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Raab, Rayner and the ‘approving wink’
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Raab, Rayner and the ‘approving wink’

Justice secretary claims gesture was intended for another Labour frontbencher
30 Jun 2022
Partygate inquiry kicks off: Westminster’s Jerry Springer?
Labour grandee Harriet Harman
Talking point

Partygate inquiry kicks off: Westminster’s Jerry Springer?

Privileges Committee begins taking evidence for investigation into Boris Johnson
30 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of streaming trials online
Lady Justice on top of Old Bailey the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of streaming trials online

New rules mean more UK court cases will be shown online, allowing the public to watch proceedings
30 Jun 2022
Meghan Markle bullying report: why the palace is staying ‘tight-lipped’
The Duchess of Sussex at a thanksgiving service during the Platinum Jubilee
Behind the scenes

Meghan Markle bullying report: why the palace is staying ‘tight-lipped’

Buckingham Palace sparks ‘secrecy row’ over Duchess of Sussex inquiry
30 Jun 2022
‘A new Iron Curtain’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘A new Iron Curtain’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
30 Jun 2022
What Met Police’s ‘special measures’ means for the force
Metropolitan police officers
Why we’re talking about . . .

What Met Police’s ‘special measures’ means for the force

Scotland Yard facing greater scrutiny and pressure to produce improvement plan following criticisms by watchdog
29 Jun 2022
The countries where abortion is illegal
US abortion-rights activists march toward the White House
In Depth

The countries where abortion is illegal

Millions of US women have lost their right to terminate pregnancies following Supreme Court ruling
29 Jun 2022

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What happened to Zara Aleena?
Zara Aleena
In Brief

What happened to Zara Aleena?

Man charged after law graduate was attacked in Ilford on Sunday morning
29 Jun 2022
When is the next general election – and who will win?
A sign directs voters to a polling station
In Depth

When is the next general election – and who will win?

Prime minister has new powers to call early vote so could gamble with snap election this year
28 Jun 2022
Who killed Jill Dando?
Jill Dando posing for a photo
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who killed Jill Dando?

French court papers suggest the murderer may have mistaken Dando for another BBC journalist
28 Jun 2022
A history of defecting MPs
Douglas Carswell with Nigel Farage after defecting to UKIP in 2014
In Depth

A history of defecting MPs

Politicians have crossed the floor for reasons ranging from Brexit to bids to reshape Britain’s two-party system
28 Jun 2022
Are we facing a brain fog epidemic?
Rise in brain fog cases linked to long Covid
Getting to grips with . . .

Are we facing a brain fog epidemic?

Loss of mental clarity and inability to concentrate linked to long Covid
27 Jun 2022
When will paper £20 and £50 notes expire?
Paper banknotes
Business Briefing

When will paper £20 and £50 notes expire?

Old notes will soon be taken out of circulation by the Bank of England
27 Jun 2022
Prince Charles, the sheikh and a suitcase of cash
Prince Charles in Qatar in 2014
Why we’re talking about . . .

Prince Charles, the sheikh and a suitcase of cash

Heir to throne facing questions over personal judgement after revelations of unusual donations to his charities
27 Jun 2022
Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?
Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?

PM and French president find consensus over Ukraine during G7 summit in Bavaria
27 Jun 2022
Is now a good time to fix your energy bills?
Woman reads utility bill
In Depth

Is now a good time to fix your energy bills?

Fixed tariffs may be tempting but it could still be a gamble to act before autumn price cap rise
24 Jun 2022
Quiz of The Week: 18 - 24 June
Ed Davey and Richard Foord
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 18 - 24 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
24 Jun 2022
Immunotherapy, unions and a house revival
Medical scan
Podcasts

Immunotherapy, unions and a house revival

Can our immune systems help us fight cancer? Have unions finally cracked the tech sector? And is 90s house music making a comeback?
24 Jun 2022
The road to a second Scottish independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon
The latest on . . .

The road to a second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon launched her latest bid for Scottish independence last week
24 Jun 2022
What a recession would mean for the UK
Consumer spending would drop sharply in a recession
Today’s big question

What a recession would mean for the UK

Latest data signals that we should prepare for a shrinking economy – and all the negatives that come with it
24 Jun 2022
What by-election defeats mean for Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What by-election defeats mean for Boris Johnson

The PM faces a trio of challenges after two heavy losses at the polls
24 Jun 2022
How the government-backed interest-free loans work
Energy bills
Fact file

How the government-backed interest-free loans work

Expanding scheme offers up to £2,000 for those in financial need
23 Jun 2022
Keir Starmer: too boring for power?
Keir Starmer
Talking point

Keir Starmer: too boring for power?

Party insiders worry their leader's lack of charisma may be holding Labour back
23 Jun 2022
Polio alert: why a national incident has been declared
Beckton Sewage Treatment Works in east London
Fact file

Polio alert: why a national incident has been declared

Samples from an east London sewage plant have tested positive for the virus
23 Jun 2022
Will the rail strikes work in Boris Johnson’s favour?
Boris Johnson on a train
Today’s big question

Will the rail strikes work in Boris Johnson’s favour?

Ministers already talking of ‘Labour’s train strikes’, but many voters are open minded
23 Jun 2022
Buying vs. renting a house: which is cheaper?
Property to let and for sale signs
In Depth

Buying vs. renting a house: which is cheaper?

Rising interest rates are swinging the pendulum back in favour of renters
23 Jun 2022
Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change

New draft legislation seeks to abolish the Human Rights Act introduced into UK law in 1998
22 Jun 2022
BA.4 and BA.5: what the two new Omicron variants mean for the Covid pandemic
Positive Covid test
Getting to grips with . . .

BA.4 and BA.5: what the two new Omicron variants mean for the Covid pandemic

Health experts say we have entered the next wave of Covid-19 infections
22 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
Pros and cons of grammar schools
Child in exam room
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of grammar schools

Boris Johnson is said to be considering a backbench plan to lift the ban on new grammar schools in England
22 Jun 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Today’s big question

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Labour and Lib Dems hoping to pick up seats vacated by Imran Ahmad Khan and Neil Parish
21 Jun 2022
Mick Lynch: the veteran trade unionist leading rail walkouts
Mick Lynch
Profile

Mick Lynch: the veteran trade unionist leading rail walkouts

The RMT has reportedly balloted for strike action 200 times under Lynch’s leadership
21 Jun 2022
The battle for Archie Battersbee’s life support
Archie Battersbee
Behind the scenes

The battle for Archie Battersbee’s life support

Parents challenging ruling that the 12-year-old is brain dead following accident in April
21 Jun 2022
The naked dress: feminist fashion or novelty ‘nude’ apron?
The naked dress in Y/Project’s catwalk collection at Paris Fashion Week
Why we’re talking about . . .

The naked dress: feminist fashion or novelty ‘nude’ apron?

Critics divided on whether new trend is bold political statement or just post-pandemic sartorial fun
20 Jun 2022
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