Society

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Government announces £7.5m fund to fight loneliness in England
Arts, radio and libraries to help ease the strain of Covid restrictions on isolated people

Nazia Parveen

29, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Obesity campaign with a side of fries
Brief letters: Boris Johnson’s health drive | Scientists using Windows 7 | Macbeth | Vaccine strategy | Pigs in blankets | Face masks in winter

Letters

28, Dec, 2020 @4:14 PM

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‘You’d see him barbecuing in the sun’: Bernard Cherrington, died aged 79, of Covid-19
A keen reggae fan, he worked as a train shunter until he retired to look after a Manchester garden full of Jamaican flowers

Sirin Kale

28, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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What mental health impact of second world war tells us about post-Covid life
‘Blitz spirit’ may have brushed over issues and pandemic comes with other problems, experts say

Alexandra Topping

27, Dec, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Covid poses 'greatest threat to mental health since second world war'
UK’s leading psychiatrist predicts impact will be felt for years after pandemic ends

Ian Sample Science editor

27, Dec, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Hospitals in England told to free up all possible beds for surging Covid cases
NHS England warns entire health service will have to remain on highest alert at least until end of March

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

27, Dec, 2020 @5:13 PM

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‘No child should be hungry or excluded’: how readers responded to our appeal
With more than £850,000 raised so far for youth charities, you explain what moved you to donate

Molly Blackall

27, Dec, 2020 @8:30 AM

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New drug offers hope for thousands with cystic fibrosis
There were fears for patients with the lung disease as Covid-19 emerged but new treatments have shown remarkable benefits

Robin McKie

26, Dec, 2020 @1:40 PM

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‘The idea was to put smiles on faces – and it snowballed’: the people who saved 2020
From the Spider-Men who rescued the children of Stockport, to the women who won the Nobel prize, here are seven people who brightened the darkest days

Jessica Murray, Toby Moses, Tim Jonze, Sirin Kale, Micha Frazer-CarrollVanessa Kisuule

26, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Daniel Howell: 'If young people aren't supported it's going to screw everybody'
In our latest report for this year’s Guardian and Observer charity appeal, we talk to the Young Minds ambassador and YouTube star

Sarah Marsh

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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‘The way it was done was so respectful’: Ravkiran Kaur Dhillon, died aged 63, of Covid-19
A former post office manager, she was a vivid presence who managed to upstage her relatives even when she wasn’t in the room

Sirin Kale

25, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Dozens of prison staff sacked over prohibited items, MoJ figures show
Exclusive: FoI request reveals there have been 88 convictions of HMP and outside staff in five years

Mattha Busby and Eric Allison

24, Dec, 2020 @11:56 AM

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