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12,000 more than usual die at home

Over 12,000 more people than usual have died at home during the lockdown, raising questions over the side effects of this response to the coronavirus. Caused by such actions as telling people not to go to hospitals, the number of unexplained deaths at home is almost as high as those caused by the virus, analysis suggests – Times

Boris Johnson suffers poll slump as Dominic Cummings revolt grows – Times

Two-fifths of UK home movers put property plans on ice – Financial Times

Anger over Dominic Cummings’ actions has ‘encouraged lockdown rule-breaking’ – Guardian

Young shoppers turn to ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes to fuel lockdown spending – Telegraph

Plastic from tyres driven on roads is polluting the oceans – Times


I don’t want Cummings to go, but I did expect him to at least say sorry – Allison Pearson, Telegraph

If only our politicians could admit: I don’t know – Matthew Parris, Times

The Hong Kong mass surveillance plan would make our Huawei deal untenable – Con Coughlin, Telegraph

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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