cases, according to a study carried out for the Office of National Statistics. Thousands more people than previously thought might […]


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House prices fall in October, says Land Registry

Year-on-year figure shows small increase, but regional variations increasingly mask real picture House prices in England and Wales fell by 0.3% in October as low levels of activity continued to depress values, according to the latest edition of the Land Registry’s house price index. The average price of a home is now £161,605, up 1.1% […]


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