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Are you anxious, introverted or just a ‘highly sensitive person’?

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Do you find yourself noticing faint sensations that no one else can perceive? Are you startled easily? And is your mood easily swayed by the feelings of the people around you? If so, you may be a highly sensitive pers...

Hugging has slumped under Covid, anxious Britons tell pollsters

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People are less likely to shake hands and hug people they do not live with than they were before the pandemic, a poll suggests, while separate research indicates that anxiety levels have increased markedly in the run-...

Anxious, overwhelmed, abused: what it’s really like working in retail during the pandemic

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I have been in retail for more than four years now, and 2021 was one of the worst in my entire working life. Retail is already not an easy job, but when you add a highly contagious deadly pandemic and people’s lack of...

‘People are fed up’: Tories anxious about losing Owen Paterson’s seat

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If Boris Johnson’s decision to join the campaign trail in North Shropshire on Friday was a sign of Conservative jitters before the upcoming byelection in the constituency, then Chris Pierce is just the sort of voter t...

‘He’s missing’: anxious wait in Calais camps for news on Channel victims

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On Saturday Gharib Ahmed spent five hours outside the police station in Calais, desperately waiting for news. “It was so cold. There was no answer,” he said. Ahmed was seeking confirmation that his brother-in-law Twan...

Climate activism isn’t making young people anxious. Climate change is

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Coalition MPs have recently suggested an increase in funding for school chaplains to help young people dealing with mental health issues spurred on by “global warming alarmism”. As a young woman residing in western Sy...

‘Virulent microbes everywhere’: how can anxious people fend off reopening panic?

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I recently took my first flight since the pandemic began. As I arrived at the airport, I prepared for a scene of utter carnage: people everywhere, all of them insisting on breathing; virulent microbes reveling in a fi...

Anxious unionists in little mood to celebrate Northern Ireland centenary

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Covered up and boxed in a storage vault in the town of Enniskillen, two historic oil paintings gathered dust. King William III commissioned the portraits of himself and Queen Mary after he routed Catholic forces in th...

Inside review – trio of anxious lockdown studies

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Available onlineDeborah Bruce’s grief-stricken monologue Guidesky and I is the pick of the Orange Tree theatre’s introspective bunchInside comprises three short studies of what it means to be locked down and lonely fr...

Tell us: are you anxious about the end of lockdown?

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With the government’s roadmap for unlocking England in place, the stage has been set for restrictions to ease and things to gradually return to ‘normal’. From 29 March, outdoor gatherings of up to six people, or two h...