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Covid ‘baby bust’ fears as fertility rate falls to record low

Britain’s fertility rate is believed to have plummeted to the lowest level on record in the pandemic, surpassing its previous nadir in 2001 before a wave of immigration from the EU. The findings, set out in a new study by Southampton University’s Centre for Population Change, also warn up to 66,000 fewer children could be born across the UK by 2023, fuelling fears of a Covid ‘baby bust’ – Telegraph

High street shops to open until 10pm six days a week in England – Times

Ship blocking Suez canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat – Epoch Times

A mother writes: My innocent boy at Dulwich College is being smeared as a sexual predator – Sunday Times

Former SNP leader Alex Salmond launches new political party – BBC News

Spain to trial four-day working week in bid to prevent new coronavirus outbreaks – Sky News


So much for the sisterhood, Carrie – Simon Walters, Mail

Spare us an annual Covid Memorial Day – Madeline Grant, Sunday Telegraph

E-scooter menace leaving chaos and death in its wake – Peter Hitchens, Mail on Sunday

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