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What the government’s new Mental Health Bill really means – and why it matters

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Lauren Geall
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    A women’s health ambassador has been appointed for the first time – here’s what that means

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    The first Rwanda deportation flight has been cancelled, but what happens next?

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    What the government’s latest cost of living support package means for you

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Grenfell Tower anniversary: how the world is reflecting on the tragedy five years on
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“Nothing done in 5 years”: how the country reacted to the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire

“1,000s of flats remain unsafe. 1,000s of people are still trapped.”

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Amy Beecham
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Boris Johnson government pledges £80million to help fashion indus
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“The government has pledged £80 million to the fashion industry – but why does it give us the ick?”

Isn’t this just another form of image rehabilitation?

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Naomi May
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Sue Gray’s full report is finally here, and these are the 5 main findings

The inquiry into the government’s alleged breaches of lockdown rules has revealed some more interesting details.

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Lauren Geall
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Amy Beecham
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Lady Justice on top of the Old Bailey in London
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The first-ever Victims’ Bill aims to fight male violence, but is it enough?

Experts have warned that more needs to be done to ensure all survivors are supported in their fight for justice.

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Lauren Geall
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Katy Harrington
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Why this young female MP’s speech about the ‘F word’ is going viral

Mhairi Black’s impassioned speech in parliament is giving everyone chills.

The “Pestminster” scandal may have been 5 years ago, but the last four days shows how little has changed when it comes to the harassment of Britain’s female politicians
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Phone porn, harassment, bullying: why would anyone want to be a female MP in Britain?

Women joining parliament want to effect meaningful change, but behaviour from fellow MPs means they face harassment, misogyny and a toxic work environment.

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Amy Beecham
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“What a betrayal”: the internet responds to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak’s “partygate” fines

“You have paid a fine. Our loved ones paid with their lives.”

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Lauren Geall
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Ukrainian refugees after crossing the Polish border
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What is the UK government doing to support Ukrainian refugees?

A new scheme will offer households £350 a month to house refugees.

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Lauren Geall
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Living with Covid-19: everything we learned from the government’s latest announcement
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The 5 biggest changes from the government’s latest Covid-19 announcement

What the new rules mean for you.

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Amy Beecham
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A woman dealing with anxiety lying on the sofa
Mental Health

England is facing a ‘second pandemic’ of anxiety and depression – and the NHS is struggling to cope

“Millions of children, young people and adults are seeking help from mental health services that are over-stretched and under-resourced.”

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Lauren Geall
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Downing Street party: Boris Johnson has apologised for attending a Number 10 gathering he insists was a “work event” during lockdown
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Boris Johnson insists Downing Street party was a “work event” and apologises for attending

The prime minister faced calls to resign in parliament after “over 100 people” were allegedly invited to a government party during lockdown.

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Amy Beecham
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Lauren Geall
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An inquiry into Sarah Everard’s murder will look into whether any “red flags” were missed

But campaigners say the inquiry lacks the power to address wider institutional issues.

Downing Street party: 5 women react to reports that the government broke lockdown rules for a gathering at Number 10
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5 women relive the pain of being locked down while Boris Johnson had another party

“They partied it up while my grandmother died.”

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Amy Beecham
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A woman on her phone on the street at night
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“Insulting”: campaigners say the Home Office backing a new app won’t keep women safe on the streets

“Women and girls, and the steps that we take to stay safe every day, are not the problem.”

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Lauren Geall
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Omicron: England to stick with “Plan B” as no new Covid restrictions announced
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Overwhelmed NHS staff are responding to the government’s latest Covid-19 announcement

“We are DONE! We are overwhelmed now!”

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Amy Beecham
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Omicron, lateral flow tests and New Year’s Eve 2021: how to celebrate safely during Covid-19, according to a doctor
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What are we meant to do without any lateral flow tests before New Year’s Eve?

Read this before panic ordering a PCR test.

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Amy Beecham
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Opinion

“The government’s failure to act is making me feel guilty about my decisions – and I’m sick of it”

“I’m tired of trying to navigate a situation that the government should be leading.”

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Lauren Geall
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Downing street garden photo: Boris Johnson defends image of him “working” during the 2020 lockdown
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Yet another photo has leaked showing Boris Johnson allegedly ‘breaking lockdown rules’

An image of Boris Johnson, his wife and 17 colleagues in the Downing Street garden was taken in May 2020.

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Amy Beecham
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Leah Sinclair
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“My Christmas plans have been ruined by the UK’s changing travel rules”

“The red list may be scrapped, but the damage has already been done.”

The internet expresses fury as more details are emerging about an alleged 2020 Downing Street Christmas party that broke lockdown rules
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Pictures have emerged from yet another alleged government lockdown party

“Ordinary people were charged by police for gathering, millions canceled Christmas and some died without family to hold them.”

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Amy Beecham
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