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Features | 22 Dec 2020

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Vodafone UK News

As the Vodafone UK News Centre team heads off for a Christmas break, we look back over what has been a very tough year for many of us.

A year dominated by coronavirus and lockdowns saw Vodafone switching quickly to home working, helping our customers over digital channels, shoring up our network to keep the UK connected, and supporting everyone we could – from NHS and care home workers, to job seekers and schoolchildren – with free connectivity, data, and discounted deals.

So it was a very busy year for Vodafone UK, and the News Centre in our first year of operation.

News stories, features, press releases, videos and Viewpoints
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3.1m

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the top five best-read articles over the year were to do with how we responded to the pandemic and kept the UK connected.

  1. Nick Jeffery Viewpoint: Keeping the UK Connected
  2. Vodafone to offer 30 days of free unlimited mobile data
  3. Six months unlimited data for NHS and care workers
  4. Vodafone UK gives NHS workers free unlimited data for 30 days
  5. Store closures: How we can help our customers

But we produced a lot of other interesting stories, features and videos to keep our readers informed and entertained – some of which you might have been surprised to find originating from a technology communications company!

Here are 10 of our favourites in case you missed them first time round.

Hyperfoods Cookbook: Dill and lemon soup with egg drop noodles

Eat yourself healthier with these AI-inspired ‘hyperfoods’ recipes

DreamLab: How you can help fight COVID-19 using your smartphone

Meet Jodie Ounsley, the deaf rugby star with ‘fire in my belly’

Katherine Jenkins care home sing-along: ‘Powerful medicine for the soul’

In July, Katherine Jenkins entertained care home residents with a special live-streamed sing-along

How to take better smartphone photos: The complete guide

The internet isn’t in the cloud, it’s under the ocean

Lewis Hamilton and Jay Keys in world’s first 5G musical duet

Lewis Hamilton & Jay Keys sitting at the piano

How are rugby fans being transformed into strapping Digital Lions?

Back to school: Our guide to the best tech for kids and families

Fight the flab and ‘coronanxiety’ with these healthy living apps

We hope you’ve found the News Centre informative and entertaining over what has been a difficult 2020. And we look forward to telling you all about the amazing activities Vodafone UK is involved with in a hopefully healthier 2021.

Click here for our brief guide on how to make the most of the News Centre.

Wishing you all a peaceful, safe Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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