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New UK Prime Minister | No change at the top for the NHS

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NHS spend £2.36billion on medical negligence

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Millennials are changing the shape of marriage

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Happy 70th Birthday Legal Aid – we aren’t caring for our elder!

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5 things to know about divorce

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Crush injury at work leads to amputation

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8 Signs that your divorce may be complicated

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Housing: families cramped as rents increase and landlords bow out

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‘Quickly’ in medical terms – is it really?

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