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G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways
Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron
Behind the scenes

G7: the jokes, the gaffes and the key takeaways

Brexit spat with Emmanuel Macron dominates headlines on the summit’s final day
14 Jun 2021
Top 20 universities in the UK
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In Brief

Top 20 universities in the UK

Two in five UK universities saw their ranking drop in international league table 
14 Jun 2021
Lifting lockdown: five charts to determine Freedom Day delay
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

Lifting lockdown: five charts to determine Freedom Day delay

Reopening on 21 June set to be pushed back as Covid cases soar
14 Jun 2021
Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support
Liverpool held a test event in April, but nightclubs remain closed
In Focus

Freedom Day delay: ‘catastrophic’ for businesses on life support

Billions to be wiped from economy and Sunak rejects calls to extend furlough scheme
14 Jun 2021
Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?
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Expert’s view

Did government Covid policies help the Indian variant spread?

Experts say delaying second doses of vaccines may have paved way for Delta strain to become dominant mutation of the virus
14 Jun 2021
Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Should ‘empire’ be dropped from the UK’s honour titles?

‘Excellence Not Empire’ campaign calls for gongs to be distanced from colonial past
11 Jun 2021
Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on the seafront in Cornwall
Today’s big question

Has Johnson’s feared falling out with Biden been averted?

Two leaders hail ‘special relationship ’after papering over Northern Ireland row at pre-summit meeting
11 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 June
Boris Johnson and Joe Biden meet at the G7 in Cornwall
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 5 - 11 June

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
11 Jun 2021
‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden
Instant Opinion

‘The Tories are seeking short-term wins without any hint of a wider strategy’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 Jun 2021
Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Why we’re talking about . . .

Priti Patel in PM’s firing line over migrant Channel crossings

Insiders say Boris Johnson is asking ‘what the f*** is the Home Office doing’ about increase in arriving asylum seekers
11 Jun 2021
Stonewall: a champion or a bully?
Trans Pride protest
In Brief

Stonewall: a champion or a bully?

Britain’s largest LGBT charity is in deep trouble because of its stance on gender identity
10 Jun 2021
Matt Hancock in the hot seat: his key lines of defence
Matt Hancock
Why we’re talking about . . .

Matt Hancock in the hot seat: his key lines of defence

Health secretary says he can ‘face the mirror each morning’ after trying to save lives
10 Jun 2021
‘Theresa May is reborn after a painful political death’
Theresa May
Instant Opinion

‘Theresa May is reborn after a painful political death’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
10 Jun 2021
The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools
A sign reads 'Girls Should Feel Safe at School' outside a school in Hampstead
Why we’re talking about . . .

The key findings of Ofsted’s survey on sexual harassment in schools

Watchdog says that most girls and half of boys have been sent explicit pictures
10 Jun 2021
Tregenna Castle: inside the Cornwall resort hosting G7 summit leaders
Tregenna Castle Resort
Behind the scenes

Tregenna Castle: inside the Cornwall resort hosting G7 summit leaders

With secluded grounds, pools and golf course, the hotel is ‘ideal setting’ for Joe Biden and Co. to enjoy some downtime
10 Jun 2021
‘Teenagers shouldn’t have to decide if they’re public figures or jesters’
England cricketer Ollie Robinson has found himself in hot water over social media posts he wrote as a teen
Instant Opinion

‘Teenagers shouldn’t have to decide if they’re public figures or jesters’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Jun 2021
Colonialism culture wars: how the Queen got ‘cancelled’
Queen Elizabeth
In Brief

Colonialism culture wars: how the Queen got ‘cancelled’

Oxford students vote to remove picture of monarch over links to ‘recent colonial history’
9 Jun 2021
How and where UK foreign aid is spent
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In Depth

How and where UK foreign aid is spent

Tory rebels force emergency Commons debate on cuts to overseas spending
9 Jun 2021
Is the UK’s holiday traffic light system ‘dead’?
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Is the UK’s holiday traffic light system ‘dead’?

Minister advises holidaymakers to make most of the ‘great places’ in Britain
9 Jun 2021
G7 Summit 2021: the five thorniest issues
Boris Johnson
Getting to grips with . . .

G7 Summit 2021: the five thorniest issues

Leaders of economic superpowers seeking agreements on range of challenges facing the world
9 Jun 2021
‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk
The UK’s wedding industry was worth £14bn in 2019
The latest on . . .

‘Bride and doom’: 12,500 weddings a week at risk

PM expected to comment specifically on the topic in his address on Monday
9 Jun 2021
‘I have no problem with a holiday in Britain - it’s everyone else’
Couple sunbathing on beach in Wales
Instant Opinion

‘I have no problem with a holiday in Britain - it’s everyone else’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
8 Jun 2021
What we know about Wayne Couzens
Sarah Everard
The latest on . . .

What we know about Wayne Couzens

Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
8 Jun 2021
Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?
European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic
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Sausage fight: is the UK heading for a trade war with the EU?

Brussels to react ‘swiftly, firmly and resolutely’ if the UK continues to delay Northern Ireland border checks
8 Jun 2021
‘The name Lilibet Diana will always remind people who she is’
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Instant Opinion

‘The name Lilibet Diana will always remind people who she is’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
7 Jun 2021
How much would Covid vaccines for the entire world cost?
Gordon Brown and Tony Blair
Today’s big question

How much would Covid vaccines for the entire world cost?

Gordon Brown and Tony Blair among more than 100 former leaders calling for G7 to fund a global vaccination programme
7 Jun 2021
Fans ‘boo the knee’ but England will continue anti-racism stance
England players Kalvin Phillips and Jack Grealish take the knee before the match against Romania
Why we’re talking about . . .

Fans ‘boo the knee’ but England will continue anti-racism stance

Gareth Southgate says the Three Lions are ‘more determined than ever’ to take the knee
7 Jun 2021
The repercussions of redrawing the UK’s political map
 Boris Johnson campaigns in Hartlepool,
Why we’re talking about . . .

The repercussions of redrawing the UK’s political map

Initial proposals for England’s new constituency boundaries to be published tomorrow
7 Jun 2021
The meaning of Lilibet Diana and Archie Harrison’s names
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
In Depth

The meaning of Lilibet Diana and Archie Harrison’s names

Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome a second child into their family
7 Jun 2021
First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?
A housing development in Warrington, England
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First Homes: will first-time buyers really benefit?

A property ‘scramble’ is predicted while many people could still be priced out 
7 Jun 2021
‘Can Israel’s strange coalition survive?’
Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett pictured together in 2013
Instant Opinion

‘Can Israel’s strange coalition survive?’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
4 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
4 Jun 2021
Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal
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Portugal moved to amber list: 112,000 Brits scramble to return home

Tourists and the travel industry react with dismay to the government’s announcement
4 Jun 2021
‘Exam results have become an all-consuming mania’
LSE graduates
Instant Opinion

‘Exam results have become an all-consuming mania’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
3 Jun 2021
The arguments for and against cutting foreign aid
Yemenis receive humanitarian aid
Pros and cons

The arguments for and against cutting foreign aid

Rebel Tories back move to reverse £4bn cut
3 Jun 2021
PTSD: the definition, symptoms and treatment
Nadia Whittome
Getting to grips with . . .

PTSD: the definition, symptoms and treatment

Labour MP Nadia Whittome has spoken out about her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder
3 Jun 2021