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Disrupted periods and Covid-19 jabs: is there a connection?
Woman gets vaccinated
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Disrupted periods and Covid-19 jabs: is there a connection?

Expert calls for ‘plausible’ link between the vaccines and menstrual changes to be investigated
20 Sep 2021
The top 20 universities in the UK
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In Brief

The top 20 universities in the UK

Oxford University ousted from top spot for the first time
17 Sep 2021
Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Podcast

Tech tiffs, shipping shortages and mammoth science projects

Why has Elizabeth Holmes’ court case divided opinion? What is causing Ikea’s delivery tailbacks? And could wooly mammoths roam the earth again?
17 Sep 2021
Prince Andrew accused of ‘playing hide and seek’ to avoid sex assault lawsuit
Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew accused of ‘playing hide and seek’ to avoid sex assault lawsuit

But US judge rules legal papers can be served to Duke of York’s LA-based lawyers
17 Sep 2021
Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda
Michael Gove
Behind the scenes

Gove’s task to put ‘meat on the bones’ of ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Former rival of Boris Johnson will oversee one of PM’s key government pledges
17 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September
New Foreign Secretary Liz Truss departs No. 10
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Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
17 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measurements
A fruit and vegetable market in Bolton
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Boris Johnson’s plan to revive imperial measurements

Bid to bring back pounds and ounces is part of a bonfire of EU regulations
17 Sep 2021
The women of Greenham Common and their legacy 40 years on
Peace campaigners wave as their caravan is taken away from outside the gates of Greenham Common on 5 September 2000
In Depth

The women of Greenham Common and their legacy 40 years on

How did a peace camp first established in Berkshire in 1981 become the largest women’s protest since the suffragettes?
17 Sep 2021
Everything you need to know about the Labour Party conference 2021
Keir Starmer
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Everything you need to know about the Labour Party conference 2021

Key details and expectations for Keir Starmer’s first in-person conference speech
17 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson’s reshuffle: who is in and who is out?
Gavin Williamson
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Boris Johnson’s reshuffle: who is in and who is out?

Liz Truss promoted to foreign secretary as Dominic Raab demoted in cull of big names
16 Sep 2021
The ethics of having children in the age of climate change
Extinction Rebellion
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The ethics of having children in the age of climate change

International survey finds one in four young people ‘hesitant’ about starting families amid global warming fears
16 Sep 2021
‘Pushing back’ migrant boats: a sensible way to stamp out people-smuggling or a deeply ‘callous’ policy?
Migrants disembark from a vessel in Calais
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‘Pushing back’ migrant boats: a sensible way to stamp out people-smuggling or a deeply ‘callous’ policy?

Priti Patel has secured new advice authorising Border Force to ‘push back’ migrant boats into French waters
16 Sep 2021
What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?
Liz Truss
Today’s big question

What does the cabinet reshuffle mean for next election?

Party staff told to prepare for the polls as Boris Johnson shakes up top team
16 Sep 2021
Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained
Joe Biden announces Aukus pact
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Aukus: the new security pact between UK, US and Australia explained

The deal to counter China will allow Australia to build nuclear submarines for the first time
16 Sep 2021
Which Covid-19 vaccine works best as a booster jab?
A man receives his first Covid-19 dose in Surrey
Fact file

Which Covid-19 vaccine works best as a booster jab?

Pfizer-BioNTech recommended as third shot for all over-50s in the UK
16 Sep 2021
Vaccine passports: the pros and cons of Covid certification
London nightclub
Pros and cons

Vaccine passports: the pros and cons of Covid certification

UK government’s coronavirus ‘plan B’ could see proof of vaccination become mandatory
15 Sep 2021
What we know about myocarditis and the Covid-19 vaccines
Vaccine centre in Hexham
Fact file

What we know about myocarditis and the Covid-19 vaccines

Cases of heart inflammation reported ‘very rarely’ after coronavirus jabs
15 Sep 2021
What is social prescribing?
Elderly people playing bridge
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What is social prescribing?

Help beyond medication may become a lifeline for the NHS in post-pandemic times
15 Sep 2021
Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj and Chris Whitty
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Chris Whitty takes on rap star Nicki Minaj

Unlikely face-off sparked by her tweets questioning safety of Covid-19 vaccine
15 Sep 2021
Can Michael Gove ‘save Christmas’?
Michael Gove
Today’s big question

Can Michael Gove ‘save Christmas’?

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster has been tasked with fixing Britain’s supply chain issues
15 Sep 2021
Behind the Lib Dems’ 27% drop in members
Ed Davey
In Depth

Behind the Lib Dems’ 27% drop in members

Ed Davey accused of failing to lead Liberal Democrats out of Labour’s shadow
15 Sep 2021
What does ethical travel look like now?
A beach in Greece
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What does ethical travel look like now?

Travel for the double-jabbed may become easier - but is it possible to travel ethically during a pandemic?
14 Sep 2021
What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?
Andrew Neil and Nigel Farage
In Depth

What next for GB News after Andrew Neil quits?

Veteran broadcaster presented only eight programmes for the floundering station
14 Sep 2021
Why Prince Andrew is staying silent over sex assault claims
Prince Andrew
Behind the scenes

Why Prince Andrew is staying silent over sex assault claims

Duke of York’s legal team reportedly instructed him ‘to refuse any request’ to discuss Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit
13 Sep 2021
Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?
Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson rips up Covid rules: what is his plan for the winter?

Vaccines are central to government efforts to avoid further Covid-19 lockdowns
13 Sep 2021
Is Labour’s lead over the Tories a sign of things to come?
Boris Johnson
Between the lines

Is Labour’s lead over the Tories a sign of things to come?

Conservatives hit by five-point slump as Keir Starmer takes first lead since January
10 Sep 2021
Queen supports Black Lives Matter, senior royal aide claims
Queen Elizabeth II and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex on the balcony of Buckingham Palace
In Brief

Queen supports Black Lives Matter, senior royal aide claims

Official says race is ‘hot conversation topic’ in Royal Family after Sussexes’ ‘racist royal’ allegation
10 Sep 2021
Quiz of The Week: 4 - 10 September
Boris Johnson
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 4 - 10 September

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
10 Sep 2021
Britain’s greatest Paralympian: cyclist Sarah Storey
Sarah Storey with her gold medal
Profile

Britain’s greatest Paralympian: cyclist Sarah Storey

Her achievements are ‘off-the-scale extraordinary’
10 Sep 2021
Cash bonuses, yoga and ‘canine clauses’: how the City is luring back its workers
The London Metal Exchange
Business Briefing

Cash bonuses, yoga and ‘canine clauses’: how the City is luring back its workers

Employers are dangling carrots, but the September return looks hesitant
10 Sep 2021
The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’
An x-ray of lungs
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The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’

Historic breakthrough as Sotorasib found to successfully target ‘death star’ mutation
10 Sep 2021
Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?
Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Is Johnson ushering in a new era of Toryism?

Newly announced National Insurance hike is controversial departure from the party’s low-tax tradition
9 Sep 2021
The latest casualty of Britain’s staff shortages
Hotel staff member changing bed sheets
Business Briefing

The latest casualty of Britain’s staff shortages

Some hotel managers report that staff are washing linen at home because frazzled laundry providers cannot guarantee delivery
9 Sep 2021
Is sentencing a Nazi sympathiser to read Shakespeare an appropriate punishment?
Shakespeare books
In Brief

Is sentencing a Nazi sympathiser to read Shakespeare an appropriate punishment?

Judge seemed to think introducing student ‘to high culture’ would ‘magically make him a better person’ said The Daily Telegraph
9 Sep 2021
Are Cressida Dick’s days numbered?
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick
Today’s big question

Are Cressida Dick’s days numbered?

Victims of police corruption and incompetence join forces to demand resignation
9 Sep 2021
Everything you need to know about Covid-19 booster vaccines
An NHS health worker administers a dose of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
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Everything you need to know about Covid-19 booster vaccines

AstraZeneca head says UK needs more time to decide whether to provide top-up jabs for all adults
8 Sep 2021
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