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Where did the term snowflake come from?
Snowflake
Between the lines

Where did the term snowflake come from?

The term is often said to derive from the 1996 cult book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
26 Jan 2022
‘Ambushed by cake’: the many defences of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Ambushed by cake’: the many defences of Boris Johnson

Throughout ‘partygate’, No. 10 has consistently denied claims that rules were broken
26 Jan 2022
The anti-vaxxer’s ‘sovereign citizen’ defence examined
Anti-vaccination placards
Getting to grips with . . .

The anti-vaxxer’s ‘sovereign citizen’ defence examined

Movement members quoting Magna Carta in bids to challenge Covid-19 regulations
26 Jan 2022
How to renew a UK passport
Blue and burgundy UK passports
In Depth

How to renew a UK passport

Check your passport’s validity before booking any international holidays
26 Jan 2022
‘Ello, ello, ello, BoJo!’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Ello, ello, ello, BoJo!’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
26 Jan 2022
A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal
Boris Johnson during a visit to Uxbridge police station
In Depth

A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal

Investigation by Scotland Yard delays Sue Gray’s report into No. 10 gatherings
25 Jan 2022
A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud
Furlough
In Focus

A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud

Minister for counter-fraud resigns over the government’s ‘schoolboy errors’
25 Jan 2022

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The most damaging birthday bash details for Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

The most damaging birthday bash details for Boris Johnson

Reports say guests ate picnic food from M&S and were served a Union Jack cake
25 Jan 2022
Alternatives to the BBC licence fee
BBC
In Depth

Alternatives to the BBC licence fee

Broadcaster searching for other funding options amid government plans to axe current model
25 Jan 2022
English football fan disorder ‘getting worse’
Aston Villa’s Matty Cash and Lucas Digne were struck by a bottle at Goodison Park
In Focus

English football fan disorder ‘getting worse’

Arrests at matches in England are at their highest levels in years
24 Jan 2022
Has Sue Gray seen ‘smoking gun’ evidence?
A police officer at the door of No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Has Sue Gray seen ‘smoking gun’ evidence?

Pivotal week for Boris Johnson as he awaits findings of lockdown breaches investigation
24 Jan 2022
Explained: what is the energy price cap?
Energy bills will increase when the energy price cap is reviewed
Business Briefing

Explained: what is the energy price cap?

22m households are set to be hit by a huge increase in energy bills
24 Jan 2022
Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem
Nusrat Ghani
Why we’re talking about . . .

Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem

Boris Johnson launches inquiry after MP claims ‘Muslimness’ was given as reason for her sacking
24 Jan 2022
How far is the UK willing to go to protect Ukraine?
A Ukrainian serviceman
Getting to grips with . . .

How far is the UK willing to go to protect Ukraine?

Dominic Raab says UK standing ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Kiev but won’t send more troops to the border
24 Jan 2022
What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?
Tory MP Graham Brady
In Depth

What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?

Influential group of Tory backbenchers could play a key role in no confidence vote
21 Jan 2022
Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
Profile

Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties

Senior mandarin rumoured to have email ‘confirming objections’ to No. 10 party
21 Jan 2022
‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping
Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping

Rebel Tory MPs accuse Boris Johnson’s chief whip of blackmail in ‘partygate’ row
21 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Jan 2022
Is cutting Covid-19 curbs a ‘route to normality’ or ‘unhealthy gamble’?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is cutting Covid-19 curbs a ‘route to normality’ or ‘unhealthy gamble’?

Some suspect political motivations played a hand in rule relaxation
21 Jan 2022
Will there be more Tory defections?
Christian Wakeford
Today’s big question

Will there be more Tory defections?

Labour sources claim to be in talks with other Conservative MPs considering crossing the floor
20 Jan 2022
The best Boris Johnson parody videos
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

The best Boris Johnson parody videos

‘Partygate’ revelations have inspired a string of viral spoofs mocking the prime minister
20 Jan 2022
Can you get Omicron twice?
A worker at a Covid testing site
In Depth

Can you get Omicron twice?

Risk of reinfection ‘more than five times higher’ than with Delta variant, say experts
20 Jan 2022
Government’s plan for ‘new chapter’ of Covid
Sajid Javid
The latest on . . .

Government’s plan for ‘new chapter’ of Covid

Sajid Javid hails ‘important milestone’ in the fight against coronavirus as Plan B rules are dropped
20 Jan 2022
Is the North-South divide getting worse?
Burnley, UK
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is the North-South divide getting worse?

Big government promises have transpired into little funding or action on levelling up, says Northern think tank
19 Jan 2022
The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson

Prime minister faces growing revolt and defection over ‘Partygate’ scandal
19 Jan 2022
How to regain your smell and taste after Covid
Woman smelling lavender
Getting to grips with . . .

How to regain your smell and taste after Covid

Potential treatments include ‘smell training’
19 Jan 2022
How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?
Pound coins and bank note
In Focus

How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?

Inflation hits 30-year high of 5.4% – and analysts predict it could get even worse
19 Jan 2022
How does a no confidence vote work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

How does a no confidence vote work?

Newly elected MPs plan to submit letters to 1922 chairman Sir Graham Brady
19 Jan 2022
Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader
Penny Mordaunt
Profile

Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader

The trade minister and staunch Brexiteer is a favourite to replace embattled Boris Johnson
18 Jan 2022
‘Living with Covid’: expert predictions for the next stage of pandemic
Woman on tube
In Depth

‘Living with Covid’: expert predictions for the next stage of pandemic

Government advisers fear summer wave will follow lifting of coronavirus restrictions
18 Jan 2022
How royal titles work
Prince Andrew in 2016
Getting to grips with . . .

How royal titles work

Andrew has been stripped of most of his military titles but is still a prince and duke
18 Jan 2022
How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated
Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace
The latest on . . .

How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated

Planned events to mark royal anniversary include four-day bank holiday
18 Jan 2022
Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?

Punchy policy announcements and a clear-out of PM’s senior staff form part of the plan to save his sinking premiership
17 Jan 2022
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
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