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Richard Windsor

Richard Windsor is a freelance writer for TheWeek.co.uk. He began his journalism career by writing about politics and sport while studying at the University of Southampton. He then worked across various football publications before specialising in cycling for almost nine years, covering major races including the Tour de France and interviewing some of the sport’s top riders. He led Cycling Weekly’s digital platforms as editor for seven of those years, helping to transform the publication into the UK’s largest cycling website.

He left that role to go freelance in April 2022, but still covers cycling as part-time digital editor for independent magazine and website Rouleur. He also works as a writer and consultant helping brands with their content, specialising particularly in digital content strategy and optimisation.

How Liz Cheney became a ‘Republican outcast’
Liz Cheney primary defeat
Talking point

How Liz Cheney became a ‘Republican outcast’

Congresswoman suffered a heavy defeat to a Trump-backed candidate in the primaries
17 Aug 2022
The long road to justice for infected blood scandal victims
Blood bags
Getting to grips with . . .

The long road to justice for infected blood scandal victims

Interim compensation will be paid to victims before the inquiry concludes in 2023
17 Aug 2022
Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?
Russian soldier at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
Getting to grips with . . .

Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?

The UN has called for Russia to allow its safety inspectors to access the damaged facility
11 Aug 2022
Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?
Tourists on beach by Russian airbase in Crimea
Today’s big question

Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says war with Russia must end with the recapture of the peninsula
10 Aug 2022
What Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are saying about climate change
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss take part in a BBC leadership debate
Getting to grips with . . .

What Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are saying about climate change

The Tory leadership candidates have been accused of failing to address environmental crisis
28 Jul 2022
What does the EU’s gas rationing plan mean for Europe?
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

What does the EU’s gas rationing plan mean for Europe?

Energy ministers backed the plan after bloc agreed to ‘water down’ restrictions
28 Jul 2022
How Van Gogh portrait was discovered by X-ray
Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait
Speed Reads

How Van Gogh portrait was discovered by X-ray

The previously hidden artwork will go on display later this month
14 Jul 2022
Should the UK introduce a maximum working temperature?
Builders break in heat
Today’s big question

Should the UK introduce a maximum working temperature?

Workers will suffer as UK heatwave is forecast to hit 35 degrees next week
14 Jul 2022
Telford inquiry: unease about race meant mass sex abuse ignored
Telford aerial view
Speed Reads

Telford inquiry: unease about race meant mass sex abuse ignored

Three-year inquiry described police inaction over abuse as a 'shocking failure'
13 Jul 2022
What currency would an independent Scotland use?
Counting money
In Depth

What currency would an independent Scotland use?

An informal adoption of sterling is likely to be Scotland’s only route to keeping the pound
7 Jul 2022
Non-Covid excess deaths: why are they rising?
Ambulance workers at hospital
Why we’re talking about . . .

Non-Covid excess deaths: why are they rising?

Experts call for probe as mortality rates in England and Wales climb despite drop in coronavirus deaths
6 Jul 2022
Is Putin’s invasion down to ‘toxic masculinity’?
Vladimir Putin
Talking point

Is Putin’s invasion down to ‘toxic masculinity’?

Boris Johnson describes Ukraine invasion as a ‘crazy, macho war’
29 Jun 2022
What has Serena Williams been doing?
Serena Williams
Profile

What has Serena Williams been doing?

The tennis great made a surprise return to the court this week after a year away
22 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
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