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The Guardian view on mental health privatisation: unsafe spaces

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New evidence of the extent of the privatisation of mental healthcare in England is extremely concerning. Ministers and health bosses must explain why the independent sector is earning almost £2bn a year for treating p...

Mums-to-be still being given unsafe epilepsy drug

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A anti-epilepsy drug, which causes health problems for babies when taken by pregnant women, is still being given to patients without safety warnings, it was reported. Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has called for...

The most unsafe passage to Europe has claimed 18,000 victims. Who speaks for them?

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In the early hours of 21 June, somewhere in the vast expanse of the central Mediterranean, a Médecins Sans Frontières team on board a rescue vessel received a distress call. The motor of a small boat carrying asylum s...

Unsafe Passage: on board a refugee rescue ship racing for Europe – video

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An overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe – triggering a high-stakes showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to ...

‘Nobody feels unsafe here’: gay footballer Josh Cavallo told he is welcome at Qatar World Cup

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Australian footballer Josh Cavallo would be welcome at next year’s World Cup, the chief executive of the tournament in Qatar has said, despite the country’s laws against homosexuality. The Adelaide United player, who ...

Vigil held for Halyna Hutchins as ‘super unsafe’ conditions on Baldwin film set under scrutiny

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Safety procedures on the New Mexico set of the movie Rust were under increasing scrutiny on Sunday as colleagues, friends and family paid tribute to the cinematographer shot dead by the actor Alec Baldwin in what appe...

Unsafe conditions and low pay for migrants on Irish fishing boats exposed

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Racist insults, verbal abuse, long working hours with few breaks and pay below the legal minimum wage are “common workplace experiences” of migrant workers in the Irish fishing sector, says a new study. The report, co...

E171: EU watchdog says food colouring widely used in UK is unsafe

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A food colouring used in products sold in the UK ranging from chewing gum and white chocolate to toothpaste and sauces for toddlers can no longer be ruled out as a cause of cancer, the European Food Safety Authority h...

‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafe

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Sarah Spoor and her two adult sons have spent the past 14 months shielding in a one-bedroom apartment, with no garden, in west London. Her youngest sleeps in the bedroom, his brother has a pull-out bed in the kitchen,...

Unsafe workspaces: health fears grow as staff get set for the big return

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Millions of workers could be returning to unsafe workplaces without Covid risk assessments while the vaccines are still being rolled out and dangerous variants are circulating. A survey of union safety reps by the TUC...