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‘Simone Biles insisted on her right not to be hurt’
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‘Simone Biles insisted on her right not to be hurt’

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30 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 July
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Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 Jul 2021
The Battle of Stonehenge: what to know about the controversial £1.7bn tunnel project
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The Battle of Stonehenge: what to know about the controversial £1.7bn tunnel project

Building a tunnel on the stretch of the A303 passing Stonehenge has been mooted for years. Now it looks set to become a reality
30 Jul 2021
Liverpool stripped of Unesco status: could this ‘logical conclusion’ turn out to be a good thing?
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In Brief

Liverpool stripped of Unesco status: could this ‘logical conclusion’ turn out to be a good thing?

Last week, a committee in China voted to strip the city of its World Heritage status, citing ‘irreversible’ damage
30 Jul 2021
The strangest places offering vaccinations
Members of the public ride Thorpe Park’s ‘Detonator: Bombs Away’ ride
Stranger than fiction

The strangest places offering vaccinations

Jabs offered at theme park as part of push to encourage more young people to get inoculated
30 Jul 2021
Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?
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The latest on . . .

Are pregnant women ‘more at risk’ of severe Delta variant symptoms?

Healthcare professionals stress importance of antenatal vaccination
30 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol friction: who’s to blame?
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In Brief

Northern Ireland Protocol friction: who’s to blame?

No one seriously thinks that this is really about British sausages ‘sneaking into Co Donegal’, says The Sunday Telegraph
30 Jul 2021

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The UK’s coronavirus timeline
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The UK’s coronavirus timeline

Worst of the pandemic could be over by September, says leading epidemiologist
30 Jul 2021
‘No jab, no job’
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Today’s newspapers

‘No jab, no job’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
30 Jul 2021
What's happening with Julian Assange now?
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In Depth

What's happening with Julian Assange now?

Belmarsh prisoner stripped of Ecuadorian citizenship as extradition battle continues
29 Jul 2021
‘Ooh ’eck’: why northern accents are at risk of being wiped out
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Stranger than fiction

‘Ooh ’eck’: why northern accents are at risk of being wiped out

Scientists forecast that southern speech patterns will begin to take over
29 Jul 2021
Met Office climate report: how hot will the UK get?
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Today’s big question

Met Office climate report: how hot will the UK get?

Britain is warming more quickly than global average over past decade, says study
29 Jul 2021
A ‘paltry’ 3% pay rise for the NHS: do nurses deserve more?
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In Brief

A ‘paltry’ 3% pay rise for the NHS: do nurses deserve more?

Even in normal times, the issue of nurses’ pay is ‘politically volatile’
29 Jul 2021
‘Almost impossible to halt’: should UK have handed France £54m to crack down on migrant Channel crossings?
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In Brief

‘Almost impossible to halt’: should UK have handed France £54m to crack down on migrant Channel crossings?

French authorities insist that they will not stop boats at sea, or accept back migrants from the UK
29 Jul 2021
China General Nuclear: banned from Britain?
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In Focus

China General Nuclear: banned from Britain?

The brief ‘golden era’ of Sino-British relations has turned ‘radioactive’
29 Jul 2021
Why England is dropping isolation for EU and US tourists
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Behind the scenes

Why England is dropping isolation for EU and US tourists

Ministers reportedly feared that Covid-19 measure was hobbling the economy
28 Jul 2021
Marble Arch Mound: London’s £2m ‘s**t hill’ roundly ridiculed
Marble Arch Mound
In Focus

Marble Arch Mound: London’s £2m ‘s**t hill’ roundly ridiculed

People who visited installation during first week offered free return tickets due to ‘teething problems’
28 Jul 2021
What happened to Olly Stephens?
Olly Stephens
In Depth

What happened to Olly Stephens?

Case of 13-year-old killed by other children in Reading field ‘should horrify us as a society’, says leading officer
27 Jul 2021
What are gender-critical beliefs?
Weight lifter Laurel Hubbard
Today’s big question

What are gender-critical beliefs?

Judge-led panel ruled that such views should be protected under the Equality Act
27 Jul 2021
How much pressure can the NHS take?
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Today’s big question

How much pressure can the NHS take?

Chiefs say health service is facing the same level of pressure as at the height of the pandemic
27 Jul 2021
Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Will London’s Tube stations face more floods?

An unpublished London Underground report identified 85 Tube stations as being at ‘high risk’ of flooding
26 Jul 2021
Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?
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Today’s big question

Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?

Parliamentary pay watchdog requests power to ‘vary the award below or above’ public sector pay
23 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
23 Jul 2021
Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in Downing Street after the election victory
In Depth

Two years of Boris Johnson: a timeline of the PM’s highs and lows

From Brexit to a global pandemic, Johnson’s premiership has been nothing if not turbulent
23 Jul 2021
When will the third wave of Covid peak?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

When will the third wave of Covid peak?

Human behaviour will have a direct impact on the key numbers
22 Jul 2021
Pegasus: behind the hacking spyware that can access ‘our most intimate secrets’
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Getting to grips with . . .

Pegasus: behind the hacking spyware that can access ‘our most intimate secrets’

Ingenious software covertly allows access to target’s mobile phone - with ‘devastating’ implications for democracy
22 Jul 2021
Inside Chequers: Boris Johnson’s self-isolation retreat
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In Depth

Inside Chequers: Boris Johnson’s self-isolation retreat

Prime minister quarantining after being ‘pinged’ by NHS track-and-trace
22 Jul 2021
Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?
Keir Starmer in PMQs
Today’s big question

Pingdemic chaos: how bad could it get?

Supermarkets warn of empty shelves as Keir Starmer follows Boris Johnson into isolation
22 Jul 2021
Why tensions are rising over the Gibraltar border
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In Brief

Why tensions are rising over the Gibraltar border

Foreign secretary claims new post-Brexit proposal undermines UK’s sovereignty over territory
22 Jul 2021
Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?
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Getting to grips with . . .

Northern Ireland Protocol: will the UK trigger Article 16?

Brexit deal fallout risks ‘being felt in the fabric of our union’, warns Frost
21 Jul 2021
What is cyberflashing?
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Why we’re talking about . . .

What is cyberflashing?

New report recommends that harmful online behaviour be criminalised under Sexual Offences Act
21 Jul 2021
Was Dominic Cummings’ BBC interview a mistake?
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Between the lines

Was Dominic Cummings’ BBC interview a mistake?

Critics suggest Laura Kuenssberg grilling backfired for former No. 10 adviser
21 Jul 2021
From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

From vaccine passports to lockdowns: Boris Johnson’s five biggest U-turns on Covid

The introduction of vaccine passports for clubbers is the latest U-turn from Johnson’s Covid-embattled government
20 Jul 2021
Prince Harry’s ‘intimate’ memoir: what might he reveal?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Why we’re talking about . . .

Prince Harry’s ‘intimate’ memoir: what might he reveal?

Duke of Sussex says he’s ‘excited’ for public to read account of his life ‘that’s accurate and wholly truthful’
20 Jul 2021
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