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Protecting domestic violence victims in lockdown

Kate, a call handler for a domestic violence charity, discusses the challenges of trying to deal...

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The ugly side of the modelling industry

When the model Emily Ratajkowski recently wrote an essay detailing the ways she has felt...

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Chris Grayling's failings: ferry fiascos and no-deal Brexit planning

The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has fought off calls for him to resign over a series of...

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Will Brexit be decided today?

Theresa May returns to parliament today after a last ditch dash to Strasbourg to win fresh...

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Is prime minister Boris Johnson leading us to a no-deal Brexit?

Boris Johnson will enter Downing Street this afternoon as Britain’s new prime minister. But...

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A web of lies: Carl Beech and the VIP paedophile ring

In 2014 Carl Beech claimed he had been a victim of child sexual abuse by high-profile...

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Understanding Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson's chief strategist

James Graham, screenwriter of the TV drama Brexit: The Uncivil War, talks about Dominic Cummings,...

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Growing up with gangs, poverty and knife crime: a look back

This week we are returning to some of our favourite episodes from 2019. The Bollo youth club in...

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What is it like to come out late in life?

Nicholas McInerny, a writer, came out as gay aged 45 and after nearly 20 years of marriage. It...

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Manchester City: following the money

Manchester City’s fortunes changed dramatically with the takeover by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi....

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How far do the government's new emergency powers go?

A new government bill that brings sweeping new powers to shut down mass gatherings, potentially...

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Boris Johnson's personal coronavirus battle

The PM’s admission to an intensive care ward in London has shocked the nation and left a gap at...

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Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world (part 1)

What began as a mystery virus at a Chinese market in December swiftly became a global crisis. The...

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How Covid-19 brought Britain back together

After a divisive period dominated by Brexit, the pandemic has brought about a newly fostered...

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What is the Covid-19 crisis doing to our mental health?

The biggest health crisis in a generation and the enforced isolation of lockdowns is taking not...

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The secretive scientific committee guiding Britain’s coronavirus response

Following the revelation that Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, took part in the...

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Where is the kit to protect NHS workers?

As medics and carers report widespread shortages of protective equipment, the government is...

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What does the biggest economic slump in 300 years mean for Britain?

As the chancellor announces plans to extend the unprecedented scheme to pay the wages of millions...

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England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe? | Podcast

Health officials and even government scientists have warned against the easing of the coronavirus...

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Understanding white privilege with Reni Eddo-Lodge

Reni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to top the UK bestseller list with her...

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