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How London became the city of choice for Russian ‘dirty money’
The City of London skyline
Why we’re talking about . . .

How London became the city of choice for Russian ‘dirty money’

US says sanctions will be undermined by flow of suspect money into capital
28 Jan 2022
What is a ‘trigger warning’ and why are they controversial?
J.K. Rowling reading from Harry Potter
Getting to grips with . . .

What is a ‘trigger warning’ and why are they controversial?

Debate continues over whether content labelling helps or harms students
28 Jan 2022
The possible outcomes of the Sue Gray report
Boris Johnson during a visit to a factory in Anglesey, North Wales
Behind the scenes

The possible outcomes of the Sue Gray report

Whitehall probe could trigger wave of civil service sackings – or Boris Johnson’s resignation
28 Jan 2022
What the National Insurance increase means
Boris Johnson with Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid
Fact file

What the National Insurance increase means

No. 10 hardens its position amid speculation PM was ‘wobbling’ over tax rise
28 Jan 2022
Is the UK vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss departs No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Is the UK vulnerable to Russian cyberattacks?

Security chiefs warn British firms to brace for Moscow-linked cyber disruption
28 Jan 2022
The strangest rules MPs have to follow
The Palace of Westminster
Between the lines

The strangest rules MPs have to follow

One of the oldest assemblies in the world, parliament has many bizarre regulations and conventions
28 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 22 - 28 January
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 22 - 28 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
28 Jan 2022

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‘US sounds alarm over Russian cash in London’
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Today’s newspapers

‘US sounds alarm over Russian cash in London’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
28 Jan 2022
Prince Andrew and his ‘doctrine of unclean hands’ defence examined
Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew and his ‘doctrine of unclean hands’ defence examined

Duke of York demands trial by jury in new legal filings
27 Jan 2022
The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of compulsory vaccination

Government reviewing policy to mandate Covid vaccines for frontline NHS staff
27 Jan 2022
Inside Sandringham: the Queen’s favoured place to mark accession day
Sandringham Estate
In Depth

Inside Sandringham: the Queen’s favoured place to mark accession day

Her Majesty will stay in Prince Philip’s cottage on the estate for landmark anniversary
27 Jan 2022
Academic’s long road to justice for ‘dehumanising’ strip search
Dr Konstancja Duff
In Depth

Academic’s long road to justice for ‘dehumanising’ strip search

Met says sorry for ‘sexist, derogatory and unacceptable’ language used by officers
27 Jan 2022
Cost of living crisis: the squeeze continues
Pensioner turns off water heater
In Depth

Cost of living crisis: the squeeze continues

Five changes that will hit UK households in 2022
27 Jan 2022
Will Covid in schools hold back the recovery?
Schoolchildren
Today’s big question

Will Covid in schools hold back the recovery?

Rising case numbers in children and people aged 65 and over could lead to more hospitalisations
27 Jan 2022
‘See it. Say it. Sorted’: is it the end of the line for train announcements?
Liverpool Street Station
In Brief

‘See it. Say it. Sorted’: is it the end of the line for train announcements?

The transport secretary has pledged a ‘bonfire of the banalities’ on England’s railways
27 Jan 2022
Are we heading for a snap general election?
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Today’s big question

Are we heading for a snap general election?

A new Conservative leader would need a fresh mandate from the public, argues Cabinet minister
26 Jan 2022
Partygate vs. Cash for Honours: the Boris and Blair rows compared
Tony Blair
In Depth

Partygate vs. Cash for Honours: the Boris and Blair rows compared

Boris Johnson could become the first PM to be questioned by police since Tony Blair in 2006
26 Jan 2022
Where did the term snowflake come from?
Snowflake
Between the lines

Where did the term snowflake come from?

The term is often said to derive from the 1996 cult book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
26 Jan 2022
‘Ambushed by cake’: the many defences of Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Ambushed by cake’: the many defences of Boris Johnson

Throughout ‘partygate’, No. 10 has consistently denied claims that rules were broken
26 Jan 2022
The anti-vaxxer’s ‘sovereign citizen’ defence examined
Anti-vaccination placards
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The anti-vaxxer’s ‘sovereign citizen’ defence examined

Movement members quoting Magna Carta in bids to challenge Covid-19 regulations
26 Jan 2022
How to renew a UK passport
Blue and burgundy UK passports
In Depth

How to renew a UK passport

Check your passport’s validity before booking any international holidays
26 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

Investigation by Scotland Yard delays Sue Gray’s report into No. 10 gatherings
25 Jan 2022
A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud
Furlough
In Focus

A ‘gift’ for scammers: the true cost of furlough fraud

Minister for counter-fraud resigns over the government’s ‘schoolboy errors’
25 Jan 2022
The most damaging birthday bash details for Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

The most damaging birthday bash details for Boris Johnson

Reports say guests ate picnic food from M&S and were served a Union Jack cake
25 Jan 2022
Alternatives to the BBC licence fee
BBC
In Depth

Alternatives to the BBC licence fee

Broadcaster searching for other funding options amid government plans to axe current model
25 Jan 2022
English football fan disorder ‘getting worse’
Aston Villa’s Matty Cash and Lucas Digne were struck by a bottle at Goodison Park
In Focus

English football fan disorder ‘getting worse’

Arrests at matches in England are at their highest levels in years
24 Jan 2022
Has Sue Gray seen ‘smoking gun’ evidence?
A police officer at the door of No. 10 Downing Street
Today’s big question

Has Sue Gray seen ‘smoking gun’ evidence?

Pivotal week for Boris Johnson as he awaits findings of lockdown breaches investigation
24 Jan 2022
Explained: what is the energy price cap?
Energy bills will increase when the energy price cap is reviewed
Business Briefing

Explained: what is the energy price cap?

22m households are set to be hit by a huge increase in energy bills
24 Jan 2022
Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem
Nusrat Ghani
Why we’re talking about . . .

Nusrat Ghani and the Tory party’s Islamophobia problem

Boris Johnson launches inquiry after MP claims ‘Muslimness’ was given as reason for her sacking
24 Jan 2022
What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?
Tory MP Graham Brady
In Depth

What is the 1922 Committee - and will it oust Boris Johnson?

Influential group of Tory backbenchers could play a key role in no confidence vote
21 Jan 2022
Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties
Boris Johnson leaves the Houses of Parliament after Prime Minister’s Questions
Profile

Sue Gray: the Whitehall ‘sleazebuster’ investigating No. 10 lockdown parties

Senior mandarin rumoured to have email ‘confirming objections’ to No. 10 party
21 Jan 2022
‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping
Conservative Chief Whip Mark Spencer
Why we’re talking about . . .

‘Partygate’ and the dark art of political whipping

Rebel Tory MPs accuse Boris Johnson’s chief whip of blackmail in ‘partygate’ row
21 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 Jan 2022
Is cutting Covid-19 curbs a ‘route to normality’ or ‘unhealthy gamble’?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is cutting Covid-19 curbs a ‘route to normality’ or ‘unhealthy gamble’?

Some suspect political motivations played a hand in rule relaxation
21 Jan 2022
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