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‘A society preoccupied with national symbols is an insecure one’
Instant Opinion

‘A society preoccupied with national symbols is an insecure one’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Apr 2021
UK local elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win
Keir Starmer Hartlepool
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UK local elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win

May vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
19 Apr 2021
UK plans to expel spies from hostile states amid Russia-Czech explosion row
Dominic Raab, foreign secretary
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UK plans to expel spies from hostile states amid Russia-Czech explosion row

Proposed foreign agent registration scheme will crack down on Russian and Chinese activities
19 Apr 2021
How the new low-deposit mortgage scheme works
An estate agent’s window
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How the new low-deposit mortgage scheme works

Government vows to turn ‘Generation Rent’ into ‘Generation Buy’
19 Apr 2021
‘Loneliest birthday’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Loneliest birthday’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
19 Apr 2021
‘The civil service is to a significant extent a law unto itself’
The street sign for Whitehall
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‘The civil service is to a significant extent a law unto itself’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Apr 2021
The plans for Prince Philip’s funeral
Prince Philip
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The plans for Prince Philip’s funeral

Duke of Edinburgh was ‘guiding force’ behind the carefully stage-managed event
16 Apr 2021

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Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?
David Cameron is facing a government probe into his lobbying for Greensill Capital
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Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?

Links between private business and government officials come under increasing scrutiny
16 Apr 2021
How locking down streets could stop new Covid variants
A sign warning people to socially distance to avoid local lockdowns
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How locking down streets could stop new Covid variants

Localised restrictions may be ‘most effective measure possible’ for stopping outbreaks
16 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson and David Cameron in 2015
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Quiz of The Week

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16 Apr 2021
Working from home: can it last? 
Working from home
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Working from home: can it last? 

As lockdown eases, the future of the office is more uncertain than ever
16 Apr 2021
Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?
A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccination
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Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?

Boris Johnson claims the shutdown has been more effective at reducing Covid-19 than vaccinations
16 Apr 2021
The great reopening 
Shoppers get their retail fix on Oxford Street in London on 12 April
In Depth

The great reopening 

Spirits are high as consumers are unleashed, but recovery depends on other factors too
16 Apr 2021
How magic mushrooms may be used to treat depression
Magic mushrooms
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How magic mushrooms may be used to treat depression

Psilocybin as effective as antidepressants at treating depression, study finds
15 Apr 2021
Are Covid vaccine passports legal?
Man shows NHS vaccine card
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Are Covid vaccine passports legal?

Certificates of vaccination could be discriminatory, says equalities watchdog
15 Apr 2021
Lateral flow tests: how accurate are they?
Rapid testing UK
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Lateral flow tests: how accurate are they?

Research casts doubt on efficacy in detecting asymptomatic Covid cases
15 Apr 2021
London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

Londoners will head to the polls next month after vote delayed by pandemic
15 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United
Mohammed bin Salman and Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United

Crown Prince allegedly warned PM that Anglo-Saudi relations could be damaged
15 Apr 2021
‘Was Afghanistan worth it?’
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‘Was Afghanistan worth it?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Apr 2021
‘The assumptions of postwar politics are crumbling’
The Royal Family, 1951
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‘The assumptions of postwar politics are crumbling’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Apr 2021
Who’s who in the Greensill scandal
David Cameron
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Who’s who in the Greensill scandal

Labour pushes for full parliamentary inquiry into lobbying
14 Apr 2021
What do we know about mixing vaccines?
Woman receives Covid-19 vaccination
Today’s big question

What do we know about mixing vaccines?

Major mix-and-match study expanded to include Moderna and Novavax
14 Apr 2021
The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early
Lockdown
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of lifting lockdown early

Positive data prompts calls for Covid restrictions to be eased sooner than planned
14 Apr 2021
What is COP26 and what are its aims?
A climate change protest outside the Palace of Westminster
Fact file

What is COP26 and what are its aims?

UK to play host to UN Climate Change Conference in November
14 Apr 2021
Who will be next to get the coronavirus vaccine?
A doctor wearing sterile gloves prepares a vaccination injection.
In Brief

Who will be next to get the coronavirus vaccine?

NHS told to target high-risk demographics in next phase of jab rollout
14 Apr 2021
‘The UK government’s union problems are mounting on all fronts’
Belfast riots
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‘The UK government’s union problems are mounting on all fronts’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Apr 2021
Prince Philip media coverage: how much is too much?
Prince Philip
Today’s big question

Prince Philip media coverage: how much is too much?

BBC received a record number of complaints after clearing its entire schedule to cover royal death
13 Apr 2021
Inside the relationship between Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Boris Johnson and David Cameron
Behind the scenes

Inside the relationship between Boris Johnson and David Cameron

PM announces review of predecessor’s lobbying for Greensill
13 Apr 2021
London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster
Woman has a PCR test
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London’s new South African Covid-19 variant cluster

Department of Health launches ‘largest surge testing operation to date’ in Wandsworth and Lambeth
13 Apr 2021
How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing
Drinkers outside a pub in Windsor
Global lens

How the world reported the UK’s ‘joyful’ lockdown easing

Drinkers brave icy weather to celebrate amid hope that vaccine success means ‘no going back’ to Covid restrictions
13 Apr 2021
How many people must be vaccinated to get back to normal?
Margaret Keenan becomes the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine
In Focus

How many people must be vaccinated to get back to normal?

Rollout of the Moderna vaccine begins in England
13 Apr 2021
‘Thousands of children in care are at risk due to Brexit’
Child playing in a playground
Instant Opinion

‘Thousands of children in care are at risk due to Brexit’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Apr 2021
Call for clarity over rules as pub gardens reopen in snow
Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images
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Call for clarity over rules as pub gardens reopen in snow

Confusing guidelines and plummeting temperatures threaten to keep customers away despite lockdown easing
12 Apr 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: the 16 runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

Hartlepool by-election polls: the 16 runners and the favourite to win

Labour sends in top guns as party faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
12 Apr 2021