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How high could inflation rise in the UK?
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In Focus

How high could inflation rise in the UK?

Cost of living is predicted to surge by next spring
7 Dec 2021
Omicron at Christmas: the making or breaking of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson turns on the Christmas tree lights at Downing Street
Why we’re talking about . . .

Omicron at Christmas: the making or breaking of Boris Johnson

MP warns that prime minister will have ‘mutiny on his hands’ if he ruins the big day
7 Dec 2021
Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report
Trans rights protest
In Depth

Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report

Law Commission decides that gender critical arguments should be protected as ‘freedom of expression’
7 Dec 2021
Dominic Cummings gatecrashes Downing Street Christmas party row
Dominic Cummings
Behind the scenes

Dominic Cummings gatecrashes Downing Street Christmas party row

Former No. 10 adviser accuses political journalists of trying to ‘bury’ the story
7 Dec 2021
Gallery: wildest UK weather of 2021
A pedestrian walks bare-footed along a flooded road
In pictures

Gallery: wildest UK weather of 2021

Country braced for high winds and heavy rain as Storm Barra hits less than two weeks after Storm Arwen caused chaos
7 Dec 2021
What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?
Possible Covid-19 patient at Steve Biko Academic Hospital
Today’s big question

What has the UK learned about Omicron from South Africa?

Early data suggests the new Covid-19 variant may be milder with fewer hospitalised patients requiring oxygen
7 Dec 2021
‘Afghans left to die in Kabul’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Afghans left to die in Kabul’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
7 Dec 2021

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‘Labour ought to be leading the work to strengthen our democracy’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Labour ought to be leading the work to strengthen our democracy’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
6 Dec 2021
PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims
A young man sniffs cocaine
Why we’re talking about . . .

PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims

Government to target ‘casual’ middle-class users along with addicts and dealers
6 Dec 2021
UK’s updated Covid travel rules explained
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
Getting to grips with . . .

UK’s updated Covid travel rules explained

Reintroduction of PCRs and the red list are a ‘devastating blow’ for aviation and tourism
6 Dec 2021
‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’
Piers Corbyn at a demonstration
Instant Opinion

‘Don’t be surprised if there’s a backlash against the unvaccinated’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
3 Dec 2021
Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government
Boris Johnson in front of a Christmas tree
Between the lines

Covid this Christmas: the advice from experts and the government

Communication confusion hits hospitality industry as ministers give conflicting advice
3 Dec 2021
London’s sad Christmas tree
Christmas tree being installed
Why we’re talking about . . .

London’s sad Christmas tree

This year’s annual festive gift from Norway fails to wow social media users
3 Dec 2021
Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?
Jodie Whittaker
In Brief

Doctor Who: is she driving men to crime?

Tory MP says vogue for ‘gender-flipping’ characters has helped create crisis in masculinity
3 Dec 2021
The House of Commons: no place for a baby?
Stella Creasy being interviewed, holding a tiny baby
In Brief

The House of Commons: no place for a baby?

Bringing babies onto the green benches is against the ‘rules of behaviour and courtesies’
3 Dec 2021
Markle vs. the Mail: how the case played out
Meghan Markle
Getting to grips with . . .

Markle vs. the Mail: how the case played out

Duchess of Sussex celebrates victory against newspaper over post-wedding letter to her father
2 Dec 2021
‘My friend Trump will be back in the White House’
Donald Trump
Instant Opinion

‘My friend Trump will be back in the White House’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
2 Dec 2021
Why university staff are striking nationwide
Woman protesting in front of signs about race and gender pay gaps
Getting to grips with . . .

Why university staff are striking nationwide

Three-day walkout set to affect 1m students across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland
2 Dec 2021
Scientists ‘solve’ puzzle of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
AstraZeneca vaccine
In Depth

Scientists ‘solve’ puzzle of blood clots linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

Study suggests a protein in the blood is attracted to a key part of the vaccine
2 Dec 2021
‘Amendments to the government’s policing bill are dictators’ powers’
Kill the Bill protests in London in May 2021
Instant Opinion

‘Amendments to the government’s policing bill are dictators’ powers’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
1 Dec 2021
Why is Transport for London facing a financial black hole?
London Underground
Today’s big question

Why is Transport for London facing a financial black hole?

London mayor warns that Tube and bus services might be scaled back to cover £1.9bn funding gap
1 Dec 2021
Inside Sandringham: the Royals’ favourite place to celebrate Christmas
Sandringham Estate
In Depth

Inside Sandringham: the Royals’ favourite place to celebrate Christmas

The Queen is ‘committed’ to getting the family together at the historic Norfolk home
1 Dec 2021
Omicron risk: where Boris Johnson and his advisers disagree
Jenny Harries
Getting to grips with . . .

Omicron risk: where Boris Johnson and his advisers disagree

Prime minister said booster jabs will give ‘the protection you need’ but Sage experts are more cautious
1 Dec 2021
‘A nationalistic approach to global issues does not work’
Nigel Farage and Donald Trump
Instant Opinion

‘A nationalistic approach to global issues does not work’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
30 Nov 2021
Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?
Meghan and Harry in black tie
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is ‘Megxit’ misogynistic?

Prince Harry is calling for the widely used term to be replaced
30 Nov 2021
The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron
Moderna lab
Behind the scenes

The race to test if vaccines hold up against Omicron

Scientists ‘flying at warp speed’ to decode the new Covid-19 variant
30 Nov 2021
What Starmer’s reshuffle means for Labour
Keir Starmer
Between the lines

What Starmer’s reshuffle means for Labour

Overhaul moves party more to the centre as leader pitches to ‘make Brexit work’
30 Nov 2021
Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud
Harry and William
Behind the scenes

Five revelations from the BBC’s Princes and the Press that sparked a royal feud

Royals furious about two-part documentary that shines light on inner workings of the households
29 Nov 2021
‘Is shouting over the Channel really the reality of Global Britain?’
The White Cliffs of Dover
Instant Opinion

‘Is shouting over the Channel really the reality of Global Britain?’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
29 Nov 2021
Will Britain comply with new Covid rules?
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Today’s big question

Will Britain comply with new Covid rules?

Authorities anxious as studies suggest adherence is declining
29 Nov 2021
Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?
Signage for the Home Office in Westminster
Behind the scenes

Is the Home Office ‘fit for purpose’?

Whitehall official rounds on ‘outdated’ and ‘completely incompetent’ department
29 Nov 2021
Is the BBC biased?
BBC
In Depth

Is the BBC biased?

Impartiality still a ‘complex challenge’ for broadcaster, Ofcom report claims
26 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 to attend Prime Minister’s Questions
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
26 Nov 2021
‘Hold on to your pennies this Black Friday’
Black Friday sales
Instant Opinion

‘Hold on to your pennies this Black Friday’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
26 Nov 2021
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