‘Sponsor a child’ schemes attacked for perpetuating racist attitudes

International child sponsorship schemes have come under attack for perpetuating racist thinking, as an apology by a charity to thousands of children in Sri Lanka

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Health experts urge caution on giving Covid vaccines to UK children

Launching a programme of Covid-19 immunisations for children should be considered only in special circumstances, leading health experts have warned. They say UK medical authorities,


‘I was losing my mind’: can baby sleep gurus really help exhausted parents?

By the time her baby was four months old, Zara, a psychologist and executive coach from Surrey, was able to open a bottle of wine

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German children aged 12 -16 can have Covid Pfizer vaccine in June

German children from the age of 12 will be eligible for a Covid-19 inoculation from next month, the government has said, in anticipation of formal


‘One name in a long list’: the pointless death of another West Bank teenager

Route 60, the north-south artery that carves its way through the West Bank, is both the lifeblood of the region and a source of daily


After the inferno: Sierra Leone’s poorest struggle to recover from slum fire – in pictures

A blaze ripped through the overcrowded settlement of Susan’s Bay in Freetown in March, injuring hundreds. British photographer Henry Kamara, of Sierra Leone descent, documents


‘I had to step up’: Child labour in poorest countries rose during Covid, says report

Gopal Magar’s father has had a drinking problem for as long as he can remember, but when Kathmandu went into lockdown last spring, it got

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No 10 ‘tried to block’ data on spread of new Covid variant in English schools

Downing Street leaned on Public Health England not to publish crucial data on the spread of the new Covid variant in schools, documents seen by

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Marcus Rashford: ‘Whenever I hear “no”, I ask myself: why not?’

Imagine being Marcus Rashford. You’re just going about your business, playing football for Manchester United and England, being an everyday sporting superstar. Then you put