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Tycoon’s generosity fails to answer the long-term issues of elderly care

Adman Trevor Beattie’s decision to fund the care of nine elderly women for a year rather than have them moved to separate homes is a wonderfully magnanimous gesture. It’s the sort of tale that gets everybody worked up.

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What Scottish booze price-fixing says about alcohol attitudes

In the light of last week’s news about the successes of a trial giving addicts free heroin on the NHS in Maudsley, the reaction to today’s news that the Scottish government is still planning on introducing a minimum price for alcohol seems rather bizarre.

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