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Natural history TV ‘boosts species awareness’

Image caption Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough’s, triggered a greater interest in species among audiences Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II series, boost people’s awareness and interest in species, a study has suggested. Despite lacking an overt conservation message, the programmes stimulated people to find out …

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Coronavirus: ‘If you can’t work, what do you do?’

Image copyright Cathy Wassell Image caption Digital marketing agency owner Cathy Wassell has been self-employed for 17 years Many self-employed people are struggling because work is being cancelled during the coronavirus outbreak, but are excluded from financial measures announced by the UK government. “It made me feel as if I …

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Modern slavery probe after woman found on Salford street

Image copyright Google Image caption The Vietnamese woman was found on Littleton Road in Salford on 5 March A woman escaped a house where she was forced to be a sex worker and was found walking the streets more than 24 hours later, police have said. The Vietnamese woman was …

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Coronavirus: Train services to be cut amid falling demand

Image copyright Getty Images Trains operators across Britain will gradually reduce services from Monday, amid falling demand because of the coronavirus pandemic. The government said it had agreed the plan with the rail industry to reflect the fall in passenger numbers, while keeping vital services running. Operators will still run …

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Coronavirus: How can the NHS, students and businesses be supported?

The Question Time panel answer questions from a junior doctor, restaurant owner and student – all concerning the UK’s response to coronavirus. Guests include Health Secretary Matt Hancock, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, Tom Solomon from the University of Liverpool, Frances O’Grady from the British Trades Union Congress and chef and …

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Coronavirus: Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation

Image copyright Getty Images Everyone should avoid non-essential contact with others to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the prime minister has said. As schools shut and some people work from home, many are feeling cut off from their everyday hobbies and social lives. But the internet offers a means …

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Coronavirus: How can you still celebrate Mother’s Day?

Image caption Afsar surrounded by her family on a recent outing It will be a Mother’s Day like no other on Sunday, as scores of people self-isolate and are forced to rethink plans with loved ones. With the usual lunches and afternoon teas cancelled, what can people do instead to …

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Coronavirus: How to help kids cope with life without school

Image copyright Getty Images Children across the UK will be off school for an indefinite period of time because of coronavirus. Some are likely to be anxious, so how can parents help them cope? No school for the “foreseeable” future. Exams off. Clubs closed. Millions of children will be looking …

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Coronavirus: When will the outbreak end and life get back to normal?

Image copyright Getty Images The world is shutting down. Places that were once teeming with the hustle and bustle of daily life have become ghost-towns with massive restrictions put on our lives – from lockdowns and school closures to travel restrictions and bans on mass gatherings. It is an unparalleled …

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