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Sorcha Bradley

Sorcha Bradley is a writer at TheWeek.co.uk and a regular guest on award-winning podcast The Week Unwrapped. She worked at The Week magazine for a year and a half after joining in 2019 and then took up her current role with the digital team, where she mostly covers UK current affairs and politics. Before joining The Week, Sorcha worked at slow-news start-up Tortoise Media, where she covered topics ranging from artificial intelligence to the inner workings of tech giants such as Amazon. She has also written for Sky News, The Sunday Times, the London Evening Standard and Grazia magazine, among other publications. 

She has a master’s in newspaper journalism from City, University of London, where she specialised in political journalism. For her undergraduate degree, she read English literature and classical studies at the University of Bristol. She caught the journalism bug while studying at Bristol, where she was news editor for the university paper, Epigram.

‘Not Greggs too’: can the government fix food shortages before Christmas?
Greggs bakery
Today’s big question

‘Not Greggs too’: can the government fix food shortages before Christmas?

Supply-chain issues leave supermarkets and restaurants unable to serve up favourite goods
26 Aug 2021
Charlie Watts: the five best anecdotes
Charlie Watts
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Charlie Watts: the five best anecdotes

The famously mild-mannered rock star has died aged 80
25 Aug 2021
Why Russia’s Covid death toll is spiking a year after vaccine approval
A nurse inoculates volunteer Ilya Dubrovin, 36, with Russia's new coronavirus vaccine in a post-registration trials at a clinic in Moscow on September 10, 2020.
In Depth

Why Russia’s Covid death toll is spiking a year after vaccine approval

Russians shunning jabs despite rapid spread of Delta variant
12 Aug 2021
The rise and fall of New York governor Andrew Cuomo
Andrew Cuomo during one of his daily Covid press briefings
Getting to grips with . . .

The rise and fall of New York governor Andrew Cuomo

Democrat resigns after inquiry finds political heavyweight harassed 11 women
11 Aug 2021
Holidays saved – but do Covid rules price out all but the richest travellers?
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
Getting to grips with . . .

Holidays saved – but do Covid rules price out all but the richest travellers?

Price of quarantine hotels rising from £1,750 to £2,285 for solo travellers
5 Aug 2021
Green-list countries: which destinations will be added next?
The Algarve, Portugal
The latest on . . .

Green-list countries: which destinations will be added next?

Government ditches controversial plan for ‘amber travel watch-list’
3 Aug 2021
Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from Covid-19
Behind the scenes

Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data

Ministers could have made ‘very different decisions’ with accurate figures, says scientist
30 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week: 10 - 16 July
Marcus Rashford after missing penalty in the England v. Italy Euro 2020 final
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 10 - 16 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
16 Jul 2021
Johnson seeks to soothe the Tory shires
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Johnson seeks to soothe the Tory shires

Levelling up won’t make rich areas poorer, says PM – but his Conservative critics are unconvinced
15 Jul 2021
Why is the vaccine rollout slowing down?
The queue for a Covid-19 vaccine
Today’s big question

Why is the vaccine rollout slowing down?

Younger people are proving more reluctant to receive the jab after initial surge in demand
15 Jul 2021
What will change on 19 July - and what won’t
Boris Johnson
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What will change on 19 July - and what won’t

Almost all social distancing rules are being scrapped but self-isolations stay
14 Jul 2021
‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse
Gareth Southgate and England players in Euro 2020
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Bandwagon’ Boris and Priti Patel in showdown with footballers over racist abuse

Ministers face football racism row after failing to back England players taking the knee
13 Jul 2021
Will the Universal Credit uplift be made permanent?
Iain Duncan Smith
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Will the Universal Credit uplift be made permanent?

Chancellor under growing pressure to continue £20-a-week hike beyond scheduled October cut-off
6 Jul 2021
Has the Batley and Spen by-election saved Keir Starmer’s bacon?
Keir Starmer and Kim Leadbeater
Today’s big question

Has the Batley and Spen by-election saved Keir Starmer’s bacon?

Much-needed Labour victory pauses challenges to leadership - for now
2 Jul 2021
Batley and Spen by-election: who will win Tracy Brabin’s seat?
Tracy Babin
Getting to grips with . . .

Batley and Spen by-election: who will win Tracy Brabin’s seat?

Conservatives take six-point lead over the incumbent Labour party
30 Jun 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell: from high society to ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail
Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell: from high society to ‘hell-hole’ Brooklyn jail

British socialite has spent nearly a year in prison accused of enabling Jeffrey Epstein
28 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson meets the Queen in person for the first time in 15 months
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
25 Jun 2021
Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?
Tourists visit a Greek beach
Today’s big question

Will Europe close its doors to Brits this summer?

Angela Merkel calls for all EU nations to impose quarantine on British visitors
24 Jun 2021
George Galloway: the ‘maverick’ out to beat Labour in Batley and Spen
George Galloway on the campaign trail
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George Galloway: the ‘maverick’ out to beat Labour in Batley and Spen

Labour officials fear that controversial campaigner could split left-wing vote in tight by-election
23 Jun 2021
‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report
School children in a playground
Between the lines

‘Let down and neglected’: the key findings of MPs’ education report

Commons committee claim ‘white privilege’ contributing to ‘systemic neglect’ of white working-class pupils
22 Jun 2021
How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing
Paramedics arrive at the Manchester Arena in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing

Inquiry into terror attack that claimed 22 lives reveals litany of security failings
18 Jun 2021
How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back
Robyn Williams
Getting to grips with . . .

How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back

Independent panel finds dismissal should be replaced with a final warning
18 Jun 2021
What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers
Michael O'Leary
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What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers

Budget airline demands more transparency about how the government decides if countries are safe to visit during Covid crisis
17 Jun 2021
How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout
A woman receives her vaccination
Getting to grips with . . .

How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout

Squeeze on Germany-developed jab may slow vaccinations among younger people
16 Jun 2021
Solas at The Savoy: a glittering al-fresco pop-up
Pop-up restaurant Solas is located in the iconic Savoy Court
In Review

Solas at The Savoy: a glittering al-fresco pop-up

This collaboration with Bowmore whisky offers a memorable way to spend an evening
16 Jun 2021
The future of Nato: can the alliance bounce back after Trump?
Joe Biden and Jens Stoltenberg
Today’s big question

The future of Nato: can the alliance bounce back after Trump?

Approach to China could be crucial to the organisation’s chances of future success
15 Jun 2021
Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on the seafront in Cornwall
Today’s big question

Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?

Two leaders hail ‘special relationship ’after papering over Northern Ireland row at pre-summit meeting
11 Jun 2021
The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools
A sign reads 'Girls Should Feel Safe at School' outside a school in Hampstead
Why we’re talking about . . .

The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools

Watchdog says that most girls and half of boys have been sent explicit pictures
10 Jun 2021
Is the UK’s holiday traffic light system ‘dead’?
Beach
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Is the UK’s holiday traffic light system ‘dead’?

Minister advises holidaymakers to make most of the ‘great places’ in Britain
9 Jun 2021
Aducanumab: what scientists are saying about new Alzheimer’s drug
Alzheimer's brain scan
In Depth

Aducanumab: what scientists are saying about new Alzheimer’s drug

US regulator’s approval comes in the wake of significant scientific debate over treatment’s effectiveness
8 Jun 2021
How much would Covid vaccines for the entire world cost?
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair
Today’s big question

How much would Covid vaccines for the entire world cost?

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair among more than 100 former leaders calling for G7 to fund a global vaccination programme
7 Jun 2021
From Denis to Carrie: three decades of Downing Street spouses
Carrie and Boris Johnson
In pictures

From Denis to Carrie: three decades of Downing Street spouses

After tying the knot at the weekend Carrie Symonds joins the long line of spouses in No. 10
2 Jun 2021
Keir Starmer: five things you didn’t know about the Labour leader
Keir Starmer
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Keir Starmer: five things you didn’t know about the Labour leader

The opposition leader will try to shake off his staid image in an ITV interview with Piers Morgan this evening
1 Jun 2021
Hancock was called to Johnson’s office to explain care home ‘negligence’
Matt Hancock
Behind the scenes

Hancock was called to Johnson’s office to explain care home ‘negligence’

Dominic Cummings has ‘documentary evidence’ that PM feared he was misled over care home testing
28 May 2021
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