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Will children be vaccinated against Covid?
Children of key workers attend school during the third national lockdown
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Will children be vaccinated against Covid?

Return to school fuels questions about whether under-18s will get coronavirus jabs
3 Mar 2021
Latest vaccine data suggests UK will avoid fourth lockdown
A man gets vaccinated at City Central Mosque in Stoke
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Latest vaccine data suggests UK will avoid fourth lockdown

Hopes of avoiding fourth UK lockdown grow as PHE boss welcomes ‘very good signs’ that jabs may halt outbreaks
3 Mar 2021
‘Pubs in last chancellor saloon’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Pubs in last chancellor saloon’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
3 Mar 2021
How many people need to be vaccinated against Covid to get life back to normal?
Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine
In Focus

How many people need to be vaccinated against Covid to get life back to normal?

UK announces phase two of the mass vaccination campaign
2 Mar 2021
‘Chancellors are not just accountants - they have the power to reshape the country’
Chancellor Rishi Sunak visits the Imperial Clinic Research Facility
Instant Opinion

‘Chancellors are not just accountants - they have the power to reshape the country’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
2 Mar 2021
Are Harry and Meghan pushing it with their request for press privacy?
Harry and Meghan
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Are Harry and Meghan pushing it with their request for press privacy?

Couple have been accused of hypocrisy after granting interview to Oprah Winfrey
2 Mar 2021
‘We’re keen to bring football home’: Johnson targets a trophy double 
Fifa World Cup trophy
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘We’re keen to bring football home’: Johnson targets a trophy double 

PM supports 2030 World Cup bid and offers to host all Euro matches this summer 
2 Mar 2021

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‘There are already many caveats on our freedoms in the name of collective safety’
A vaccination centre in London
Instant Opinion

‘There are already many caveats on our freedoms in the name of collective safety’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Mar 2021
Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade
A closed police station in Hackney
In Brief

Why half of the UK’s police stations have closed in past decade

Investigation reveals that some major cities have no dedicated stations with front counter
1 Mar 2021
Race to track down UK patient infected with Brazil Covid strain
A traveller leaves the Heathrow Radisson Blu after completing the quarantine period
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Race to track down UK patient infected with Brazil Covid strain

Officials appeal for anyone without result from test done on 12 or 13 February to come forward
1 Mar 2021
‘The grotesque sight of Labour united with right-wing Tory rebels’
Keir Starmer makes a statement on the UK economy
Instant Opinion

‘The grotesque sight of Labour united with right-wing Tory rebels’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
26 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson chairs a session of the UN Security Council
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news? To find out, put your knowledge to the test with our Quiz of The Week
26 Feb 2021
Global Covid pandemic responses have made other diseases worse
NHS staff treat a Covid patient in intensive care at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
In Depth

Global Covid pandemic responses have made other diseases worse

From mental health to cancer, a medical history expert explains the hidden damage caused by Covid-19
26 Feb 2021
Royal Marines ready to ‘disrupt and confuse’ enemies
Royal Marines from 42 Commando take part in an exercise in Scotland
In Brief

Royal Marines ready to ‘disrupt and confuse’ enemies

Military chief says operating in area between peace and war could prevent all-out conflict
26 Feb 2021
Top No. 10 aide slams ‘risk averse’ civil service
The street sign for Whitehall
Behind the scenes

Top No. 10 aide slams ‘risk averse’ civil service

Baroness Finn calls for staffing overhaul to tackle ‘lack of capability’ in Whitehall to deliver projects across UK
26 Feb 2021
‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Instant Opinion

‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
25 Feb 2021
‘How does accountability – without which there is no functioning democracy – survive?’
Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference
Instant Opinion

‘How does accountability – without which there is no functioning democracy – survive?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
24 Feb 2021
How Israel’s ‘green pass’ could be adapted for UK
An Israeli medical student receives the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine
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How Israel’s ‘green pass’ could be adapted for UK

Downing Street is studying coronavirus certificate that has allowed Israeli venues to reopen
24 Feb 2021
Labour Left accuses party of mayoral ‘stitch-up’
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Behind the scenes

Labour Left accuses party of mayoral ‘stitch-up’

 Corbynite candidate excluded from newly relaunched selection race in Liverpool
24 Feb 2021
Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate
A paramedic draws up the AstraZeneca/Oxford University
In Brief

Why you shouldn’t panic about the UK’s slowing vaccine rate

Dip caused by short-term supply issues to be offset by ‘bumper’ deliveries of Covid jabs
24 Feb 2021
‘To ensure this lockdown is the last one, we should not make the same mistake twice’
A woman walks child to school
Instant Opinion

‘To ensure this lockdown is the last one, we should not make the same mistake twice’

23 Feb 2021
Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon
Alex Salmond outside the High Court in Edinburgh shortly before being acquitted of sex charges in March 2020
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Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon

Former first minister claims in statement to Holyrood inquiry that SNP officials tried to have him imprisoned
23 Feb 2021
Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’
Man in handcuffs
Tall Tales

Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Feb 2021
‘The pandemic and our response to it will change our economy and society forever’
Metropolitan Police officers patrol as people walk in Hyde Park
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‘The pandemic and our response to it will change our economy and society forever’

22 Feb 2021
Who are the warring factions in No. 10?
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds leave the Commonwealth Day Service
Today’s big question

Who are the warring factions in No. 10?

Downing Street descends into infighting as PM plots pandemic course
22 Feb 2021
Will the Sussexes’ royal exit help heal rift between William and Harry?
Prince William alongside Prince Harry at his wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018
Why we’re talking about . . .

Will the Sussexes’ royal exit help heal rift between William and Harry?

Insiders hope severing of work ties may help the princes repair their fractured relationship
22 Feb 2021
SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’
Nicola Sturgeon arrives for First Minster's Questions.
Behind the scenes

SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’

Wording altered just weeks after allegations first made against Alex Salmond
22 Feb 2021
Everything we know about the end of lockdown
A member of the public on a street in Edinburgh
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Everything we know about the end of lockdown

‘Rule of six’ to replace advice to stay at home from 29 March
22 Feb 2021
‘Keir Starmer has no overarching vision for the country’
Keir Starmer delivers a speech at Labour headquarters in London
Instant Opinion

‘Keir Starmer has no overarching vision for the country’

19 Feb 2021
Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 
A patient receives his Covid-19 jab at a vaccination centre in Salisbury Cathedral
Today’s big question

Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 

The UK has hit its target for vaccinating the most vulnerable – but questions linger over who should be prioritised
19 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre in Cwmbran, Wales.
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Feb 2021
Brits in their 40s ‘to get Covid vaccines by end of March’
A member of the public receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Brits in their 40s ‘to get Covid vaccines by end of March’

Government advisers reportedly pushing for next phase of jabs rollout to focus on age rather than prioritising key workers
19 Feb 2021
‘We should agree a date for Victory over Virus Day’
Commuters make their way through Waterloo Station
Instant Opinion

‘We should agree a date for Victory over Virus Day’

18 Feb 2021
David Frost appointed ‘minister for Brexit Britain’ after No. 10 ‘power struggle’
Lord David Frost in St. James, London
Behind the scenes

David Frost appointed ‘minister for Brexit Britain’ after No. 10 ‘power struggle’

Unelected peer will begin cabinet role next month seeking to ‘maximise post-Brexit trading opportunities’
18 Feb 2021