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What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?
Boris Johnson give a thumbs-up gestures as he greets Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
In Brief

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans
EU leaders meet for the final European Summit of the year in Brussels.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans

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Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?
Ricky Gervais on The Late Show
Today’s big question

Why has Ricky Gervais’ show been criticised?

Comedian defends show by saying his ‘target’ was ‘trans activist ideology’
26 May 2022
Tik-tots: the rules for children on social media
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Tik-tots: the rules for children on social media

Third of parents say they would allow their child to use popular platforms ‘despite the age requirement’
23 May 2022
The UK’s new ‘jubilee cities’
Stanley in the Falkland Islands has won city status
Why we’re talking about . . .

The UK’s new ‘jubilee cities’

Eight towns have been honoured to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne
20 May 2022
What kind of king may Prince Charles be?
Prince Charles waving
In Depth

What kind of king may Prince Charles be?

Concerns raised about whether Prince of Wales would continue to interfere in politics as monarch
12 May 2022
Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella
A woman working at home
Podcasts

Home-working pay cuts, Taiwan and Cinderella

Should people who work from home earn 20% less? Is Taiwan at risk of a Chinese invasion? And what does the failure of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest pro…
6 May 2022
Inside Adelaide Cottage: the guesthouse tipped to be Prince William and Kate’s new home
William and Kate
In Depth

Inside Adelaide Cottage: the guesthouse tipped to be Prince William and Kate’s new home

Built in 1831, the property is ten minutes’ walk from the Queen’s new official residence
3 May 2022
How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated
Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace
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How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated

Planned events to mark royal anniversary include four-day bank holiday in June
29 Apr 2022

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What The Palace Papers reveals about the royals
The Royal Family
Between the lines

What The Palace Papers reveals about the royals

New tell-all account gives insiders’ views of palace rows and scandals
29 Apr 2022
Schools, births and children’s appetites
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 30: Pupils at Putney Park School sit down for their lunch on September 30, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)
Podcasts

Schools, births and children’s appetites

Do private schools make pupils happier? Is the NHS still failing British mothers? And when do we learn to be carnivores?
15 Apr 2022
Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch
J.K. Rowling
Behind the scenes

Inside J.K. Rowling’s ‘gender wars’ lunch

Event attended by gender critical figures including Rosie Duffield and Maya Forstater
12 Apr 2022
Sri Lanka, second homes and Siri
Sri Lankan troops
Podcasts

Sri Lanka, second homes and Siri

Is Sri Lanka’s latest crisis a warning for the rest of the world? Are second-home owners facing a revolt in Cornwall? And why do most digital assistan…
8 Apr 2022
Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?
LGBTQ+ protesters
In Brief

Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?

2018 survey found trans people twice as likely as gays to be offered interventions
8 Apr 2022
How Jimmy Savile evaded justice for six decades
Jimmy Savile
In Depth

How Jimmy Savile evaded justice for six decades

New Netflix documentary raises fresh questions about how sex offender hid in plain sight
8 Apr 2022
The arguments for and against swearing
Cartoon swearing
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against swearing

BBC forced to apologise for broadcasting Boat Race F-bomb – but is swearing really so bad?
5 Apr 2022
Is British Summer Time still fit for purpose?
Clocks on a wall
In Depth

Is British Summer Time still fit for purpose?

BTS, which began last Sunday, has been observed for more than a century
1 Apr 2022
Was the royal tour of Jamaica a ‘PR disaster’?
William and Kate meet some children
Today’s big question

Was the royal tour of Jamaica a ‘PR disaster’?

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s eight-day Caribbean trip was anything but a triumph
1 Apr 2022
Afghanistan, Florida and Northern Ireland
Taliban fighters
Podcasts

Afghanistan, Florida and Northern Ireland

Can the World Bank set the Taliban straight? Why is Florida saying ‘don’t say gay’? And what can we learn from the last trials of the Troubles?
1 Apr 2022
The Week Unwrapped: Happiness, Child Q and school uniforms
Reindeer safari in Lapland
Podcasts

The Week Unwrapped: Happiness, Child Q and school uniforms

What makes a country happy? Why are the police strip-searching children? And do school uniforms have a future?
25 Mar 2022
Inclusive Britain: a new strategy for tackling racism in the UK
Protesters with Black Lives Matter sign
In Brief

Inclusive Britain: a new strategy for tackling racism in the UK

Government has revealed action plan setting out 74 steps that ministers will take
25 Mar 2022
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Caribbean royal tour - in pictures
Cambridges in Belize
In pictures

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Caribbean royal tour - in pictures

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge kick off trip with dancing and chocolate-making in Belize
21 Mar 2022
What is International Women’s Day?
Clara Zetkin,
In Depth

What is International Women’s Day?

The day dedicated to the achievements of women has been celebrated for over a century
7 Mar 2022
Birds, podcasts and painless nostalgia
Birds on a car
Podcasts

Birds, podcasts and painless nostalgia

Why did a flock of blackbirds plunge to their death? Are big-money deals changing the podcast landscape? And can nostalgia alleviate physical pain?
4 Mar 2022
Medals, lizards and vibe shifts
Podcasts

Medals, lizards and vibe shifts

Why did a US-born athlete choose to compete for China? How do lizards shed their tales? And are we ready for a vibe shift?
25 Feb 2022
How the Queen may be treated for ‘mild’ Covid
The Queen
Getting to grips with . . .

How the Queen may be treated for ‘mild’ Covid

Newly approved oral antiviral drugs could aid the monarch’s recovery
21 Feb 2022
How rich is the Royal Family?
Royal family
In Depth

How rich is the Royal Family?

The royal bank account will be dented by Prince Andrew’s multi-million pound sex abuse settlement
17 Feb 2022
Is public money being used for Prince Andrew’s abuse settlement?
Prince Andrew
Today’s big question

Is public money being used for Prince Andrew’s abuse settlement?

MP raises questions over who is paying Duke of York’s multimillion-pound deal
17 Feb 2022
Michael Fawcett: friend to Prince Charles behind cash-for-honours inquiry
Michael Fawcett with Prince Charles
Profile

Michael Fawcett: friend to Prince Charles behind cash-for-honours inquiry

Former aide so ‘indispensable’ to Prince of Wales that he would ‘squeeze Charles’s toothpaste’
17 Feb 2022
Farmers vs. walkers: the battle over ‘Britain’s green and pleasant land’
Rolling green fields with a church
In Brief

Farmers vs. walkers: the battle over ‘Britain’s green and pleasant land’

Updated Countryside Code tells farmers: ‘be nice, say hello, share the space’
17 Feb 2022
Jimmy Carr-Gypsies row: an end to the ‘last acceptable racism’ in UK?
Jimmy Carr on stage
Today’s big question

Jimmy Carr-Gypsies row: an end to the ‘last acceptable racism’ in UK?

Comedian refuses to say sorry for joking about Holocaust atrocity
8 Feb 2022
Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet
A healthy vegetarian meal
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of a vegetarian diet

Studies show 41% of British families are currently following a meat-free or ‘flexitarian’ diet
7 Feb 2022
How the monarchy lost and won public favour over 200 years
George IV was regularly lampooned in the media for his lifestyle
Expert’s view

How the monarchy lost and won public favour over 200 years

Lessons provided by King George IV still hold today as Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the throne
7 Feb 2022
Does the Highway Code prioritise cyclists?
A cyclist
In Focus

Does the Highway Code prioritise cyclists?

Updated code introduces new ‘hierarchy of road users’ that places drivers below pedestrians and cyclists
4 Feb 2022
Motherhood: why are we putting it off?
Mother with baby
In Brief

Motherhood: why are we putting it off?

Stats show around 50% of women in England and Wales now don’t have children by 30
3 Feb 2022
The witness list for Prince Andrew’s trial
Prince Andrew
The latest on . . .

The witness list for Prince Andrew’s trial

Judge requests testimonies from four people including the duke’s former aide and Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s husband
2 Feb 2022
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