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How safe are smart motorways?
Smart motorways
In Depth

How safe are smart motorways?

Investigation suggests technical failings are putting lives at risk
27 Sep 2021
Are we facing ‘apocalypse’ of ‘black swan’ events?
Queue for fuel at motorway station
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Are we facing ‘apocalypse’ of ‘black swan’ events?

Downing Street accused of failing to prepare for pandemic and subsequent national disruptions
27 Sep 2021
How Labour’s cervix problem began
Labour leader Keir Starmer arrives at the Hilton Brighton Metropole hotel on the opening day of the Labour Party conference
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How Labour’s cervix problem began

Party’s transphobia row has been raging for more than a year - with Keir Starmer finally weighing in on debate
27 Sep 2021
‘Army will be sent in’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Army will be sent in’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
27 Sep 2021
How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay
Water running out of a tap
Fact file

How fluoride in water can cut tooth decay

Chief medical officer says proposed move could halve hospital admissions among UK children
24 Sep 2021
Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?
Sir Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?

Labour leader backs Scotland’s move to soften laws on possession
24 Sep 2021
Is James Bond still relevant?
Daniel Craig
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Is James Bond still relevant?

Daniel Craig disagrees with critics who say next 007 should be a woman
24 Sep 2021

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Are higher energy bills here to stay?
Gas hob flame
Today’s big question

Are higher energy bills here to stay?

Ofgem chief warns that more suppliers may fail amid soaring gas prices
23 Sep 2021
What is Boris Johnson’s record on climate change?
Boris Johnson speech at UN
In Depth

What is Boris Johnson’s record on climate change?

PM tells world leaders to ‘grow up’ on tackling climate change
23 Sep 2021
TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News
Piers Morgan in 2019
In Depth

TalkTV: Murdoch’s challenge to GB News

Piers Morgan has been hired as the star of the new channel
23 Sep 2021
Nadine Dorries: a minister for the culture wars?
Nadine Dorries
Profile

Nadine Dorries: a minister for the culture wars?

The politician best known for eating ostrich anus on I’m a Celebrity has been made Minister for Culture
23 Sep 2021
All aboard the new Yacht Britannia
An artist’s impression of the new national flagship yacht issued by Downing Street
Fact file

All aboard the new Yacht Britannia

Boris Johnson wants a new ‘national flagship’ for Britain. Is it a good idea?
23 Sep 2021
Does Keir Starmer have a PR problem?
Keir Starmer
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Does Keir Starmer have a PR problem?

Conference widely viewed as leader’s last chance to make his mark and appeal to voters
23 Sep 2021
Why Operation Ark is under investigation
A dog rescued by Nowzad in Kabul
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Why Operation Ark is under investigation

Charity watchdog says it is looking into the financial arrangements of the animal airlift from Afghanistan
23 Sep 2021
Aukus: the rift with France
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘humiliation’
In Depth

Aukus: the rift with France

French fury over the new submarine pact has been something to behold
23 Sep 2021
Hairdressers warn of post-Covid hair dye allergies
A hair salon
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Hairdressers warn of post-Covid hair dye allergies

Scientists at Imperial College are investigating how the virus could be reprogramming our immune system
23 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson and his ‘notoriously complex’ baby count
Boris Johnson in New York City
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Boris Johnson and his ‘notoriously complex’ baby count

Even PM’s biographer has struggled to pinpoint how many children the Tory leader has fathered
22 Sep 2021
‘Variant-proof’ Covid vaccine begins trials
A nurse with a vaccine
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‘Variant-proof’ Covid vaccine begins trials

On-trial jab may offer better protection against new strains of coronavirus
22 Sep 2021
Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden in the White House
Today’s big question

Hopes fade for UK-US trade deal: what’s the alternative?

London eyeing US-Mexico-Canada pact but economists say benefits of joining would be extremely limited
22 Sep 2021
Who will be the next Green Party leader?
A Green Party rosette
In Depth

Who will be the next Green Party leader?

Trans rights and unity are key issues in ‘most intriguing leadership contest in the party’s history’
22 Sep 2021
The countries where euthanasia is legal
Euthanasia injection
In Depth

The countries where euthanasia is legal

British Medical Association’s recent vote to adopt neutral stance on assisted dying could pave way for UK legalisation
22 Sep 2021
When are the 2022 UK bank holidays?
Deck chairs
In Depth

When are the 2022 UK bank holidays?

Brits to enjoy a four-day summer break thanks to additional day off next June
21 Sep 2021
Backstage in the White House: what is at stake for Boris Johnson?
Boris Johnson in New York
Behind the scenes

Backstage in the White House: what is at stake for Boris Johnson?

Prime minister to travel by rail for meeting with ‘train nut’ president where Afghanistan and climate change will be discussed
21 Sep 2021
How high could UK inflation rise?
Pound coins and bank note
Today’s big question

How high could UK inflation rise?

MP warns cost of living may be the ‘biggest political issue’ in the next decade
21 Sep 2021
Insulate Britain: who are they and what do they want?
Insulate Britain protesters
Profile

Insulate Britain: who are they and what do they want?

The climate activists have blocked M25 repeatedly over past week
21 Sep 2021
Liz Truss’s five biggest challenges as foreign secretary
Liz Truss
In Depth

Liz Truss’s five biggest challenges as foreign secretary

France accuses UK of ‘opportunism’ as row over Aukus security pact grows
21 Sep 2021
What the UK’s gas crisis means for customers
Gas hob
In Depth

What the UK’s gas crisis means for customers

A surge in global demand for gas has left smaller energy suppliers on the brink of collapse
20 Sep 2021
Five new cancer research breakthroughs
Cancer researchers
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Five new cancer research breakthroughs

Latest results from trials of drugs and therapies met with tears of joy
20 Sep 2021
The baby shortage: how it could affect the UK’s future economy 
Babies
In Focus

The baby shortage: how it could affect the UK’s future economy 

Merits of ‘liberal pronatalism’ should be considered, a think tank study has said
20 Sep 2021
COP26: will China play ball on climate change?
Emissions in China
Today’s big question

COP26: will China play ball on climate change?

Fears grow that the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter will not co-operate at forthcoming climate talks
20 Sep 2021
Disrupted periods and Covid-19 jabs: is there a connection?
Woman gets vaccinated
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Disrupted periods and Covid-19 jabs: is there a connection?

Expert calls for ‘plausible’ link between the vaccines and menstrual changes to be investigated
20 Sep 2021
The top 20 universities in the UK
uni-of-cambridge.jpg
In Brief

The top 20 universities in the UK

Oxford University ousted from top spot for the first time
17 Sep 2021
Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Podcast

Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects

Why has Elizabeth Holmes’ court case divided opinion? What is causing Ikea’s delivery tailbacks? And could wooly mammoths roam the earth again?
17 Sep 2021
Prince Andrew accused of ‘playing hide and seek’ to avoid sex assault lawsuit
Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew accused of ‘playing hide and seek’ to avoid sex assault lawsuit

But US judge rules legal papers can be served to Duke of York’s LA-based lawyers
17 Sep 2021
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