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Is social media bad for your mental health?
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In Depth

Is social media bad for your mental health?

Facebook faces damaging claims that it was aware of harm Instagram caused to children
28 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
‘We are reaping the costs of the sniggering cults of populism’
Queues at petrol stations
Instant Opinion

‘We are reaping the costs of the sniggering cults of populism’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
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
Inside Plan B: Covid passports plan quietly revived
People dancing at a nightclub
Between the lines

Inside Plan B: Covid passports plan quietly revived

Downing Street says rules will introduced if NHS comes under “unsustainable pressure”
28 Sep 2021
A look back at the 2019 Conservative manifesto
Boris Johnson in December 2019
Getting to grips with . . .

A look back at the 2019 Conservative manifesto

Many pledges are on track despite the pandemic - but a few big ones have been broken
28 Sep 2021
End of the furlough scheme: what next? 
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak
Business Briefing

End of the furlough scheme: what next? 

1.6m workers were still being supported by the scheme in July 
28 Sep 2021

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‘Let key workers fill up first’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Let key workers fill up first’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
28 Sep 2021
Spy chief gave green pen to James Bond
Daniel Craig
Tall Tales

Spy chief gave green pen to James Bond

And other stories from the stranger side of life
28 Sep 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 28 September 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 28 September 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
28 Sep 2021
How safe are smart motorways?
Smart motorways
In Depth

How safe are smart motorways?

Investigation suggests technical failings are putting lives at risk
27 Sep 2021
‘Welcome to the Labour conference where comradeship is scarcer than BP unleaded’
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Instant Opinion

‘Welcome to the Labour conference where comradeship is scarcer than BP unleaded’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
27 Sep 2021
Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  
Panic buying has caused a petrol crisis in the UK 
The latest on . . .

Petrol crisis: whistle-blower blamed for panic-buying ‘mayhem’  

Ministers play down shortages fears and insist UK has ‘plenty of petrol’
27 Sep 2021
What happened to Sabina Nessa?
A candlelit vigil held for murdered primary school teacher Sabina Nessa
In Depth

What happened to Sabina Nessa?

Murder of 28-year-old teacher has sparked anger and reignited fears over women’s safety in the UK
27 Sep 2021
‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?
Olaf Scholz
Today’s big question

‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?

Social Democrats claim narrow election victory over Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
27 Sep 2021
Are we facing ‘apocalypse’ of ‘black swan’ events?
Queue for fuel at motorway station
Getting to grips with . . .

Are we facing ‘apocalypse’ of ‘black swan’ events?

Downing Street accused of failing to prepare for pandemic and subsequent national disruptions
27 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
‘Rory McIlroy showed what the Ryder Cup really means’
Rory McIlroy walks with his caddie during the 43rd Ryder Cup
In Focus

‘Rory McIlroy showed what the Ryder Cup really means’

It was an emotional week for the Northern Irishman as Europe lost heavily to the USA
27 Sep 2021
The arguments for and against universal chargers
Phone charger cables
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against universal chargers

European Commission pushing to establish USB-C as standard for all phones
27 Sep 2021
The latest evidence on Covid-19’s origins
Bat hanging from tree
Expert’s view

The latest evidence on Covid-19’s origins

Preliminary findings indicate virus was spread between different species via ‘natural spillover’ events
27 Sep 2021
Smart toilet recognises your ‘unique anal print’
A toilet roll
Tall Tales

Smart toilet recognises your ‘unique anal print’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Sep 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 27 September 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 27 September 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
27 Sep 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 26 September 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 26 September 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
26 Sep 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 25 September 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 25 September 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
25 Sep 2021
‘If Boris Johnson felt shame, he wouldn’t be slashing universal credit’
Boris Johnson in New York City
Instant Opinion

‘If Boris Johnson felt shame, he wouldn’t be slashing universal credit’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 17 - 24 September
Kwasi Kwarteng
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 24 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
24 Sep 2021
Clinical injustice, wireless power and pandas
A nurse with a vaccine
Podcast

Clinical injustice, wireless power and pandas

Why do so many clinical trials exclude women? Will we soon be free of power cables? And is panda fertility finally on the rise?
24 Sep 2021
What kind of mask works best against Delta?
An FFP2 mask
Getting to grips with . . .

What kind of mask works best against Delta?

Study shows surgical masks are more effective than cloth but are N95 and FFP2 the ones to have?
24 Sep 2021
How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay
Water running out of a tap
Fact file

How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay

Chief medical officer says proposed move could halve hospital admissions among UK children
24 Sep 2021
Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?
Sir Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?

Labour leader backs Scotland’s move to soften laws on possession
24 Sep 2021
Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Why we’re talking about . . .

Facebook: is it ‘monetising misery’?

Leaked documents revealed the social network’s ‘corporate hypocrisy’ 
24 Sep 2021
North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy
South Koreans watch the North Korean missile launch
The latest on . . .

North Korea and the limits of missile diplomacy

After ‘duelling’ missile tests on the Korean peninsula, North Korea’s intentions are harder than ever to read
24 Sep 2021
2021 Ryder Cup: players, tee times and TV coverage
The opening ceremony for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits
In Depth

2021 Ryder Cup: players, tee times and TV coverage

Golf’s match-play event takes place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin
24 Sep 2021
Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?
Gen. Mark Milley: offered China assurances
Behind the scenes

Trump, China and the general: an act of treachery?

Gen. Mark Milley is accused of contacting his Chinese opposite number to prevent President Trump starting a nuclear war
24 Sep 2021
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