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Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’
Man in handcuffs
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Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Feb 2021
‘The pandemic and our response to it will change our economy and society forever’
Metropolitan Police officers patrol as people walk in Hyde Park
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‘The pandemic and our response to it will change our economy and society forever’

22 Feb 2021
Who are the warring factions in No. 10?
Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds leave the Commonwealth Day Service
Today’s big question

Who are the warring factions in No. 10?

Downing Street descends into infighting as PM plots pandemic course
22 Feb 2021
Will the Sussexes’ royal exit help heal rift between William and Harry?
Prince William alongside Prince Harry at his wedding to Meghan Markle in 2018
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Will the Sussexes’ royal exit help heal rift between William and Harry?

Insiders hope severing of work ties may help the princes repair their fractured relationship
22 Feb 2021
SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’
Nicola Sturgeon arrives for First Minster's Questions.
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SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’

Wording altered just weeks after allegations first made against Alex Salmond
22 Feb 2021
Everything we know about the end of lockdown
A member of the public on a street in Edinburgh
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Everything we know about the end of lockdown

‘Rule of six’ to replace advice to stay at home from 29 March
22 Feb 2021
‘Keir Starmer has no overarching vision for the country’
Keir Starmer delivers a speech at Labour headquarters in London
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‘Keir Starmer has no overarching vision for the country’

19 Feb 2021
Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 
A patient receives his Covid-19 jab at a vaccination centre in Salisbury Cathedral
Today’s big question

Coronavirus: who should be vaccinated next? 

The UK has hit its target for vaccinating the most vulnerable – but questions linger over who should be prioritised
19 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February
Boris Johnson visits a vaccination centre in Cwmbran, Wales.
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Quiz of The Week: 13 - 19 February

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
19 Feb 2021
Brits in their 40s ‘to get Covid vaccines by end of March’
A member of the public receives a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
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Brits in their 40s ‘to get Covid vaccines by end of March’

Government advisers reportedly pushing for next phase of jabs rollout to focus on age rather than prioritising key workers
19 Feb 2021
‘We should agree a date for Victory over Virus Day’
Commuters make their way through Waterloo Station
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‘We should agree a date for Victory over Virus Day’

18 Feb 2021
David Frost appointed ‘minister for Brexit Britain’ after No. 10 ‘power struggle’
Lord David Frost in St. James, London
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David Frost appointed ‘minister for Brexit Britain’ after No. 10 ‘power struggle’

Unelected peer will begin cabinet role next month seeking to ‘maximise post-Brexit trading opportunities’
18 Feb 2021
Keir Starmer lays out his vision for Labour - but will it work?
Keir Starmer delivers a speech at Labour headquarters in London
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Keir Starmer lays out his vision for Labour - but will it work?

Opposition leader calls for ‘biggest economic shake-up since WWII’
18 Feb 2021
RAF on mission to vaccinate entire Ascension Island in one swoop
RAF personnel load a batch of the Covid-19 vaccine onto an aircraft
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RAF on mission to vaccinate entire Ascension Island in one swoop

Aircraft failure almost derailed the ambitious jab campaign
18 Feb 2021
Inside Johnson’s dossier that will determine when lockdown ends
Oxford circus during lockdown
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Inside Johnson’s dossier that will determine when lockdown ends

Timetable based on latest evidence may see shops and hotels reopen in April
18 Feb 2021
Second Handforth Parish Council meeting disrupted
A screen grab of Handforth Parish Council
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Second Handforth Parish Council meeting disrupted

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Feb 2021
‘Responsibility for lowering Covid-19 transmission has fallen to low-paid hotel workers’
A man draws his curtains at the Radisson Blu hotel after arriving at Heathrow
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‘Responsibility for lowering Covid-19 transmission has fallen to low-paid hotel workers’

17 Feb 2021
Four things we learnt about the jab campaign from vaccine taskforce boss
A mass vaccination centre inside Salisbury Cathedral
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Four things we learnt about the jab campaign from vaccine taskforce boss

Clive Dix says speedy rollout will not slow down due to supply shortages
17 Feb 2021
How the UK is handling the Kent Covid strain
A member of the public walks past a Covid warning advert.
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How the UK is handling the Kent Covid strain

Study finds variant discovered prior to Christmas may be 70% more deadly
17 Feb 2021
What does Nigel Farage’s Reform Party stand for - and will it succeed?
Nigel Farage alongside Brexit Party co-founder Richard Tice and ex-Brexit Party MEP Anne Widdecombe
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What does Nigel Farage’s Reform Party stand for - and will it succeed?

End to lockdown could undo party focused on opposing further Covid restrictions
17 Feb 2021
Johnson preparing mass testing ‘blitz’ as part of plan to lift lockdown
St Andrew University students at a mass testing site
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Johnson preparing mass testing ‘blitz’ as part of plan to lift lockdown

Government aiming to deliver up to 75 million tests a week by April
17 Feb 2021
‘A proportional system would allow both miserable old parties to divorce’
Boris Johnson passes by Keir Starmer as they attend a service to mark Armistice Day
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‘A proportional system would allow both miserable old parties to divorce’

16 Feb 2021
Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless
Cash machine
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Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless

Physical currency use has plummeted during the pandemic
16 Feb 2021
What next for Dominic Cummings as Covid contract scandal heats up?
Dominic Cummings leaves his London home
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What next for Dominic Cummings as Covid contract scandal heats up?

Former No. 10 advisor forced to defend himself against claim he handed lucrative deal to associates
16 Feb 2021
‘How does this pandemic end, and how can we end it faster?’
A passenger on the London Underground wearing a face mask
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‘How does this pandemic end, and how can we end it faster?’

15 Feb 2021
Four key pieces of data as the UK hits 15m vaccinations target
Staff prepare the Pfizer Covid vaccine at Salisbury Cathedral
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Four key pieces of data as the UK hits 15m vaccinations target

Jab campaign extends to over-65s and some younger people after most at-risk receive first dose
15 Feb 2021
‘Britain is, for the moment, clear that it won’t follow the Americans down this path’
A child looking out at buildings destroyed by an air strike in Taiz, Yemen
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‘Britain is, for the moment, clear that it won’t follow the Americans down this path’

12 Feb 2021
Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 February
Matt Hancock speaks during a virtual press conference at 10 Downing Street
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Quiz of The Week: 6 - 12 February

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
12 Feb 2021
What Meghan Markle’s court win means for Royal Family - and the media
Meghan and Harry Ch
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What Meghan Markle’s court win means for Royal Family - and the media

High Court judge rules that newspaper invaded Duchess of Sussex’s privacy by publishing personal letter to her estranged father
12 Feb 2021
One year of Rishi Sunak: is the chancellor’s star still rising?
Rishi Sunak leaves 11 Downing Street
Behind the scenes

One year of Rishi Sunak: is the chancellor’s star still rising?

Boris Johnson’s Downing Street neighbour has long been tipped to become the next PM
12 Feb 2021
Arthritis drug could save ‘could save one in 25’ Covid patients
A doctor in PPE cares for a Covid patient.
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Arthritis drug could save ‘could save one in 25’ Covid patients

New study found that Tocilizumab cuts death risk and speeds recovery
12 Feb 2021
‘Humanity - all 7.8 billion of us - is on a collision course with the planet’
Shoppers crowd Oxford Street
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‘Humanity - all 7.8 billion of us - is on a collision course with the planet’

11 Feb 2021
When will students be allowed back to university?
St Andrews University
Today’s big question

When will students be allowed back to university?

Government facing questions about whether tuition and accommodation fees will be repaid
11 Feb 2021
What Israel’s lockdown easing plan may tell us about Johnson’s roadmap
An Israeli man snaps a selfie while receiving his vaccination in Tel-Aviv
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What Israel’s lockdown easing plan may tell us about Johnson’s roadmap

World leader in the vaccination race begins staged exit from the country’s third shutdown
11 Feb 2021
‘Borders are starting to look like Boris Johnson’s next big Covid mistake’
An airliner comes in to land at Heathrow Airport
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‘Borders are starting to look like Boris Johnson’s next big Covid mistake’

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10 Feb 2021
Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond on the campaign trail in 2015
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Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?

Dispute over sexual harassment allegations could bring down Scotland’s first minister
10 Feb 2021