News

Yahoo Answers’ funniest moments remembered
The Yahoo logo
Tall Tales

Yahoo Answers’ funniest moments remembered

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Apr 2021
Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’
London pub
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’

More criticism piled on government’s proposal for Covid status certificates
6 Apr 2021
‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Apr 2021
Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs
A Vietnamese health worker draws up a Covid vaccine dose
In Brief

Clinical trials begin for Covid vaccine made in chicken eggs

Easy-to-produce jab hailed as potential pandemic ‘game-changer’
6 Apr 2021
What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?

Scientists warn that ‘baseline measures’ will still be needed after lockdown is fully lifted
6 Apr 2021
‘Glitz and glamour of the Crucible felt lightyears away’
Stephen Hendry and Jimmy White ahead of the 1994 World Snooker Championship final
Sports Shorts

‘Glitz and glamour of the Crucible felt lightyears away’

News and reactions from the world of sport, including a Juve crisis and North Korea’s Olympic decision
6 Apr 2021
Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge
A Chilean woman shows her vaccination card
Getting to grips with . . .

Why Chile’s rapid vaccine rollout has failed to prevent Covid surge

Lockdown measures reimposed as coronavirus cases hit record high despite world-leading inoculation campaign
6 Apr 2021
The benefits of cannabis legalisation
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London
Why we’re talking about . . .

The benefits of cannabis legalisation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says there is widespread public support for decriminalisation of the class-B drug
6 Apr 2021
Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed
Life in lockdown
Expert’s view

Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed

Psychologists have had a unique opportunity to study the effects of social isolation
6 Apr 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 6 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 6 April 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
6 Apr 2021
Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man
Vladimir Putin in Siberia in 2009
Tall Tales

Vladimir Putin voted Russia’s sexiest man

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Apr 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 5 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 5 April 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
5 Apr 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 4 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 4 April 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
4 Apr 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 3 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 3 April 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
3 Apr 2021
Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches
An American church
Podcast

Votes, Cuban vaccines and empty churches

Are the Democrats falling into a hypocrisy trap? How did Cuba develop such a strong biotech industry? And will anything reverse religious decline?
2 Apr 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 2 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 2 April 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
2 Apr 2021
How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister
Sir Robert Walpole portrait
Fact file

How Sir Robert Walpole became the first British prime minister

It is 300 years since Walpole took office and began a long and unbroken tradition
1 Apr 2021
‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’
Nick Clegg
Instant Opinion

‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying
cover-euthanasia-18292.jpg
In Depth

The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying

Is physician-assisted suicide murder or mercy?
1 Apr 2021
Covid study reveals who is most likely to break rules
Covid testing centre
The latest on . . .

Covid study reveals who is most likely to break rules

Survey suggests our intentions are good - but being scuppered by limited financial and social support
1 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April
Boris Johnson in the new Downing Street briefing room
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Apr 2021
Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
In Depth

Why Bolsonaro is being deserted by his top brass

Brazilian president is battling for political survival amid surging Covid death toll
1 Apr 2021
Will race report stoke a cultural ‘woke war’?
Black Lives Matter protesters
The latest on . . .

Will race report stoke a cultural ‘woke war’?

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities risks ‘raising the temperature’ in racism debate
1 Apr 2021
Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew
People watch as the Ever Given is refloated
The latest on . . .

Suez investigators focus on Ever Given crew

Billions of dollars at stake as experts try to explain who or what is to blame for the cargo ship’s grounding
1 Apr 2021
Will there be an end date for the pandemic?
Brighton beach
Expert’s view

Will there be an end date for the pandemic?

Don’t set a date for your end-of-Covid party just yet
1 Apr 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 1 April 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 1 April 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
1 Apr 2021
Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’
Pastor Christ Penelope
Tall Tales

Pastor farts on congregants to show ‘God’s power’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
1 Apr 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
Race and ethnic disparities report: five main takeaways
Black Lives Matter protesters in London
Why we’re talking about . . .

Race and ethnic disparities report: five main takeaways

A new government report says social factors explain disparities better than racism
31 Mar 2021
Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US
US troops in central Afghanistan shortly after the 2001 occupation
In Depth

Taliban declares victory in ‘forever war’ with US

Islamists defiant as Joe Biden offers power-sharing deal with Afghan government
31 Mar 2021
When are the UK’s next bank holidays?
Deck chairs
In Depth

When are the UK’s next bank holidays?

Tourism industry requests a September bank holiday after Covid losses
31 Mar 2021
UK elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win
Keir Starmer Hartlepool
Getting to grips with . . .

UK elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win

May vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
31 Mar 2021
The history of the Union Jack
Union Jack flies before Parliament
Fact file

The history of the Union Jack

New official guidance says flag should be flown from all government buildings in England, Wales and Scotland
31 Mar 2021
Kane, Haaland and Lukaku are on Man City’s striker shortlist
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is captain of the England team
Sports Shorts

Kane, Haaland and Lukaku are on Man City’s striker shortlist

News and reactions from the world of sport, including a rugby league player’s ten-match ban for ‘testicle attack’
31 Mar 2021
The coronavirus vaccines
An elderly lady receives a Covid vaccine in San Juan, Philippines
Fact file

The coronavirus vaccines

Everything you need to know about the world’s Covid-19 vaccines
31 Mar 2021
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 31 March 2021
10 Downing Street
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: 31 March 2021

The Week’s daily digest of the news agenda, published at 8am
31 Mar 2021