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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 ScrewedThe AstraZeneca vaccine and pregnancy
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