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Sorcha Bradley

‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue
Sir James Dyson
Behind the scenes

‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue

Did an exchange of messages between the prime minister and businessman break lobbying rules?
21 Apr 2021
How realistic are the UK’s new greenhouse gas emissions targets?
A British Airways flight takes off
Today’s big question

How realistic are the UK’s new greenhouse gas emissions targets?

Boris Johnson is set to announce ‘world-leading’ climate commitments
20 Apr 2021
UK plans to expel spies from hostile states amid Russia-Czech explosion row
Dominic Raab, foreign secretary
Why we’re talking about . . .

UK plans to expel spies from hostile states amid Russia-Czech explosion row

Proposed foreign agent registration scheme will crack down on Russian and Chinese activities
19 Apr 2021
The plans for Prince Philip’s funeral
Prince Philip
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The plans for Prince Philip’s funeral

Duke of Edinburgh was ‘guiding force’ behind the carefully stage-managed event
16 Apr 2021
Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?
David Cameron is facing a government probe into his lobbying for Greensill Capital
Today’s big question

Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?

Links between private business and government officials come under increasing scrutiny
16 Apr 2021
Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?
A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccination
Getting to grips with . . .

Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?

Boris Johnson claims the shutdown has been more effective at reducing Covid-19 than vaccinations
16 Apr 2021
Are Covid vaccine passports legal?
Man shows NHS vaccine card
Today’s big question

Are Covid vaccine passports legal?

Certificates of vaccination could be discriminatory, says equalities watchdog
15 Apr 2021
What do we know about mixing vaccines?
Woman receives Covid-19 vaccination
Today’s big question

What do we know about mixing vaccines?

Major mix-and-match study expanded to include Moderna and Novavax
14 Apr 2021
Prince Philip media coverage: how much is too much?
Prince Philip
Today’s big question

Prince Philip media coverage: how much is too much?

BBC received a record number of complaints after clearing its entire schedule to cover royal death
13 Apr 2021
London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster
Woman has a PCR test
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London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster

Department of Health launches ‘largest surge testing operation to date’ in Wandsworth and Lambeth
13 Apr 2021
Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
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Covid holiday test costs

Cost of PCR tests will mean foreign travel is preserve of the wealthy, warn MPs
9 Apr 2021
Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’
Stormont
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Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’

Power-sharing executive meets as police water cannon returns to Belfast streets
9 Apr 2021
The fifth force of nature
Inside the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator in Meyrin, Switzerland
Getting to grips with . . .

The fifth force of nature

Unexpected behaviour of subatomic particle could change our understanding of the universe
9 Apr 2021
One in three Covid survivors ‘develop mental health problems’
Elderly Covid patient
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One in three Covid survivors ‘develop mental health problems’

New research suggest coronavirus pandemic may result in wave of neurological and psychiatric disorders
7 Apr 2021
What would an international pandemic treaty look like?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What would an international pandemic treaty look like?

World leaders make joint plea for global cooperation to tackle next major health crisis
30 Mar 2021
A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party
Alex Salmond
Fact file

A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party

Former first minister is aiming to bolster pro-independence support in Scottish Parliament
30 Mar 2021
Has the term BAME become ‘unhelpful’?
Black Lives Matter protesters in London
Today’s big question

Has the term BAME become ‘unhelpful’?

New government-commissioned report suggests scrapping the acronym
29 Mar 2021
The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons
Protesters outside Batley Grammar School
Getting to grips with . . .

The school row over Prophet Mohammed cartoons

West Yorkshire school closed and teacher in hiding after protests by angry parents
26 Mar 2021
Long Covid: the symptoms and who is most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: the symptoms and who is most at risk

New study finds that seven in ten patients hospitalised with the condition still affected five months later
26 Mar 2021
EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?
Ursula von der Leyen
Between the lines

EU vaccine export talks: is the UK being targeted?

The EU’s proposed new export rules could affect vaccine supply to the UK
25 Mar 2021
Festival of Brexit: what to expect from £120m ‘cosmic adventure’
Brexit supporters celebrate as UK leaves EU
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Festival of Brexit: what to expect from £120m ‘cosmic adventure’

Newly announced events include a ‘physical manifestation’ of British weather
25 Mar 2021
How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?
Priti Patel
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How is Priti Patel toughening up the UK’s asylum system?

Migrants arriving through illegal routes to be denied right to settle under plans aimed at curbing people-smuggling
24 Mar 2021
How the common cold ‘protects against Covid’
Angela Merkel sneezes
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How the common cold ‘protects against Covid’

Experts believe short-lived immune response triggered by human rhinovirus may ‘block’ the new coronavirus
24 Mar 2021
Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will a vaccine war delay lockdown lifting?

Ban on export of Covid jabs to Britain threatens to slow campaign to inoculate population
22 Mar 2021
What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister’s Questions
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What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict

First minister facing rising pressure to resign after Holyrood inquiry judgment
19 Mar 2021
Can Johnson resolve the vaccine shortage?
Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing
Today’s big question

Can Johnson resolve the vaccine shortage?

Government officials keen to avoid ‘war of words’ with Indian government over delivery hold-up
19 Mar 2021
Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

Will vaccine ‘jingoism’ damage the EU?

Tensions over Covid vaccine supplies have escalated into a battle of words between Brussels and London after Ursula von der Leyen threatened to use emergency powers to ban exports of the jabs to the UK
18 Mar 2021
The biggest foreign policy review ‘since Cold War’
Boris Johnson
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The biggest foreign policy review ‘since Cold War’

As the UK struggles to carve out a post-Brexit place in the world, Boris Johnson has laid out his vision for Britain’s defence and foreign policy
17 Mar 2021
Why has the Oxford vaccine faced so much scrutiny?
Boris Johnson poses with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Today’s big question

Why has the Oxford vaccine faced so much scrutiny?

European safety concerns over vaccine remain despite positive data from UK campaign
16 Mar 2021
Are Cressida Dick’s days as Met commissioner numbered?
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick
Today’s big question

Are Cressida Dick’s days as Met commissioner numbered?

Police chief faces calls to resign after heavy-handed response to Sarah Everard vigil
15 Mar 2021
Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’
Site of Woodhouse Colliery in Cumbria
Behind the scenes

Northern Tory MPs accuse Johnson of pandering to ‘climate terrorists’

PM under fire after government orders fresh public inquiry into controversial project in Cumbria
12 Mar 2021
Government’s ‘violence against women and girls’ strategy explained
Metropolitan Police during the search for Sarah Everard
In Depth

Government’s ‘violence against women and girls’ strategy explained

A woman is murdered by a man every three days in UK, according to tracking charity
11 Mar 2021
Royal racism row: what we learned from the Palace statement
The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Between the lines

Royal racism row: what we learned from the Palace statement

Queen strikes ‘conciliatory’ tone - but leaves open questions over alleged racism
10 Mar 2021
How the world responded to Harry and Meghan
Harry and Meghan during their interview with Oprah Winfrey
Global lens

How the world responded to Harry and Meghan

As “The Firm” considers its next move - with the Queen reportedly vetoing a prepared statement last night - the world’s media are filling the vacuum left by their silence over what The Times’ Carol Midgley describes as a “televised napalm raid” on the Palace
9 Mar 2021