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Peter Krykant’s unsanctioned overdose prevention centre allowed users in Glasgow to take drugs in his medically equipped van. Iain Masterton/Alamy

Drug deaths are rising and overdose prevention centres save lives, so why is the UK unwilling to introduce them?

There are around 200 supervised injection facilities around the world but the UK government remains opposed to their introduction
Trust in the ability of the police to investigate rape cases has been severely hampered by very public failings such as the murder of Sarah Everard. Shutterstock

Why do so many men get away with rape? Police officers, survivors, lawyers and prosecutors on the scandal that shames the justice system

In England and Wales perpetrators of one of the gravest violent crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, are very unlikely to receive any punishment at all
San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr (centre) in action against Los Angeles Rams linebacker Leonard Floyd (left) and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (right) an NFL game in California in 2022. EPA-EFE/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Sport-induced traumatic brain injury: families reveal the ‘hell’ of living with the condition

Researchers spoke to families of athletes who had suffered from traumatic brain injuries during their sporting careers.
Art installation ‘Liverpool, Love of My Life’ by Chila Kumari Burman, part of the city’s 2021 River of Light trail. Peter Byrne/PA/Alamy

Liverpool’s unsung COVID heroes: how the city’s arts scene became a life support network

New research shows the region’s arts organisations were a critical source of support for vulnerable people during lockdown
Hajja Nuzha Al-Najjar in her cave-home in Masafer Yatta. In an oral history interview, she describes being shot in the leg by an Israeli settler in 2005. Mahmoud Makhamra

The Palestinian territory Israel has turned into a firing zone: meet the cave-dwelling people of Masafer Yatta

The caves now serve as important safe spaces in an area designated ‘Firing Zone 918’ by Israel, as residents describe a growing wave of forced evictions and building demolitions.

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