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‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’
Boris Johnson watching an NHS first responder getting her vaccination
Instant Opinion

‘Vaccine success is on the brink of transforming the lockdown debate’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
15 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January
A Covid-19 mass vaccination site at Etihad Tennis And Football Centre, Manchester
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 9 - 15 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
15 Jan 2021
Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown
Boris Johnson leaves number 10 Downing Street for PMQs.
Behind the scenes

Tories plot leadership revolt against Johnson over lockdown

Rebels threaten to challenge prime minister unless he sets date for lockdown exit
15 Jan 2021
Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2
A crowded London street.
In Focus

Pandemic sees biggest population shift since WW2

New research suggests population has fallen by 1.3 million as foreign-born workers flee during pandemic
15 Jan 2021
Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights
An employee works on an engine production line at a Ford factory
Behind the scenes

Government to ditch EU rules on UK workers’ rights

Ministers planning to abolish entitlements and safeguards including 48-hour working week
15 Jan 2021
2021 films: new releases and what’s coming out
Daniel Craig as James Bond in No Time to Die
In Review

2021 films: new releases and what’s coming out

Delays of major titles mean the year is set to be chock-full of exciting movies
15 Jan 2021
‘Shocking care home outbreak’
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Today’s newspapers

‘Shocking care home outbreak’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
15 Jan 2021

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‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’
NHS workers in PPE transport a patient
Instant Opinion

‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Jan 2021
How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
In Focus

How scientists developed a Covid-19 vaccine in record time

Experts involved in the inoculation race explain how the jab was developed
14 Jan 2021
‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre.
Instant Opinion

‘What’s as scary as Covid? The fact our leaders still have no plan to control it’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
13 Jan 2021
How Scotland split from England over Covid
Nicola Sturgeon attends First Minister's Questions.
In Focus

How Scotland split from England over Covid

Stricter lockdown measures north of the border have not produced lower death rates
13 Jan 2021
Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines
A spanish police officer controls cars at a traffic checkpoint
In Brief

Brexit could see Britons avoid EU speeding fines

Britain’s departure from the EU cancelled agreement on motoring offences
13 Jan 2021
GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down
A GP administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Behind the scenes

GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down

Doctors leading the way see deliveries diverted to allow other regions to catch up
13 Jan 2021
UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2
Patient transport services move an elderly patient from hospital to a care home.
In Focus

UK sees largest annual increase in deaths since WW2

Excess fatalities in the UK rose to levels not seen since wartime
13 Jan 2021
‘Democracy is in far greater peril than the complacent West realises’
rump supporters clash with police and security forces as they storm the US Capitol.
Instant Opinion

‘Democracy is in far greater peril than the complacent West realises’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Jan 2021
Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?
Police officers talk with a family as they patrol in Clapham Common, south London.
Today’s big question

Is the UK taking lockdown seriously?

Government mobilising to boost compliance as data shows Britons not observing restrictions
12 Jan 2021
Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?
 A nurse wearing PPE holds the hand of a resident in a care home
In Focus

Is the UK risking another ‘care home betrayal’ over vaccinations?

Care bosses say government has not delivered on jab pledge as infections soar
12 Jan 2021
Three ways lockdown could get stricter
People walk past the social distancing markings on the ground at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Behind the scenes

Three ways lockdown could get stricter

Michael Gove leading ‘Covid-O’ committee tasked with reviewing restrictions as infections soar across UK
12 Jan 2021
‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’
Anti-Brexit protester Steve Bray and a pro-Brexit protester square up outside the House of Commons
Instant Opinion

‘Restore a shared British identity to avoid the fate of Trump’s America’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Jan 2021
Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?
A paramedic wheels a patient into Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Today’s big question

Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?

Covid patients occupying 30,000 beds as government scrambles to stem rate of infections
11 Jan 2021
The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits
An NHS nurse prepares a Covid-19 vaccination
Behind the scenes

The UK’s plan to vaccinate 11 million Brits

Seven NHS vaccination hubs opening today in ‘vitally important week’
11 Jan 2021
‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’
Boris Johnson welcomes Donald Trump to a NATO summit.
Instant Opinion

‘Johnson is not Trump’s transatlantic twin’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Jan 2021
Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January
Boris Johnson speaks during a virtual press conference at No.10 Downing Street.
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 2 - 8 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
8 Jan 2021
How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the Commonwealth Day Service in March.
Behind the scenes

How Harry and Meghan’s departure hit the Royal Family

Insiders say couple ‘love’ their new life in US - but relations with monarchy remain frosty
8 Jan 2021
Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk
An NHS nurse vaccinates a patient with the Pfizer Covid vaccine
The latest on . . .

Scientists call for campaign warning of post-jab Covid risk

Experts fear that members of public will become lax about safety measures after getting long-awaited jabs
8 Jan 2021
Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from coronavirus
In Focus

Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?

Tocilizumab found to cut risk of death for most critically ill coronavirus patients by almost a quarter
8 Jan 2021
‘Call it what it was: a coup attempt’
A supporter of US President Donald Trump outside the US Capitol.
Instant Opinion

‘Call it what it was: a coup attempt’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Jan 2021
London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
The latest on . . .

London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’

Capital could have a shortfall of more than 5,000 intensive care beds in a fortnight
7 Jan 2021
‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’
Gavin Williamson arrives at 10 Downing Street.
Instant Opinion

‘If Boris Johnson cared about schools, he’d already have sacked Gavin Williamson’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 Jan 2021
Coronavirus: what will the UK’s post-lockdown rules be?
A woman wearing a face mask waits on the platform for the London Underground
In Depth

Coronavirus: what will the UK’s post-lockdown rules be?

Boris Johnson places UK under toughest restrictions since March
5 Jan 2021
‘It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the man who refuses to learn’
Boris Johnson attends a year six history class with pupils during a visit to Pimlico Primary school.
Instant Opinion

‘It’s back to school for Boris Johnson, the man who refuses to learn’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Jan 2021
Revealed: worst place to live in the UK
Peterborough town hall
Tall Tales

Revealed: worst place to live in the UK

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Jan 2021
What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?
A police officer wearing a mask
Today’s big question

What would change under Tier 5 restrictions?

Stricter coronavirus rules looking inevitable as virus continues to spread across UK
4 Jan 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s dithering over Covid-19 has left the UK fatally exposed – again’
Boris Johnson during a visit to view the vaccination programme at Chase Farm Hospital.
In Depth

‘Boris Johnson’s dithering over Covid-19 has left the UK fatally exposed – again’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Jan 2021