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Kate Samuelson

Kate Samuelson is TheWeek.co.uk’s online magazine editor and works closely with both the digital and print teams. She is also a regular guest on award-winning podcast The Week Unwrapped, where she often brings stories with a women’s rights angle. Kate’s career as a journalist began on the MailOnline graduate training scheme, which involved stints as a reporter at the South West News Service’s office in Cambridge and the Liverpool Echo. She moved from MailOnline to Time magazine’s satellite office in London, where she covered current affairs and culture for both the print mag and website. Before joining The Week, Kate worked as the senior stories and content gathering specialist at the global women’s charity ActionAid UK, where she led the planning and delivery of all content gathering trips, from Bangladesh to Brazil. She is passionate about women’s rights and using her skills as a journalist to highlight underrepresented communities.

Alongside her staff roles, Kate has written for various magazines and newspapers including Stylist, Metro.co.uk, The Guardian and the i news site. She is also the founder and editor of Cheapskate London, an award-winning weekly newsletter that curates the best free events with the aim of making the capital more accessible.

The dangerous dogs banned in the UK
Dogo Argentino
Why we’re talking about . . .

The dangerous dogs banned in the UK

Spike in deadly attacks blamed on ‘impulse purchases through lockdown’
17 May 2022
What kind of king may Prince Charles be?
Prince Charles waving
In Depth

What kind of king may Prince Charles be?

Concerns raised about whether Prince of Wales would continue to interfere in politics as monarch
12 May 2022
What is the gender housing gap?
Hand holding keys to a home
Fact file

What is the gender housing gap?

Time it takes to get on to the property ladder differs depending on whether you’re male or female
28 Apr 2022
Carlo Scotto at the Four Seasons
Black cod
In Review

Carlo Scotto at the Four Seasons

Former Xier chef has taken over the hotel’s Amaranto restaurant for a one-month residency
11 Apr 2022
How Jimmy Savile evaded justice for six decades
Jimmy Savile
In Depth

How Jimmy Savile evaded justice for six decades

New Netflix documentary raises fresh questions about how sex offender hid in plain sight
8 Apr 2022
Have the Conservatives got a sexual harassment problem?
David Warburton
Behind the scenes

Have the Conservatives got a sexual harassment problem?

Party condemned for waiting weeks to suspend MP David Warburton following allegations
4 Apr 2022
Vladimir Putin’s beliefs and superstitions
Vladimir Putin crosses himself in church
In Depth

Vladimir Putin’s beliefs and superstitions

Some commentators have pointed to Russian president’s faith as motive for Ukraine war
31 Mar 2022
How have some people avoided getting Covid?
A member of the public takes a Covid-19 test
Today’s big question

How have some people avoided getting Covid?

Experts have various theories about why some have swerved the virus while others have been infected multiple times
30 Mar 2022
Rachel Johnson: from Celebrity Big Brother to LBC
Rachel Johnson
Profile

Rachel Johnson: from Celebrity Big Brother to LBC

PM’s sister enraged radio listeners with comments about Ukraine crisis
29 Mar 2022
The law on police strip searches
British police
In Depth

The law on police strip searches

Scotland Yard forced to apologise after leaving 15-year-old girl traumatised at school
17 Mar 2022
The long battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Richard Ratcliffe holds a photo of his wife
Why we’re talking about . . .

The long battle to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Charity worker detained in Tehran since 2016 on her way home to be reunited with six-year-old daughter and husband
16 Mar 2022
Russia’s silent protests
Russian riot police officers in Moscow
Between the lines

Russia’s silent protests

Green ribbons, emojis, tulips and empty placards have become symbols of resistance
16 Mar 2022
Marina Bay Sands: 48 hours at Singapore’s most iconic hotel
Marina Bay Sands is a triple-towered icon of the Singapore skyline
The big trip

Marina Bay Sands: 48 hours at Singapore’s most iconic hotel

The setting of two key scenes in Crazy Rich Asians lives up to its glitzy reputation
15 Mar 2022
Olena Zelenska: from screenwriter to Ukraine’s first lady
Olena Zelenska
Profile

Olena Zelenska: from screenwriter to Ukraine’s first lady

Wife of Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy famously opposed his 2019 presidential bid
10 Mar 2022
What happened to Martine Vik Magnussen?
Martine Vik Magnussen
In Depth

What happened to Martine Vik Magnussen?

Norwegian student was found dead after night out with ‘billionaire playboy’ in 2008
9 Mar 2022
Labour and the end of all-women shortlists
Emily Thornberry, Jess Phillips, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy
Why we’re talking about . . .

Labour and the end of all-women shortlists

AWS system could be challenged in court now party has majority of female MPs
8 Mar 2022
Is it time for UK defence spending to rise?
Boris Johnson with troops
In Depth

Is it time for UK defence spending to rise?

Military budget has fallen substantially since 1950s – but Ukraine conflict may change this
8 Mar 2022
The Ukraine war’s race problem
Ukrainian refugees attempting to reach the Polish border
Getting to grips with . . .

The Ukraine war’s race problem

Media coverage criticised as racist and non-white refugees face discrimination at borders
7 Mar 2022
Steven Bartlett: from dropout to millionaire
Steven Bartlett
Profile

Steven Bartlett: from dropout to millionaire

The 29-year-old businessman behind The Diary of a CEO podcast is worth around £50m
2 Mar 2022
Is Vladimir Putin under threat from inside Russia?
The police detain a demonstrator
Global lens

Is Vladimir Putin under threat from inside Russia?

Anti-war protests have occurred daily in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began
1 Mar 2022
The many faces of Vladimir Putin
Putin
In Depth

The many faces of Vladimir Putin

How the Russian president went from liberal reformer to ruthless warmonger
28 Feb 2022
The end of home abortions
Home abortion pills
Why we’re talking about . . .

The end of home abortions

‘Pill by post’ legislation had been introduced in March 2020 in response to pandemic
24 Feb 2022
What next for princesses Beatrice and Eugenie?
Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice
Today’s big question

What next for princesses Beatrice and Eugenie?

Prince Andrew’s civil sex case settlement leaves his daughters in awkward limbo
22 Feb 2022
Exploring South Korea’s new Covid strategy
South Koreans line up to get tested for Covid-19
In Depth

Exploring South Korea’s new Covid strategy

Government has changed tack to prioritise the elderly and vulnerable
21 Feb 2022
Are we all addicted to sugar?
Sugar lumps on a spoon
Getting to grips with . . .

Are we all addicted to sugar?

Our reliance on the sweet stuff has been compared to cocaine and gambling addictions
17 Feb 2022
Andaz Singapore: a hotel that’s more than worth the vertigo
Bedroom with bay view
The big trip

Andaz Singapore: a hotel that’s more than worth the vertigo

Soak up unparalleled views as you cool off in the skyscraper’s infinity swimming pool
17 Feb 2022
What next in the Post Office scandal?
A post office
Today’s big question

What next in the Post Office scandal?

First set of victim hearings launches public inquiry into decade-long miscarriage of justice
15 Feb 2022
Is Boris Johnson getting more like Donald Trump?
Boris Johnson shakes hands with Donald Trump
Today’s big question

Is Boris Johnson getting more like Donald Trump?

PM’s Jimmy Savile slur in House of Commons described as ‘Trumpian style of politics’
14 Feb 2022
How has Japan’s border experiment worked?
People wearing face masks in Japan
Global lens

How has Japan’s border experiment worked?

Japanese government warned its isolationist Covid policy risks alienating allies
11 Feb 2022
Pros and cons of porn-site age verification
Boy at computer
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of porn-site age verification

Users may need to verify their age with a passport or credit card under new Online Safety Bill
10 Feb 2022
Jimmy Carr-Gypsies row: an end to the ‘last acceptable racism’ in UK?
Jimmy Carr on stage
Today’s big question

Jimmy Carr-Gypsies row: an end to the ‘last acceptable racism’ in UK?

Comedian refuses to say sorry for joking about Holocaust atrocity
8 Feb 2022
Ri Sol Ju: everything we know about Kim Jong Un’s wife
Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju
Profile

Ri Sol Ju: everything we know about Kim Jong Un’s wife

North Korean ‘first lady’ made a rare appearance at an art performance in Pyongyang
2 Feb 2022
What is the quantum apocalypse?
A photonic chip under a microscope
Fact file

What is the quantum apocalypse?

Expert warns that the advent of quantum computing is a ‘threat to our way of life’
1 Feb 2022
Academic’s long road to justice for ‘dehumanising’ strip search
Dr Konstancja Duff
In Depth

Academic’s long road to justice for ‘dehumanising’ strip search

Met says sorry for ‘sexist, derogatory and unacceptable’ language used by officers
27 Jan 2022
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