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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 5h
As we contemplate lockdown 2, there is one UK town whose experience ought to haunt policymakers – Leicester. Our Corona Shock tracker reveals how Leicester’s recession during the first national lockdown was much heavier than the national average.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 5h
If this was a war, the government wouldn’t suddenly say “sorry, we can’t afford any more tanks”. Alistair Darling, the former chancellor of the Exchequer, tells Tortoise why the government needs to keep spending – even if that means taking on more debt.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 6h
Patients with initially mild cases of coronavirus are being re-admitted to hospital nine months into the pandemic with recurring, chronic symptoms of Covid-19. What is so-called “long Covid”? What causes it? How long does it last? Listen here:
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 6h
Sometimes there’s no escaping failure, so we might as well do it brilliantly. Luckily, we know the best in the business. Come and chat live with writer and podcaster in our virtual newsroom. Don’t miss out. Join us for free here:
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 7h
Social media activism is a hot topic but how do we tackle issues beyond that? Join us next week with , deputy CEO at The Diana Award and anti-bullying activist on how you, too, can build a movement from scratch. Free to all students/apprentices.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 7h
We don’t have the time to wait for the findings of a drawn out public inquiry into the UK’s response to Covid-19. We need one now. If the government won’t do it, we will.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 8h
“Gove’s message to Burnham was quite clear: get back into your funny little Mancunian box, Mr Mayor, and listen to your Oasis records while the grown-ups run the country” on how Burnham’s stand is a positive for UK democracy.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 8h
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David Smith 9h
Early learning - The Church of England ran slave plantations. Wow. I had no idea.
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Sally Young 8h
I’ve listened and this is truly fascinating
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Nico Macdonald 8h
Attending Media debate ‘Britain and slavery: Who profited and what should they do now?’ with Sir and MP
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 8h
Should federal agencies have taken charge of the US Covid response? Could that have helped prevent the 200,000 deaths? Join us for Sensemaker Live on Friday with , , and , , as we look for answers.
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Kehinde Andrews 9h
This is just kicking off now
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 9h
After a sell-out event last year, the brilliant is back in our newsroom. Join us as we learn about the ‘seven principles of failure’ and her new book, ‘Failosophy’. Share your stories and strategies with her tomorrow evening:
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 9h
STARTING IN 15: After the abolition of slavery, 1400 companies directly or indirectly benefited from the British government’s compensation for slave owners. Should these companies make amends? If so, how? Join us as we seek answers to these questions.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 9h
With swathes of the UK now re-entering partial lockdown, we’ve decided to look at who the economic winners and losers were the first time. ’s Corona Shock Tracker examines the ward-by-ward data on how Britain is spending during the pandemic.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 10h
The case for a public inquiry into the UK’s handling of coronavirus is both clear and urgent. Britain’s excess death rate is higher than for any comparable advanced economy. Further delay gives those responsible more time to varnish the record.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 10h
Should the internet be a record for posterity or should everyone have a “right to be forgotten”? Let us know your views on what we should save or delete – and who decides that.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 10h
This winter could see a 61 per cent rise in the need for food banks, compared to the same period last year. We are deluding ourselves if we think the economic pain of coronavirus will be even across ages, incomes and geographies.
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Tortoise — slower, wiser news 11h
In today’s : - Reaction to the decision by armed police to fire live rounds at protestors in Lagos - Developments of a “solar superhighway” to power Singapore Plus, for your viewing pleasure, an Oscar-winning short film about love and falafel:
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