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NHS Improvement figures, leaked to the BBC, suggest government targets were missed by a significant percentage, with record numbers of people waiting over 12 hours for a hospital bed in Accident and Emergency.

The Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) coalition, initiated by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, has received £2.78 million from the Big Lottery Fund to upscale its work to impro

The two charities have demanded both short and long-term responses to the developing crisis in social care. Age UK suggests that social care will collapse in the worst-affected areas as early as 2018.

Over 200 leading arts professionals have pledged to take part in exhibitions and art projects around the world to address the rise of right-wing populism through a new international movement, Hands Off Our Revolution.

Based on a survey of 15,000 people aged 60 and over, the newly-published Wellbeing in Later Life Index from Age UK and the University of Southampton finds that taking part in creative activities may be the biggest influencing factor on

The process offers members of the Creative Industries Federation, or those considering joining, a chance to inform the Federation’s submission to the government consultation.

The city of Leicester will house a three-year pilot programme from 2018, before a national rollout of the new Creative Talent Plan.

The National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science hopes to improve dancers’ health and wellbeing through this latest research partnership, taking advantages of the Ballet’s technology for monitoring injury and health.

Sadiq Khan is calling on the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission to commit to a new centre for the creative industries, aligning London with a national movement to ensure the creative sector remains at the heart of the government’s ne

The Mayor of London is calling on the government to specify how more than £600m received from the European Union for delivering economic growth across the capital will be replaced in the aftermath of Brexit.

The Commission's goal is to highlight the issue of loneliness and mobilise more help from local communities, neighbours, family and friends.

A new report from the Cultural Learning Alliance has set out the positive impacts of arts and cultural education on life chances, particularly for students from low-income families. This comes as a Guardian Teacher Network survey indicates the pressure on arts and culture in schools in the face of education cuts.

The two projects will explore the history of healthcare thanks to nearly £100,000 from the National Lottery, in the build-up to next year’s 70th anniversary of the NHS.

The Government’s Green Paper ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ has named the creative industries as one of five key strategic areas.

After 28 years at the head of Tate, Sir Nick Serota has taken on the role of ACE chair, acknowledging the “many challenges” faced by the arts and positioning himself as “an unequivocal champion of the benefits of public investment”.