“My old man lives in England so he’d get out of lockdown and be able to go get a haircut or go to the pub, and we’d be here, unable to do bugger all besides go to work and go home.” With more Covid deaths per capita than anywhere else in the UK, youth in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, have been through a lot. THE FACE discovers how they tried – and struggled – to recover.
We can’t trust the weather to be onside with our socialising plans. But post-lockdowns, nor, it seems, do we fully trust ourselves.
The pandemic caused the metro masses to flee for the sea. Some are returning in horror, their countryside fantasy destroyed, but many are staying to import their brand of everything. Now the locals are revolting.