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Peter Rhodes: Carry on boozing

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Blogger Peter Rhodes on the days when the NHS prescribed alcohol, the demonising of Muslim mums and why the election polls got it wrong.

Star comment: Big cost of term-time holidays

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Pupils’ unauthorised absence from school does not come cheap for parents. But despite being hit hard in the pocket, with £94,500 collected by Telford & Wrekin Council over the past three years, children are still going missing in term time.

Star comment: Compromise needed over doctors' strike

‘Not safe or fair’ – junior doctors walked out of the Princess Royal Hospital to strike over new working conditions

Junior doctors have made their point. Their industrial action has inconvenienced a relatively small number of patients, thanks to the exceptional logistical management of hospital bosses who showed great skill in maintaining busy schedules.