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New research co-authored by the University of Birmingham shows unpaid carers seeking formal help with their physical and mental health during the lockdown were unable to access it.
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15 September 2023
New research unveils the Brexit aftershocks still being felt in the lives of EU families who left the UK following the referendum.
04 September 2023
Human beings may be biologically hardwired to commit crimes.