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Homeless deaths in England and Wales rise for fifth year in a row
Number of deaths reach highest level since records began in 2013, Office for National Statistics data shows

Damien Gayle

14, Dec, 2020 @12:56 PM

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England’s Covid test and trace relying on inexperienced and poorly trained staff
Exclusive: contact tracers say ‘target-driven’ culture puts them under huge pressure to achieve results

Josh Halliday

14, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Guardian and Observer readers give £250,000 to help vulnerable young people
This year’s appeal, backing three charities, receives more than 3,000 donations in its first week

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

13, Dec, 2020 @3:13 PM

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‘We had no privacy, no respect’: demands for tighter rules on reporting of fatal domestic abuse
Families of women who were killed by men talk about their fight to improve the way the media covers cases of fatal domestic abuse

Yvonne Roberts

13, Dec, 2020 @12:25 PM

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'I was amazed': meet the London teens recording the vivid lives of their streets
In our second report for this year’s Guardian and Observer appeal, we talk to photographers in Hackney, east London, recording their area’s culture

Patrick Butler

13, Dec, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Children face Christmas 'cooped up' with abusers amid rise in helpline calls
NSPCC warns of ‘pressure cooker elements’ after figures show increase in incidents since the start of lockdown

Mark Townsend

13, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Outdoor education centres warn of risk of closure due to Covid
Inner-city and vulnerable children ‘the silent sufferers’ if government in England and Wales does not help

Patrick Barkham

13, Dec, 2020 @12:13 AM

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‘We don't have enough nurses to keep all our patients safe,’ says RCN leader
Vacancies hit 36,000 as burnt-out staff leave for jobs including supermarket work

James Tapper

12, Dec, 2020 @1:28 PM

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'Our school had children who couldn't afford event days'
The Child Poverty Action Group helped a Dundee primary make life better for deprived families

Damien Gayle

12, Dec, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Promise of UK care home visits is not being kept to, warns charity
Concerns over rapid-results Covid tests plus insurance issues mean many residents will remain isolated over ChristmasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Amelia Hill

12, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Midwives and doctors at odds over 'normal' births in English hospitals
Chief inspector of hospitals had raised concerns of ‘cultural division’ in approaches to childbirth

Alexandra Topping

11, Dec, 2020 @5:50 PM

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Getting those in power to care about poverty | Letters
Letters: Keir Starmer must show his mettle against this government’s cruel welfare system, writes Prof Mike Stein, while Ken Veitch is angry at the Tories’ lack of concern for the poorest parts of the country


11, Dec, 2020 @4:26 PM

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