Image copyright Getty Images Most people spend part of every day surrounded by strangers, whether on their daily commute, sitting in a park or cafe, or visiting the supermarket. Yet many of us remain in self-imposed isolation, believing that reaching out to a stranger would make you both feel uncomfortable. These beliefs may be unwarranted….

Image copyright Goff family Image caption Former carpenter Alan Goff has been told to avoid public transport because his immune system is so weak A man who has an incurable form of bone marrow cancer had benefit payments stopped after an assessor deemed him “fully capable to do everything”. Alan Goff, 57, from Eltham, south-east…