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What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
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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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First Nation graves discoveries turn spotlight on Canada’s colonial past
First Nation Canadians gather for a vigil on the site of a burial site in Saskatchewan
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First Nation graves discoveries turn spotlight on Canada’s colonial past

Human remains unearthed at former residential school in British Columbia adds to growing tally found across the country
2 Jul 2021
Working from home: is it grinding us down?
Working from home
Why we’re talking about . . .

Working from home: is it grinding us down?

Surveys suggest a large majority have enjoyed remote working, but others say it is not conducive to an innovative, collaborative culture
24 Jun 2021
Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’
 Meghan and Harry in 2020
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Meghan Markle braced for ‘brutal showdown’

Sources say Duchess of Sussex will demand Palace hands over ‘point-by-point’ details of alleged wrongdoing
22 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
Children’s social care system a ‘Jenga tower held together by Sellotape’
Baby P memorial
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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
Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?
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Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?

‘Excellence Not Empire’ campaign calls for gongs to be distanced from colonial past
11 Jun 2021
Stonewall: a champion or a bully?
Trans Pride protest
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Stonewall: a champion or a bully?

Britain’s largest LGBT charity is in deep trouble because of its stance on gender identity
10 Jun 2021

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What is ecocide?
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Getting to grips with . . .

What is ecocide?

Campaigners call for environmental destruction to be viewed as legally akin to war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity
2 Jun 2021
Can the Scouts movement survive after the pandemic?
Bear Grylls, chief scout
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Can the Scouts movement survive after the pandemic?

Lockdowns trigger sharp drop in young members and adult volunteers
28 May 2021
The rise of the social media influencer
US model Bella Hadid poses for a selfie while getting ready backstage for the Victoria's Secret fashion show
In Depth

The rise of the social media influencer

Who exactly are they? And why are they always going to Dubai?
20 May 2021
The clockwork universe: is free will an illusion?
The astronomical clock at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul
In Depth

The clockwork universe: is free will an illusion?

A growing chorus of scientists and philosophers argue that free will does not exist. Could they be right, asks Oliver Burkeman
14 May 2021
Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
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Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
Revealed: Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs
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Tall Tales

Revealed: Prince Philip was fascinated by UFOs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Apr 2021
Queen ‘to hire diversity chief’ to modernise monarchy
The Queen and Meghan Markle
Behind the scenes

Queen ‘to hire diversity chief’ to modernise monarchy

Palace seeking ‘independent views” on how to better represent ethnic minorities, disabled people and LGBTQ+ communities
22 Mar 2021
Denmark to limit ‘non-Westerner’ residents in poor areas
Migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos
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Denmark to limit ‘non-Westerner’ residents in poor areas

Government set to move migrants out of 58 neighbourhoods to cut risk of ‘religious and cultural parallel societies’
19 Mar 2021
Census 2021 will reveal impact of coronavirus
Resident in North London take part in ‘clap for carers’
Expert’s view

Census 2021 will reveal impact of coronavirus

An expert on how the survey will lay bare the impact of 12 months of lockdowns
19 Mar 2021
Meghan Markle challenges Royal Family to offer evidence of bullying
Meghan Markle during the interview with Oprah Winfrey
Behind the scenes

Meghan Markle challenges Royal Family to offer evidence of bullying

Duchess requesting ‘documents, emails or text messages’ that prove allegations against her
15 Mar 2021
Taxpayers must be told ‘who’s running royal show so badly’, says biographer
The Queen visits the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic Society
Behind the scenes

Taxpayers must be told ‘who’s running royal show so badly’, says biographer

Expert Robert Lacey points finger at Queen’s closest advisor for failing Sussexes
11 Mar 2021
Royal racism row: what we learned from the Palace statement
The royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Between the lines

Royal racism row: what we learned from the Palace statement

Queen strikes ‘conciliatory’ tone - but leaves open questions over alleged racism
10 Mar 2021
The royal row
Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle
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The royal row

Relations between Sussexes and ‘The Firm’ reach all-time low
9 Mar 2021
The most explosive claims from Harry and Meghan’s interview
Harry and Meghan during their interview with Oprah Winfrey
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The most explosive claims from Harry and Meghan’s interview

Allegations of racism within Royal Family dominate headlines following the Sussexes’ televised tell-all
9 Mar 2021
Crisis talks at Palace amid ‘whodunnit’ race to name ‘racist royal’
The royal family attends church on Christmas Day 2018
Behind the scenes

Crisis talks at Palace amid ‘whodunnit’ race to name ‘racist royal’

Queen vetoes statement aimed at diffusing tension with Sussexes
9 Mar 2021
What next for the Royal Family after ‘racism’ allegations?
Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
Today’s big question

What next for the Royal Family after ‘racism’ allegations?

Explosive claims about royal concern over the colour of Archie’s skin are set to rock ‘The Firm’
8 Mar 2021
Can Harry and Meghan avoid the ‘revenge of the Sussex survivors’?
Prince Harry whispers to Meghan Markle
Behind the scenes

Can Harry and Meghan avoid the ‘revenge of the Sussex survivors’?

Palace investigation into bullying claims undermines bid to rebuild royal relations
4 Mar 2021
Are Royal aides out to sink Meghan Markle - or is she really a ‘bully’?
Harry and Meghan Markle
Today’s big question

Are Royal aides out to sink Meghan Markle - or is she really a ‘bully’?

Duchess of Sussex hits back at accusations of bullying from Kensington Palace staff
3 Mar 2021
Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview is the ‘final straw’ for Royal Family
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on a visit to Canada House, London.
Today’s big question

Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah interview is the ‘final straw’ for Royal Family

Buckingham Palace reportedly blindsided by exclusive sit-down with chat show host
16 Feb 2021
What is in the Royal Family film they don’t want you to see?
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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What is in the Royal Family film they don’t want you to see?

YouTube removes fly-on-the-wall documentary that has been ‘banned’ for 50 years
29 Jan 2021
Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser
Prince Andrew attends a service at Manchester Cathedral marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme
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Prince Andrew used internet troll to attack abuse accuser

Aides allegedly wanted Twitter provocateur to set up fake account in bid to smear Virginia Roberts Giuffre
18 Jan 2021
Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2
A crowded London street.
In Focus

Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2

New research suggests population has fallen by 1.3 million as foreign-born workers flee during pandemic
15 Jan 2021
How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service in March.
Behind the scenes

How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family

Insiders say couple ‘love’ their new life in US - but relations with monarchy remain frosty
8 Jan 2021
2020 Quiz of the Year
Quiz of the year
In Brief

2020 Quiz of the Year

Have you been paying attention to the year’s biggest events?
26 Dec 2020
City of Paris fined for employing ‘too many women’
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In Brief

City of Paris fined for employing ‘too many women’

Authorities in French capital ordered to pay €90,000 for breaking gender parity rules
17 Dec 2020
Tinder reveals UK’s top Covid-era chat-up lines
Dominic Cummings arrives home in London after giving a press conference regarding his Durham trip.
In Brief

Tinder reveals UK’s top Covid-era chat-up lines

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Dominic Cummings among most talked-about celebs on the dating app
7 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’
Michel Barnier, EU
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Instant Opinion: Brexit deal is ‘likely by Monday’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 4 December
4 Dec 2020
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