Issue 1369

21 Dec 2020
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About this issue: Overview

Forward thinking
An injury combined with the pandemic offered Manchester United and England footballer Marcus Rashford the chance to lead the fight against child poverty. In doing so, he changed government policy and helped thousands of the poorest children in Britain to eat. He tells Josh Sandiford what more is to come.

Arms race
It’s not only committed anti-vaxxers who are unwilling to have the Covid-19 jab – it’s others with more legitimate concerns. The key to the vaccine’s success is to listen to them, health experts tell Ciara Leeming.

Winter walks
A sprinkling of snow would add another dimension to these four great winter walks, but even without, they’re sure to offer you some great routes into the new year. Roger Ratcliffe pulls his boots on.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy, highlights from the year’s Letter to my Younger Self, crossword, Sudoku and more.