Public services policy

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MoD seeks to buy back 38,000 homes leased from billionaire
Guy Hands and Annington Homes, rather than taxpayers, benefited from soaring UK property market after 1996 privatisation

Julia Kollewe

27, Jan, 2022 @3:39 PM

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Why is rural broadband still not fit for purpose? | Letter
Letter: The focus seems to be on upgrading internet speeds in urban areas, while rural locations struggle, says Richard Harris


24, Jan, 2022 @4:49 PM

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The Guardian view on NHS privatisation: the wrong treatment | Editorial
Editorial: The NHS is in crisis, and ministers are taking the opportunity to extend private healthcare’s reach


21, Jan, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Boris Johnson’s faster broadband promise is being broken, say MPs
UK ‘little nearer to closing great digital divide’ between cities and rural areas, says committee

Mark Sweney

19, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Government wins appeal over contract for firm linked to Dominic Cummings
Court overturns ruling that £550,000 deal given to polling company Public First was unlawful

Matthew Weaver

18, Jan, 2022 @1:08 PM

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One in four NHS doctors tired to the point of impairment, survey finds
Exclusive: Patients suffering harm as a result of doctors being deprived of sleep during pandemic, says report

Andrew Gregory Health editor

17, Jan, 2022 @12:20 PM

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Schools rejecting offers of air filters that limit Covid spread, say parents
Some families say purifiers turned down by heads prioritising cleaning and open windows in absence of DfE guidance

Georgina Quach

17, Jan, 2022 @11:26 AM

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Better sick pay, testing and ventilation: Labour’s Covid plan to keep UK open
Party aims to weaken Johnson’s attempts to take credit for handling of the pandemic with its 10-point strategy

Toby Helm Political editor & James Tapper

16, Jan, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Government in dispute with ‘VIP lane’ firm referred by Tory peer
Health minister reveals government is ‘in mediation’ with PPE Medpro, after over a year of secrecy on matter

David Conn

14, Jan, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Private health firms in England to receive up to £525m to fight Omicron surge
Hospital operators agree deal to maintain services and ensure NHS does not become overwhelmed

Julia Kollewe

13, Jan, 2022 @2:50 PM

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Sue Gray: who is official tasked with investigating No 10 party claims?
Senior civil servant has reputation for conducting vigorous internal investigations

Rajeev Syal

11, Jan, 2022 @6:22 PM

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English councils can offer cash for rough sleepers to get Covid jabs, says minister
Eddie Hughes says local authorities can use part of £28m protect and vaccinate scheme to incentivise jabs

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

11, Jan, 2022 @1:30 PM

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