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Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?
David Amess tributes
In Depth

Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?

Death of Southend West MP David Amess put anti-radicalisation programme back in the spotlight
19 Oct 2021
The government’s green strategies in a nutshell
Rishi Sunak
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The government’s green strategies in a nutshell

Net zero plans for finance and homes are announced as the Treasury tots up the price tag
19 Oct 2021
Delta-plus: is new mutation most infectious Covid-19 strain yet?
Ambulances outside a hospital during third national lockdown
Today’s big question

Delta-plus: is new mutation most infectious Covid-19 strain yet?

The Delta descendent already accounts for one in ten UK coronavirus cases
19 Oct 2021
The pros and cons of legalised assisted dying
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Pros and cons

The pros and cons of legalised assisted dying

House of Lords to consider law change on doctor-assisted suicide
19 Oct 2021
Boris, Carrie and the godmother at Christmas
Boris and Carrie Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris, Carrie and the godmother at Christmas

Claims by ‘confidante’ have raised questions about Johnsons’ childcare bubbles
19 Oct 2021
Wembley Euro final disorder ‘seals the deal’ for World Cup bid hopes
Police and England fans on Wembley Way ahead of the Euro 2020 final
In Focus

Wembley Euro final disorder ‘seals the deal’ for World Cup bid hopes

England handed one-match stadium ban and an £84,560 fine by Uefa
19 Oct 2021
Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?
The Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow will host the Cop26 summit
Behind the scenes

Glasgow’s Cop26 ‘gold rush’: where will all the delegates stay?

Inflated accommodation prices mean some visitors will travel from Edinburgh
19 Oct 2021

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Why psychosis is on the rise
Women sits in hospital
Fact file

Why psychosis is on the rise

Latest data provides ‘concrete evidence’ of impact of Covid pandemic on mental health
18 Oct 2021
2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak poses with the Budget Box outside 11 Downing Street
In Focus

2021 autumn budget: balance the books or ‘urge to splurge’?

There’s tough choices ahead for Chancellor Rishi Sunak
18 Oct 2021
The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder
David Amess graffiti
Today’s big question

The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder

Police and security services said to be exploring a number of theories
18 Oct 2021
A history of MPs murdered in office
Tributes are left at the scene of the fatal stabbing of MP David Amess
In Depth

A history of MPs murdered in office

Death of Southend West MP comes just five years after Jo Cox was killed
18 Oct 2021
David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security
Portrait of David Amess at St Michael’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea
Expert’s view

David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security

Protecting politicians away from Parliament while maintaining democratic openness presents major challenges
18 Oct 2021
‘PM faces calls for David’s Law’
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Today’s newspapers

‘PM faces calls for David’s Law’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
18 Oct 2021
The Queen’s biggest public gaffes
Queen with Duchess of Cornwall and Elin Jones
In Depth

The Queen’s biggest public gaffes

Monarch caught criticising leaders who ‘talk but don’t do’ before Cop26 climate conference
15 Oct 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 October
Ambulances outside a hospital during third national lockdown
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 Oct 2021
What is on the agenda for Boris Johnson’s cabinet ‘away day’?
Boris Johnson during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester
Behind the scenes

What is on the agenda for Boris Johnson’s cabinet ‘away day’?

PM whisks away top team as Brexit minister attends make-or-break EU summit
15 Oct 2021
Why a ‘super-cold’ is spreading
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Getting to grips with . . .

Why a ‘super-cold’ is spreading

Increasing number of Brits are complaining of ‘chainsaw’ throats and dripping noses
15 Oct 2021
What is the coldest UK winter on record?
Car pulls over in cold weather
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What is the coldest UK winter on record?

Britain and other countries warned of ‘full-blown crisis’ if temperatures plummet too low
14 Oct 2021
Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?
Maros Sefcovic
Today’s big question

Brexit breakthrough: what is back on the negotiating table?

Brussels offers better-than-expected proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol
14 Oct 2021
Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial
David and Penelope Jackson
In Depth

Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial

Woman told paramedics her abusive husband was ‘bleeding to death, with any luck’ after fatal attack
14 Oct 2021
Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?
Newcastle play their home games at St James’ Park
In Focus

Newcastle’s Saudi takeover: what is ‘sportswashing’?

Amnesty calls for meeting with the Premier League over owners’ and directors’ test
14 Oct 2021
What is blackfishing?
Shot of Jesy Nelson with her hair in braids
In Depth

What is blackfishing?

Pop star Jesy Nelson embroiled in appropriation row following release of first solo music video since quitting Little Mix last year
13 Oct 2021
Why does the UK have highest Covid case rate in western Europe?
England lockdown lifted
Today’s big question

Why does the UK have highest Covid case rate in western Europe?

Coronavirus deaths have fallen in the region’s ‘Covid capital’ - but Britain may be facing tough winter
13 Oct 2021
Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port
Felixstowe port
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Felixstowe: the problems at UK’s biggest shipping port

Lorry driver shortages are contributing to delays at key port
13 Oct 2021
Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate
Liz Truss
Behind the scenes

Inside Chevening House: Raab and Truss tussle over country estate

‘Greedy babies’ forced to share 115-room country mansion in Kent
13 Oct 2021
Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008
Mortgage rates
In Focus

Mortgage rates heading for ‘biggest surge’ since 2008

Homeowners to be hit by interest hikes as Bank of England tries to rein in inflation
12 Oct 2021
‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling
Johnson and Cummings
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‘Cummings was right’: where government went wrong on Covid handling

‘Groupthink’ hampered effective pandemic response, suggests new report
12 Oct 2021
Where have all the doctors and nurses gone?
GP sits at desk in surgery
In Depth

Where have all the doctors and nurses gone?

Health sector seeing a ‘breakdown’ in relationship between patients and medical professionals
12 Oct 2021
Why some PCR results are negative after a positive lateral flow test
Pupils at a school in Halifax line up for lateral flow tests
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why some PCR results are negative after a positive lateral flow test

Proportion of schoolchildren reporting discrepancy in results has almost doubled
12 Oct 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: what is the UK government up to?
Larne, Northern Ireland
Today’s big question

Northern Ireland Protocol: what is the UK government up to?

Brexit chief accused of ‘engineering breakdown’ of EU agreement
12 Oct 2021
Why Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew
The latest on . . .

Why Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein

Virginia Roberts Guiffre has accused the royal of ‘rape in the first degree’ in US lawsuit
11 Oct 2021
Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes
Jeremy Vine
Why we’re talking about . . .

Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes

Campaigners have served presenters and pundits with ‘bogus’ legal documents
11 Oct 2021
Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng at BBC Studios
Behind the scenes

Ministers left ‘squabbling’ over energy crisis as Boris Johnson jets off to Marbs

Treasury issues ‘stinging slapdown’ to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng
11 Oct 2021
Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign
Children at school
In Depth

Why ministers are facing scrutiny over ‘haphazard’ teen vaccination campaign

England’s Covid jab programme for 12 to 15-year-olds has fallen behind Scotland’s
11 Oct 2021
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