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How Truss and Sunak would tackle a recession
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak at a debate
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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
‘Britain slides into crisis’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Britain slides into crisis’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
5 Aug 2022

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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
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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
Next Tory leader odds and polls: who is heading for No. 10?
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
In Depth

Next Tory leader odds and polls: who is heading for No. 10?

Rishi Sunak’s team questions poll that put his rival Liz Truss far ahead in the race
2 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
England win the Euros: best reactions, videos and celebrations
England captain Leah Williamson lifts the trophy at Wembley 
View from the terraces

England win the Euros: best reactions, videos and celebrations

Chloe Kelly’s extra-time goal gave the Lionesses a 2-1 victory over Germany at Wembley
31 Jul 2022
How Scotland became drug deaths capital
A man with a syringe
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How Scotland became drug deaths capital

Poverty and mismanagement blamed as new data is revealed
29 Jul 2022
Inside the row over Parliament’s new TikTok account
People take a selfie in front of the Houses of Parliament
The latest on . . .

Inside the row over Parliament’s new TikTok account

MPs warn that social media company could harvest user data
29 Jul 2022
The Wagatha Christie libel case: a timeline
Coleen Rooney
In Depth

The Wagatha Christie libel case: a timeline

Rebekah Vardy loses libel case against Coleen Rooney after ‘modern-day whodunnit’ trial
29 Jul 2022
Energy giants’ profits soar amid cost of living crisis
The price board at a Shell Gas Station displays the unit prices of different fuels in London
Speed Reads

Energy giants’ profits soar amid cost of living crisis

Outrage over Centrica and Shell’s mammoth profits and plans to resume dividend payouts
29 Jul 2022
Quiz of The Week
The Lionesses players and staff celebrate the semi-final win over Sweden
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
29 Jul 2022
The strangest storylines to hit Ramsay Street
The cast of Channel 5 soap Neighbours
Why we’re talking about . . .

The strangest storylines to hit Ramsay Street

Final episode of hit Australian soap will be broadcast on Channel 5 tonight
29 Jul 2022
Pros and cons of grammar schools
Child in exam room
The great debate

Pros and cons of grammar schools

Rishi Sunak will bring back grammar schools should he become PM
29 Jul 2022
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