Poorest hit hardest by cuts to public health spending – research

Worst-off areas have lost six times as much funding to tackle health problems such as obesity as best-off areas, finds analysis. Photograph: Clara Molden/PA England’s poorest communities have borne the brunt of almost £900m of cuts to public health spending, despite them having higher rates of disease, research has revealed. Places with high levels of deprivation such as Liverpool, Blackpool and Birmingham have lost much more of their budgets to prevent problems such obesity and smoking than better-off areas. One pound in every £7 of the £871.6m that has been…

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Aamir Khan on remaking Forrest Gump, career regrets and spending time with his kids

Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao on his birthday on March 14 in Mumbai.The Telegraph picture It’s become a tradition of sorts for Aamir Khan to spend the first half of his birthday with the media — cutting multiple cakes, posing for pictures and chatting with a handful of journalists. And his 54th birthday celebration in Mumbai last Thursday was no different. Aamir spent the morning at a football game with his youngest son Azad before interacting with the media. Aamir, who was last seen in the disastrous Thugs of Hindostan last year, took…

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