Take 5: A news summary for (still) anxious times
Lost your appetite for rolling news? These are the stories you need to know about this week…
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Hello, and welcome to this week’s Take Five.
As ever, the news this week hasn’t generated much joyful conversation and if you’re feeling anxious and turned off by the headlines, you’re not alone. The purpose of this newsletter is to help you feel a little more in control of your current affairs consumption, allowing you to stay up to date with the issues most affecting women, without having to immerse yourself in wall to wall coverage.
What’s more, as always, in addition to the week’s five key news stories, you’ll also find five positive tales to raise your spirits, along with five thought-provoking longer reads to dive into whenever suits you.
It’s news, curated especially for you, and in this overwhelming world, I hope that helps at least a little.
Now, on with the show…
1. Hundreds of child refugees missing, admits UK government
Hundreds of child refugees have gone missing from hotels used to house those seeking asylum in Britain, government ministers have admitted.
Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick this week told parliament: “Out of the 4,600 unaccompanied children that have been accommodated in hotels since July 2021, there have been 440 missing occurrences and 200 children still remain missing.”