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‘The UK has become culturally work-shy’
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‘The UK has become culturally work-shy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
15 Oct 2021
Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial
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Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial

Woman told paramedics her abusive husband was ‘bleeding to death, with any luck’ after fatal attack
14 Oct 2021
Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?
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Is Matt Hancock attempting a political comeback?

The former health secretary has a new United Nations role
13 Oct 2021
Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port
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Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port

Lorry driver shortages are contributing to delays at key port
13 Oct 2021
Why more women are becoming tradespeople
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Why more women are becoming tradespeople

Shifting attitudes and working practices are driving changes, but barriers still remain
13 Oct 2021
‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling
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‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling

‘Groupthink’ hampered effective pandemic response, suggests new report
12 Oct 2021
Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?
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Investments Unwrapped: What makes a book collectable?

Olly Mann talks to world-leading antiquarian book dealer Pom Harrington about rare and valuable books
12 Oct 2021
Why Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
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Why Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein

Virginia Roberts Guiffre has accused the royal of ‘rape in the first degree’ in US lawsuit
11 Oct 2021
Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign
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Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign

England’s Covid jab programme for 12 to 15-year-olds has fallen behind Scotland’s
11 Oct 2021
Insulate Britain: what do they want?
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Insulate Britain: what do they want?

Home secretary plans to increase penalties for disrupting motorways amid road protest chaos
7 Oct 2021
Covid toes: why some people are developing chilblain-like lesions
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Covid toes: why some people are developing chilblain-like lesions

The often painful condition could be caused by the body’s immune response when fighting off Covid-19
7 Oct 2021
Inside the murky world of political party donations
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Inside the murky world of political party donations

Conservative donors linked to corruption scandals are in the spotlight after leak of financial documents
5 Oct 2021
The government’s big gamble on pay rises vs. labour shortages
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The government’s big gamble on pay rises vs. labour shortages

Staffing issues are part of transition to a new post-Brexit economy, says government
4 Oct 2021
The new simplified UK travel rules explained
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The new simplified UK travel rules explained

Pre-departure tests axed for fully vaccinated arrivals from non-red-list countries
4 Oct 2021
Reform UK: what does the party stand for?
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Reform UK: what does the party stand for?

The former Brexit Party is targeting Tory voters with range of tax cuts
1 Oct 2021
Where is weed legal?
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Where is weed legal?

Europe could follow American example as more states legalise cannabis
30 Sep 2021
Britney Spears in conservatorship win: is she really free?
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Britney Spears in conservatorship win: is she really free?

The star’s father will no longer have control over her finances and personal affairs
30 Sep 2021
Ecuador prison massacre: the gang war for power behind bars
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Ecuador prison massacre: the gang war for power behind bars

More than 100 inmates killed in most deadly jail riot in the South American nation‘s history ’
30 Sep 2021
How gene editing works
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How gene editing works

Regulations covering gene manipulation in agriculture are expected to be relaxed
29 Sep 2021
Inside Plan B: Covid passports plan quietly revived
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Inside Plan B: Covid passports plan quietly revived

Downing Street says rules will introduced if NHS comes under “unsustainable pressure”
28 Sep 2021
The arguments for and against universal chargers
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The arguments for and against universal chargers

European Commission pushing to establish USB-C as standard for all phones
27 Sep 2021
Are higher energy bills here to stay?
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Are higher energy bills here to stay?

Ofgem chief warns that more suppliers may fail amid soaring gas prices
23 Sep 2021
Why Operation Ark is under investigation
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Why Operation Ark is under investigation

Charity watchdog says it is looking into the financial arrangements of the animal airlift from Afghanistan
23 Sep 2021
What next for Angela Merkel?
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What next for Angela Merkel?

The second-longest serving chancellor in German history will remain in post until new government is formed
22 Sep 2021
Liz Truss’s five biggest challenges as foreign secretary
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Liz Truss’s five biggest challenges as foreign secretary

France accuses UK of ‘opportunism’ as row over Aukus security pact grows
21 Sep 2021
What the UK’s gas crisis means for customers
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What the UK’s gas crisis means for customers

A surge in global demand for gas has left smaller energy suppliers on the brink of collapse
20 Sep 2021
Social care: the unanswered questions
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Social care: the unanswered questions

How the government's proposals will be implemented and funded remains unclear
8 Sep 2021
Ten handy financial and legal solutions
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Ten handy financial and legal solutions

Get expert help in navigating the worlds of money and law
8 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 21-27 August
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Quiz of The Week: 21-27 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
27 Aug 2021
Will Joe Biden declassify secret 9/11 files?
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Will Joe Biden declassify secret 9/11 files?

Victims' families say president not welcome at 20th anniversary memorial events unless the documents are released
20 Aug 2021
What is an incel?
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What is an incel?

Jake Davison’s deadly shooting has prompted debate over whether it should be declared a terrorist attack
17 Aug 2021
Ten ways to make the most of the countryside experience
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Ten ways to make the most of the countryside experience

The very best products and services to help you enjoy the British countryside
12 Aug 2021
Mcr-1: the potentially untreatable superbug being transmitted by dogs
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Mcr-1: the potentially untreatable superbug being transmitted by dogs

Experts warn of ‘nightmare scenario’ after discovering that antibiotic-resistant gene can be transmitted to humans by pets
12 Jul 2021
Ten great health, fitness and wellbeing ideas
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Ten great health, fitness and wellbeing ideas

Everything you need to help you look and feel good this summer
5 Jul 2021
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