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Health & Wellbeing NewsFunding for Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine almost entirely from the public purse

A review into how money was raised to develop the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine has revealed almost all funding came from the public purse or charitable trusts. The review challenges suggestions, including from the Prime Minister, that vaccines' speedy development was down to greed and capitalism.

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Health & Wellbeing NewsOver 50s invited for mixed vaccine trials

Trials are currently underway to determine whether different Covid vaccines can be mixed and matched across first and second doses. The trial into the possibility of combining vaccines had already begun and is now expanding due to the potential benefits vaccine mixing could offer.

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Health & Wellbeing NewsFirst Covid vaccination offered to all over 50s and vulnerable people

Everyone over 50 and all vulnerable groups across the UK have now been offered a first Covid jab. The target was to offer these groups their first dose by 15th April, meaning the government has achieved this and will now move on to vaccinating people in their late 40s.

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Culture NewsRoyals and the country prepare for Prince Philip’s funeral

Following the Duke of Edinburgh's sad passing last week, the Royal Family and the rest of the country are making the final preparations for his funeral tomorrow. But just who will be attending given the rule of 30 in place due to Covid? And how is the day expected to pan out?

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Everything you need to know about your credit score

Your credit score is a vital piece of information banks and other companies use to make decisions about you. Knowing how it works and how you can manage yours will positively affect your finances in the long run.

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Are you owed tens of thousands of pounds in unpaid pension money?

It has been revealed that thousands of women on £1-a-week pensions could be entitled to a vast pension windfall after being underpaid for decades. According to a BBC report, vast numbers of women who have been receiving such pensions could be in line for a potential payout of tens of thousands of pounds.

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What is the inheritance tax property allowance?

Are you making full use of your inheritance tax allowance? There is also an additional £175,000 nil rate allowance covering your home. Utilising all allowances will significantly reduce, and in many cases eliminate, any inheritance tax liability. Make sure you are prepared!

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Ford v Ferrari Review

Rating: ★★★★ Released: 2019 Director: James Mangold Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal Streaming: NowTV, Sky Movies, Amazon Prime Video (Buy: £9.99)

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What do men in their 50s want in a woman?

What does a man in his 50s want from a woman? Many women find themselves asking this question because as we age, we change. Surely what men wanted in their 20s isn’t what they want in their 50s? If we become single later in life, we often start posing these questions. Let’s look at some of the answers!

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The best Android phones for over-50s: What’s easiest to use?

Smartphones don’t have to a young person’s game! There are loads of fantastic smartphones out there that have the features you need whether you want a decent camera, long battery life, or to get lost in card games for hours.

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What should an over 50s’ exercise routine look like?

What should an exercise routine look like if you're in your 50s or older? Should it emulate the exercise routine of a 30-year-old? Or a 20-year-old? Or should it reflect the possible effects of age on muscle mass and mobility?

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Growing evidence vaccination rollout is breaking the link between Covid infections and deaths

A recent study has found that the UK's vaccination rollout is breaking the link between Covid infections and deaths. Researchers also said that vaccinations had pushed Covid cases down considerably over the past couple of months. However, this decline is now said to be levelling off.

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Can Covid increase the risk of psychological and neurological conditions?

A recent study has suggested that people diagnosed with Covid-19 have a much higher chance of developing psychological and neurological conditions over the following six months. This includes conditions such as depression, dementia, stroke, anxiety and mood disorders, and psychosis.

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Confusion continues over potential Covid passports

In recent weeks, the Prime Minister's plan for Covid passports has caused a lot of controversy within the Conservative Party and opposition parties. As speculation over their introduction continues, the scheme's potential use also continues to cause confusion among the public and divide the nation.

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10 benefits of getting involved in community initiatives

What does community mean to you? The Covid-19 pandemic has redefined what community means to many of us. From people who have felt isolated over the past year to those who have been helping support those people and their communities, many of us have developed a newfound passion for community initiatives. How can you pursue this throughout 2021 and beyond?

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