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Where the £4bn cuts in UK foreign aid might fall
Dominic Raab, foreign secretary
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Where the £4bn cuts in UK foreign aid might fall

China is targeted as the government outlines plans for reduced overseas spending
22 Apr 2021
What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What might a third wave of coronavirus mean for the UK?

Scientists warn that ‘baseline measures’ will still be needed after lockdown is fully lifted
6 Apr 2021
‘Imagine if Covid-19 had hit in 2000 instead of 2020’
Covid-19 testing site
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‘Imagine if Covid-19 had hit in 2000 instead of 2020’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Apr 2021
How close is the UK to using delivery drones?
A flying drone
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How close is the UK to using delivery drones?

Trials have begun to allow flights out of their pilots’ line of sight for the first time
22 Apr 2021
‘Costa Bravo’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Costa Bravo’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
22 Apr 2021
Could the term ‘global weirding’ help people?
Pollution in the Peak District, Derbyshire
Instant Opinion

Could the term ‘global weirding’ help people?

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
21 Apr 2021
‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue
Sir James Dyson
Behind the scenes

‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue

Did an exchange of messages between the prime minister and businessman break lobbying rules?
21 Apr 2021

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Why does Queen Elizabeth have two birthdays?
Queen Elizabeth II
In Brief

Why does Queen Elizabeth have two birthdays?

Muted private celebrations mark monarch’s 95th birthday today
21 Apr 2021
European Super League collapses: a victory for football fans?
Chelsea fans protested against the Super League outside Stamford Bridge
View from the terraces

European Super League collapses: a victory for football fans?

Juventus chief admits defeat after nine clubs withdraw from breakaway competition 
21 Apr 2021
A history of the peace walls in Belfast
A peace barrier along Springfield Road, Belfast
Fact file

A history of the peace walls in Belfast

More than 60 remain throughout Northern Ireland
21 Apr 2021
The Covid pill: new taskforce in race to find antivirals
Science laboratory
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The Covid pill: new taskforce in race to find antivirals

Boris Johnson’s government launches bid to find medication to treat coronavirus at home
21 Apr 2021
‘It’s naive to think working from home will come at no cost to employees’
A man works from home
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‘It’s naive to think working from home will come at no cost to employees’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
20 Apr 2021
Police struggled to ‘keep up’ with confusing Covid laws
Police at the beach
Behind the scenes

Police struggled to ‘keep up’ with confusing Covid laws

Watchdog warns ministers that regulations are passed in Parliament rather than ‘from a podium’
20 Apr 2021
London mayoral race 2021: who will win?
Night Tube Sadiq Khan
In Depth

London mayoral race 2021: who will win?

Londoners head to the polls next month after vote delayed by pandemic
20 Apr 2021
How long will India be on UK’s Covid travel ‘red list’?
Delhi airport
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How long will India be on UK’s Covid travel ‘red list’?

Critics say ban on new arrivals comes too late amid rising fears over Indian variant of the virus
20 Apr 2021
How realistic are the UK’s new greenhouse gas emissions targets?
A British Airways flight takes off
Today’s big question

How realistic are the UK’s new greenhouse gas emissions targets?

Boris Johnson is set to announce ‘world-leading’ climate commitments
20 Apr 2021
What happened to Lord Mountbatten?
Lord Mountbatten
In Depth

What happened to Lord Mountbatten?

Prince Philip’s uncle was killed in an IRA attack in 1979
20 Apr 2021
‘A society preoccupied with national symbols is an insecure one’
Churchill statue surrounded by police
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‘A society preoccupied with national symbols is an insecure one’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Apr 2021
UK local elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win
Keir Starmer Hartlepool
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UK local elections 2021: why they matter and who is tipped to win

May vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
19 Apr 2021
UK plans to expel spies from hostile states amid Russia-Czech explosion row
Dominic Raab, foreign secretary
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UK plans to expel spies from hostile states amid Russia-Czech explosion row

Proposed foreign agent registration scheme will crack down on Russian and Chinese activities
19 Apr 2021
How the new low-deposit mortgage scheme works
An estate agent’s window
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How the new low-deposit mortgage scheme works

Government vows to turn ‘Generation Rent’ into ‘Generation Buy’
19 Apr 2021
‘The civil service is to a significant extent a law unto itself’
The street sign for Whitehall
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‘The civil service is to a significant extent a law unto itself’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
16 Apr 2021
The plans for Prince Philip’s funeral
Prince Philip
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The plans for Prince Philip’s funeral

Duke of Edinburgh was ‘guiding force’ behind the carefully stage-managed event
16 Apr 2021
Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?
David Cameron is facing a government probe into his lobbying for Greensill Capital
Today’s big question

Are crown representatives the next ‘lobbying timebomb’?

Links between private business and government officials come under increasing scrutiny
16 Apr 2021
How locking down streets could stop new Covid variants
A sign warning people to socially distance to avoid local lockdowns
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How locking down streets could stop new Covid variants

Localised restrictions may be ‘most effective measure possible’ for stopping outbreaks
16 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week
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Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
16 Apr 2021
Working from home: can it last? 
Working from home
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Working from home: can it last? 

As lockdown eases, the future of the office is more uncertain than ever
16 Apr 2021
Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?
A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccination
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Is lockdown or vaccination behind the drop in Covid deaths?

Boris Johnson claims the shutdown has been more effective at reducing Covid-19 than vaccinations
16 Apr 2021
The great reopening 
Shoppers get their retail fix on Oxford Street in London on 12 April
In Depth

The great reopening 

Spirits are high as consumers are unleashed, but recovery depends on other factors too
16 Apr 2021
How magic mushrooms may be used to treat depression
Magic mushrooms
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How magic mushrooms may be used to treat depression

Psilocybin as effective as antidepressants at treating depression, study finds
15 Apr 2021
Are Covid vaccine passports legal?
Man shows NHS vaccine card
Today’s big question

Are Covid vaccine passports legal?

Certificates of vaccination could be discriminatory, says equalities watchdog
15 Apr 2021
Lateral flow tests: how accurate are they?
Rapid testing UK
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Lateral flow tests: how accurate are they?

Research casts doubt on efficacy in detecting asymptomatic Covid cases
15 Apr 2021
Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United
Mohammed bin Salman and Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson and the Saudi bid for Newcastle United

Crown Prince allegedly warned PM that Anglo-Saudi relations could be damaged
15 Apr 2021
‘Was Afghanistan worth it?’
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‘Was Afghanistan worth it?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
14 Apr 2021