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The favourites to replace Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, Sajid Javid
In Depth

The favourites to replace Boris Johnson

Here are the leading contenders to replace the PM if he is toppled by cabinet resignations
5 Jul 2022
Johnson’s premiership ‘on the brink’ as Sunak and Javid resign
​Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak have quit Boris Johnson’s government
In Depth

Johnson’s premiership ‘on the brink’ as Sunak and Javid resign

Prime minister loses both chancellor and health secretary within minutes amid Pincher row
5 Jul 2022
Boris Johnson and his trouble with the truth
Boris Johnson at the weekly cabinet meeting today
Why we’re talking about . . .

Boris Johnson and his trouble with the truth

Lord McDonald’s ‘highly damaging letter’ about Chris Pincher reignites questions about PM’s honesty
5 Jul 2022
‘Go-slow’ protesters: who they are and what they want
Traffic on an a-road
Fact file

‘Go-slow’ protesters: who they are and what they want

Priti Patel urging police to arrest motorists deliberately jamming up roads
5 Jul 2022
What to expect from the new Covid wave
Members of the public look at a wall of remembrance for Covid-19 victims
In Depth

What to expect from the new Covid wave

New variants are driving surge in cases as calls grow for autumn booster
5 Jul 2022
‘Cabinet angry at defending Johnson again’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Cabinet angry at defending Johnson again’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
5 Jul 2022
The options to fix Britain’s ‘broken’ childcare system
An infant with building blocks
Getting to grips with . . .

The options to fix Britain’s ‘broken’ childcare system

Proposal to ease staff-to-child ratio in nurseries has been met with anger
4 Jul 2022

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What did Johnson really know about Pincher?
Chris Pincher
Today’s big question

What did Johnson really know about Pincher?

Downing Street admits that PM was aware of media reports when deputy chief whip was appointed
4 Jul 2022
What is Erskine May?
Houses of Parliament
Fact file

What is Erskine May?

Bible of parliamentary procedure is the glue that holds the UK’s unwritten constitution together
4 Jul 2022
The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying
Placards showing support for legalising assisted dying
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of legalising assisted dying

Parliament to debate the divisive issue after more than 150,000 people sign petition for action
4 Jul 2022
Inside the Carlton Club
The Carlton Club on St James’s Street
Behind the scenes

Inside the Carlton Club

Chris Pincher quits as Tory deputy chief whip after reports of groping at the private club
1 Jul 2022
The history of Pride
People celebrating Pride in London
In Depth

The history of Pride

This year marks 50 years since the first UK protest for equality
1 Jul 2022
‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin
G7 leaders
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin

‘Extraordinary banter’ from G7 met with more intense Russian missile strikes
1 Jul 2022
What happened to Logan Mwangi?
Tributes left to Logan Mwangi
Today’s big question

What happened to Logan Mwangi?

Mother, stepfather and teenager sentenced to life for murder of five-year-old boy
1 Jul 2022
Quiz of The Week
Protesters outside US Supreme Court
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
1 Jul 2022
Is tactical voting a threat to the Tories?
Ed Davey and Richard Foord
In Brief

Is tactical voting a threat to the Tories?

Pundits argue it’s ‘back with a vengeance’ – and could transform the electoral arithmetic
1 Jul 2022
Raab, Rayner and the ‘approving wink’
Dominic Raab
Why we’re talking about . . .

Raab, Rayner and the ‘approving wink’

Justice secretary claims gesture was intended for another Labour frontbencher
30 Jun 2022
Partygate inquiry kicks off: Westminster’s Jerry Springer?
Labour grandee Harriet Harman
Talking point

Partygate inquiry kicks off: Westminster’s Jerry Springer?

Privileges Committee begins taking evidence for investigation into Boris Johnson
30 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of streaming trials online
Lady Justice on top of Old Bailey the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of streaming trials online

New rules mean more UK court cases will be shown online, allowing the public to watch proceedings
30 Jun 2022
Meghan Markle bullying report: why the palace is staying ‘tight-lipped’
The Duchess of Sussex at a thanksgiving service during the Platinum Jubilee
Behind the scenes

Meghan Markle bullying report: why the palace is staying ‘tight-lipped’

Buckingham Palace sparks ‘secrecy row’ over Duchess of Sussex inquiry
30 Jun 2022
What Met Police’s ‘special measures’ means for the force
Metropolitan police officers
Why we’re talking about . . .

What Met Police’s ‘special measures’ means for the force

Scotland Yard facing greater scrutiny and pressure to produce improvement plan following criticisms by watchdog
29 Jun 2022
The countries where abortion is illegal
US abortion-rights activists march toward the White House
In Depth

The countries where abortion is illegal

Millions of US women have lost their right to terminate pregnancies following Supreme Court ruling
29 Jun 2022
What happened to Zara Aleena?
Zara Aleena
In Brief

What happened to Zara Aleena?

Man charged after law graduate was attacked in Ilford on Sunday morning
29 Jun 2022
When is the next general election – and who will win?
A sign directs voters to a polling station
In Depth

When is the next general election – and who will win?

Prime minister has new powers to call early vote so could gamble with snap election this year
28 Jun 2022
Who killed Jill Dando?
Jill Dando posing for a photo
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who killed Jill Dando?

French court papers suggest the murderer may have mistaken Dando for another BBC journalist
28 Jun 2022
A history of defecting MPs
Douglas Carswell with Nigel Farage after defecting to UKIP in 2014
In Depth

A history of defecting MPs

Politicians have crossed the floor for reasons ranging from Brexit to bids to reshape Britain’s two-party system
28 Jun 2022
Are we facing a brain fog epidemic?
Rise in brain fog cases linked to long Covid
Getting to grips with . . .

Are we facing a brain fog epidemic?

Loss of mental clarity and inability to concentrate linked to long Covid
27 Jun 2022
When will paper £20 and £50 notes expire?
Paper banknotes
Business Briefing

When will paper £20 and £50 notes expire?

Old notes will soon be taken out of circulation by the Bank of England
27 Jun 2022
Prince Charles, the sheikh and a suitcase of cash
Prince Charles in Qatar in 2014
Why we’re talking about . . .

Prince Charles, the sheikh and a suitcase of cash

Heir to throne facing questions over personal judgement after revelations of unusual donations to his charities
27 Jun 2022
Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?
Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?

PM and French president find consensus over Ukraine during G7 summit in Bavaria
27 Jun 2022
Is now a good time to fix your energy bills?
Woman reads utility bill
In Depth

Is now a good time to fix your energy bills?

Fixed tariffs may be tempting but it could still be a gamble to act before autumn price cap rise
24 Jun 2022
Quiz of The Week: 18 - 24 June
Ed Davey and Richard Foord
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 18 - 24 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
24 Jun 2022
Immunotherapy, unions and a house revival
Medical scan
Podcasts

Immunotherapy, unions and a house revival

Can our immune systems help us fight cancer? Have unions finally cracked the tech sector? And is 90s house music making a comeback?
24 Jun 2022
The road to a second Scottish independence referendum
Nicola Sturgeon
The latest on . . .

The road to a second Scottish independence referendum

Nicola Sturgeon launched her latest bid for Scottish independence last week
24 Jun 2022
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