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Comic Relief to end ‘white saviour’ trips to Africa
Stacey Dooley was pictured holding a child during a Comic Relief trip to Africa
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Comic Relief to end ‘white saviour’ trips to Africa

Charity’s appeal videos described by critics as ‘poverty porn’ and ‘devoid of dignity’
28 Oct 2020
How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty
Argentinians wait for covid tests
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How Covid set back the global fight against extreme poverty

Pandemic is reversing two decades of progress in raising living standards
8 Oct 2020
Covid: five ways the pandemic increased global inequality
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Covid: five ways the pandemic increased global inequality

A development expert explains how the Covid outbreak entrenched preexisting social ills
20 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: why was Britain last on face masks?
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Instant Opinion: why was Britain last on face masks?

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 14 July
14 Jul 2020
Tories spend more on London than the rest of England
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Tories spend more on London than the rest of England

New findings will likely be a blow to Boris Johnson’s plans to ‘level up’ the UK economy
6 Mar 2020
The state of British children’s health in five statistics
Young child receives vaccination at a health centre
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The state of British children’s health in five statistics

New study shows UK falling behind on key indicators including infant mortality and vaccinations
4 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: English football ‘needs to lead’ on racism
English referee Anthony Taylor (C) points out to players where comments and objects are coming from in the crowd during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and
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Instant Opinion: English football ‘needs to lead’ on racism

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 23 December
23 Dec 2019

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World to miss UN sustainable development goals ‘by decades’
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World to miss UN sustainable development goals ‘by decades’

‘Towering achievement’ risks being undermined by growing inequality and climate change
20 Sep 2019
Study finds more than 4m in UK are trapped in deep poverty
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Study finds more than 4m in UK are trapped in deep poverty

Anti-poverty campaigners say austerity has reversed progress
29 Jul 2019
Why is in-work poverty on the rise?
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Why is in-work poverty on the rise?

New research suggests higher rents and slower wage growth is pushing more working families into relative poverty
20 Jun 2019
Child hunger in Africa ‘due to lack of political will’
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Child hunger in Africa ‘due to lack of political will’

Nearly half of all child deaths on the continent due to malnourishment as economic growth fails to halt crisis
6 Jun 2019
Child hunger: is the Government breaking human rights laws?
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Child hunger: is the Government breaking human rights laws?

Human Rights Watch report says Tory welfare cuts caused ‘hunger crisis’
20 May 2019
UK risks reaching US levels of inequality, warns economist
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UK risks reaching US levels of inequality, warns economist

IFS report found that ‘deaths of despair’ are rising amid financial stress
14 May 2019
Food bank use hits record high in Britain
Wandsworth food bank
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Food bank use hits record high in Britain

Government benefit policies blamed as charity hands out 1.5m parcels in 12 months
25 Apr 2019
Are lotteries a tax on the poor?
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Are lotteries a tax on the poor?

As one lucky US lottery winner pockets nearly a billion dollars, old accusations are refuelled
25 Oct 2018
Closing GCSE poverty gap will take ‘over a century’
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Closing GCSE poverty gap will take ‘over a century’

In parts of the country, poor students are about two years behind the average
25 Jul 2018
Why are funeral costs so high?
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Why are funeral costs so high?

Two reviews into industry practices launched after average price doubles in just over a decade
1 Jun 2018
Britain’s coast worst-hit by heroin deaths
Blackpool has the highest rate of heroin deaths in the UK
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Britain’s coast worst-hit by heroin deaths

New figures show Blackpool has the highest heroin death rate
5 Apr 2018
UK’s richest boys to outlive poorest by a decade
A young boy plays in a park near disused housing in Glasgow, Scotland
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UK’s richest boys to outlive poorest by a decade

Life expectancy gap widening as inequality worsens
2 Mar 2018
Tributes to homeless man who died metres from Parliament
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Tributes to homeless man who died metres from Parliament

Jeremy Corbyn says ‘the powerful cannot keep walking by’ in message of condolence
15 Feb 2018
One in five now live in poverty in the UK, report finds
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One in five now live in poverty in the UK, report finds

400,000 extra children and 300,000 extra pensioners among the poorest compared to 2013
4 Dec 2017
Britain is a ‘social mobility postcode lottery’, report says
Rich and poor areas are often found side-by-side
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Britain is a ‘social mobility postcode lottery’, report says

Social Mobility Commission’s annual report reveals widening divide in life prospects
29 Nov 2017
Britain facing winter homelessness crisis
A homeless man in Manchester earlier this year
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Britain facing winter homelessness crisis

Big Issue founder says radical action is needed to prevent situation from deteriorating
4 Oct 2017
Government criticised over rise in homelessness
Government policy blamed for sharp rise in homelessness
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Government criticised over rise in homelessness

National Audit Office report says welfare reform is likely driver behind issue
13 Sep 2017
UK inequality 'fallen since credit crunch'
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UK inequality 'fallen since credit crunch'

Salary differences smaller than decade ago, but regional gaps growing, says Institute for Fiscal Studies
19 Jul 2017
World's eight richest men own as much as 50% of poor
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World's eight richest men own as much as 50% of poor

Oxfam report says inequality gap is 'greater than had been feared'
16 Jan 2017
Nearly a quarter of Wales 'living in poverty'
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Nearly a quarter of Wales 'living in poverty'

Around 700,000 people live in households where income is less than 60 per cent of average, says report
9 Nov 2016
10 healthiest places in England – and the 10 unhealthiest
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10 healthiest places in England – and the 10 unhealthiest

Figures show a massive life expectancy difference between the north and south of England
18 Nov 2015
Poverty blamed for return of Victorian-era diseases
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Poverty blamed for return of Victorian-era diseases

NHS numbers show that Britons are increasingly affected by malnutrition and gout
28 Oct 2015
Nearly a third of Londoners living in poverty, study shows
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Nearly a third of Londoners living in poverty, study shows

More than half of people living in poverty are in working families – an increase of 70% in a decade
21 Oct 2015
Cameron's 'assault on poverty' seen as swoop on Labour turf
David Cameron and Samantha Cameron
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Cameron's 'assault on poverty' seen as swoop on Labour turf

Prime Minister accused of 'talking left and walking right' in address to Tory Party Conference
8 Oct 2015
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