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Homelessness in the LGBT community: are councils doing enough?

Councils in England have been turning away LGBT people who are homeless, asking them to show proof of their living situation. The Albert Kennedy Trust, an LGBT youth homeless charity, estimates that LGBT young people under the age of 25 comprise up to 24% of the youth homeless population, of which 69% have experienced violence, […]

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Innovative Covid-19 testing introduced as number of cases continues to rise

With the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Scotland rising, testing of patients has begun through a surveillance network of Scottish GP practices and ‘drive through’ tests in Edinburgh. 41 GP surgeries have started to test some patients with flu-like symptoms even if they have not travelled to an area where coronavirus, which can […]

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Newborn baby becomes organ donor: the future of organ transplants

When Valentina lost her newborn baby, Angelo Ray, in July 2016 and aged just 8 days old, she asked the hospital if his organs could be donated so that another baby could live. This was something the hospital had not considered before. Due to the publicity around organ donation, an adult in intensive care might […]

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Mental health support in schools: is it enough?

We are used to reading headlines warning us that the mental health of children and young people is ‘at crisis point’. Rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm are soaring, leaving vulnerable young people on waiting lists unable to access support. A recent poll by the National Association of Head Teachers reveals that in 2019, 66% […]

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Ghostwriting: More prevalent than ever

For many students, writing a university essay involves a series of caffeine-fuelled late nights in the library. An alternative is to hire an unknown writer to do this for you. A quick Google search of “essay writing services” brings up millions of results. ‘Papercheap’ claims to be able to write (me) a 10,000-word dissertation in […]