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NHS faces questions over Covid infections contracted in hospital
As bereaved families seek answers, number of cases and alleged failings cause concern in England

David Conn and Caelainn Barr

26, Feb, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Experts criticise Boris Johnson for putting dates in Covid roadmap
Behavioural scientists accuse PM of ‘dangerous strategy’ that risks undermining adherence to rules

Alexandra Topping

26, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Morecambe pins hope on Sunak to give £70m for Eden Project North
All eyes on budget as seaside town seeks funds for ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to boost local economy

Helen Pidd North of England editor

26, Feb, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Festivals selling out after map to end England's lockdown announced
Wary organisers call for government cancellation insurance as ticket sales soar

Sarah Marsh

26, Feb, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Make taking pictures down a woman's top a crime, say law advisers
Law Commission is putting forward proposals to expand behaviours covered by upskirting legislation

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

26, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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‘Dying like flies’: A million chickens die on way from farm to abattoir each year
Whistleblower says birds are dying ‘in a pretty rough way’ from heat stress and lack of water on journeys in England and Wales

Tom Levitt

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Thames Water hopes to harness human 'poo power' to heat homes
Company says sewage plan would avoid 105,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over 30 years

Jillian Ambrose

26, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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'I’d 100% prefer to sit exams': pupils on teacher-assessed grades
A-level and GCSE students give their verdict on the new system announced for results in England this year

Jedidajah Otte

25, Feb, 2021 @7:54 PM

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Number of new FGM cases referred to NHS in England down by a quarter
Campaigners caution that drop may be down to difficulties in accessing services during Covid pandemic

Tobi Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @6:02 PM

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Covid fines surge in England and Wales as police adopt hardline approach
Police hand out 40% of all fines issued since start of pandemic in four weeks to mid-February

Jamie Grierson and Tobi Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @3:47 PM

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Government under pressure to stop Leeds Bradford airport expansion
Critics say plan would wreck efforts to tackle climate crisis and undermine UK credibility ahead of Cop26

Matthew Taylor

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Rough sleeper numbers down 37% in England during Covid pandemic
Charities say data shows success of Covid homelessness schemes, but warn it is not the full picture

Jessica Murray

25, Feb, 2021 @1:21 PM

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