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What is The Week?

The Week is a family of publications which began with a print magazine more than 20 years ago. It now also includes digital editions of the magazine, with weekly apps for iPads, iPhones and Android devices – and a website that publishes distinctive online stories throughout the week.

In all its forms, The Week is designed for readers who want to know what's going on in the world, but don’t have the time to read a daily newspaper from cover to cover - let alone all of them.

In Britain alone, the papers amount to a staggering 5,800 pages a week – almost ten million words.

On top of that, there’s a plethora of TV and radio bulletins to keep up with, and news websites too.

Keeping up to date with what's happening, and understanding all the issues, from all angles, has never been more taxing, or more important.

Which is where The Week comes in...


The Week magazine

The Week takes the very best of the British and international news and comment, and distils it into just 35 succinct editorial pages, helping you to keep abreast of events and form your own opinion of the latest issues.

With the key stories delivered in bite-size chunks, you'll get the whole picture quickly and easily – whether you prefer to receive it on paper, or in the form of digital apps.

With an ever-increasing readership, The Week has proved itself compulsive reading.

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While The Week magazine provides an overview of the previous seven days, TheWeek.co.uk gathers and reflects on news as it happens, adding depth and context to breaking stories. Like the printed magazine, the website's watchwords are brevity, clarity and consistency.

The website has grown dramatically in recent years, providing a quick, incisive complement to the magazine.