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25 November 2022

Steve Barclay’s figure for new nurses’ pay includes extra earnings

The health secretary said that a new nurse will typically earn over £31,000 a year on current pay. This is an estimate that includes extra earnings such as overtime. Basic …

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Steve Barclay’s figure for new nurses’ pay includes extra earnings
25 November 2022

‘Free’ Greggs giveaway is not genuine

The company is not offering a free sausage roll and hot drink to anyone who likes a Facebook post.

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‘Free’ Greggs giveaway is not genuine
25 November 2022

Covid-19 variants including Delta are real

The post claims that the Delta variant is fake.

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Covid-19 variants including Delta are real
25 November 2022

Copycat posts about ‘missing’ boy shared widely on Facebook

Hundreds of people have shared a fake appeal for information about an apparently missing boy.

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Copycat posts about ‘missing’ boy shared widely on Facebook
25 November 2022

Liz Kendall’s claim that there were no NHS strikes under Labour ignores local walkouts

Staff at NHS hospitals did take part in local strikes when Labour was last in power.

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Liz Kendall’s claim that there were no NHS strikes under Labour ignores local walkouts
25 November 2022

How much of the rise in ‘economic inactivity’ is due to long Covid?

A BBC news bulletin claimed a recent rise in the number of people who are neither working nor looking for work is “largely because of long Covid”. But there are …

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How much of the rise in ‘economic inactivity’ is due to long Covid?
24 November 2022

Boy claimed ‘missing’ on Facebook was found months ago

The picture is of a boy of a different name who went missing in June but has been found.

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Boy claimed ‘missing’ on Facebook was found months ago
24 November 2022

Amazon is not selling Kindle Oasis e-readers for £1.78 for Black Friday

Amazon is holding a Black Friday sale, but it has confirmed it is not offering Kindle Oasis e-readers for £1.78, as a number of Facebook posts have claimed.

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Amazon is not selling Kindle Oasis e-readers for £1.78 for Black Friday
24 November 2022

Fake Argos ‘deals’ on electric scooters and air fryers circulating online

Deals that appear too good to be true are circulating on social media.

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Fake Argos ‘deals’ on electric scooters and air fryers circulating online
24 November 2022

Can you tell a drink has been spiked by its appearance?

A poster shares ways to tell if a drink has been tampered with. But spiked drinks do not necessarily exhibit any changes in appearance, taste or smell.

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Can you tell a drink has been spiked by its appearance?
23 November 2022

Facebook post misinterprets BBC report on a ‘spike’ in neonatal deaths

The BBC article said that “two spikes” in the neonatal death rate had occurred in Scotland—not that spike proteins had been found in babies’ bodies.

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Facebook post misinterprets BBC report on a ‘spike’ in neonatal deaths
23 November 2022

Facebook posts claiming man with dementia is missing with his dog are false

The picture in the posts shows a man with a different name who has never gone missing.

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Facebook posts claiming man with dementia is missing with his dog are false

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