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Holden Frith

Holden Frith is the editor of TheWeek.co.uk. He joined The Week in 2013 from The Sunday Times, where he was deputy digital editor, and before that launched and edited Wired magazine's UK website.

Tried and tasted: 17 of the best gins
Height of Arrows gin by the Holyrood Distillery
On the menu

Tried and tasted: 17 of the best gins

The proliferation of gins - and tonics - has created a delightfully daunting choice
26 Oct 2021
Santo Maris: rest and renewal in Santorini
Santo Maris Santorini
The big trip

Santo Maris: rest and renewal in Santorini

Take a restorative break on an island that knows a bit about struggle and healing
11 Oct 2021
El Palace Hotel, Barcelona: the art of luxury
El Palace Hotel, Barcelona
The big trip

El Palace Hotel, Barcelona: the art of luxury

Experience the cultural heritage of the Catalan capital as you soak up the Spanish sun
11 Aug 2021
Verdura Resort: splendid isolation in Sicily
The Rocco Forte Verdura resort in Sicily
The big trip

Verdura Resort: splendid isolation in Sicily

Rocco Forte’s Sicilian resort is perfect for a post-lockdown retreat
20 Jul 2021
Glenapp Castle review: Scottish luxury with a streak of adventure
Glenapp Castle at sunset
The big trip

Glenapp Castle review: Scottish luxury with a streak of adventure

Wild and wooly or cosy and refined - it’s up to you at Ayrshire’s castle for all seasons
22 Jun 2021
Join the luxury villa club with Stay One Degree
A Stay One Degree villa by Lake Como, Italy
The wish list

Join the luxury villa club with Stay One Degree

The members’ club that grants you access to castles, cabins and villas both at home and abroad
26 May 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
Fact check: the Oxford vaccine and older people
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient
Behind the scenes

Fact check: the Oxford vaccine and older people

New data suggests jab may reduce Covid transmissions by 67%
3 Feb 2021
Can the South African Covid-19 strain evade vaccines?
A South African woman walks through Durban wearing a mask
Getting to grips with . . .

Can the South African Covid-19 strain evade vaccines?

Scientists fear new mutation may be less susceptible to existing inoculations
2 Feb 2021
What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?
A police officer wearing a mask
Today’s big question

What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?

Stricter coronavirus rules looking inevitable as virus continues to spread across UK
4 Jan 2021
Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads
A Covid warning sign in London
In Brief

Tier 4 to expand as new strain spreads

Boxing Day lockdown for more of southern and eastern England
23 Dec 2020
Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’
Peter Cruddas
Why we’re all talking about . . .

Johnson ennobles ‘disgraced Tory donor’

Honours commission advises against appointing Cruddas to the House of Lords
23 Dec 2020
Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy
Alexei Navalny
Stranger than fiction

Novichok put in Navalny’s underwear, says FSB spy

FSB agent tricked into revealing bizarre details of plot to kill Putin’s chief critic
22 Dec 2020
Mutant Covid: how dangerous is it?
A commuter wears a mask while travelling on the London Underground
Getting to grips with . . .

Mutant Covid: how dangerous is it?

A mutation first detected in Kent is far more infectious - but scientists hope that vaccines will still work against it.
22 Dec 2020
Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency
Donald Trump leaving the White House
In Brief

Trump mulled using ‘martial law’ to keep the presidency

Senior aides reportedly shot down talk of rerunning the election under military control at a ‘chaotic’ White House meeting
21 Dec 2020
What the closure of Calais means for Brexit
The empty port of Dover
In Brief

What the closure of Calais means for Brexit

France’s ban on all arrivals from the UK may be temporary - but EU-wide rules are likely to follow
21 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: how war-torn Yemen managed to become Covid-free
Fumigating a neighbourhood in the Huthi rebel-held capital Sanaa
In Brief

Coronavirus: how war-torn Yemen managed to become Covid-free

Impoverished Middle East country appears to have wiped out coronavirus despite suffering effects of other endemic diseases
4 Dec 2020
How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out
A nurse prepares a vaccination
In Brief

How the deep-freezed Pfizer vaccine will be rolled out

Care homes may face delays in getting deliveries of the Covid-19 jab owing to logistical difficulties
3 Dec 2020
How does the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine work?
A scientist working on Pfizer vaccine development.
In Brief

How does the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine work?

UK becomes first nation to approve vaccine paving way for roll out
2 Dec 2020
Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust
Jozsef Szajer, a former MEP from Hungary’s Fidesz party
In Brief

Naked MEP leaps from window after ‘all-male orgy’ bust

Hungarian politician Jozsef Szajer admits attending ‘private party’ broken up by Belgian police for Covid curfew violations
2 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: what Thanksgiving reveals about Christmas risks
Donald Trump seen with Thanksgiving turkey "Corn" before it was pardoned.
In Brief

Coronavirus: what Thanksgiving reveals about Christmas risks

Fears of surge in Covid-19 cases as millions of Americans travel to family gatherings
30 Nov 2020
AstraZeneca plans new Oxford vaccine trial amid age row
AstraZeneca pharmaceutical lab
In Brief

AstraZeneca plans new Oxford vaccine trial amid age row

More volunteers will be recruited to test half-dose regimen as critics question latest results
27 Nov 2020
How Papua New Guinea took on the coronavirus pandemic
James Marape, the prime minister of Papua New Guinea
In Brief

How Papua New Guinea took on the coronavirus pandemic

The Pacific nation has recorded just seven deaths since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak
26 Nov 2020
How will the Oxford Covid vaccine win regulators’ approval?
Oxford vaccine
In Brief

How will the Oxford Covid vaccine win regulators’ approval?

A total of three Covid-19 jabs have been declared safe and effective - but none are cleared yet for public use
25 Nov 2020
The areas bracing for Boris Johnson’s tougher tier system
The PM appears by videolink from self-isolation in No. 10
In Brief

The areas bracing for Boris Johnson’s tougher tier system

Restrictions levels set by central government according to strict criteria - with no local negotiations
24 Nov 2020
Experts split over plans for post-vaccine ‘Covid passports’
Two syringes containing flu vaccine
In Brief

Experts split over plans for post-vaccine ‘Covid passports’

Some scientists say proposal is premature without proof that vaccination stops transmission
23 Nov 2020
Will vaccines end Sweden’s Covid experiment?
Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell speaks during a news conference
In Brief

Will vaccines end Sweden’s Covid experiment?

Herd immunity will require fewer sacrifices if it can be achieved with an effective vaccination programme
20 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine shows ‘encouraging’ results
A coronavirus vaccine research lab in Russia
In Depth

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine shows ‘encouraging’ results

UK-made vaccine joins list of potential pandemic-ending vaccines
19 Nov 2020
What Johnson has planned for his £16bn military spree
A British soldier on exercises
In Brief

What Johnson has planned for his £16bn military spree

Space defence, cyber-offence and artificial intelligence to benefit from funding surge
19 Nov 2020
How Finland became a Nordic Covid-19 success story
A Covid roadblock in Finland
In Brief

How Finland became a Nordic Covid-19 success story

Finns have kept the worst of the pandemic at bay despite enacting a shorter lockdown than many other countries
18 Nov 2020
Inside the ‘scrambled’ UK deal for five million Moderna jabs
Scientist working on the Moderna coronavirus vaccine
In Brief

Inside the ‘scrambled’ UK deal for five million Moderna jabs

Fears over Trump’s ‘vaccine nationalism’ and European supplies led British ministers to prioritise other agreements
17 Nov 2020
Covid-19 circulating in Italy ‘as early as September 2019’
Health workers disinfect the area around the Tower of Pisa
In Brief

Covid-19 circulating in Italy ‘as early as September 2019’

New research suggests coronavirus may have spread through Europe undetected for several months
16 Nov 2020
How cash-strapped councils are struggling to cope with Covid
Councils across the country have been cutting back services
In Brief

How cash-strapped councils are struggling to cope with Covid

The pandemic has cut local authority income while increasing demand for services
13 Nov 2020
How the new £5 Covid tests could end lockdown
Brigadier Joe Fossey with a rapid test kit
In Brief

How the new £5 Covid tests could end lockdown

Swab kits that give results in 15 minutes could pave the way for ‘daily freedom passes’
12 Nov 2020
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