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The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK
UK housing
In Brief

The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK

The cost of renting is hitting record highs – but it’s not the same everywhere
25 May 2022
Who is Sue Gray? The Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’
Sue Gray's report into Downing Street parties is expected to be published today
Profile

Who is Sue Gray? The Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’

Gray’s report on Downing Street lockdown parties is due out today
25 May 2022
Sue Gray report: what happens next?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Sue Gray report: what happens next?

Civil service chief Simon Case could bear the brunt of the report’s findings, while Johnson looks set to hold off backbench rebellion for now
25 May 2022
‘PM seeks to throw off Partygate with windfall tax’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘PM seeks to throw off Partygate with windfall tax’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
25 May 2022
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox virus
Fact file

What is monkeypox?

Virus could become endemic, EU health chiefs warn
24 May 2022
Rail strikes: how much chaos will walkouts bring?
Trains across the UK could come to a standstill from June
Why we’re talking about . . .

Rail strikes: how much chaos will walkouts bring?

UK braced for ‘summer of discontent’ over threats to staff pensions and jobs
24 May 2022
Partygate: new Boris Johnson photos ‘put fizz’ back into row
Boris Johnson toasts colleagues in Downing Street during lockdown in 2020
The latest on . . .

Partygate: new Boris Johnson photos ‘put fizz’ back into row

Fresh evidence that PM attended lockdown event triggers more questions about misleading Parliament
24 May 2022

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Is the UK facing an internet blackout?
A woman on a laptop and mobile phone
Today’s big question

Is the UK facing an internet blackout?

Industry source points to ‘red flashing light’ of Ofcom contingency plans for nationwide outages
24 May 2022
What is the Conservatives’ Common Sense Group?
John Hayes
In Depth

What is the Conservatives’ Common Sense Group?

The backbench pressure group is among a growing number vyying for political influence
24 May 2022
Good Friday Agreement: what is it and is it at risk?
Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern, the Irish PM
In Depth

Good Friday Agreement: what is it and is it at risk?

Sinn Fein’s rise amid Northern Ireland Protocol row is a ‘critical moment’ for nation
23 May 2022
A look back at the Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees
The Queen rides with the Duke of Edinburgh in the Golden State Carriage en route to St Paul’s Cathedral in 2002
In pictures

A look back at the Queen’s Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees

How the country celebrated the Queen’s major milestones across the decades
23 May 2022
Simon Case: who is Boris Johnson’s ‘fall guy’?
Simon Case and Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street
Profile

Simon Case: who is Boris Johnson’s ‘fall guy’?

Cabinet Secretary at risk of being used as ‘human shield’ when Sue Gray reports
23 May 2022
What Scotland can learn from Irish independence
Irish flags
Expert’s view

What Scotland can learn from Irish independence

Economists predict Scottish transition would fail to curb increasing interest rates and inequality
23 May 2022
The favourites to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The favourites to replace Boris Johnson

PM warned Sue Gray report could force him to quit
20 May 2022
The UK’s new ‘jubilee cities’
Stanley in the Falkland Islands has won city status
Why we’re talking about . . .

The UK’s new ‘jubilee cities’

Eight towns have been honoured to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne
20 May 2022
Who are the UK’s richest people?
Sri and Gopi Hinduja pictured in 2007
In Focus

Who are the UK’s richest people?

Anglo-Indian brothers top this year’s list of the country’s billionaires
20 May 2022
Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May
Speculation is mounting over the publication date of Sue Gray’s Partygate report
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 14 - 20 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
20 May 2022
Boris Johnson’s Whitehall ‘power grab’
Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street
Getting to grips with . . .

Boris Johnson’s Whitehall ‘power grab’

PM to bolster Downing Street at expense of Cabinet Office
20 May 2022
The civil servants jobs cull: a ‘knee-jerk’ response to the cost-of-living crisis?
Whitehall sign
Talking point

The civil servants jobs cull: a ‘knee-jerk’ response to the cost-of-living crisis?

PM plans to cut a fifth of the civil service, or 91,000 jobs, within three years
20 May 2022
What will Sue Gray’s report reveal?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What will Sue Gray’s report reveal?

Conclusion of police investigation paves way for senior civil servant’s Partygate report to be published
19 May 2022
When will the Elizabeth line open?
The Elizabeth line entrance at Liverpool Street station in London
In Focus

When will the Elizabeth line open?

The Queen makes a surprise visit to Paddington Station to open new line
19 May 2022
Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s missing agent?
Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice
Profile

Caroline Watt: where is Rebekah Vardy’s missing agent?

Watt absent from ‘Wagatha Christie’ libel trial after being accused of doing her client’s ‘dirty work’
19 May 2022
The mystery of the sanction-busting plane
Grant Shapps
Why we’re talking about . . .

The mystery of the sanction-busting plane

Jet left Scottish airport after flights were banned between UK and Russia
19 May 2022
What powers does Sadiq Khan have?
Sadiq Khan
Today’s big question

What powers does Sadiq Khan have?

Home secretary proposing to curb mayoral influence over Met hiring and firing decisions
19 May 2022
Has the Conservative Party made the housing crisis worse?
Michael Gove
In Brief

Has the Conservative Party made the housing crisis worse?

The government was elected in 2019 on an ‘unrealistic’ pledge to build 300,000 homes a year
19 May 2022
Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?
Rishi Sunak in Stoke
Business Briefing

Is Rishi Sunak ‘plotting’ emergency tax cut?

Sources say chancellor may bring forward 1p income tax cut roll as inflation hits 40-year high
18 May 2022
Does Tory MP rape arrest herald more Pestminster claims?
Houses of Parliament
Today’s big question

Does Tory MP rape arrest herald more Pestminster claims?

Conservative Party bracing for further sexual misconduct allegations
18 May 2022
How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world
Cost-of-living crisis protester
Business Briefing

How the UK’s cost-of-living crisis compares with the rest of the world

‘Toxic combination’ of factors make Britain especially vulnerable to economic pain
17 May 2022
The dangerous dogs banned in the UK
Dogo Argentino
Why we’re talking about . . .

The dangerous dogs banned in the UK

Spike in deadly attacks blamed on ‘impulse purchases through lockdown’
17 May 2022
How much has the UK spent on Ukraine?
Boris Johnson and Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Today’s big question

How much has the UK spent on Ukraine?

The government announced earlier this month it would send £1.3bn in military support to war-torn country
17 May 2022
The pros and cons of the House of Lords
House of Lords
In Depth

The pros and cons of the House of Lords

Proposal for upper house to move out of London causes a stir
17 May 2022
Jake Daniels comes out as gay: a landmark moment
Jake Daniels made his first-team debut for Blackpool against Peterborough on 7 May 
View from the terraces

Jake Daniels comes out as gay: a landmark moment

Blackpool forward, 17, is the UK’s only openly gay male professional footballer
17 May 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Getting to grips with . . .

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Speculation mounting that Labour and the Lib Dems will agree a joint anti-Tory strategy
17 May 2022
The arguments for and against a windfall tax
A North Sea oil rig
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against a windfall tax

A one-off levy could fund measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis, says Labour
16 May 2022
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