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Concern over jab delay for pupils in England as age group cases soar
With schools struggling to vaccinate before winter arrives, ministers are urged to allow children to receive vaccines at different venues

Michael Savage and James Tapper

17, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Pregnant women at risk from NHS workers’ mixed messages over safety of jab
Expectant mothers tell helpline midwives are advising them against vaccines despite threat posed by virus

Hannah Summers

17, Oct, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Meet Floki, the street barber of Perth: ‘It’s not just about the haircut’
Once a month on Fridays, Ali ‘Floki’ Bouazar takes time off work to hit the streets of Perth, providing free haircuts to those in need

Kerry Faulkner

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Long Covid: what are you entitled to if you can’t work in the UK?
About 1m Britons report symptoms and many are unable to work – but there are benefits and arrangements in place

Suzanne Bearne

16, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I just want to go home’: the locked-out Queenslanders trapped in no man’s land
Hundreds of people are stuck in northern NSW, living in cars and tents – and running out of time

Susan Chenery

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Without GPs we would be in chaos instead of a crisis | Letters
Letters: Dr Shaun Meehan proposes a government of national unity to get us through the next few years. Plus letters from Dr Jon Fenton, Nick Nuttgens, Dr Michael Peel, Peter Lowe, Patricia Morgan and Alan Stowell

Letters

15, Oct, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Worst care homes more likely to have poorest residents, official data shows
Sixty-nine per cent of people in ‘inadequate’ homes in England have their bills paid for by the state

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @2:53 PM

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Sunak expected to confirm end to public sector pay freeze
Exclusive: Unions say if departments are not given funding to raise pay then in effect freeze will remain

Heather Stewart Political editor

15, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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Charities say Covid booster rollout for immunosuppressed is ‘chaotic failure’
More than half of those with compromised immune systems yet to be contacted for third vaccine dose

Peter Walker and Nicola Davis

15, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years
Researchers looked at 2010-2015 when Cameron cuts to NHS and social care were starting to bite

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @10:30 PM

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GPs warn face-to-face appointments plan could lead to exodus of doctors
British Medical Association says blueprint could exacerbate GP shortage and see many leave the profession

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @8:27 PM

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Disabled woman to take DWP to court over ‘immoral’ automatic benefit deductions
Helen Timson says third party deductions scheme can leave many without enough money to buy food

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:46 PM

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