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Could 50-second Covid tests save schools and travel?
A member of the public takes a Covid-19 test
Why we’re talking about . . .

Could 50-second Covid tests save schools and travel?

Virion Device detects virus by using a saliva sample and can process 1,200 tests per day
10 Jan 2022
Boris Johnson’s ‘shambles’: the four main problems facing PM
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

Boris Johnson’s ‘shambles’: the four main problems facing PM

Tory leader under pressure to tackle crises including soaring cost of living
10 Jan 2022
Isolation cut: how long are you contagious with Covid-19?
Negative lateral flow tests
Getting to grips with . . .

Isolation cut: how long are you contagious with Covid-19?

Calls for quarantine to be cut to five days with negative test
10 Jan 2022
Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk
A Covid patient is wheeled into hospital
Fact file

Long Covid: symptoms, treatment and people most at risk

Over a million people suffering with complaints lasting over four weeks, ONS says
7 Jan 2022
How ‘Great Exhibition’ texts triggered a Boris Johnson corruption row
Boris Johnson
Behind the scenes

How ‘Great Exhibition’ texts triggered a Boris Johnson corruption row

PM promised to consider donor’s pet project during talks about flat refurbishment funding
7 Jan 2022
Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs
Star-gazing
Podcast

Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs

What will the James Webb Telescope accomplish? Why is the NHS sending people to comedy courses? And are drugs laws about to change in the British capi…
7 Jan 2022
How the ‘Colston Four’ were found not guilty
The Colston Four celebrate the verdict outside court
Getting to grips with . . .

How the ‘Colston Four’ were found not guilty

Conservative MP calls for appeal after protesters cleared of criminal damage charges
7 Jan 2022
Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 January
Ambulance staff unload a patient at St Thomas' Hospital, London
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 1 - 7 January

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
7 Jan 2022
Tony Blair: a controversial knight
Tony Blair
In Focus

Tony Blair: a controversial knight

More than half a million people have signed a petition calling for his award to be rescinded
7 Jan 2022
Is Keir Starmer a prime minister in waiting?
Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Is Keir Starmer a prime minister in waiting?

Even the least favourable polls have Boris Johnson behind his Labour rival
7 Jan 2022
What is Tony Blair up to now?
Tony Blair allegedly made the claim to Trump’s son-in-law during a White House visit
In Depth

What is Tony Blair up to now?

Former Labour PM has turned to charitable work but continues to attract controversy
7 Jan 2022
The NHS trusts under most pressure amid staff shortages and rising Covid cases
Ambulances outside Royal London Hospital
Getting to grips with . . .

The NHS trusts under most pressure amid staff shortages and rising Covid cases

Health bosses have already been forced to cancel non-urgent operations in some hospitals
6 Jan 2022
Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit households in 2022
Pensioner turns off water heater
In Depth

Cost of living crisis: five changes that will hit households in 2022

Labour warns of ‘rising bills and ballooning prices’
6 Jan 2022
Can Boris Johnson survive 2022 as prime minister?
Boris Johnson looking windswept
In Focus

Can Boris Johnson survive 2022 as prime minister?

It’s clear that the public has tired of the old, bumbling ‘Boris schtick’
6 Jan 2022
What the 1921 census reveals about life in England and Wales
Charlie Chaplin surrounded by fans
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What the 1921 census reveals about life in England and Wales

The details of 38 million people in 8.5 million households from a century ago are now available online
6 Jan 2022
Rare 50p coins: which are the most valuable?
Hands hold new 50p coins
In Brief

Rare 50p coins: which are the most valuable?

Commemorative Platinum Jubilee coin reminiscent of other historic designs
6 Jan 2022
Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19
Covid-19 test centre at Heathrow Terminal 5
In Focus

Explained: the UK’s new travel rules during Covid-19

PM announces the scrapping of pre-departure tests
6 Jan 2022
The latest Covid testing rules explained
PCR testing
Getting to grips with . . .

The latest Covid testing rules explained

Asymptomatic people will no longer need to confirm a positive lateral flow test with a PCR
5 Jan 2022
Why Politics for All was banned from Twitter
Man scrolls through Twitter
In Depth

Why Politics for All was banned from Twitter

Social media expert says news account’s suspension is ‘one of the shadiest things I’ve ever seen’
5 Jan 2022
Inside the world of Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew
Profile

Inside the world of Prince Andrew

Once a Falklands war hero, the Duke of York’s associations with Jeffrey Epstein may have damaged his reputation beyond repair
5 Jan 2022
Alpha Men Assemble: the group threatening ‘direct action’ over vaccines
Protest in London
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Alpha Men Assemble: the group threatening ‘direct action’ over vaccines

The anti-vaxxers claim to be fighting for ‘justice, equality and freedom for everyone’
5 Jan 2022
How can London’s streets be made safer for women?
Protest outside Scotland Yard building
Today’s big question

How can London’s streets be made safer for women?

Females of all ages were subjected to ‘epidemic of violence’ in 2021
5 Jan 2022
What should we expect from Keir Starmer in 2022?
Keir Starmer
Between the lines

What should we expect from Keir Starmer in 2022?

Labour leader accuses Boris Johnson of treating politics like ‘branch of the entertainment industry’
4 Jan 2022
Predictions and events: what will happen in 2022?
Crowds on the Mall for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012
In Depth

Predictions and events: what will happen in 2022?

The new year brings a controversial World Cup in Qatar, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and more hybrid working
3 Jan 2022
22 of the biggest sports events in 2022
The Fifa World Cup trophy seen at the F1 Qatar Grand Prix
In pictures

22 of the biggest sports events in 2022

All the key dates for your sporting diary
2 Jan 2022
Is Dry January a challenge worth taking?
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Pros and cons

Is Dry January a challenge worth taking?

Millions expected to try out month-long sobriety this month
1 Jan 2022
The Week’s big New Year’s Day quiz
The Old Royal Naval College in London
Quizzes and puzzles

The Week’s big New Year’s Day quiz

Kick off 2022 by testing your memory and attention to detail
1 Jan 2022
Eight positive British news stories from 2021
Grid showing four good bits of news from this year (beavers, Max Woosey, lidos and the ‘Borrowdale Banksy’)
In Brief

Eight positive British news stories from 2021

From a resurgence of wild beavers to the ‘Borrowdale Banksy’
31 Dec 2021
People of 2021: from Gareth Southgate to Angela Merkel
Collage of public figures including Angela Merkel, David Cameron and Emma Radacanu
Profile

People of 2021: from Gareth Southgate to Angela Merkel

The politicians, sporting stars and celebrities who made headlines this year
28 Dec 2021
The top social media posts of 2021
Women look at one another’s phones
In Depth

The top social media posts of 2021

Users gave weddings, K-pop and Twitter wit the thumbs up
28 Dec 2021
A year in the City
London worker by the Shard
Business Briefing

A year in the City

2021 was a year of supply chain disruptions and big stock market floats
28 Dec 2021
Famous for 15 minutes: the fleeting stars of 2021
Jackie Weaver
Profile

Famous for 15 minutes: the fleeting stars of 2021

From Jackie Weaver to Pen Farthing, the people who momentarily captured the country’s attention
27 Dec 2021
Unpacking Boxing Day – why we celebrate it and origins of the name
Boxing Day
In Depth

Unpacking Boxing Day – why we celebrate it and origins of the name

Now a day a sports and sales for many Brits, the festive public holiday has medieval roots
26 Dec 2021
Liz Truss: ‘last true Tory’ with an eye on No. 10
Liz Truss
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Liz Truss: ‘last true Tory’ with an eye on No. 10

Foreign secretary has ‘edged into pole position’ in race to become Boris Johnson’s successor
23 Dec 2021
The 39 towns competing to be cities
St Michael’s Mount in Marazion
In Depth

The 39 towns competing to be cities

Queen will approve ‘upgrade’ in status to winning locations next year as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations
23 Dec 2021
How bad is the gender gap in healthcare?
Posters at a GP surgery
Why we’re talking about . . .

How bad is the gender gap in healthcare?

New report on women’s medical experiences provides ‘stark and sobering insights’
23 Dec 2021
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