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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.

Prince William and the billionaire space race’s climate problem
Jeff Bezos (second left) and his Blue Origin crew after flying into space
Pros and cons

Prince William and the billionaire space race’s climate problem

Carbon emissions of four space tourists ‘up to 100 times more’ than passenger on long-haul flight
14 Oct 2021
The leaked plan for US and Wuhan scientists to develop coronaviruses
Bright yellow biohazard sign
Why we’re talking about . . .

The leaked plan for US and Wuhan scientists to develop coronaviruses

Leaked 2018 grant proposal fuels theory that Covid-19 was created in lab
6 Oct 2021
The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined
Boy receiving Covid vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined

Analysis of UK death registration data suggests very few people have died as direct result of Covid jab
5 Oct 2021
What happened to murdered teacher Sabina Nessa?
A candlelit vigil held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
In Depth

What happened to murdered teacher Sabina Nessa?

Death of 28-year-old has sparked anger and reignited fears over women’s safety in the UK
4 Oct 2021
Fawsley Hall review: a sumptuous and historic staycation spot
Fawsley Hall exterior
The big trip

Fawsley Hall review: a sumptuous and historic staycation spot

With its authentic Tudor hall and uber-modern luxury spa, this hotel in rural Northamptonshire is one of a kind
1 Oct 2021
New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge
Donald and Melania Trump
Behind the scenes

New Stephanie Grisham book reveals Melania Trump’s quiet revenge

Former press secretary had unrivalled access to Trump White House and ‘knows things no one else has been told’
30 Sep 2021
French accuse Britain of starting Brexit fishing war
French fishing boats return home after protesting post-Brexit fishing restrictions off the coast of Jersey
Why we’re talking about . . .

French accuse Britain of starting Brexit fishing war

Decision to reject 75% of French fishing boat licences puts further strain on UK relationship with closest neighbour
29 Sep 2021
What is manifesting?
Stock photo of woman staring into the distance
Getting to grips with . . .

What is manifesting?

Gen Z social media users say the spiritual practice is changing their lives
29 Sep 2021
Angela Rayner: from ‘mouthy’ union rep to Labour firebrand
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner
Profile

Angela Rayner: from ‘mouthy’ union rep to Labour firebrand

Party’s deputy, who left school at 16 with no qualifications, now considered to be ‘a Labour leader in waiting’
28 Sep 2021
Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?
R Kelly
Today’s big question

Why did the R. Kelly abuse verdict take so long?

Singer found guilty of sexually abusing multiple fans during 30-year career
28 Sep 2021
How Labour’s cervix problem began
Labour leader Keir Starmer arrives at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel on the opening day of the Labour Party conference
Why we’re talking about . . .

How Labour’s cervix problem began

Party’s transphobia row has been raging for more than a year - with Keir Starmer finally weighing in on debate
27 Sep 2021
The ethics of having children in the age of climate change
Extinction Rebellion
Why we’re talking about . . .

The ethics of having children in the age of climate change

International survey finds one in four young people ‘hesitant’ about starting families amid global warming fears
16 Sep 2021
What is social prescribing?
Elderly people playing bridge
Getting to grips with . . .

What is social prescribing?

Help beyond medication may become a lifeline for the NHS in post-pandemic times
15 Sep 2021
Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Chris Whitty
Why we’re talking about . . .

Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj

Unlikely face-off sparked by her tweets questioning safety of Covid-19 vaccine
15 Sep 2021
Charlotte Johnson Wahl dies: from painter to PM’s ‘supreme authority’
Charlotte Johnson Wahl being interviewed for 2013 documentary Boris Johnson: The Irresistible Rise
Profile

Charlotte Johnson Wahl dies: from painter to PM’s ‘supreme authority’

Boris Johnson’s mother passed away in hospital at age of 79
14 Sep 2021
What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?
Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage
In Depth

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?

Veteran broadcaster presented only eight programmes for the floundering station
14 Sep 2021
Why Prince Andrew is staying silent over sex assault claims
Prince Andrew
Behind the scenes

Why Prince Andrew is staying silent over sex assault claims

Duke of York’s legal team reportedly instructed him ‘to refuse any request’ to discuss Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit
13 Sep 2021
Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace - what the critics are saying
A still from Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace
In Review

Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace - what the critics are saying

New made-for-TV film follows royal couple’s decision to start new life in California
8 Sep 2021
Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You: what the critics are saying
Sally Rooney
In Review

Sally Rooney’s Beautiful World, Where Are You: what the critics are saying

The Irish author‘s new book has been described as her best work yet - but not everyone is totally convinced
7 Sep 2021
14 of the best dog-friendly UK staycations
Dogs in hotels
The big trip

14 of the best dog-friendly UK staycations

Featuring ‘doggie showers’, welcome bow ties and a specialist wine for pooches called ‘Tailwagger Creek’
3 Sep 2021
Is coffee running out?
Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images
In Depth

Is coffee running out?

Disruption caused by Vietnamese Covid restrictions is causing concern for the global supply
2 Sep 2021
Why Covid vaccine passports might backfire for Downing Street
Vaccine passport
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why Covid vaccine passports might backfire for Downing Street

New research suggests coronavirus certification could be ‘counterproductive among the most hard-to-reach groups’
1 Sep 2021
The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC
BBC Broadcasting House
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The government’s ‘escalation in hostilities’ against the BBC

Ministers reject plea for cost of licence fee to keep up with inflation
31 Aug 2021
Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge
Person participating in the milk crate challenge
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why doctors are issuing warnings over viral Milk Crate Challenge

Hospitals reporting fractured ribs and broken bones as result of dangerous TikTok dare
26 Aug 2021
UK food and drink festivals to visit in 2021
Meatopia London
On the menu

UK food and drink festivals to visit in 2021

Eat, drink and be merry at these culinary-centric fiestas
25 Aug 2021
What daily life is like in Afghanistan now
Kabul market
Behind the scenes

What daily life is like in Afghanistan now

Banks are closed, unemployment has ‘spiked visibly’ and working women have been told to stay at home
25 Aug 2021
‘Peak wonky wokery’: Tiger Who Came to Tea sparks fierce debate
An annotated page from Judith Kerr’s The Tiger Who Came to Tea
In Brief

‘Peak wonky wokery’: Tiger Who Came to Tea sparks fierce debate

Charity provoked backlash after claiming beloved 1968 book reinforces ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes
25 Aug 2021
Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’
Shot of London during the height of the Covid pandemic
The latest on . . .

Next major pandemic will hit ‘by 2080 at the latest’

Researchers predict that younger generation will face another disease outbreak on similar scale to Covid-19
24 Aug 2021
Bad Vegan: predominantly plant-based fast food that packs a punch
A Bad Vegan Taternator, flatbread and Session IPA
On the menu

Bad Vegan: predominantly plant-based fast food that packs a punch

This relaxed new joint is the baby of Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge
12 Aug 2021
Fruity, fizzy and the latest drinks fad: 14 of the best hard seltzers
Hard seltzers
On the menu

Fruity, fizzy and the latest drinks fad: 14 of the best hard seltzers

British drinks companies have jumped on the seltzer bandwagon
11 Aug 2021
IPCC’s report on climate change: ‘the frightening future that awaits us’
Greek wildfires
Getting to grips with . . .

IPCC’s report on climate change: ‘the frightening future that awaits us’

Landmark study says global temperatures likely to rise by 1.5C over next 20 years
9 Aug 2021
Downing Street and the execution of Geronimo the alpaca
Geronimo the alpaca
The latest on . . .

Downing Street and the execution of Geronimo the alpaca

Joanna Lumley and Stanley Johnson backing bid to save life of six-year-old pet
9 Aug 2021
How the 2011 London riots unfolded
London riots
Why we’re talking about . . .

How the 2011 London riots unfolded

A decade has passed since the capital experienced the biggest riots in modern English history
4 Aug 2021
Stillwater: does new Matt Damon film exploit Amanda Knox?
Matt Damon at the Stillwater premiere
In Depth

Stillwater: does new Matt Damon film exploit Amanda Knox?

New film follows story of female college student who’s imprisoned abroad for crime she says she didn’t commit
4 Aug 2021
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