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Antidepressant use in England soars

Calls to mental health helplines and prescriptions for antidepressants have reached an all-time high, while access to potentially life-saving talking therapies has plunged during Government-imposed lockdowns. More than six million people in England received antidepressants in the three months to September, part of a wider trend and the highest figure on record — Guardian

We must not furlough our children’s futures, Ofsted chief warns — Sunday Telegraph

Leaky carrier HMS Prince of Wales spends fewer than 90 days at sea in two years  — Sunday Telegraph

One in five are spending £66 more a month on alcohol during Government’s lockdowns — Mail on Sunday

Boris Johnson would lose majority and seat in election tomorrow, poll suggests — Observer

BBC marks Brexit with left-wing comedians ‘trashing’ Nigel Farage and comparing EU withdrawal to a cancer — Mail


Yes-no votes aren’t as simple as we pretend — Matthew Parris, Times

Guess where Professor Lockdown got his ideas: China’s police state — Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

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