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‘I’m one of the lucky ones, I’m financially OK’: welcome to ageing Britain, where pensioners outnumber children
Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are 65 or over – some are thriving, some struggling. How are we coping with the social, cultural and political change this brings?

Michael Savage

02, Jul, 2022 @4:25 PM

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UK Covid levels rise 30% in a week to estimated 2.3m cases
Number of infections in week ending 25 June highest since late April, with experts expecting fresh wave later in year

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Teenager moved into Logan Mwangi’s home days before murdering him
Craig Mulligan, 14, detained for at least 15 years for murder of five-year-old in south Wales

Steven Morris

30, Jun, 2022 @6:01 PM

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Boris Johnson says UK defence spending set to rise to 2.5% of GDP by end of decade – as it happened
Prime minister tells Nato conference UK will spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

Andrew Sparrow

30, Jun, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Logan Mwangi’s mother and stepfather jailed for murder of five-year-old
Angharad Williamson, John Cole and a teenager murdered boy after he suffered months of violent abuse

Steven Morris

30, Jun, 2022 @1:14 PM

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England and Wales population hits record as over-65s overtake under-15s
Census figure reaches 59.6m, up 3.5m on 2011 – leaving an estimated UK population of 67m

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent, Ashley Kirk, Caelainn Barr and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @7:19 PM

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England and Wales in numbers: key points from the 2021 census
Initial data shows areas with oldest and youngest populations, as well as most densely populated areas

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @5:58 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon tells Scottish parliament she wants to hold second independence referendum next October – as it happened
Scottish first minister tells MSPs she won’t allow ‘Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson’

Andrew Sparrow

28, Jun, 2022 @5:03 PM

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There are more people in England and Wales than ever – but that’s no bad thing | Rob McNeil
Population growth is a charged issue in the UK, but using it as a proxy for concerns about migration is misleading, says Rob McNeil of the Migration Observatory

Rob McNeil

28, Jun, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Ofwat extends sewage dumping inquiry to include South West Water
Regulator expands investigation after suggestions water firm was not complying with legal obligations

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

28, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Record number of abortions in England and Wales amid financial insecurity
Terminations increase to 215,000 with most pronounced rise among women aged 30-34

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Jun, 2022 @8:31 PM

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Keith Toms obituary
Other lives: Lifelong political activist and a Labour councillor for 32 years

Diane Taylor

21, Jun, 2022 @4:44 PM

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