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‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’
Boris Johnson in Cornwall
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‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Apr 2021
How many people need to 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 need to be vaccinated to get back to normal?

Rollout of the Moderna vaccine begins in UK
9 Apr 2021
Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
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Covid holiday test costs

Cost of PCR tests will mean foreign travel is preserve of the wealthy, warn MPs
9 Apr 2021
What will happen after Prince Philip’s death?
Prince Philip
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What will happen after Prince Philip’s death?

The Duke of Edinburgh will be laid to rest in the grounds of Windsor Castle
9 Apr 2021
Obituary: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
The Queen and Prince Philip pictured in 1947
In Focus

Obituary: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

The longest reigning consort in British history has died at the age of 99
9 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April
A doctor draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Quiz of The Week: 3 - 9 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
9 Apr 2021
Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’
Stormont
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Stormont recalled as Northern Ireland faces ‘summer of disruption’

Power-sharing executive meets as police water cannon returns to Belfast streets
9 Apr 2021

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The fifth force of nature
Inside the Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator in Meyrin, Switzerland
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The fifth force of nature

Unexpected behaviour of subatomic particle could change our understanding of the universe
9 Apr 2021
‘We have lift off’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘We have lift off’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
9 Apr 2021
‘I’ve already had my first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. I’ll certainly be getting my second’
A patient receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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‘I’ve already had my first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. I’ll certainly be getting my second’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Apr 2021
The meaning of Covid herd immunity
London crowds
Why we’re talking about . . .

The meaning of Covid herd immunity

UCL modelling suggests population immunity will come as early as next week for the UK
8 Apr 2021
The AstraZeneca blood clot risk in context
Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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The AstraZeneca blood clot risk in context

Experts say odds of adverse side effect are about same as ‘being hit in your home by crashing aeroplane’
8 Apr 2021
Why is the UK accused of ‘abandoning’ human rights?
Protesters in London
Today’s big question

Why is the UK accused of ‘abandoning’ human rights?

Amnesty report slams Boris Johnson’s government over ‘failings’ including Covid response and protests crackdown
8 Apr 2021
Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine
Boris Johnson AstraZeneca
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Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

UK regulator says evidence of a link between the jab and very rare blood clot is ‘firming up’
7 Apr 2021
Red wall voters see Keir Starmer as ‘Mr Man-on-the-fence’
Keir Starmer
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Red wall voters see Keir Starmer as ‘Mr Man-on-the-fence’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Apr 2021
What does the British public think of the Royal Family?
The Royal Family
Today’s big question

What does the British public think of the Royal Family?

Prince William is the preferred choice to succeed the Queen as monarch
7 Apr 2021
One in three Covid survivors ‘develop mental health problems’
Elderly Covid patient
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One in three Covid survivors ‘develop mental health problems’

New research suggest coronavirus pandemic may result in wave of neurological and psychiatric disorders
7 Apr 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: the runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

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

Keir Starmer’s Labour faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
7 Apr 2021
How accurate are lateral flow tests?
Rapid testing UK
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How accurate are lateral flow tests?

Research casts doubt on efficacy in detecting asymptomatic Covid cases
7 Apr 2021
Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’
London pub
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of ‘vaccine passports’

More criticism piled on government’s proposal for Covid status certificates
6 Apr 2021
‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’
Boris Johnson
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‘Vaccine passports are heading from unthinkable to unstoppable’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Apr 2021
What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?

Scientists warn that ‘baseline measures’ will still be needed after lockdown is fully lifted
6 Apr 2021
The benefits of cannabis legalisation
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London
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The benefits of cannabis legalisation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says there is widespread public support for decriminalisation of the class-B drug
6 Apr 2021
Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed
Life in lockdown
Expert’s view

Lockdown study reveals how mental fatigue can be reversed

Psychologists have had a unique opportunity to study the effects of social isolation
6 Apr 2021
‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’
Nick Clegg
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‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
1 Apr 2021
Covid study reveals who is most likely to break rules
Covid testing centre
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Covid study reveals who is most likely to break rules

Survey suggests our intentions are good - but being scuppered by limited financial and social support
1 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April
Boris Johnson in the new Downing Street briefing room
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Quiz of The Week: 27 March - 1 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Apr 2021
Will race report stoke a cultural ‘woke war’?
Black Lives Matter protesters
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Will race report stoke a cultural ‘woke war’?

Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities risks ‘raising the temperature’ in racism debate
1 Apr 2021
Will there be an end date for the pandemic?
Brighton beach
Expert’s view

Will there be an end date for the pandemic?

Don’t set a date for your end-of-Covid party just yet
1 Apr 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
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‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
31 Mar 2021
Race and ethnic disparities report: five main takeaways
Black Lives Matter protesters in London
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Race and ethnic disparities report: five main takeaways

A new government report says social factors explain disparities better than racism
31 Mar 2021
When are the UK’s next bank holidays?
Deck chairs
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When are the UK’s next bank holidays?

Tourism industry requests a September bank holiday after Covid losses
31 Mar 2021
UK elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win
Keir Starmer Hartlepool
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UK 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
31 Mar 2021
The history of the Union Jack
Union Jack flies before Parliament
Fact file

The history of the Union Jack

New official guidance says flag should be flown from all government buildings in England, Wales and Scotland
31 Mar 2021