Society

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The stars with Down’s syndrome lighting up our screens: ‘People are talking about us instead of hiding us away’
From Line of Duty to Mare of Easttown, a new generation of performers are breaking through. Meet the actors, models and presenters leading a revolution in representation

Hayley Maitland

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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BioNTech says it could tweak Covid vaccine in 100 days if needed
Company says it will know in two weeks whether current Pfizer jab is effective against Omicron variant

Hannah Devlin and Julia Kollewe

26, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Scrapping appointments is no fix for our NHS crisis | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the government’s plan to ease the backlog of patients needing hospital treatment

Letters

26, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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Late diagnosis of breast cancer rises as NHS struggles in Covid crisis
Macmillan says government action is needed to relieve pressure on cancer services

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

26, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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‘Broken and exhausted’: GPs in England vote in favour of industrial action
Indicative BMA ballot follows government drive to force surgeries to increase face-to-face appointments

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:35 PM

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Older people need better access to therapy for depression | Letter
Letter: Dr Chris Allen highlights the barriers that older age groups face to get the psychological help they need

Letters

25, Nov, 2021 @5:47 PM

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UK parents missing out on ‘tax-free childcare’ scheme, data shows
Exclusive: £2.37bn underspend on government’s flagship policy means just a fraction of eligible parents are taking up offer

Alexandra Topping

25, Nov, 2021 @3:53 PM

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Many disabled women are assaulted each year. Forgetting my own rape feels impossible
After the attack, I became preoccupied with the idea that my case would be questioned because of my disability. But what happened continues to haunt me

25, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Another death, another vigil – but when will we see real change?
Analysis: as an investigation into Bobbi-Anne McLeod’s murder opens, ONS figures reveal the stark reality of violence against women and girls

Alexandra Topping

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Plan to scrap tens of millions of NHS appointments ‘could put patients at risk’
Health service leaders in England finalising moves to axe follow-up hospital consultations and tackle backlog

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Is society coming apart? | Jill Lepore
The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: Despite Thatcher and Reagan’s best efforts, there is and has always been such a thing as society. The question is not whether it exists, but what shape it must take in a post-pandemic world

Jill Lepore

25, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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One in 10 UK families will struggle to cover basics this winter, charity finds
Citizens Advice calls for government action to help the 3m households hit by a cost of living crunch

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

25, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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