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Long Covid: the symptoms, the treatment and who is most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: the symptoms, the treatment and who is most at risk

Research shows that seven in ten patients hospitalised with the condition still affected five months later
26 May 2021
Gunboats sent in to Jersey fishing row: what happens next?
St Helier
Today’s big question

Gunboats sent in to Jersey fishing row: what happens next?

Blockade of St Helier port ‘pretty close to an act of war’, says Jersey Fishermen’s Association
6 May 2021
Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?
The transgender flag
In Brief

Changing legal gender: what’s new and how does it work?

Cost of a gender recognition certificate application is reduced from £140 to £5
6 May 2021
Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?
A controversial government advertising campaign from October 2020
In Brief

Why is the government planning to cut arts education funding by 50%?

Proposal described by critics as ‘catastrophic’ and ‘an attack on the future of UK arts’
6 May 2021
‘The path to Grenfell was there in plain sight’
Grenfell Tower
Instant Opinion

‘The path to Grenfell was there in plain sight’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
6 May 2021
Outdated routers ‘pose hacking risk’ to millions of internet users
An internet router modem
In Depth

Outdated routers ‘pose hacking risk’ to millions of internet users

New research suggests two-thirds of older network devices in use in UK may have security flaws
6 May 2021
‘Boris sends in the gunboats’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Boris sends in the gunboats’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
6 May 2021

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The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit
Starbucks order
Tall Tales

The Starbucks order that made worker want to quit

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 May 2021
‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 May 2021
Scottish election results: the repercussions for the future of the UK
Nicola Sturgeon on the campaign trail in Insch
In Depth

Scottish election results: the repercussions for the future of the UK

SNP majority will boost Sturgeon’s calls for second independence referendum
5 May 2021
UK elections: why the results matter and who is tipped to win
Boris Johnson in Hartlepool
Getting to grips with . . .

UK elections: why the results matter and who is tipped to win

Vote is barometer of what the electorate is thinking after a turbulent year
5 May 2021
Can booster jab nullify new Covid-19 threats?
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccination
Today’s big question

Can booster jab nullify new Covid-19 threats?

Trials under way for a third vaccine shot for over-50s to eradicate danger from coronavirus variants
5 May 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 after vote delayed by pandemic
5 May 2021
Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?
 Keir Starmer visits a beach near Hartlepool
In Brief

Does Labour stand a chance in the next general election?

Timing of the next vote could be key for Keir Starmer’s party
5 May 2021
What happened to PCSO Julia James?
PCSO Julia James
Why we’re talking about . . .

What happened to PCSO Julia James?

Candles lit in memory of police officer found dead last week
5 May 2021
‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’
Boris Johnson
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson has opted out of shame’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 May 2021
Is it safe to travel abroad this summer?
Gibraltar
Today’s big question

Is it safe to travel abroad this summer?

MPs warn that airports are ‘breeding ground’ for coronavirus
4 May 2021
Five ways the G7 summits will test ‘Global Britain’
Dominic Raab G7
Why we’re talking about . . .

Five ways the G7 summits will test ‘Global Britain’

Foreign leaders meeting face to face in London today for first time in two years
4 May 2021
Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win
Hartlepool by-election
Fact file

Hartlepool by-election polls: all the runners and the favourite to win

Labour faces losing key seat for first time in almost five decades
4 May 2021
What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance
A polling station
Expert’s view

What local elections mean for the Westminster power balance

Voters have first chance to pass judgement on the government’s handling of Covid pandemic
4 May 2021
Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale
Queen Victoria
Tall Tales

Queen Victoria’s knickers up for sale

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 May 2021
Covid holiday test costs
Heathrow Terminal 5 passenger
Getting to grips with . . .

Covid holiday test costs

Government to warn holidaymakers ahead of taking countries off ‘green list’
30 Apr 2021
The key races in the local elections
A polling station
The latest on . . .

The key races in the local elections

Votes in the Midlands and Hartlepool will set tone in Keir Starmer’s first major test as Labour leader
30 Apr 2021
‘Arlene Foster’s demise signals we must strengthen pragmatic unionism’
Arlene Foster
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‘Arlene Foster’s demise signals we must strengthen pragmatic unionism’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
30 Apr 2021
The allegations against Noel Clarke - and what happens next
Noel Clarke
Getting to grips with . . .

The allegations against Noel Clarke - and what happens next

Kidulthood star facing string of sexual misconduct and bullying allegations
30 Apr 2021
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April
Boris Johnson on the campaign trail in Llandudno
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 Apr 2021
The Post Office scandal
No one has yet been held responsible for the scandal, which is expected to cost taxpayers more than £350m
Getting to grips with . . .

The Post Office scandal

The Court of Appeal has exonerated some of the huge numbers of wrongfully convicted sub-postmasters and mistresses in Britain
30 Apr 2021
Lobbying: the hotline to the PM
James Dyson
Why we’re talking about . . .

Lobbying: the hotline to the PM

The revelation that Sir James Dyson sent a text to Boris Johnson with his concerns has sparked anger
30 Apr 2021
William and Kate: looking back on a decade of marriage
Prince William and Kate Middleton
In pictures

William and Kate: looking back on a decade of marriage

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have kept up united front during turbulent period for Royal Family
29 Apr 2021
‘After a footballing career, players have 50 years of leftover life to kill’
Mark Noble
Instant Opinion

‘After a footballing career, players have 50 years of leftover life to kill’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
29 Apr 2021
‘Final step of Brexit’: can the EU and UK now move on?
Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

‘Final step of Brexit’: can the EU and UK now move on?

Ratified trade deal comes with ‘real teeth’ warns Ursula von der Leyen
29 Apr 2021
Cash for curtains: will No. 10 refurb inquiry end up costing PM?
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds
Behind the scenes

Cash for curtains: will No. 10 refurb inquiry end up costing PM?

Pundits say Electoral Commission probe may have ‘serious consequences’ for Boris Johnson
29 Apr 2021
Is coronavirus found in British bats a threat?
A lesser horseshoe bat
Why we’re talking about . . .

Is coronavirus found in British bats a threat?

Scientists say the winged mammals may have harboured the virus for thousands of years
29 Apr 2021
Covid testing system at risk of ‘collapse’ when travel reopens
Arrivals at Heathrow
The latest on . . .

Covid testing system at risk of ‘collapse’ when travel reopens

Coronavirus tests for people in quarantine are routinely arriving late, warns consumer group
29 Apr 2021