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During a speech at the Conservative Party conference, the Prime Minister claimed that crime has been falling and that this is “not just” because of pandemic lockdowns.

Mr Johnson is correct to say that there has been a drop in police recorded crime, however evidence suggests that this trend was strongly influenced by the various lockdowns.

The bigger picture

On 3 October, the Sunday Times claimed new figures show that between 95,000 and 135,000 children did not return to school in the autumn term

This claim is missing context. These figures are an estimate based on a snapshot of attendance of just one day in September 2021, and they come with important caveats which weren’t included in the media reports.

How the figures were calculated

We have been asked lots of questions on WhatsApp regarding the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy

We’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions about the AstraZeneca vaccine in this fact check, as part of our partnership with Pregnant Then Screwed

The AstraZeneca vaccine and pregnancy

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Covid vaccines and pregnancy: fact checked

Pregnant women can request good, reliable information using our new helpline.

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Covid vaccines and pregnancy: fact checked

The Online Safety Bill: Our response

MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy. Law and regulation for online safety must be balanced with the need to protect - and enhance - freedom of expression.

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The Online Safety Bill: Our response

Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

The pandemic exposed dangerous gaps in public data and communication systems - the government must act now to protect the public

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Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

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