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How many people need to be vaccinated to get back to normal?
Margaret Keenan
In Focus

How many people need to be vaccinated to get back to normal?

Herd immunity percentage is not a ‘magic threshold’
17 May 2021
‘Donald Trump should be given back his access to social media’
Donald Trump
Instant Opinion

‘Donald Trump should be given back his access to social media’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
17 May 2021
Four arrested in ‘anti-Semitic abuse’ probe as Gaza tensions spread to London
Anti-semitic slurs in London
Why we’re talking about . . .

Four arrested in ‘anti-Semitic abuse’ probe as Gaza tensions spread to London

Social media video appears to show racial slurs being shouted from convoy of cars in north of English capital
17 May 2021
How did the Indian variant take hold in pockets of the UK?
Bolton Covid vaccines
Today’s big question

How did the Indian variant take hold in pockets of the UK?

Prime minister under fire for delaying India travel ban in April
17 May 2021
‘Don’t blow it, Britain’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Don’t blow it, Britain’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
17 May 2021
‘The tide will turn against the Tories unless they build more homes’
Housing in Coventry
Instant Opinion

‘The tide will turn against the Tories unless they build more homes’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 May 2021
Can the Tories win the Batley and Spen by-election?
Tracy Babin
Getting to grips with . . .

Can the Tories win the Batley and Spen by-election?

Keir Starmer facing fresh electoral challenge as party leader following Hartlepool defeat
14 May 2021

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Sturgeon slams ‘dangerous’ Home Office after deportation stand-off
Protesters surround a UK Immigration Enforcement van in Glasgow
Behind the scenes

Sturgeon slams ‘dangerous’ Home Office after deportation stand-off

Two men released from detention after eight-hour protest in Glasgow
14 May 2021
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 May
Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ defence system is launched in response to rockets fired from Gaza
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Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 May

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14 May 2021
The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant
Covid testing in Bolton
Getting to grips with . . .

The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant

Vaccinations could be brought forward to halt more infectious strain
14 May 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
‘In the modern world, the workaholic chino-wearers march ahead’
Business workers
Instant Opinion

‘In the modern world, the workaholic chino-wearers march ahead’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 May 2021
Indian variant: will the UK’s final step out of lockdown be delayed?
Bolton testing centre
Today’s big question

Indian variant: will the UK’s final step out of lockdown be delayed?

Sage holds emergency meeting to discuss the spread of B16172
13 May 2021
Next Labour leader: who is tipped for the top job
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Behind the scenes

Next Labour leader: who is tipped for the top job

Andy Burnham tells party to ‘get in touch if I’m needed’ as Angela Rayner reportedly keeps ‘one eye on life after Keir’
13 May 2021
‘Total triage’: what new NHS guidance means for patients
A woman attends a remote GP appointment
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Total triage’: what new NHS guidance means for patients

Critics say remote consultations must not become the ‘default’
13 May 2021
The questions David Cameron must answer
David Cameron
Between the lines

The questions David Cameron must answer

Former PM faces grilling by MPs on two Commons committees today
13 May 2021
Who was Fred West? From farm labourer to serial killer
Fred West
Profile

Who was Fred West? From farm labourer to serial killer

Police searching Gloucester cafe for hidden body of teenager believed to be victim of the notorious murderer
12 May 2021
‘Love Dc’: lobbying texts from David Cameron revealed
David Cameron
Behind the scenes

‘Love Dc’: lobbying texts from David Cameron revealed

Parliamentary committee publishes ‘treasure trove of private messages’
12 May 2021
Queen’s Speech: the key bills
State Opening of Parliament 2021
Why we’re talking about . . .

Queen’s Speech: the key bills

The government outlines its controversial plans for greater health powers, policing protests and voter ID
11 May 2021
What happened to Kent PCSO Julia James?
PCSO Julia James
Why we’re talking about . . .

What happened to Kent PCSO Julia James?

Man charged with murder of 53-year-old who was found dead in April
11 May 2021
‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’
State Opening of Parliament 2021
Instant Opinion

‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’
Tony Blair
Instant Opinion

‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
What does Labour stand for in 2021?
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Today’s big question

What does Labour stand for in 2021?

Keir Starmer calls meeting of new shadow cabinet to set out policy priorities
11 May 2021
London house prices: the boroughs rising and falling
City of London
In Brief

London house prices: the boroughs rising and falling

Largest annual increases are in Croydon, while Westminster suffers ‘thumping’ drop
11 May 2021
The five biggest changes to life in England from 17 May
A group of women dine outdoors
In Depth

The five biggest changes to life in England from 17 May

The prime minister announces a return to hugs, indoor dining and some foreign travel from next week
10 May 2021
‘The Olympics have become a joyless chore’
Olympics
Instant Opinion

‘The Olympics have become a joyless chore’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
10 May 2021
Labour reshuffle: the biggest winners and losers
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Why we’re talking about . . .

Labour reshuffle: the biggest winners and losers

Keir Starmer’s ‘reshuffle kerfuffle’ began badly with Angela Rayner row
10 May 2021
Inside the new northern Conservatism
Boris Johnson in Hartlepool
Expert’s view

Inside the new northern Conservatism

Towns like Hartlepool increasingly drawn to Tories as Labour becomes party of the cities
10 May 2021
Fact check: does a pint a day really keep the doctor away?
binge drinking
In Depth

Fact check: does a pint a day really keep the doctor away?

One alcoholic drink per day cuts risk of fatal heart disease by 20%, study finds
7 May 2021
Blair’s hair: Brad Pitt or Gandalf?
Tony Blair
In Brief

Blair’s hair: Brad Pitt or Gandalf?

When the former prime minister appeared on ITV to discuss Scottish independence last week, all anybody wanted to talk about was his silver mane
7 May 2021
‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’
French fishing boats protest in St Helier harbour, Jersey
Instant Opinion

‘Voters like a spot of island nation-state jingoism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 May 2021
Why under-40s will be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine
A medical worker draws up a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why under-40s will be offered alternative to Oxford vaccine

Experts say potential blood clot risk vs. benefits of the Covid jab is ‘more finely balanced’ for younger adults
7 May 2021
What next for Starmer after Hartlepool defeat?
Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

What next for Starmer after Hartlepool defeat?

Former red stronghold turns blue for first time in its history
7 May 2021
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 May
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds vote in London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 May 2021