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Is the North-South divide getting worse?
Burnley, UK
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is the North-South divide getting worse?

Big government promises have transpired into little funding or action on levelling up, says Northern think tank
19 Jan 2022
Next Tory leader odds and polls: the frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

Next Tory leader odds and polls: the frontrunners to replace Boris Johnson

Prime minister faces growing revolt and defection over ‘Partygate’ scandal
19 Jan 2022
How to regain your smell and taste after Covid
Woman smelling lavender
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How to regain your smell and taste after Covid

Potential treatments include ‘smell training’
19 Jan 2022
How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?
Pound coins and bank note
In Focus

How high could UK inflation rise in 2022?

Inflation hits 30-year high of 5.4% – and analysts predict it could get even worse
19 Jan 2022
How does a no confidence vote work?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

How does a no confidence vote work?

Newly elected MPs plan to submit letters to 1922 chairman Sir Graham Brady
19 Jan 2022
‘Porkie pie plot to ditch the PM’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Porkie pie plot to ditch the PM’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
19 Jan 2022
Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader
Penny Mordaunt
Profile

Penny Mordaunt: the ‘dark horse candidate’ to become next Tory leader

The trade minister and staunch Brexiteer is a favourite to replace embattled Boris Johnson
18 Jan 2022

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‘Living with Covid’: expert predictions for the next stage of pandemic
Woman on tube
In Depth

‘Living with Covid’: expert predictions for the next stage of pandemic

Government advisers fear summer wave will follow lifting of coronavirus restrictions
18 Jan 2022
How royal titles work
Prince Andrew in 2016
Getting to grips with . . .

How royal titles work

Andrew has been stripped of most of his military titles but is still a prince and duke
18 Jan 2022
How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated
Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace
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How the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is being celebrated

Planned events to mark royal anniversary include four-day bank holiday
18 Jan 2022
Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Red Meat and Save Big Dog: what is Boris Johnson’s next move?

Punchy policy announcements and a clear-out of PM’s senior staff form part of the plan to save his sinking premiership
17 Jan 2022
BBC licence fee: the pros and cons
BBC
In Depth

BBC licence fee: the pros and cons

Culture secretary signals that national broadcaster will have new funding model from 2027
17 Jan 2022
What Boris Johnson’s troubles mean for Labour’s election chances
Boris Johnson
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What Boris Johnson’s troubles mean for Labour’s election chances

Shadow health secretary says the PM is ‘great’ for the opposition
17 Jan 2022
Why Prince Andrew is the Queen’s favourite son
The Queen and Prince Andrew
In Depth

Why Prince Andrew is the Queen’s favourite son

Monarch’s third child said to be ‘the spare she had for herself once she had produced the heir’
17 Jan 2022
A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal
Boris Johnson during a visit to Uxbridge police station
In Depth

A timeline of the No. 10 lockdown party scandal

Two further parties held in No. 10 as Queen mourned death of Prince Philip
14 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January
Boris Johnson during a visit to a vaccination centre in his Uxbridge constituency
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Quiz of The Week: 8 - 14 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
14 Jan 2022
The fallout of stripping Prince Andrew’s royal titles
Prince Andrew
Behind the scenes

The fallout of stripping Prince Andrew’s royal titles

‘Brutal’ decision rules out return to public life for the duke – and may sound warning to Prince Harry
14 Jan 2022
Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP
Offices of Christine Lee & Co Solicitors
Profile

Christine Lee: the Chinese spy with links to a Labour MP

Solicitor suspected of ‘political interference’ has long ties to UK establishment
14 Jan 2022
The most bitter political rivalries in history
Tony Blair and Gordon Brown
Between the lines

The most bitter political rivalries in history

The Week looks at some of the most notable feuds between Britain’s parliamentary titans
14 Jan 2022
What is the impact of those refusing to get vaccinated?
An anti-vaccine and anti-Plan B restrictions rally
In Depth

What is the impact of those refusing to get vaccinated?

There is growing frustration with the minority of people who have yet to receive their Covid-19 jabs
14 Jan 2022
What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?
A man using a computer in a dark room
In Depth

What is ‘sextortion’ and why are cases on the rise?

Police issue warning over criminal extortion using threat of sharing sexual images
13 Jan 2022
‘Gingerism’: the last socially acceptable form of bullying?
Person with red hair tied in bun
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Gingerism’: the last socially acceptable form of bullying?

Human rights champion calls for greater protection for red-headed children
13 Jan 2022
What may Prince Andrew face at Virginia Giuffre sex abuse trial?
Prince Andrew
Today’s big question

What may Prince Andrew face at Virginia Giuffre sex abuse trial?

The duke could be cross-examined on camera by one of America’s ‘most feared trial lawyers’
13 Jan 2022
‘Operation Save Boris’: is the party over for PM?
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend PMQs
Behind the scenes

‘Operation Save Boris’: is the party over for PM?

Cabinet rallies behind their boss as other Tories call for his resignation
13 Jan 2022
Sue Gray: the civil servant investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
Profile

Sue Gray: the civil servant investigating No. 10 lockdown parties

Senior Whitehall official tasked with probing Downing Street lockdown parties
13 Jan 2022
Why is the UK in pole position to emerge from Covid-19 first?
A woman wearing a face mask waits for the tube in London
Today’s big question

Why is the UK in pole position to emerge from Covid-19 first?

Virus becoming endemic in population with high immunity, expert says
12 Jan 2022
Conservatives round on Boris Johnson over lockdown party
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 Downing Street to attend PMQs
Behind the scenes

Conservatives round on Boris Johnson over lockdown party

PM accused of ‘insulting’ the public during ‘floundering’ PMQs appearance
12 Jan 2022
How safe are UK prisons?
A prison guard at HMP Pentonville, London
In Depth

How safe are UK prisons?

Former inmate describes ‘horror’ of giving birth to stillborn baby behind bars
12 Jan 2022
Will red wall Tories defect to Labour?
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Will red wall Tories defect to Labour?

Conservative backbenchers frustrated over negative headlines and ‘levelling up’ promises
12 Jan 2022
Will we have to pay for lateral flow tests?
Covid lateral flow test box
Between the lines

Will we have to pay for lateral flow tests?

Insider says government cannot continue to hand out free tests to everyone for evermore
11 Jan 2022
Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to launch a new party?
Jeremy Corbyn
Today’s big question

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to launch a new party?

Former Labour leader being urged to run under the banner of his charity at next election
11 Jan 2022
‘BYO!’: Boris and Carrie in fresh Downing Street party row
Boris and Carrie Johnson
Behind the scenes

‘BYO!’: Boris and Carrie in fresh Downing Street party row

Leaked email shows No. 10’s most senior civil servant organised May 2020 drinks gathering
11 Jan 2022
Could 50-second Covid tests save schools and travel?
A member of the public takes a Covid-19 test
Why we’re talking about . . .

Could 50-second Covid tests save schools and travel?

Virion Device detects virus by using a saliva sample and can process 1,200 tests per day
10 Jan 2022
Boris Johnson’s ‘shambles’: the four main problems facing PM
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Boris Johnson’s ‘shambles’: the four main problems facing PM

Tory leader under pressure to tackle crises including soaring cost of living
10 Jan 2022
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