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Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October
Boris Johnson watches as a booster jab is administered in Little Venice, London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 16 - 22 October

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
22 Oct 2021
Which Covid vaccine works best as a booster jab?
A man receives his first Covid-19 dose in Surrey
Fact file

Which Covid vaccine works best as a booster jab?

Study reveals third Pfizer dose ‘offers near total protection’ against virus
22 Oct 2021
The National Trust: a cultural battleground
Winston Churchill’s former residence Chartwell, near Westerham in Kent
In Focus

The National Trust: a cultural battleground

Critics believe it has become too ‘woke’ and a rebel alliance has been formed
22 Oct 2021
Who is eligible for a Covid booster?
A pop-up vaccination service in Newcastle
Getting to grips with . . .

Who is eligible for a Covid booster?

Boris Johnson hints that third doses could be brought forward for over-50s
22 Oct 2021
Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals
The contenders for the 2012 Booker Prize, which was won by Hilary Mantel 
Behind the scenes

Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and minor scandals

Charlotte Higgins dives into the teeming, fractious history of the UK’s most prestigious fiction award
22 Oct 2021
The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?
Felixstowe: turning away ships from Asia
In Depth

The supply-chain crisis: what’s going on?

Chaos in global supply chains is affecting the availability of everything from milkshakes to microchips
22 Oct 2021
‘GPs threaten industrial action’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘GPs threaten industrial action’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
22 Oct 2021

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‘Hissy fits’ and blatant bullying: Sajid Javid vs. the GPs
Sajid Javid
In Brief

‘Hissy fits’ and blatant bullying: Sajid Javid vs. the GPs

93% of GPs in England see the health secretary’s plans to encourage face-to-face appointments as unacceptable
21 Oct 2021
The energy price cap examined
Gas hob flame
Getting to grips with . . .

The energy price cap examined

Industry boss predicts UK market will shrink to ‘just five or six’ suppliers unless cap is abolished
21 Oct 2021
Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’
Nightclub dancefloor
In Depth

Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’

Priti Patel demands police action amid reports of women being drugged via drinks and needles
21 Oct 2021
Why Scotland’s Covid cases drop is good news for England
Shoppers wear masks on Princess Street, Edinburgh
In Depth

Why Scotland’s Covid cases drop is good news for England

But new Delta Plus variant is causing concern north of the border too
21 Oct 2021
What herd immunity means - and why it is back in the spotlight
London crowds
Why we’re talking about . . .

What herd immunity means - and why it is back in the spotlight

Government insider suggests current Covid-19 strategy is ‘tantamount’ to a policy of herd immunity
21 Oct 2021
Is it worth switching your gas boiler to a heat pump?
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is it worth switching your gas boiler to a heat pump?

The government hopes to have 5.5 million heat pumps in British homes by 2030
20 Oct 2021
Inside Plan B: ministers urged to enforce Covid-19 measures
People dancing at a nightclub
Between the lines

Inside Plan B: ministers urged to enforce Covid-19 measures

Health officials call for mandatory mask-wearing and Covid passports as UK cases rise
20 Oct 2021
The most popular British royals in 2021
Royal family
In Depth

The most popular British royals in 2021

Harry and Meghan’s popularity continues to sink in the UK
20 Oct 2021
Why some PCR results were 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 were negative after a positive lateral flow test

Investigation leads back to ‘isolated incident’ at private lab in Wolverhampton
20 Oct 2021
Why is half of Britain predicting a lockdown?
NHS poster saying Stay Home, Save Lives in London
Today’s big question

Why is half of Britain predicting a lockdown?

Booster vaccine programme has been criticised as moving ‘extremely slowly’ as Covid-19 cases hit a peak of nearly 50,000
20 Oct 2021
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
Getting to grips with . . .

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
cover-euthanasia-18292.jpg
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
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
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
flu_sneeze.jpg
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
Getting to grips with . . .

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
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