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‘It’s a moral decision’: Dr Seuss books are being ‘recalled’ not cancelled, expert says

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The titles that Dr Seuss Enterprises said it would cease printing contained racist stereotypes, English professor Philip Nel saysA leading expert on racism in children’s literature has said the decision by the Dr Seus...

UK Covid live: no evidence to back claims AstraZeneca jab linked to blood clots, says vaccine expert

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Latest updates: Prof Andrew Pollard says MHRA had said ‘very clearly that they’re not seeing any increase in the number of cases of blood clots’

Raise benefits to curb UK crisis in mental health, expert urges

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The welfare system is damaging the health of the poor and needs to be overhauled in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Britain’s leading expert on health inequalities has warned. Sir Michael Marmot said increasing out-of...

Screen Covid patients and NHS staff for post-traumatic stress, expert urges

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Head of Royal College of Psychiatrists warns that the emotional toll from the pandemic could last for yearsOne of Britain’s leading psychiatrists has warned that “all the dials are pointing the wrong way” on the natio...

Grenfell expert witness is father of council’s head of fire safety

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An expert witness to the Grenfell Tower public inquiry tasked with assessing how the council landlord handled fire risk is embroiled in conflict of interest claims after it emerged that his son now works for the counc...

Condé Nast only shows ‘surface level’ understanding of representation – US diversity expert

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A US diversity expert has said the publisher Condé Nast has shown only a “surface level” understanding of the importance of representation, following its short-lived appointment of Alexi McCammond as editor of Teen Vo...

Chauvin used deliberate and excessive pain technique on George Floyd, police expert says

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An expert police witness has told the Derek Chauvin murder trial in Minneapolis that the accused former officer used a technique designed to deliberately inflict pain and subjected George Floyd to it for an extended p...

UK expert urges people in 20s to keep getting coronavirus vaccine

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People in their 20s should continue to get vaccinated against Covid despite the very rare cases of blood clotting linked to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine because of the wider benefit to their families, friends and ne...

George Floyd died from lack of oxygen, says breathing expert – video

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George Floyd died from a lack of oxygen, which damaged his brain and caused his heart to stop, a medical expert testified on Thursday at the former police officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Floyd’s breathing was to...

How to get the property you want: expert tips for first-time buyers

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Buying your first home is by turns exhilarating and terrifying. Lockdown has made things even more challenging: many urban renters are considering buying somewhere out of town where they can get more home for their mo...

Terrorism expert failed to spot warning signs about Fishmongers’ Hall attacker – inquest

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A prison counter-terrorism expert has admitted to an inquest that he failed to pick up on warning signs about Usman Khan when he talked to him just before his deadly terror attack at Fishmongers’ Hall in London. Steve...

Boris Johnson’s phone number should be more secure, says security expert

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A UK national security adviser has said Boris Johnson should be much more digitally secure after reports that the prime minister’s mobile phone number has been available online for the past 15 years. Peter Ricketts sa...

England ban on indoor gatherings may need to be reimposed, warns expert

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A leading scientific adviser to the UK government has warned that Monday’s lockdown easing in England may have to be reversed and also cautioned against meeting indoors. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Sir ...

England lockdown end date ‘very much in the balance’, expert warns

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The lifting of all legal limits on social contact in England next month is “very much in the balance”, one of the government’s leading coronavirus advisers has said, amid “hints” that vaccines may be less effective at...

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