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Hospitals undertook 1.6m fewer operations last year because of Covid

Researchers warn some cancer patients will die as a result of widespread suspension of normal NHS care

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Hospitals in England and Wales undertook almost 1.6m fewer operations last year because of the pandemic, including on people who needed emergency and urgent surgery, a study shows.

People with cancer will die as a result of having to wait for care while the delays will leave other patients less likely to improve after treatment, the researchers say.

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Government may privatise Channel 4 ‘as soon as next year’

Formal consultation, overseen by John Whittingdale, to be reportedly launched within weeks

Channel 4 could be sold off as soon as next year, with the government planning to launch a formal consultation into the broadcaster’s privatisation within weeks.

Last month, the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, confirmed it may move to privatise Channel 4 by the end of the current parliament to “provide a sustainable future for the broadcaster”, but on Thursday the Financial Times reported that a decision could be made by the end of this year.

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