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Kate Samuelson

The strangest places offering vaccinations
Members of the public ride Thorpe Park’s ‘Detonator: Bombs Away’ ride
Stranger than fiction

The strangest places offering vaccinations

Jabs offered at theme park as part of push to encourage more young people to get inoculated
30 Jul 2021
Marble Arch Mound: London’s £2m ‘s**t hill’ roundly ridiculed
Marble Arch Mound
In Focus

Marble Arch Mound: London’s £2m ‘s**t hill’ roundly ridiculed

People who visited installation during first week offered free return tickets due to ‘teething problems’
28 Jul 2021
What are gender-critical beliefs?
Weight lifter Laurel Hubbard
Today’s big question

What are gender-critical beliefs?

Judge-led panel ruled that such views should be protected under the Equality Act
27 Jul 2021
Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?
Man holds umbrella outside London Underground station
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?

An unpublished London Underground report identified 85 Tube stations as being at ‘high risk’ of flooding
26 Jul 2021
Why tensions are rising over the Gibraltar border
Cars queue to enter Gibraltar
In Brief

Why tensions are rising over the Gibraltar border

Foreign secretary claims new post-Brexit proposal undermines UK’s sovereignty over territory
22 Jul 2021
What is cyberflashing?
Woman on phone
Why we’re talking about . . .

What is cyberflashing?

New report recommends that harmful online behaviour be criminalised under Sexual Offences Act
21 Jul 2021
Prince Harry’s ‘intimate’ memoir: what might he reveal?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Why we’re talking about . . .

Prince Harry’s ‘intimate’ memoir: what might he reveal?

Duke of Sussex says he’s ‘excited’ for public to read account of his life ‘that’s accurate and wholly truthful’
20 Jul 2021
Nigel Farage’s GB News debut: ‘juicy and dripping’ or ‘mind-numbingly boring’?
Nigel Farage on GB News
In Review

Nigel Farage’s GB News debut: ‘juicy and dripping’ or ‘mind-numbingly boring’?

Former UKIP leader drafted in to revive channel’s plummeting viewing figures
20 Jul 2021
Will we have to start paying for lateral flow tests?
Covid lateral flow test box
Today’s big question

Will we have to start paying for lateral flow tests?

Concern reportedly growing in Westminster over ‘eye-watering’ cost of at-home kits
20 Jul 2021
Who will be the next Duke of Edinburgh?
Prince Charles and Prince Edward looking into the distance
In Brief

Who will be the next Duke of Edinburgh?

Prince Charles reportedly reluctant to hand over his father’s title to youngest sibling
12 Jul 2021
Eight TV shows to watch out for this summer
A still from Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman
In Depth

Eight TV shows to watch out for this summer

We can’t go on holiday and the weather is bleak - but at least we have some great telly to look forward to
22 Jun 2021
Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’
 Meghan and Harry in 2020
The latest on . . .

Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’

Sources say Duchess of Sussex will demand Palace hands over ‘point-by-point’ details of alleged wrongdoing
22 Jun 2021
Prince William: a life in pictures
William, Harry, Diana and Charles in 1995
In pictures

Prince William: a life in pictures

Duke of Cambridge celebrates 39th birthday following surprise public appearance
21 Jun 2021
Children’s social care system a ‘Jenga tower held together by Sellotape’
Baby P memorial
In Brief

Children’s social care system a ‘Jenga tower held together by Sellotape’

State intervention too often focused on ‘assessment and investigation’ and not support
17 Jun 2021
Father’s Day: ultimate gift guide
‘Cheers Dad’ Beer Selection Box
The wish list

Father’s Day: ultimate gift guide

From beer boxes to gadgets, there’s something here to suit every dad
14 Jun 2021
Colonialism culture wars: how the Queen got ‘cancelled’
Queen Elizabeth
In Brief

Colonialism culture wars: how the Queen got ‘cancelled’

Oxford students vote to remove picture of monarch over links to ‘recent colonial history’
9 Jun 2021
PTSD: the definition, symptoms and treatment
Nadia Whittome
Getting to grips with . . .

PTSD: the definition, symptoms and treatment

Labour MP Nadia Whittome has spoken out about her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder
3 Jun 2021
Celebrate World Gin Day with these juniper-centric activities
Masons distillery in Yorkshire
The wish list

Celebrate World Gin Day with these juniper-centric activities

Enjoy a G&T-themed afternoon tea or a guided gin tasting
3 Jun 2021
Lost learning: does the post-pandemic education plan go far enough?
Girl at school wearing a facemask
Today’s big question

Lost learning: does the post-pandemic education plan go far enough?

Extra £1.4bn added to government education recovery fund – but experts say much more will be needed
2 Jun 2021
What is ecocide?
Woman hugging a tree
Getting to grips with . . .

What is ecocide?

Campaigners call for environmental destruction to be viewed as legally akin to war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity
2 Jun 2021
Government introduces new local coronavirus restrictions - but doesn’t tell anyone
Variant of concern sign seen in Bolton
Stranger than fiction

Government introduces new local coronavirus restrictions - but doesn’t tell anyone

Online update to guidance for areas hit by Indian variant branded ‘farcical’ before ‘screeching U-turn’
25 May 2021
Syria’s ‘sham’ presidential election: what is the point?
Syria
Getting to grips with . . .

Syria’s ‘sham’ presidential election: what is the point?

Wednesday’s poll is designed to give President Bashar al-Assad ‘a veneer of legitimacy both at home and abroad’
25 May 2021
Eurovision 2021: what are the rules and who’s going to win?
Malta’s Destiny Chukunyere at the semi-final on Tuesday at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam
In Brief

Eurovision 2021: what are the rules and who’s going to win?

Bookmakers have a clear favourite to claim the title - with the UK as a rank outsider
19 May 2021
Most magical treehouse hotels in the UK
Treehouse escapes
The big trip

Most magical treehouse hotels in the UK

From perfect stargazing opportunities to secluded spa baths, these luxurious hideaways really have it all
18 May 2021
Rooms with a view: the world’s best luxury hotel penthouses
Disney Wish Tower Suite
The big trip

Rooms with a view: the world’s best luxury hotel penthouses

From panoramic views to opulent marble bathrooms, these penthouses can cost as much as £54,000 a night
17 May 2021
The Golden Globes controversy: everything you need to know
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Getting to grips with . . .

The Golden Globes controversy: everything you need to know

NBC won’t broadcast the 2022 ceremony and Tom Cruise has handed back his trophies - here’s why
12 May 2021
Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
The transgender flag
In Brief

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?
A controversial government advertising campaign from October 2020
In Brief

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?

Proposal described by critics as ‘catastrophic’ and ‘an attack on the future of UK arts’
6 May 2021
Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?
 Keir Starmer visits a beach near Hartlepool
In Brief

Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?

Timing of the next vote could be key for Keir Starmer’s party
5 May 2021
Open air entertainment: outdoor cinemas in the UK
Plymouth Arts Cinema
In Focus

Open air entertainment: outdoor cinemas in the UK

Socially distant cinematic experiences are popping up all over the country, from stately homes to forests
30 Apr 2021
Who were the big winners of the 93rd Academy Awards?
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao at the 2021 Oscars
In Focus

Who were the big winners of the 93rd Academy Awards?

Nine of the 20 acting nominations were awarded to people of colour at this historic but ‘sleepy’ ceremony
26 Apr 2021
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