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J.K. Rowling and Joanne Harris in death threat row
J.K. Rowling
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J.K. Rowling and Joanne Harris in death threat row

Rowling accuses fellow author of allowing female writers to be ‘silenced and intimidated’ over their gender identity beliefs
16 Aug 2022
Harry and Meghan ‘won’t reunite’ with William and Kate on UK trip
William, Kate, Meghan and Harry in happier times
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Harry and Meghan ‘won’t reunite’ with William and Kate on UK trip

Reports suggest rift between the Sussexes and the Cambridges has not been healed
16 Aug 2022
Will new ‘bivalent booster’ head off a winter Covid wave?
Boy receiving Covid vaccine
Today’s big question

Will new ‘bivalent booster’ head off a winter Covid wave?

The jab combines the original form of the Covid vaccine with a version tailored for Omicron
16 Aug 2022
UK braced for drought and floods at the same time
Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire flooded in 2007
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UK braced for drought and floods at the same time

Prolonged dry spell to come to an end this week but 24 million people still face hosepipe ban
16 Aug 2022
‘Air chaos to hit half term’
Today’s newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Air chaos to hit half term’

A round-up of the headlines from the UK front pages
16 Aug 2022
Could Labour solve the cost-of-living crisis?
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Could Labour solve the cost-of-living crisis?

Keir Starmer unveils £29bn plan to freeze energy price cap
15 Aug 2022
Inside Adelaide Cottage: Prince William and Kate’s new home ‘away from prying eyes’
William and Kate
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Inside Adelaide Cottage: Prince William and Kate’s new home ‘away from prying eyes’

The Cambridges will reportedly move to a four-bedroom home in Windsor before their children start a new school in September
15 Aug 2022

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The personal cost of soaring prices
Woman reaches into kitchen cupboards
Digging into the data

The personal cost of soaring prices

Latest figures show that 41% of UK population has cut back on food and essentials as inflation continues to rise
15 Aug 2022
Where schools stand legally on children’s trans rights
Suella Braverman
Getting to grips with . . .

Where schools stand legally on children’s trans rights

Government’s chief legal adviser says schools can ‘ignore’ trans students’ pronoun preferences
15 Aug 2022
What is going on in women’s prisons?
A female prison officer in HM Prison Styal
Getting to grips with . . .

What is going on in women’s prisons?

Inmate numbers and self-harm cases are rising despite government pledge to improve conditions
12 Aug 2022
Ryan Giggs trial: lockdown ‘utter hell’ for ex
Ryan Giggs outside Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court
In Depth

Ryan Giggs trial: lockdown ‘utter hell’ for ex

Football star denies claims by Kate Greville that he was aggressive and controlling
12 Aug 2022
Eurovision venue odds: the cities most likely to host the song contest
Kalush Orchestra
In Depth

Eurovision venue odds: the cities most likely to host the song contest

Glasgow is the frontrunner to host the famous competition
12 Aug 2022
How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world
Low water levels at Baitings Reservoir in West Yorkshire
Global lens

How the UK’s droughts compare with the rest of the world

UN warns that ‘land is drying up’ in countries across the globe
12 Aug 2022
How to save money on gas and electricity
Gas hob
Expert’s view

How to save money on gas and electricity

Household energy bills could go up before the expected October price cap rise
12 Aug 2022
How would Truss and Sunak tackle energy bills?
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How would Truss and Sunak tackle energy bills?

The issue has become a ‘key battleground’ in the Conservative leadership contest
12 Aug 2022
Quiz of The Week
Woman worries over bills
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Quiz of The Week

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
12 Aug 2022
‘Completely unusual’ rare sea slug found in British waters for first time
The Babakina anadoni slug is usually found in warmer waters around the coast of Spain
It wasn’t all bad

‘Completely unusual’ rare sea slug found in British waters for first time

Good news stories from the past seven days 
12 Aug 2022
Gordon Brown’s return: a ‘revenge narrative’?
Gordon Brown
Profile

Gordon Brown’s return: a ‘revenge narrative’?

Former PM has made a series of high-profile interventions on the cost-of-living crisis
11 Aug 2022
Is it time to nationalise energy companies?
Gordon Brown
Today’s big question

Is it time to nationalise energy companies?

Gordon Brown calls for government to negotiate with energy providers for lower prices
11 Aug 2022
Rental prices in London: the cheapest boroughs
A property in London
Digging into the data

Rental prices in London: the cheapest boroughs

Costs are soaring as people return to the capital after the Covid pandemic
11 Aug 2022
Pros and cons of marriage
Couple on their wedding day
The great debate

Pros and cons of marriage

Fewer opposite-sex couples are getting wed than ever before
11 Aug 2022
Childbirth pain relief to insulin: shortage of drugs ‘putting patients at risk’
A selection of pills
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Childbirth pain relief to insulin: shortage of drugs ‘putting patients at risk’

Pharmacist says low supplies of medication means they are ‘always firefighting’
11 Aug 2022
Archie Battersbee: the laws of life and death
Archie Battersbee’s life support was switched off on 6 August
Talking point

Archie Battersbee: the laws of life and death

After a painful legal battle to keep their son on life support, Hollie Dance and Paul Battersbee were defeated
11 Aug 2022
Britain is getting wetter – so why are there hosepipe bans?
Bough Beech Reservoir in Tonbridge is currently showing as ‘below average’
Behind the scenes

Britain is getting wetter – so why are there hosepipe bans?

Met Office data shows we have enough water, the problems lie in timing
11 Aug 2022
University criticised over masturbation PhD
University graduate silhouette
Tall Tales

University criticised over masturbation PhD

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Aug 2022
How long are you infectious with Covid-19?
Self-isolation
Getting to grips with . . .

How long are you infectious with Covid-19?

One in 25 people in the UK are thought to have the virus
10 Aug 2022
Has Liz Truss found an unlikely ally in Tony Blair?
Liz Truss
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Has Liz Truss found an unlikely ally in Tony Blair?

The Tory leadership hopeful and the former Labour PM are said to speak ‘fairly regularly’
10 Aug 2022
Raymond Briggs: five things you may not know
Raymond Briggs in 2004
Profile

Raymond Briggs: five things you may not know

The Snowman author ‘tried to avoid children’ and described himself as a ‘creative sociopath’
10 Aug 2022
Should book trigger warnings at universities be reversed?
Bookshelves at a university library
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Should book trigger warnings at universities be reversed?

Institutions criticised for ‘cosseting students’ by axing ‘challenging’ texts
10 Aug 2022
What is Don’t Pay UK?
Energy bill
Fact file

What is Don’t Pay UK?

Campaign hopes to encourage one million people to cancel their direct debits to energy providers
10 Aug 2022
The cost-of-living support available from government
Pound coin and banknotes displayed on a table
Fact file

The cost-of-living support available from government

Downing Street says no further measures will be rolled out before new PM is in place
10 Aug 2022
Next Tory leader odds and polls: who will replace Boris Johnson?
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
In Depth

Next Tory leader odds and polls: who will replace Boris Johnson?

Bookmakers slash odds on Liz Truss as poll puts her ahead of Labour leader in head-to-head
9 Aug 2022
Will Boris Johnson step down as an MP?
Boris Johnson
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Will Boris Johnson step down as an MP?

Critics of the prime minister have called for him to resign his Commons seat
8 Aug 2022
What is ‘quiet quitting’?
Two men leave their office
In Depth

What is ‘quiet quitting’?

Movement centred around doing bare minimum at work has been gaining traction on TikTok
8 Aug 2022
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