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Is the BBC biased?
BBC
In Depth

Is the BBC biased?

Impartiality still a ‘complex challenge’ for broadcaster, Ofcom report claims
26 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November
Boris Johnson leaves No. 10 to attend Prime Minister’s Questions
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Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 November

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26 Nov 2021
‘Hold on to your pennies this Black Friday’
Black Friday sales
Instant Opinion

‘Hold on to your pennies this Black Friday’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
26 Nov 2021
Why did Bulb flicker out? 
Bulb Energy Ltd
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why did Bulb flicker out? 

The energy crisis has claimed its largest scalp to date. Is the market irretrievably broken?
26 Nov 2021
Racism in cricket: a systemic problem
Azeem Rafiq
Why we’re talking about . . .

Racism in cricket: a systemic problem

Racism remains a problem in the UK – though it’s also highlighted double standards
26 Nov 2021
‘We just want to live like you’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘We just want to live like you’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
26 Nov 2021
The meaning of woke
Defaced Churchill statue
In Depth

The meaning of woke

School chief urges headteachers to challenge anyone who criticises young people for ‘wokeness’
25 Nov 2021

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Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?
Anti-privatisation of the NHS protest
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Will the Health and Care Bill really privatise the NHS?

Controversial proposals have been branded the ‘NHS privatisation bill’ by Unite union
25 Nov 2021
What happened at Aberfan?
Aberfan
In Depth

What happened at Aberfan?

Survivors say medical tests following the coal waste disaster were akin to ‘torture’
25 Nov 2021
What happens if prison places run out?
Prisoner
In Depth

What happens if prison places run out?

Governors’ association says inmates might have to be released early as jail population grows
25 Nov 2021
‘Boris Johnson must not hand power over Britain back to the Blob’
Boris Johnson wearing a mask
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson must not hand power over Britain back to the Blob’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
25 Nov 2021
‘Britain is suffering from an ever-dwindling supply of compassion’
Homeless person's tent in London
Instant Opinion

‘Britain is suffering from an ever-dwindling supply of compassion’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
24 Nov 2021
What is Harper’s Law?
Family attend the funeral of police officer Andrew Harper
Today’s big question

What is Harper’s Law?

Killing emergency workers to carry life sentence following campaign by police officer’s widow
24 Nov 2021
What’s going on in Boris Johnson’s top team?
Boris Johnson attends a requiem mass for murdered Tory MP David Amess
Behind the scenes

What’s going on in Boris Johnson’s top team?

PM’s inner circle in spotlight after weeks of disorder and damaging headlines
24 Nov 2021
The most iconic Christmas adverts of all time
John Lewis Christmas ad 2018 Elton John
In Depth

The most iconic Christmas adverts of all time

From pints to loo roll, brands pull out all the stops for their winter campaigns
24 Nov 2021
The pros and cons of owning an electric car
Electric cars
In Depth

The pros and cons of owning an electric car

Government shares new plan to boost transition to electric vehicles
23 Nov 2021
‘The social care debacle has the same feel as the 1989 poll tax’
Poll tax riots
Instant Opinion

‘The social care debacle has the same feel as the 1989 poll tax’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
23 Nov 2021
Will booster vaccines stave off further lockdowns?
Vaccination
Today’s big question

Will booster vaccines stave off further lockdowns?

Government says ‘plan is looking solid’ but experts argue whether new roll-out is counter-productive
23 Nov 2021
‘Centrism is back with a fresh coat of paint’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Centrism is back with a fresh coat of paint’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Nov 2021
Why the number of children in care in England is set to rise
Girl in playground
Getting to grips with . . .

Why the number of children in care in England is set to rise

Local authorities caught in ‘vicious cycle’ amid austerity cuts and lack of foster carers
22 Nov 2021
Will there be snow on Christmas Day?
Christmas trees covered with snow
In Depth

Will there be snow on Christmas Day?

Bookmakers predict which UK cities will see a flurry of flakes
22 Nov 2021
Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?
Covid testing centre, Berlin
Today’s big question

Will Europe’s fourth wave of Covid hit the UK?

Restrictions have returned in several European countries as high infection rate sweeps the continent
22 Nov 2021
Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Is Boris Johnson’s authority ‘evaporating’?

Tory MPs concerned PM ‘lacks strategy’ and presides over a cabinet of ‘nodding dogs’
19 Nov 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 November
Boris Johnson on board a train
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 November

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Nov 2021
What is inside the buried Mountbatten diaries?
Mountbatten with Prince Philip
Between the lines

What is inside the buried Mountbatten diaries?

Historian fighting for release of personal journal and letters censored to protect ‘dignity of the Queen’
19 Nov 2021
The National Gallery and slavery: a complex legacy
The Hay Wain painting by Constable
In Focus

The National Gallery and slavery: a complex legacy

Gallery has published report linking some of its most famous donors, artists and paintings to the Atlantic slave trade
19 Nov 2021
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: held to a £400m ransom
Richard Ratcliffe with a sign reading 'Hunger for justice day 21'
In Brief

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: held to a £400m ransom

Boris Johnson has ‘a moral duty to set this right’, said The Observer
18 Nov 2021
Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working
Priti Patel
In Brief

Channel crossing crisis: why Priti Patel’s ‘push-back tactic’ is not working

Last week, a record 1,185 migrants crossed the Channel to Kent in small boats
18 Nov 2021
What the HS2 U-turn means for the levelling-up agenda
Boris Johnson visits a Network Rail hub
Why we’re talking about . . .

What the HS2 U-turn means for the levelling-up agenda

Cuts to high-speed rail links ‘undermine’ government’s key policy, say northern leaders
18 Nov 2021
The most corrupt countries in the world - and how the UK ranks
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer
Getting to grips with . . .

The most corrupt countries in the world - and how the UK ranks

Boris Johnson claims sleaze attacks do ‘disservice’ to citizens of genuinely ‘dirty’ nations
18 Nov 2021
Unexplained surge in non-Covid deaths triggers calls for probe
Ambulance outside hospital
In Depth

Unexplained surge in non-Covid deaths triggers calls for probe

Almost 9,300 more people than usual have died from conditions unrelated to coronavirus since July
17 Nov 2021
The rival plans on sleaze from Labour and the Conservatives
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

The rival plans on sleaze from Labour and the Conservatives

Labour say Johnson’s new proposals are ‘not specific’ and ‘watered down’
17 Nov 2021
The questions facing Church of England over asylum seeker conversions
 Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral
Why we’re talking about . . .

The questions facing Church of England over asylum seeker conversions

Tory MP vows to launch investigation into apparent ‘loophole’ in system
17 Nov 2021
Sleaze row chaos and the ‘objectionable’ objections of Christopher Chope
Christopher Chope
Getting to grips with . . .

Sleaze row chaos and the ‘objectionable’ objections of Christopher Chope

Tory branded a ‘Jurassic embarrassment’ after blocking Owen Paterson U-turn
16 Nov 2021
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