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Caroline Flack’s energy, kindness and huge talent made her one in a million

HEALTH minister Matt Hancock is right when he says “we must do much more as a society to look out for each other, whether online or off”.

The coming days after Caroline Flack’s tragic passing will not only be one of grief, but reflection — as to how Britain lost one of its brightest stars.

Caroline’s energy, kindness and huge talent made her one in a million, and a massive favourite with people of all ages and among our team at The Sun.

Charities like the Samaritans who work to prevent suicide say there are usually many complex reasons for why someone chooses to take their own life.

It is rarely due to one particular factor.

Certainly, there will be hard questions for the Crown Prosecution Service.

Why did it push forward with Caroline’s case?

Her boyfriend wanted to drop the charges, and her management team have said she was vulnerable.

From our close family, to friends, to neighbours, we can all positively impact on others’ wellbeing.

Whether it’s asking if someone is OK, or offering an ear for a chat, even the smallest act may make a difference.

We may never know the true causes of Caroline’s death, but if there’s anything we can take from this terrible tragedy, it’s remembering to reach out.

BBC freed

AT last. The Government has a plan to revolutionise the BBC.

After months of speculation, senior figures say they’re “not bluffing” about changes, with the licence fee due to be axed in favour of a subscription model.

But this will not be the death knell that many on the left and right fear.

On the contrary, it will give the BBC a new lease of life, with viewers having more stake than ever before in what shows they watch. Or don’t watch.

It means the BBC can finally start to reflect the general public’s views.

The BBC will always be a beloved British institution.

But it’s one that needs to modernise too.

No defence

SO much for a strong post-Brexit Britain.

Due to delays in making new frigates, our navy is about to become smaller than Italy’s.

The total number of our frigates and destroyers will stand at 15 by the mid 2020s — despite the Government saying they would never have less than 19.

Given that Iran attempted to obstruct a British oil tanker last year, this is a desperate state of affairs.

Territory such as the Falklands will have limited defence.

It’s an open invitation to our enemies, and frankly, a little embarrassing.

With an upcoming defence review this year, Chancellor Rishi Sunak must put the navy top of his priority list.

Joe Swash pays emotional tribute to Caroline Flack after performance on Dancing on Ice

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