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‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’
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‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 Jun 2021
How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing
Paramedics arrive at the Manchester Arena in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

How police ‘missed opportunities’ to prevent Manchester Arena bombing

Inquiry into terror attack that claimed 22 lives reveals litany of security failings
18 Jun 2021
Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?
New Lib Dem MP Sarah Green
Today’s big question

Is the Conservatives’ ‘blue wall’ beginning to crumble?

‘Home counties middle-class voters’ abandon Tories in Lib Dem by-election coup
18 Jun 2021
What is happening in Tigray? Ethiopia's brutal civil war explained
Tigray protesters
In Focus

What is happening in Tigray? Ethiopia's brutal civil war explained

In northern Ethiopia, millions have been displaced and thousands killed by government troops, and famine is looming
18 Jun 2021
The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice
A pair of rats
Podcast

The Week Unwrapped: Ethiopia, passwords and a plague of mice

Is the Ethiopian PM a hero or villain? Should the police have power over our passwords? And why are mice multiplying like rabbits in Australia?
18 Jun 2021
NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment

Health bosses warn that hospital waiting lists are set to more than double
18 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 June
Matt Hancock meets paramedics at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 12 - 18 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
18 Jun 2021

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How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back
Robyn Williams
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How a police officer fired over child abuse video won her job back

Independent panel finds dismissal should be replaced with a final warning
18 Jun 2021
A brief history of human cannibalism
Fiji village
In Focus

A brief history of human cannibalism

Madrid arrest brings focus on historic practice
18 Jun 2021
UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping
Shopping bags
In Focus

UK’s best - and worst - places for shopping

Beaconsfield was named the leading retail centre, but which areas fail to impress?
18 Jun 2021
Kamala Harris: is Joe Biden setting up the vice-president to fail?
Kamala Harris
In Brief

Kamala Harris: is Joe Biden setting up the vice-president to fail?

Harris is already unusually ‘unpopular’ for a veep, with a recent YouGov poll showing her approval rating at 41%
18 Jun 2021
The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 
An e-scooter pilot program launched in London on 7 June
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The e-scooter invasion: can we cope? 

London has become the latest UK city to launch a trial of e-scooters on public roads
18 Jun 2021
Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer: grand slam wins and big titles
Novak Djokovic has 17 grand slam titles, Rafael Nadal has 19 and Roger Federer has 20
In Depth

Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer: grand slam wins and big titles

Rafael Nadal will not play at Wimbledon or the Tokyo Olympics 
18 Jun 2021
Uefa Euro 2020 guide
Uefa Euro 2020
The big match

Uefa Euro 2020 guide

Everything you need to know about this summer’s major football tournament
18 Jun 2021
‘They were failed’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘They were failed’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Jun 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 18 June 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 18 June 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
18 Jun 2021
Seagull predicts that England will beat Scotland
A seagull
Tall Tales

Seagull predicts that England will beat Scotland

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jun 2021
England vs. Scotland: preview and predictions
Scotland and England’s last meeting was a 2-2 draw at Hampden in 2017
The big match

England vs. Scotland: preview and predictions

Raheem Sterling says the huge Euro 2020 clash at Wembley is ‘just another game’ 
18 Jun 2021
When will children get Covid vaccines?
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When will children get Covid vaccines?

Expert panel is set to advise against jabs for under 18s
17 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
‘GB News boycott will infuriate hundreds of thousands of consumers’
GB News launch
Instant Opinion

‘GB News boycott will infuriate hundreds of thousands of consumers’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 Jun 2021
What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers
Michael O'Leary
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What Ryanair’s lawsuit over travel ‘traffic light’ system means for holidaymakers

Budget airline demands more transparency about how the government decides if countries are safe to visit during Covid crisis
17 Jun 2021
What is Donald Trump up to now?
Donald Trump
In Depth

What is Donald Trump up to now?

Former president has vowed to write the ‘book of all books’ but major publishing houses are wary
17 Jun 2021
Wales fans in ‘dreamland’ after Bale and Ramsey star in Baku
Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale celebrate Wales’s opening goal against Turkey
View from the terraces

Wales fans in ‘dreamland’ after Bale and Ramsey star in Baku

With one foot in the Euro 2020 knockouts it’s Italy up next for Robert Page’s side 
17 Jun 2021
How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?
Dominic Cummings
Today’s big question

How will Dominic Cummings strike next after ‘f***ing hopeless’ bombshell?

Former adviser offers evidence that PM had doubts about Matt Hancock
17 Jun 2021
Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?
A man works from home
Pros and cons

Working from home: flexible future or a zombie nation?

A ‘default’ right to work remotely could be made law under new government proposals
17 Jun 2021
Emmanuel Macron’s assault: a slap in the face for French democracy?
Macron
In Brief

Emmanuel Macron’s assault: a slap in the face for French democracy?

Last week, a protester grabbed the French president by his arm with one hand and slapped him in the face with the other
17 Jun 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 17 June 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 17 June 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
17 Jun 2021
‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US
Tall Tales

‘Mind-reading helmet’ devised in US

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Jun 2021
‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’
Daniel Morgan
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‘Daniel Morgan inquiry is a badge of shame for the Metropolitan Police’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Jun 2021
Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?
Israelis ultranationalists march through the Old City.
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Could Israeli air strikes on Gaza trigger another round of violence?

Surge of violence poses early test for Israel’s fragile new coalition government
16 Jun 2021
Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey with candidate Sarah Green
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Can the Lib Dems win the Chesham and Amersham by-election?

HS2 and planning reforms could swing Tory safe seat
16 Jun 2021
Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?
Michael Gove arrives at No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Should Scottish MPs be given the power to vote down English laws?

Major constitutional reform planned in bid to ‘save the union’
16 Jun 2021
How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout
A woman receives her vaccination
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How the Pfizer shortage will affect the vaccine rollout

Squeeze on Germany-developed jab may slow vaccinations among younger people
16 Jun 2021