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James Ashford

Coronavirus: how relaxing lockdown rules has impacted Europe
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In Depth

Coronavirus: how relaxing lockdown rules has impacted Europe

UK lagging behind on lifting restrictions
11 May 2020
Coronavirus: how the pandemic will change city life forever
London skyline
In Depth

Coronavirus: how the pandemic will change city life forever

Rural regions may be released from lockdown earlier than urban areas
7 May 2020
Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?
UK economy
In Depth

Coronavirus: will the pandemic change our economic system?

Long-term effects expected to include more government debt and fewer calls for privatisation
6 May 2020
Why everybody’s talking about professor Neil Ferguson
Neil Ferguson
In Depth

Why everybody’s talking about professor Neil Ferguson

Government scientific adviser resigns after breaking lockdown rules to see married lover
6 May 2020
Coronavirus: testing sewage could be an early warning system
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In Depth

Coronavirus: testing sewage could be an early warning system

UK government set to screen waste water as part of its national epidemic monitoring programme
5 May 2020
What makes people believe conspiracy theories?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What makes people believe conspiracy theories?

Intelligence agencies say there is ‘no evidence’ to support claims that Covid-19 originated in lab
5 May 2020
British economy ‘collapsing’ as confidence falls
Britain's high street retailers are in crisis
In Depth

British economy ‘collapsing’ as confidence falls

Hopes dashed that the economy will recover swiftly
4 May 2020
Coronavirus: the UK’s contact tracing plan explained
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In Depth

Coronavirus: the UK’s contact tracing plan explained

NHS trialling Covid-19 tracking app ahead of nationwide launch
4 May 2020
Coronavirus: the businesses flourishing in the pandemic
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Coronavirus: the businesses flourishing in the pandemic

From video conferencing companies to seed sellers - business is booming for some
1 May 2020
Lifting lockdown: what the UK can learn from other countries
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Lifting lockdown: what the UK can learn from other countries

Boris Johnson set to unveil plan for easing social distancing measures
1 May 2020
Quiz of The Week: 25 April - 1 May
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds
In Review

Quiz of The Week: 25 April - 1 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 May 2020
Coronavirus: are we headed for US-China diplomatic crisis?
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Coronavirus: are we headed for US-China diplomatic crisis?

Donald Trump accuses China of doing 'anything they can' to stop his re-election
30 Apr 2020
How Brexit shaped the UK’s coronavirus response
Vote Leave's NHS claim was widely discredited during the referendum
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How Brexit shaped the UK’s coronavirus response

Boris Johnson will not ask for more negotiating time despite pandemic disruption
30 Apr 2020
Are HS2’s London tunnelling plans safe?
HS2
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Are HS2’s London tunnelling plans safe?

High Court hears that Euston tunnels could cause ‘massive structural collapse’
29 Apr 2020
Boris’s baby: what it’s like to grow up in Downing Street
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds
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Boris’s baby: what it’s like to grow up in Downing Street

The prime minister and his partner Carrie Symonds announce birth of son
29 Apr 2020
Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?
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Are UK nations parting ways on coronavirus strategy?

Devolved leaders warn Westminster of plans to follow separate policy paths
29 Apr 2020
When did coronavirus really reach the UK?
Glasgow, Scotland, Coronavirus
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When did coronavirus really reach the UK?

New research says lack of vigilance in UK led to early spread of Covid-19
28 Apr 2020
Did EU cave to Chinese demands to rewrite fake news dossier?
Coronavirus
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Did EU cave to Chinese demands to rewrite fake news dossier?

Report was allegedly delayed and rewritten to avoid putting blame on Beijing
27 Apr 2020
Who are the ‘Assad torturers’ on trial in Germany?
defendant Eyad al-Gharib
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Who are the ‘Assad torturers’ on trial in Germany?

Two Syrian men are accused of crimes against humanity during civil war
24 Apr 2020
The corner of the UK that was ‘primed’ for coronavirus
Eriskay, Outer Hebrides
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The corner of the UK that was ‘primed’ for coronavirus

Scottish islands reap benefits of early lockdown and resilient residents
24 Apr 2020
Will UK universities survive the lockdown?
Oxford
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Will UK universities survive the lockdown?

Government split over bailing out struggling higher education institutions
24 Apr 2020
Who are the Tories calling for an early end to lockdown?
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Who are the Tories calling for an early end to lockdown?

Conservative rebels say government’s ‘ludicrous’ stance on tackling coronavirus risks economic disaster
23 Apr 2020
Why everybody’s talking about the EU medical scheme
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Why everybody’s talking about the EU medical scheme

UK government criticised for failing to take up offer of PPE procurement
23 Apr 2020
The coronavirus-obesity link examined
An overweight man eating junk food
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The coronavirus-obesity link examined

Overweight Covid-19 patients disproportionately likely to be admitted to intensive care
22 Apr 2020
Race for coronavirus vaccine: who will take part in trials?
Coronavirus lab
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Race for coronavirus vaccine: who will take part in trials?

Oxford University scientists plan to give jab to 5,000 volunteers
22 Apr 2020
Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seriously ill?
Kim Jong Un
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Is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un seriously ill?

South Korea casts doubt on claims about neighbouring leader’s health
21 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: why is it so hard to get adequate PPE?
NHS coronavirus
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Coronavirus: why is it so hard to get adequate PPE?

Some UK firms are still exporting protective gear amid government struggle
21 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: what we know about second waves
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Coronavirus: what we know about second waves

Boris Johnson is keen to keep lockdown in place to avoid a secondary outbreak
20 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: when can I book my next holiday?
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Coronavirus: when can I book my next holiday?

Government warns holidaymakers off booking trips until after lockdown
20 Apr 2020
What does furloughing mean and who is eligible?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak
In Depth

What does furloughing mean and who is eligible?

Scheme to keep workers in their jobs goes live today
20 Apr 2020
Covid-19: vulnerable regions could trigger ‘rebound’ in West
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Covid-19: vulnerable regions could trigger ‘rebound’ in West

Refugees and poorer African nations could soon be most at risk
17 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: how pandemic is changing migration attitudes
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Coronavirus: how pandemic is changing migration attitudes

Anti-immigrant sentiment turns in favour of foreign workers - for now
17 Apr 2020
Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 April 2020
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In Brief

Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 April 2020

Test your current affairs knowledge with The Week
17 Apr 2020
Seven ways to beat coronavirus when lockdown ends
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In Depth

Seven ways to beat coronavirus when lockdown ends

Keeping cats at home and anti-clockwise walks could reduce risk of more infections
16 Apr 2020
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