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England vs Italy – the best of times and the worst of times

Though Gareth Southgate and the FA have strived to restore respect and honour to football, the truth is that it’s far from the beautiful game it could be.  The worst … Continue reading England vs Italy – the best of times and the worst of times

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Stella Creasy’s lawsuit on maternity rights shows up archaic MP role

Labour MP Stella Creasy wants the same maternity rights afforded to the rest of the UK child-bearing population in employment – including ministers. The rulings for MPs show the machinations … Continue reading Stella Creasy’s lawsuit on maternity rights shows up archaic MP role

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The assisted dying debate

As another prominent right to die campaigner dies, Tannice Hemming looks at the UK’s attitude towards assisted dying. Noel Conway was 71 when he died last week. Diagnosed with Motor … Continue reading The assisted dying debate

The great NHS Digital Data Grab

Changes are coming with how GPs handle your sensitive information but privacy campaigners are uncomfortable with the plans. What’s happening and what do you need to do if you’re unhappy with the idea? You can opt out – should you, and how?

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UK Government in court over PPE

Next week, EveryDoctor and the Good Law Project will take hold the UK Government to account over their failings on PPE, a case that’s had very little press coverage. Tannice … Continue reading UK Government in court over PPE

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Inside India: the battle against Coronavirus

As more and more horrifying scenes emerge from India, what’s it like to live there and what went wrong? Tannice Hemming talks to Ravi Nair, 55 about the series of costly mistakes that got India to this point.

Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

A new website vows to tackle what it calls Covid scepticism in whatever form it takes. Run by a team including a psychologist, a Conservative MP and a Superforecaster, Covidfaq.co … Continue reading Fighting the Covid-deniers, one fact at a time

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Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

It’s less than a week before children across England are due to return to school. With the government steadfast in insisting they will all go back, what are teachers feeling … Continue reading Teaching Tier 4 – should kids go back to school?

Wales declares retail therapy a sin: regional Coronavirus lockdown latest

What pandemonium awaits Welsh retail workers today, ahead of the 17 day “firebreak” lockdown imposed by Wales’ First Minister, Mark Drakeford?

Fighting obesity against the backdrop of Coronavirus – what’s the answer?

Fat-shaming, body positivity and stigma, obesity is a Public Health issue and those with a High BMI are in danger from Covid-19. Is weight loss surgery the answer? A perspective from surgeons and patients examines the issues