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Record Levels of Long-Term Illness in UK Threaten Economy and Future Careers

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The UK is facing an unprecedented health crisis as people unable to work due to sickness hit record levels. Currently, 2.7 million working-age Britons are classified as economically inactive due to long-term illness. This trend, largely seen as a legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, could surpass records set in the 1990s.

The surge in sickness has led to a notable rise in claims for sickness and disability-related benefits, including a significant uptick in personal independence payment claims. Young people are increasingly out of work due to mental health issues, which could jeopardize their future career prospects and earnings. Meanwhile, older individuals struggle with health issues, leaving them at risk of low incomes in their later years.

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US Policy Is Leading To A Wider War: Jeffrey Sachs On Middle East Tensions

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Marc Lamont Hill discusses US policy in the Middle East and the risks of escalation with renowned scholar Jeffrey Sachs.

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What We Know So Far About Drone Attack On Iran

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Iranian anti-aircraft systems have shot down suspected drones near a military base in Isfahan.

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Israeli Raids Cause ‘worst Destruction In Decades’ In Tulkarem

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An Israeli raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank has caused some of the “worst destruction in decades”.

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