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UK health inequalities made worse by Covid crisis, study suggests

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The coronavirus crisis has disrupted routine healthcare disproportionately across society with women, older people and minority ethnic groups most likely to report cancelled or delayed appointments, prescriptions and ...

Enough fentanyl to kill San Francisco: the new wave of the opioid crisis sweeping California

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When San Francisco police seized seven kilos of powder-filled baggies containing the deadly opioid fentanyl last week, the city’s police chief warned the bust contained “enough lethal overdoses to wipe out San Francis...

Young, qualified and barely scraping by – inside Nigeria’s economic crisis

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Favour Obi graduated in 2016 with a first class degree in biomedical sciences and what felt like reasonable hopes for a career in medical research. Before a recent shift waiting tables at a fast food restaurant in Lag...

CBI boss says world is ‘way off track’ in fight against climate crisis

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The head of the UK’s biggest business lobby group has warned that the corporate world is “way off track” in tackling the climate crisis. Tony Danker, the director-general of the CBI, called on the government to do mor...

Now Covid crisis mode is lifting, questions parked for a year are nagging once again

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The weather is warm, and we’re heading into summer, with the assumption that this one will be better than the last: freer of lockdowns, less fraught with uncertainty and with a high probability that, when we come back...

G7 leaders face make-or-break moment in climate crisis

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Global leaders arriving in Cornwall for the G7 summit have already found themselves in a changed world: masks and social distancing have replaced the usual hugs, handshakes and cheek-pecking, the entourages have slimm...

António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

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Wealthy countries risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with newly green economies to address the climate crisis, the United Nations secretary general has warned. Before me...

António Guterres on climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’

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Wealthy countries risk an “unforgivable lost opportunity” by not emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic with newly green economies to address the climate crisis, the United Nations secretary general has warned. Before me...

Polish government faces court action over failure to tackle climate crisis

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Five Polish citizens are taking their government to court over its failure to protect them from the impacts of the climate crisis. They say the state has breached their rights to life, health and family life by delayi...

There is an evictions crisis happening right under our noses

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For weeks, newspapers and campaigners have been warning of a looming evictions crisis. Of landlords free again, as of this month, to set the bailiffs on their tenants. Of hundreds of thousands of people losing their h...

‘It was sad having to leave’: Climate crisis splits Alaskan town in half

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Two years ago, Lisa Charles and her family moved from their lifelong home in the town of Newtok, Alaska, to Mertarvik, a 30-minute trip by boat or snow machine depending on the season. Lisa is a member of one of the ...

Is sleep a ‘magic pill’ for teen wellness in a mental health crisis?

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When parents tell Denise Pope, an adolescent well-being expert, they’re worried for their children’s mental health, she responds with a question. “How many hours are they sleeping?” Concerns for youth depression, anx...

OnTheMarket goes into profit as house prices soar in Covid crisis

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Property website OnTheMarket has reported its first annual profit since being launched by a group of estate agents six years ago, as the UK housing market enjoyed a boom fuelled by working from home relocations and th...

UK retail sales in May saw highest rise since start of Covid crisis

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UK retail sales surged in May by the most since the Covid-19 pandemic began as shoppers returned to high streets across the country after lockdown measures were relaxed, according to industry figures. The British Reta...

Economic toll of climate crisis ‘will be like two pandemics a year’

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Good morning. The world’s biggest industrialised economies will shrink by twice as much as they did during the coronavirus pandemic if they do not tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to research. Oxfam ...

If we can vaccinate the world, we can beat the climate crisis

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It would only cost $50bn to ensure 40% of the world’s population is vaccinated by the end of the year, and 60% by the first half of 2022. This is a recent estimate from the IMF, the latest institution to join a chorus...

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