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NHS doctors are giving antidepressants to children as young as five

Official figures reveal an increase in antidepressant drugs being issued to under-18s, from 329,954 in 2016 to 379,134 in 2019. Almost 15,000 prescription items were issued to children aged five to 11, though the true figure is likely to be higher as it does not include medication prescribed by hospitals and specialist services — Mail

Councils to raise £7.5billion in stealth tax raid after Rishi Sunak relaxes threshold for local vote — Telegraph

Health worker who had the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine is in intensive care after going into anaphylactic shock — Mail

Italy blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Australia — Guardian

Corporation tax rate rise ‘significant departure’ from Conservative values, suggests former minister — Telegraph

Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine causing painful skin reactions up to 11 days after vaccination — Mail


Refusing to print Dr Seuss books has nothing to do with combating racism — Jessica Marie Baumgartner, Epoch Times

Boris Johnson has double standards on the IRA — David Aaronovitch, Times

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