Public services policy

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Boris Johnson would throw ‘entire team under bus’ to survive Partygate, No 10 official says, amid claims over lockdown events – as it happened
Latest updates: insiders express fury to BBC that Boris Johnson escaped fine for events junior staff were penalised for attending

Harry Taylor (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

24, May, 2022 @7:17 PM

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Unions angered by No 10 remarks about public sector pay stoking inflation
TUC says suggestion that higher pay for workers this year will push up inflation is ‘nonsense’

Heather Stewart, Aubrey Allegretti and Matthew Weaver

24, May, 2022 @6:43 PM

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In the Passport Office queue I see distress, despair and the dilapidated state of Britain | Polly Toynbee
Public service cuts are ruining what’s left of the essential services we all use, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

24, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘One woman took out 13 of her own teeth’: the terrifying truth about Britain’s dental crisis
In England, only a third of adults – and half of children – now have access to an NHS dentist. As those in pain turn to charity-run clinics for help, can anything stop the rot?

Helen Pidd

24, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Revealed: one in five patients leave some A&E departments in England without treatment
Long waiting times and difficulty in accessing other NHS facilities drive a trebling in those leaving without completing care

Chaminda Jayanetti

21, May, 2022 @4:00 PM

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New Order singer criticises ‘ludicrous’ NHS mental health waiting lists
People in crisis can’t wait 18 months, says Bernard Sumner at suicide prevention event in parliament

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

18, May, 2022 @6:35 PM

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Magnetic marker liquid could be used to show if breast cancer has spread
Nice endorses Magtrace to use with probe, which work in similar way to metal detector

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

16, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘He is Mr Rules’: Labour denies leak shows Starmer broke lockdown laws
Tories claim document published in Mail on Sunday proves Labour leader is guilty of ‘rank double standards’

Andrew Sparrow and Rajeev Syal

08, May, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Dangers of species to species transplants | Letter
Letter: Dr Julia Baines of Peta argues that advanced computer modelling and engineered human and plant tissues are far more accurate than these experiments


08, May, 2022 @3:13 PM

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Healthy young people in UK may never be offered another Covid jab, says expert
Prof Adam Finn suggests there is little point offering fourth jab to those less at risk of serious infection

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

06, May, 2022 @12:04 PM

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UK government accused of ‘explaining away’ Covid race issues
Exclusive: Leaders urge inquiry chair to address racism and inequalities experienced in pandemic

Andrew Gregory Health editor

05, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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The Guardian view on local democracy: make it matter | Editorial
Editorial: Thursday’s council elections are undermined by a political system in which power and resources are hoarded by Whitehall


02, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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