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Steep rise in winter deaths in England and Wales

There was a big rise in the number of winter deaths last year. It's estimated there were more than 31,000 additional deaths because of the cold weather, up 29% on the previous winter.

The Office for National Statistics shows most of the deaths across England and Wales involved people over the age of 75.

Our health correspondent Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 26 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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