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Long Covid: the symptoms, the treatment and who is most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: the symptoms, the treatment and who is most at risk

Research shows that seven in ten patients hospitalised with the condition still affected five months later
26 May 2021
Fact check: does a pint a day really keep the doctor away?
binge drinking
In Depth

Fact check: does a pint a day really keep the doctor away?

One alcoholic drink per day cuts risk of fatal heart disease by 20%, study finds
7 May 2021
Blair’s hair: Brad Pitt or Gandalf?
Tony Blair
In Brief

Blair’s hair: Brad Pitt or Gandalf?

When the former prime minister appeared on ITV to discuss Scottish independence last week, all anybody wanted to talk about was his silver mane
7 May 2021
‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’
French fishing boats protest in St Helier harbour, Jersey
Instant Opinion

‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 May 2021
Why under-40s will be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine
A medical worker draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why under-40s will be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine

Experts say potential blood clot risk vs. benefits of the Covid jab is ‘more finely balanced’ for younger adults
7 May 2021
What next for Starmer after Hartlepool defeat?
Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

What next for Starmer after Hartlepool defeat?

Former red stronghold turns blue for first time in its history
7 May 2021
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 May
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds vote in London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 May 2021

An open mind on the issues that matter

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Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK
A Covid patient in New Delhi, India
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Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK

Leaked emails reveal PHE considers risk from highly infectious strain to be ‘high’
7 May 2021
‘Le Grand Surrender’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Le Grand Surrender’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
7 May 2021
Gunboats sent in to Jersey fishing row: what happens next?
St Helier
Today’s big question

Gunboats sent in to Jersey fishing row: what happens next?

Blockade of St Helier port ‘pretty close to an act of war’, says Jersey Fishermen’s Association
6 May 2021
Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
The transgender flag
In Brief

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
Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?
A controversial government advertising campaign from October 2020
In Brief

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?

Proposal described by critics as ‘catastrophic’ and ‘an attack on the future of UK arts’
6 May 2021
‘The path to Grenfell was there in plain sight’
Grenfell Tower
Instant Opinion

‘The path to Grenfell was there in plain sight’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 May 2021
Outdated routers ‘pose hacking risk’ to millions of internet users
An internet router modem
In Depth

Outdated routers ‘pose hacking risk’ to millions of internet users

New research suggests two-thirds of older network devices in use in UK may have security flaws
6 May 2021
The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit
Starbucks order
Tall Tales

The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 May 2021
‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 May 2021
Scottish election results: the repercussions for the future of the UK
Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail in Insch
In Depth

Scottish election results: the repercussions for the future of the UK

SNP majority will boost Sturgeon’s calls for second independence referendum
5 May 2021
UK elections: why the results matter and who is tipped to win
Boris Johnson in Hartlepool
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UK elections: why the results matter and who is tipped to win

Vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
5 May 2021
Can booster jab nullify new Covid-19 threats?
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccination
Today’s big question

Can booster jab nullify new Covid-19 threats?

Trials under way for a third vaccine shot for over-50s to eradicate danger from coronavirus variants
5 May 2021
London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

Londoners head to the polls after vote delayed by pandemic
5 May 2021
Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?
 Keir Starmer visits a beach near Hartlepool
In Brief

Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?

Timing of the next vote could be key for Keir Starmer’s party
5 May 2021
What happened to PCSO Julia James?
PCSO Julia James
Why we’re talking about . . .

What happened to PCSO Julia James?

Candles lit in memory of police officer found dead last week
5 May 2021
‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’
Boris Johnson
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‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 May 2021
Is it safe to travel abroad this summer?
Gibraltar
Today’s big question

Is it safe to travel abroad this summer?

MPs warn that airports are ‘breeding ground’ for coronavirus
4 May 2021
Five ways the G7 summits will test ‘Global Britain’
Dominic Raab G7
Why we’re talking about . . .

Five ways the G7 summits will test ‘Global Britain’

Foreign leaders meeting face to face in London today for first time in two years
4 May 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win

Labour faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
4 May 2021
What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance
A polling station
Expert’s view

What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance

Voters have first chance to pass judgement on the government’s handling of Covid pandemic
4 May 2021
Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale
Queen Victoria
Tall Tales

Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 May 2021
Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
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Covid holiday test costs

Government to warn holidaymakers ahead of taking countries off ‘green list’
30 Apr 2021
The key races in the local elections
A polling station
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The key races in the local elections

Votes in the Midlands and Hartlepool will set tone in Keir Starmer’s first major test as Labour leader
30 Apr 2021
‘Arlene Foster’s demise signals we must strengthen pragmatic unionism’
Arlene Foster
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‘Arlene Foster’s demise signals we must strengthen pragmatic unionism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
30 Apr 2021
The allegations against Noel Clarke - and what happens next
Noel Clarke
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The allegations against Noel Clarke - and what happens next

Kidulthood star facing string of sexual misconduct and bullying allegations
30 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April
Boris Johnson on the campaign trail in Llandudno
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 Apr 2021
The Post Office scandal
No one has yet been held responsible for the scandal, which is expected to cost taxpayers more than £350m
Getting to grips with . . .

The Post Office scandal

The Court of Appeal has exonerated some of the huge numbers of wrongfully convicted sub-postmasters and mistresses in Britain
30 Apr 2021