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Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change
Dominic Raab
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Bill of Rights: how human rights laws are set to change

New draft legislation seeks to abolish the Human Rights Act introduced into UK law in 1998
22 Jun 2022
BA.4 and BA.5: what the two new Omicron variants mean for the Covid pandemic
Positive Covid test
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BA.4 and BA.5: what the two new Omicron variants mean for the Covid pandemic

Health experts say we have entered the next wave of Covid-19 infections
22 Jun 2022
What is the wage-price spiral?
Protester in London 2022
Today’s big question

What is the wage-price spiral?

UK inflation has hit a 40-year high amid threats of further strikes by unions demanding wage increases for struggling workers
22 Jun 2022
Pros and cons of grammar schools
Child in exam room
Pros and cons

Pros and cons of grammar schools

Boris Johnson is said to be considering a backbench plan to lift the ban on new grammar schools in England
22 Jun 2022
Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?
Wakefield town centre
Today’s big question

Who will win in Wakefield and Tiverton?

Labour and Lib Dems hoping to pick up seats vacated by Imran Ahmad Khan and Neil Parish
21 Jun 2022
Mick Lynch: the veteran trade unionist leading rail walkouts
Mick Lynch
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Mick Lynch: the veteran trade unionist leading rail walkouts

The RMT has reportedly balloted for strike action 200 times under Lynch’s leadership
21 Jun 2022
The battle for Archie Battersbee’s life support
Archie Battersbee
Behind the scenes

The battle for Archie Battersbee’s life support

Parents challenging ruling that the 12-year-old is brain dead following accident in April
21 Jun 2022
The naked dress: feminist fashion or novelty ‘nude’ apron?
The naked dress in Y/Project’s catwalk collection at Paris Fashion Week
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The naked dress: feminist fashion or novelty ‘nude’ apron?

Critics divided on whether new trend is bold political statement or just post-pandemic sartorial fun
20 Jun 2022
Will Britain have to fight Russia?
British troops take part in a Nato exercise
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Will Britain have to fight Russia?

New chief, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, says British Army must be capable of winning wars on land
20 Jun 2022
Rail strikes: which sectors will be next?
Commuters ahead of rail strike
Today’s big question

Rail strikes: which sectors will be next?

Strikes could spread to other public sector staff, says union chief
20 Jun 2022
Quiz of The Week: 11-17 June
Crowds enjoy the hot weather on the beach
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 11-17 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
17 Jun 2022
DNA theft, an energy puzzle and news refuseniks
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DNA theft, an energy puzzle and news refuseniks

Should we take steps to guard our genetic security? Is wind power overpriced? And why are so many of us turning off the news
17 Jun 2022
The surprising truth about sunscreen
A woman sunbathes on the beach
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The surprising truth about sunscreen

Expensive suncreams perform less well than cheaper brands in independent testing
17 Jun 2022
What is the ministerial code and has Boris Johnson ‘made a mockery’ of it?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

What is the ministerial code and has Boris Johnson ‘made a mockery’ of it?

PM’s ethics chief quit this week, saying Johnson had put him in ‘an impossible and odious position’
17 Jun 2022
Uncovering decades of ‘systemic’ abuse within British Gymnastics
A British gymnast's feet
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Uncovering decades of ‘systemic’ abuse within British Gymnastics

Damning report finds that medals took priority over welfare
17 Jun 2022
Why does inflation matter?
Rising inflation
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Why does inflation matter?

Prices are rising faster than they have for four decades, putting pressure on household budgets
17 Jun 2022
Is the Shipping Forecast reaching the end of the road?
An icebreaker cuts through a sea of ice, Southern Ocean, Antarctica
In Depth

Is the Shipping Forecast reaching the end of the road?

Continuous weather forecast has guided seafarers and lulled listeners for nearly a century
17 Jun 2022
Rail strikes: is Britain on track for a ‘summer of discontent’?
Trains across the UK could come to a standstill from June
In Brief

Rail strikes: is Britain on track for a ‘summer of discontent’?

The ‘biggest rail strike in modern history’ is planned for next week
17 Jun 2022
Why central banks are raising interest rates
Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England
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Why central banks are raising interest rates

Bank of England hikes benchmark rate for the fifth successive time
16 Jun 2022
Lord Geidt quits: the ‘impossible’ job of Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser
Lord Geidt
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Lord Geidt quits: the ‘impossible’ job of Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser

Peer says he was put in an ‘impossible and odious position’
16 Jun 2022
The Lady of Heaven row: are British cinemas bowing to the mob?
Poster of movie
Talking point

The Lady of Heaven row: are British cinemas bowing to the mob?

Muslim protesters are furious about a film that features one of the Prophet Muhammad’s daughters
16 Jun 2022
What is the hottest UK temperature on record?
140717-heatwave.jpg
In Brief

What is the hottest UK temperature on record?

Temperatures are set to soar this week, with some predicting record-breaking heat
15 Jun 2022
The rise and fall of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew
In Depth

The rise and fall of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

Duchess of York said the family is ‘a united front’ despite Epstein scandal
15 Jun 2022
The ever-blurring boundaries between celebrity and politics
Boris Johnson under spotlight
Podcasts

The ever-blurring boundaries between celebrity and politics

The prevalence of media platforms has given further rise to the theatrical elements of politics, experts say
15 Jun 2022
What is a ‘menopause-friendly’ employer?
Mariella Frostrup, MP Carolyn Harris, Penny Lancaster and Davina McCall
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What is a ‘menopause-friendly’ employer?

Speaker of the House of Commons signs pledge as awareness of the issue grows
15 Jun 2022
Who is eligible for the July cost-of-living payment?
Cost of living
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Who is eligible for the July cost-of-living payment?

Some households set to receive two payments worth £650 in total
15 Jun 2022
Inside Adelaide Cottage: the guesthouse set to become Prince William and Kate’s new home
William and Kate
In Depth

Inside Adelaide Cottage: the guesthouse set to become Prince William and Kate’s new home

The Cambridges will reportedly move to a four-bedroom home in Windsor in order to be closer to the Queen
15 Jun 2022
Why is Britain still bound to the European Court of Human Rights?
The grounded Rwanda deportation flight at Boscombe Down Air Base
Today’s big question

Why is Britain still bound to the European Court of Human Rights?

Boris Johnson hints that UK will seek to quit Strasbourg court after it blocks first Rwanda flight
15 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Nicola Sturgeon talks about a proposed second referendum at Bute House in Edinburgh
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon sets out updated case for IndyRef2
15 Jun 2022
Does Ofsted require improvement?
Ofsted inspector
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Does Ofsted require improvement?

Most teachers think the education watchdog does not drive up standards
14 Jun 2022
The ‘souring’ relationship between the future king and the PM
Boris Johnson with Prince Charles
Behind the scenes

The ‘souring’ relationship between the future king and the PM

Tensions have allegedly escalated following reports that Charles criticised No. 10’s Rwanda policy
14 Jun 2022
Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained
A protester demonstrates against the Home Office’s Rwanda plan
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Rwanda deportations: the legal bids to stop first flight explained

Blanket legal challenges fail in run-up to take-off but individual asylum-seeker cases have more success
14 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Scottish independence supporters
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon to set out updated case for IndyRef2
14 Jun 2022
The pros and cons of Scottish independence
Scottish independence supporters
Pros and cons

The pros and cons of Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon to set out updated case for IndyRef2
14 Jun 2022
How Britain’s food system is set to change
Boris Johnson talks to a farm manager in Hayle, Cornwall
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How Britain’s food system is set to change

Critics claim ‘half-baked’ proposals will do little to improve food security, standards or sustainability
13 Jun 2022
NI Protocol: who wants what?
Unionists vehemently opposed the Northern Ireland Protocol
Behind the scenes

NI Protocol: who wants what?

Battle lines drawn as UK government prepares to unveil controversial plans to override key Brexit provision
13 Jun 2022
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