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Duke of Cambridge: Trauma makes the world seem a 'darker, blacker place'
The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his concern about the pressure faced by emergency workers during the coronavirus pandemic, saying his work as an air ambulance pilot showed him that being surrounded by trauma and sadness can make you see the world as a "darker, blacker place".


School closures could wipe out a decade of progress for less privileged pupils
Closing schools has been one of the most painful consequences of the pandemic - the action Boris Johnson described as his "last resort".


'Patients are younger and sicker than in the first wave' - hospital COVID consultant
David Parrott is just 19 years old and he sits in isolation wearing an oxygen mask that help his COVID-ravaged lungs to breathe.


How did Ireland find itself with the highest infection rate in the world?
"The situation is the most serious that it's been since the start of the pandemic in Ireland."


Merkel has months left - here's who could end up leading Europe's biggest economy
Every year, Forbes magazine produces a list of the most powerful women in the world. And in 14 of the past 15 years, it has been the same person - Angela Merkel.


Are armed government troops using intimidation tactics in Uganda?
Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has a large house about an hour outside Uganda's capital, Kampala.


 


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Dr Dre 'safe and looking good' after hospital stay, says Ice T
Rapper and producer Dr Dre has returned home after a stay in hospital with a reported brain aneurysm.


Grime artist has sentence increased to 30 years for rape and imprisonment
A grime artist who was serving 24 years in jail for imprisoning and repeatedly raping four women has had his sentence increased by six years.


Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond diagnosed with cancer
Saved By The Bell star Dustin Diamond has been diagnosed with cancer and is receiving treatment in hospital, his team have confirmed.


Servant, Stardust and Blithe Spirit
This week on Backstage - Bethany Minelle, Stevie Wong and Amy Hitchcock unpack Netflix's ambitious new slate for programming in 2021.


 


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