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Is handwashing dishes worse for the environment than using a dishwasher? 
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Is handwashing dishes worse for the environment than using a dishwasher? 

Old news, truthfully retold. This week The Big Issue assesses whether government COP26 spokesperson Allegra Stratton was right over claims cutting out rinsing before using a dishwasher could save the planet

Are cardboard beds at the Olympic Village made to crack down on sex?
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Are cardboard beds at the Olympic Village made to crack down on sex?

Old news, truthfully retold. This week The Big Issue investigates whether cardboard beds at the Athlete’s Village are really intended to prevent competitors having sex at the Covid-hit Olympics in Tokyo.

Fact/Fiction: Did Sajid Javid say Covid is like flu?
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Fact/Fiction: Did Sajid Javid say Covid is like flu?

Old news, truthfully retold. This week The Big Issue assesses whether the new Health Secretary Sajid Javid compared Covid-19 to flu after accusations from scientists

Was Boris Johnson honeymooning in Portugal while it was on the amber list? 
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Was Boris Johnson honeymooning in Portugal while it was on the amber list? 

Is the term ‘white privilege’ leaving working-class white kids neglected?
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Is the term ‘white privilege’ leaving working-class white kids neglected?

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Is flying a flag on your car during the Euros illegal?
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Is flying a flag on your car during the Euros illegal?

Is LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall trying to ban the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’?
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Is LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall trying to ban the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’?

Does sunscreen cause cancer?
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Does sunscreen cause cancer?

Is there a new coronavirus strain that jumps from dogs to humans?
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Is there a new coronavirus strain that jumps from dogs to humans?

Will it cost £50bn to fix the cladding crisis?
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Will it cost £50bn to fix the cladding crisis?

Has Robin Hood’s legendary silver arrow been found?
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Has Robin Hood’s legendary silver arrow been found?

Fact/Fiction: Can police officers have beards?
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Fact/Fiction: Can police officers have beards?

Is Joe Biden planning to limit Americans to four pounds of red meat per year?
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Is Joe Biden planning to limit Americans to four pounds of red meat per year?

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Can humans create venom?
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Can humans create venom?

Fact/Fiction: Do 74,000 kids have ‘long Covid’?
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Fact/Fiction: Do 74,000 kids have ‘long Covid’?

Fact/Fiction: Is it safe to exercise with a face mask on?
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Fact/Fiction: Is it safe to exercise with a face mask on?

Fact/Fiction: Is smartphone addiction an issue for four in 10 students?
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Fact/Fiction: Is smartphone addiction an issue for four in 10 students?

Fact/Fiction: Are glasses wearers three times less likely to get Covid-19?
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Fact/Fiction: Are glasses wearers three times less likely to get Covid-19?

Fact/Fiction: Does vaping make you more likely to spread Covid?
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Fact/Fiction: Does vaping make you more likely to spread Covid?

Fact/Fiction: Can spinach send emails?
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Fact/Fiction: Can spinach send emails?

Fact/Fiction: Does living near streetlights give you cancer?
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Fact/Fiction: Does living near streetlights give you cancer?

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Fact/Fiction: Did Coca Cola, kiwis and ice cream test positive for Covid-19? 
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Fact/Fiction: Did Coca Cola, kiwis and ice cream test positive for Covid-19? 

Fact/Fiction: Were zombie film fans better prepared for Covid-19?
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Fact/Fiction: Were zombie film fans better prepared for Covid-19?

Fact/Fiction: Is Blue Monday real?
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Fact/Fiction: Is Blue Monday real?

Was 2020 really the worst year ever?
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Was 2020 really the worst year ever?

Fact/Fiction: Is the Vicar of Dibley a Satanist?
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Fact/Fiction: Is the Vicar of Dibley a Satanist?

Fact/Fiction: Can you use the Magna Carta to get out of lockdown?
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Fact/Fiction: Can you use the Magna Carta to get out of lockdown?

Fact/Fiction: Are men with deep voices more likely to cheat?
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Fact/Fiction: Are men with deep voices more likely to cheat?

Fact/Fiction: Can parrots really teach each other to swear?
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Fact/Fiction: Can parrots really teach each other to swear?

Fact/Fiction: Does being unpopular at school mean future heart problems?
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Fact/Fiction: Does being unpopular at school mean future heart problems?

Fact/Fiction: Does sarcasm put you at greater risk of a heart attack?
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Fact/Fiction: Does sarcasm put you at greater risk of a heart attack?

Fact/Fiction: Do Freddos show that the minimum wage should be £18 per hour?
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Fact/Fiction: Do Freddos show that the minimum wage should be £18 per hour?

Fact/Fiction: Can honey shift your cold faster than a course of antibiotics?
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Fact/Fiction: Can honey shift your cold faster than a course of antibiotics?