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11 May 2021

You don’t usually need photo ID to pick up a parcel

This was suggested by the Prime Minister’s spokesperson and Gillian Keegan MP in defence of plans to require voters to have photo ID.

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You don’t usually need photo ID to pick up a parcel
10 May 2021

How the BBC makes money

It’s not just funded by the licence fee or public money as the Sun suggested. Around 30% is from commercial operations.

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How the BBC makes money
29 April 2021

Independent adviser can't launch investigations into ministers—they should

The adviser can raise issues of concern confidentially with the Prime Minister, but not trigger investigations.

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Independent adviser can't launch investigations into ministers—they should
29 April 2021

Boris Johnson promised to publish his Dyson communications—we’re still waiting on “all the details”

The Prime Minister originally said he would share ‘all the details’ with the House of Commons and ‘communications’ would be published.

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Boris Johnson promised to publish his Dyson communications—we’re still waiting on “all the details”
29 April 2021

Home Office denies £77,000 was spent on eyebrows and beauty products

The Home Office said the sum was spent on PPE, not beauty products.

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Home Office denies £77,000 was spent on eyebrows and beauty products
29 April 2021

Images of decorated room are not the Downing Street refurbishment

It is a picture taken from previous work of interior designer and co-founder of Soane Britain, Lulu Lytle.

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Images of decorated room are not the Downing Street refurbishment
27 April 2021

Conservative support may have fallen—but not when the Guardian says it did

The poll in question was conducted before coverage of a disagreement between Number 10 and Dominic Cummings, so this could not have affected the results, as suggested.

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Conservative support may have fallen—but not when the Guardian says it did
20 April 2021

Fake football quotes go viral

Some social media users have fabricated quotes about the super league attributed to Klopp and Ferguson. We spoke to one of them.

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Fake football quotes go viral
16 March 2021

Clapham protester is not same woman injured in Parsons Green Tube attack

Social media posts falsely claim that a woman arrested during the Clapham vigil is the same woman who was injured in the Parsons Green Tube attack.

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Clapham protester is not same woman injured in Parsons Green Tube attack
11 March 2021

Has the NHS had its budget reduced by £30 billion?

Labour claims that the Budget took £30bn out of day to day health spending, this is true if you include the withdrawal of last year’s Covid money.

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Has the NHS had its budget reduced by £30 billion?
10 March 2021

What happens when pupils test positive for Covid-19?

There’s been confusion over whether pupils can return to school after a positive lateral flow test but a negative PCR result.

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What happens when pupils test positive for Covid-19?
5 March 2021

Did Eat Out to Help Out cause Covid to spread?

Debate over whether the government scheme caused a rise in infections continues.

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Did Eat Out to Help Out cause Covid to spread?

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