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Planning services have become a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also emerged yesterday that some face a postcode lottery over their energy bills. The Sun (2016)It is a ridiculous postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And a postcode lottery for services means sufferers struggle to get suitable treatment in many regions, the report found. The Sun (2016)Regional variations in quality of service and postcode lottery are still with us. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No more postcode lottery with each council adapting and implementing its own illogical and incomprehensible funding requirements. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is no doubt that we owe it to our older generations to end the current cruel postcode lottery of care. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She must end the postcode lottery. The Sun (2006)We're back to a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Stroke survival must not be allowed to become a postcode lottery, still less a calendar lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Nor is that the only unknown: divorce awards are something of a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Maybe that's what they mean by the postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is further evidence of the postcode lottery across Britain for gas and electricity bills. The Sun (2012)It's a postcode lottery but worth a try. The Sun (2013)Instead of a postcode lottery, we now have an illness lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Campaigners disclosed that there is a little-known postcode lottery of fire regulations. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The postcode lottery in relation to schooling is particularly insidious because it is less easy to detect than attendance at an independent or grammar school. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's a p*** postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I want to know what you will do regarding special needs and how the help that disabled people get is a postcode lottery. The Sun (2009)Yet health care remains a postcode lottery where first prize is too often a deadly dose of MRSA. The Sun (2010)He added: 'The law of bereavement damages is a postcode lottery and this needs to change. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But treatment for alcohol dependency is subject to a postcode lottery of care, with just 6 per cent currently receiving help. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is absolutely shocking that, due to the current funding crisis in general practice, patients are facing a postcode lottery. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Motoring groups blasted the postcode lottery, saying price differences were the biggest EVER. The Sun (2010)That inevitably means having the notorious postcode lottery: one GP surgery or one hospital will do things differently from another. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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