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Through lockdown the internet was filled with DJs, musicians and partygoers live streaming or making their own content to keep the club vibe alive. But offline, there are real concerns about the the effect Covid-19 has had on clubs, their owners and DJs in the UK. Lockdown meant the entire nation stopped going out but what is the long term future for the club industry?
Much like the rest of the UK, universities across the country were forced into lockdown in March of this year. But on returning this autumn, millions of students have been met with a university experience they never could have anticipated.
Business has boomed for parcel courier DPD during lockdown. However, a group of 76 former drivers are taking the company to court to fight for employment rights. Ruth Lane, whose husband Don Lane died in 2018 and Alistair Mcleary, whose contract was terminated in 2018, share their stories. DPD strongly refute many of their claims and now offer a new type of contract with more rights, but say most drivers choose the self-employed franchise contracts.
BPD is extremely complex to diagnose and is recognised as one of the most stigmatised mental health diagnoses' out there. Whilst NICE state that 'people with BPD use mental health services at higher rates than people from other mental health diagnostic groups', accessing a long-term treatment plan for BPD can be a lengthy wait.
During the first three weeks of lockdown, 16 women and children died at the hands of men - the highest in 11 years. And the Domestic Abuse Helpline took more than 40,000 calls during the first three months. On 24 March we were all given one message - stay at home. But what if home is the most dangerous place you can be? This film discovers the reality of domestic abuse when you are confined to your home.
New research has revealed that over 500,000 people across the UK now have inflammatory bowel disease, which is a significant increase on previous studies. It’s a chronic autoimmune condition which can require lifelong treatment. It’s also invisible. Bryony Hopkins has lived with Crohn’s Disease since she was a child. In this film she meets others living with IBD, including Anthony Andrews who is being admitted into hospital for a life-changing operation and reality TV star Louise Thompson.