UK News

Should book trigger warnings at universities be reversed?
Bookshelves at a university library
Talking point

Should book trigger warnings at universities be reversed?

Institutions criticised for ‘cosseting students’ by axing ‘challenging’ texts
10 Aug 2022
What is Don’t Pay UK?
Energy bill
Fact file

What is Don’t Pay UK?

Campaign hopes to encourage one million people to cancel their direct debits to energy providers
10 Aug 2022
The cost-of-living support available from government
Pound coin and banknotes displayed on a table
Fact file

The cost-of-living support available from government

Downing Street says no further measures will be rolled out before new PM is in place
10 Aug 2022
‘Wake up zombies!’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Wake up zombies!’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
10 Aug 2022
Ryan Giggs assault trial: ‘a story of control and coercion’
Ryan Giggs outside Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court
Speed Reads

Ryan Giggs assault trial: ‘a story of control and coercion’

Former Manchester United star accused of subjecting ex-girlfriend to ‘litany of abuse’
9 Aug 2022
Next Tory leader odds and polls: who will replace Boris Johnson?
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
In Depth

Next Tory leader odds and polls: who will replace Boris Johnson?

Bookmakers slash odds on Liz Truss as poll puts her ahead of Labour leader in head-to-head
9 Aug 2022
Will Boris Johnson step down as an MP?
Boris Johnson
Talking point

Will Boris Johnson step down as an MP?

Critics of the prime minister have called for him to resign his Commons seat
8 Aug 2022

Enjoy a different view

Keep an open mind with The Week magazine. Subscribe today and your first 6 issues are completely free.
What is ‘quiet quitting’?
Two men leave their office
In Depth

What is ‘quiet quitting’?

Movement centred around doing bare minimum at work has been gaining traction on TikTok
8 Aug 2022
Energy bills: what to expect this winter
A gas ring
Getting to grips with . . .

Energy bills: what to expect this winter

Gordon Brown calls for an emergency budget to tackle spiralling living costs
8 Aug 2022
What happened to Owami Davies?
Owami Davies
Speed Reads

What happened to Owami Davies?

Five men arrested after student nurse disappeared in London
8 Aug 2022
How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak at a debate
Getting to grips with . . .

How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession

Foreign secretary plans dramatic tax cuts – which the former chancellor says will ‘pour fuel on the fire’
5 Aug 2022
What next for the UK economy?
Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey faces the media on 4 August 2022
Today’s big question

What next for the UK economy?

‘Steepest decline in living standards on record’ forecast as recession expected to last until the end of 2023
5 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week: 30 July - 5 August
Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 30 July - 5 August

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
5 Aug 2022
How will recession affect the UK?
Consumer spending would drop sharply in a recession
Today’s big question

How will recession affect the UK?

Inflation set to hit 13% by end of year as UK on course for recession, warns Bank of England
5 Aug 2022
The boom in private healthcare: a two-tier system?
Surgical operating theatre
In Depth

The boom in private healthcare: a two-tier system?

Post-pandemic waiting lists are pushing people to go private. Could this dramatically undermine the NHS?
5 Aug 2022
Conjoined twins separated by surgeons using VR technology
Bernardo and Arthur Lima 
It wasn’t all bad

Conjoined twins separated by surgeons using VR technology

Good news stories from the past seven days
5 Aug 2022
Why the Bank of England is raising interest rates again
Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England
In Depth

Why the Bank of England is raising interest rates again

Bank hikes benchmark rate for the sixth successive time as inflation soars
4 Aug 2022
Archie Battersbee: the fight for life support
Archie Battersbee
Behind the scenes

Archie Battersbee: the fight for life support

Lawyers file bid for 12-year-old to be moved to hospice as mother concedes legal fight is at ‘the end’
4 Aug 2022
Princess Charlotte: photo gallery of ‘cheeky’ seven-year-old royal
Princess Charlotte sticks her tongue at on a public appearance
In pictures

Princess Charlotte: photo gallery of ‘cheeky’ seven-year-old royal

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter is ‘a royal photographer’s delight’
4 Aug 2022
Where Britain stands on the China-Taiwan tensions
Smoke trails from projectiles launched by the Chinese military are seen in the sky during drills
Getting to grips with . . .

Where Britain stands on the China-Taiwan tensions

The UK does not recognise the island, but rhetoric has heated in recent months
4 Aug 2022
Can anything stop Liz Truss?
Liz Truss meets supporters on the campaign trail in Woodford Green, London
Today’s big question

Can anything stop Liz Truss?

Foreign secretary is heading for No. 10 but her problem will be staying there
4 Aug 2022
Football club accidentally names stand after Rose West
rose-west.jpg
Tall Tales

Football club accidentally names stand after Rose West

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Aug 2022
Britain’s ‘astronomical’ inflation rise in five charts
Supermarket shelves being stacked
Getting to grips with . . .

Britain’s ‘astronomical’ inflation rise in five charts

Analysts warn that prices will continue to rise beyond the next 12 months
3 Aug 2022
Is British Airways in trouble?
British Airways and easyJet aircraft 
Today’s big question

Is British Airways in trouble?

Carrier has been forced to extend suspension of ticket sales for Heathrow flights
3 Aug 2022
Can TV viewers stomach Big Brother?
 Davina McCall
Talking point

Can TV viewers stomach Big Brother?

Reality show is set to return after a five-year break
3 Aug 2022
Conservative leadership vote delayed as GCHQ warns of fraud risk
 Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss in the BBC leadership debate at Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
Speed Reads

Conservative leadership vote delayed as GCHQ warns of fraud risk

Plans to allow members to change their votes have been abandoned over security fears
3 Aug 2022
Is the UK heading for a housing crash?
A ‘sold’ sign outside residential property in Brentwood, Essex
Talking point

Is the UK heading for a housing crash?

Latest data confounds predictions but sellers warned to ‘fasten their seatbelts’ ahead of rate rises
2 Aug 2022
Nandy tests Starmer’s picket line order
Keir Starmer and Lisa Nandy
Speed Reads

Nandy tests Starmer’s picket line order

The Labour leader appears to have U-turned on an order banning frontbenchers from picket lines
2 Aug 2022
Should ministers have powers to stop early release for prisoners?
Inside a UK prison
Talking point

Should ministers have powers to stop early release for prisoners?

Inmates could be forced to serve the full term of their sentence under new powers
2 Aug 2022
What the Tavistock clinic’s closure means for the trans debate
The Tavistock Centre
Getting to grips with . . .

What the Tavistock clinic’s closure means for the trans debate

Gender identity clinic to close over safety fears
2 Aug 2022
Lilia Valutyte: murder suspect appears in court
Lilia Valutyte on her eighth birthday
Speed Reads

Lilia Valutyte: murder suspect appears in court

Little girl stabbed to death while playing on the street with her younger sister
1 Aug 2022
Can Rishi Sunak’s tax cuts help him beat Liz Truss?
Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

Can Rishi Sunak’s tax cuts help him beat Liz Truss?

New polling suggests the gap between Truss and Sunak could be closer than previously believed
1 Aug 2022
What mortgage shake-up means for borrowers
People looking in an estate agents window
Talking point

What mortgage shake-up means for borrowers

Bank of England cuts red tape on mortgage approval process despite soaring inflation
1 Aug 2022
England’s Lionesses roar to victory: how women’s football beat the sceptics
England’s Chloe Kelly celebrates her winning goal
Expert’s view

England’s Lionesses roar to victory: how women’s football beat the sceptics

England team breathe new life into the game after 2-1 win against Germany
1 Aug 2022
The Week Footer Banner