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Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales pass 1,000 for first time since early March

Latest figures come as vaccine taskforce chief warns UK ‘neglecting’ threat of future pandemics

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Covid news – live: Weekly deaths pass 1,000 as Northern Ireland ‘urged to work from home again’

Latest developments as they happen

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Will there be a new UK lockdown before Christmas?

Boris Johnson remains committed to encouraging vaccine take-up and booster jabs but storm clouds gathering over Europe provide grounds for concern with infection rate still high

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NHS scheme to reduce hospital pressures ‘stalled’ over lack of beds and staff

Exclusive: ‘Vital’ service aimed at reducing hospital admissions is being used as ‘overflow’ for under-pressure A&Es

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Anti-vaxxer who went to ‘corona party’ to become infected dies from Covid

Health chiefs believe people are deliberately attempting to catch disease to obtain ‘green pass’

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People suffering depression should be offered exercise or therapy before drugs, new NHS guidance says

Meditation, behavioural therapy or individual counselling sessions could be made available first

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Why does seasonal depression happen and how can you manage it?

One in three people will struggle consistently with not feeling as good in the winter as they do in the summer, this is a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder, writes Harriet Bowyer

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‘Not limited to far-right activists’: Anger and division in Austria as lockdown returns

As Austria becomes the first European country to reintroduce lockdown, the people are taking to the streets in protest – and it’s not just far-right extremists, but families too, writes Melissa Eddy

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Midwives receiving less training in key areas of safety and equality, new report warns

‘These problems existed before the pandemic and have only become worse’

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Lord Frost claims UK is ‘freest country in world’ as he hails lack of Covid rules

Comments come as UK records further 44,917 coronavirus cases

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