Samuel Lovett, The Independent

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Past articles by Samuel:

Truss ‘accepted campaign help’ from ex-minister despite harassment claims

Alleged behaviour ‘isn’t a one-off’ says one accuser → Read More

Revealed: Boris Johnson minister ‘sexually harassed’ civil servant in latest Tory sleaze scandal

Exclusive: Former PM aware of alleged harassment but no formal investigation launched, despite victim’s calls for official investigation → Read More

Hospital accused of ‘cover up’ after review finds failings in delivery of baby born with brain damage

Exclusive: Swansea Bay University Health Board ‘significantly’ downplayed the ‘suboptimal’ maternal care received by Gethin Channon and his mother, Sian, independent investigtion finds → Read More

NHS staff quitting for private sector jobs as cost of living crisis intensifies, leaders warn

Staff are being forced to skip meals to feed their children or take on second jobs, according to the results of a new NHS survey → Read More

Rise in Covid cases and hospital patients shows ‘winter wave’ has begun, government official warns

Number of patients in hospital with Covid jumps 37 per cent in a week → Read More

The Daily Mail and Mail Online bring newsrooms ‘closer together’

In a joint letter to staff, the editors admitted that the war in Ukraine and the ongoing cost of living crisis have brought ‘serious headwinds for our business’ → Read More

Build reserve testing capacity to tackle next pandemic, UK researchers urge

University of Cambridge scientists say system of reservist lab scientists should be established to provide surge capacity → Read More

Tumbling pound will intensify cost of living crisis, government warned

Fall in pound will ‘worsen inflation and lengthen the cost of living crisis’, says think tank → Read More

Statins could be used to fight prostate cancer, new research suggests

Study ‘first of its kind to show statins having a detectable effect on prostate cancer growth in patients’, says lead researcher → Read More

First Covid rise in England and Wales for nearly 3 months as infections surge

But cases continue to fall in Northern Ireland and Scotland → Read More

Scientists solve mysterious pneumonia outbreak in northwest Argentina

Officials now working to identify the source of the outbreak, which has left four people dead → Read More

Government ‘asleep at the wheel’ as NHS job vacancies hit ‘staggering’ high

‘We cannot afford to lose a single professional, and patients pay a heavy price,’ warns Royal College of Nursing chief → Read More

Major breakthrough as new treatments for most severe form of skin cancer could be developed

Scientists have shown for the first time that inhibiting a key metabolic enzyme ‘shows promise’ in killing melanoma cells → Read More

‘Record-high’ 892,000 people living with long Covid for a year, figures show

Some 384,000 people with long Covid report that their ability to undertake day-to-day activities has been ‘limited a lot’ → Read More

Millions facing ‘significant humanitarian crisis’ due to rising cost of living, leading experts warn

Some 6,000 to 7,000 people die each winter from fuel poverty, but the figure is likely to be ‘much higher this year’, UCL researchers say → Read More

Environment Agency funding cut by 50% over past decade as sewage spills rise, analysis shows

‘The government’s environment watchdogs were the early targets of austerity cuts and we’re still seeing the fallout today,’ says campaign group → Read More

Flu could ‘bite’ months earlier than usual, NHS leaders and scientists warn

Risk the NHS’s ‘winter crisis’ will be extended this year → Read More

Revealed: Tony Blair spoke at events run by sanctioned Russian state-controlled bank

Exclusive: Former prime minister participated in series of events, including two after Salisbury nerve agent attack → Read More

Thousands of NHS staff to leave because they can’t afford to travel to work, chiefs warn

Exclusive: ‘The cost of fuel is putting a huge amount of stress on community staff,’ warns chief Siobhan Melia → Read More

28 million adults in England haven’t been to an NHS dentist in two years

Just 36.9 of the adult population went to the dentist at some point over the last 24 months, the latest figures show → Read More