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Potatoes take over woman’s flat during lockdown absence

A woman was “terrified” when she returned to her home after months away to find potatoes had taken over her flat. Donna Porée spent three months of lockdown at [...] Read full article: Potatoes take over woman’s flat during l...→

Met police urged to investigate Dominic Cummings’s Durham trip

Former chief prosecutor fears ‘prosecutors have not received all relevant information’ about the No. 10 adviser’s journey Read full article: Met police urged to investigate Dominic ...→

52 Ideas That Changed The World

The latest 52 Ideas That Changed The World news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: 52 Ideas That Changed The World...→

Quiz of The Week: 27 June - 3 July

Tensions have risen between Beijing and London this week, after Boris Johnson pledged to open the UK’s doors to the three million residents of Hong Kong who ha [...] Read full article: Quiz of The Week: 27 June - 3 July...→

Covid-19 patient gives birth while in a coma

A coronavirus patient has given birth while fighting for her own life in a coma. Colombian Diana Angola had been put into a coma after the novel coronavirus le [...] Read full article: Covid-19 patient gives birth while in a ...→

Why air bridges have been ‘shelved’ - and the countries cleared for take-off

UK to allow quarantine-free travel to nearly all EU countries and many other destinations across the world Read full article: Why air bridges have been ‘shelved’ - an...→

Reaction: China warns Britain against ‘opening doors’ to Hongkongers

Chinese ambassador says UK’s offer to three million of the territory’s residents breaches international law Read full article: Reaction: China warns Britain against ‘o...→

What are the Covid-19 rules in Amsterdam’s red light district?

Amsterdam’s red light district has reopened after the coronavirus lockdown. Most sex workers have banned kissing and they are cleaning the sheets between appoi [...] Read full article: What are the Covid-19 rules in Amsterdam...→

The best rums for summer 2020

It can be hard in the UK to really get into the spirit of summer. Often the weather lets us down and even when it doesn’t, the nation's beaches can leave a lit [...] Read full article: The best rums for summer 2020...→

Defence

The latest Defence news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Defence...→

What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?

Payment processing giant becomes first Dax-listed company to fail amid €1.9bn accounting scandal Read full article: What is Wirecard and why has the scandal...→

What was the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone?

Protesters aimed to create a community without police - but it soon turned into something bigger Read full article: What was the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zon...→

Man nearly dies after inserting live eel ‘to cure constipation’

A man who had to have a 15-inch long eel removed from his innards said he had inserted it into his anus to try to cure his constipation. It turned out that the [...] Read full article: Man nearly dies after inserting live eel...→

Does Donald Trump really want a second term in the White House?

A string of seemingly self-sabotaging statements has some analysts doubting the president’s interest in the job Read full article: Does Donald Trump really want a second t...→

The sound of couture: Fendi in Rome

Seldom, if ever, is the question asked: what does couture sound like? But in a spectacular collaboration, the esteemed Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia mus [...] Read full article: The sound of couture: Fendi in Rome...→

Reaction: Coronavirus damage ‘could last for life’

Even mild cases of Covid-19 can cause permanent harm to lungs, brain and heart, doctors warn Read full article: Reaction: Coronavirus damage ‘could last...→

Transgender row: is J.K. Rowling destroying her legacy?

Writers quit literary agency that represents Harry Potter author in protest against her controversial views Read full article: Transgender row: is J.K. Rowling destroy...→

Why the FBI is investigating a spate of hangings

Recent deaths of six African-American and Hispanic people spark fears of lynchings Read full article: Why the FBI is investigating a spate of ...→

Coronavirus R rate rockets in Germany after factory outbreak

Infection rate rises from 1.79 to 2.88 overnight as more than 6,000 meat plant workers are quarantined Read full article: Coronavirus R rate rockets in Germany af...→

What is quantitative easing?

Bank of England expands crisis programme to £300bn amid coronavirus chaos Read full article: What is quantitative easing?...→

Set up home in the garden

The TiiPii hanging daybed makes for luxury lounging at its finest, says Louise Whitbread in The Independent. The large Deluxe Sunbrella version is made with Su [...] Read full article: Set up home in the garden...→

Should the UK pay slavery reparations and which institutions could owe money?

Greene King and Lloyd’s of London pledge to pay compensation over founders’ links to human trafficking Read full article: Should the UK pay slavery reparations an...→

Culture

The pandemic has presented new challenges for auction houses... When buying gold coins, it's important to decide whether you are collecting or investing Read full article: Culture...→

Who is Mary Trump? President’s niece set to publish ‘damning’ tell-all book

New memoir details how the US leader ‘became the man who now threatens world’s health, economic security and social fabric’ Read full article: Who is Mary Trump? President’s niece set...→

Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many people are in UK illegally

New NAO report says government has not updated estimated figures for undocumented migrants for 15 years Read full article: Home Office ‘has no idea’ how many peopl...→

Markets

The latest Markets news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Markets...→

How the polio vaccine could curb coronavirus

Scientists hope the decades-old vaccination may provide protection against a second wave of Covid-19 Read full article: How the polio vaccine could curb coronav...→

Coronavirus: why antibody tests may miss a quarter of cases

New research suggests ‘game-changing’ tests bought by UK government may be less accurate than previously thought Read full article: Coronavirus: why antibody tests may miss...→

What is breast ironing and how common is it in the UK?

School says sorry for asking children as young as 11 to research the harmful practice Read full article: What is breast ironing and how common is...→

Behind the Tory’s brewing billionaire property scandal

Prime minister facing growing pressure to respond to allegations over ‘unlawful’ planning approval Read full article: Behind the Tory’s brewing billionaire pr...→

Four of the best beaches in England

“Strung with vast and often deserted beaches, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the county’s primary draws,” says Charlotte Wigram [...] Read full article: Four of the best beaches in England...→

Ten ways to improve your home and garden

With summer now in full swing, it’s the ideal time to make a few changes and freshen up your living space for the rest of the year.... You might be planning to [...] Read full article: Ten ways to improve your home and garden...→

Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa: why luxury all-inclusive is the future

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a post-lockdown holiday, look no further than the Maldives. The South Asian island nation is a bucket-list destinat [...] Read full article: Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa: why lux...→

The Week Unwrapped: Kosovo, Isis drugs and the second wave of rave

Why might Covid-19 lead to a new round of raves? Why is Isis sending drugs to Europe? And is tension brewing again in the Balkans? Read full article: The Week Unwrapped: Kosovo, Isis drugs a...→

Take the wheel: how to get started with pottery

Pottery is becoming an increasingly popular hobby, especially during lockdown when many people are experimenting with getting creative in their own homes.... I [...] Read full article: Take the wheel: how to get started with ...→

Reaction: how China’s new security law ‘crushes Hong Kong dissent’

Controversial legislation appears even more stringent ‘both in scope and penalties’ than was feared Read full article: Reaction: how China’s new security law ‘...→

Police chase a peacock through Brooklyn

Police in New York had to chase a peacock that had escaped from the Prospect Park Zoo and gone on the run in Brooklyn. The NYPD said it received a 911 call on [...] Read full article: Police chase a peacock through Brooklyn...→

Is a second wave of rave sparking new Covid outbreaks across Europe?

Authorities struggling to close down illegal parties in London and other cities across the continent Read full article: Is a second wave of rave sparking new Co...→

Opinion divided as Costa launches Coca-Cola coffee

Costa Coffee has teamed up with fizzy drink giant Coca-Cola to create a range of cola-flavoured coffees. The new hot drinks launched in China last month and a [...] Read full article: Opinion divided as Costa launches Coca-C...→

Is Britain prepared for a second wave of coronavirus?

Scientists say the government has made serious progress - but more action is needed Read full article: Is Britain prepared for a second wave of...→

Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’

Preliminary report says ‘human error’ to blame for crash in Pakistan that claimed 98 lives Read full article: Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots disc...→

Pros and cons of ditching cash for contactless

Experts predict that coronavirus will speed up society’s shift away from using cash Read full article: Pros and cons of ditching cash for conta...→

What are the UK’s kinkiest names?

People called Charlie and Jessica are the most kinky in the UK, according to a new study. The shopping marketplace OnBuy.com studied sales data and found which [...] Read full article: What are the UK’s kinkiest names?...→

Why Europe could face an oil shortage within a decade

New analysis suggests supply set to fall at faster rate than shift to greener alternatives Read full article: Why Europe could face an oil shortage wi...→

How White Lives Matter ‘misses the point’ of Black Lives Matter

Phrase emblazoned on banner flown over Etihad Stadium ahead of clash between Burnley and Manchester City Read full article: How White Lives Matter ‘misses the point...→

Trump wanted Elton John’s music to make peace with North Korea

Donald Trump tried to use Elton John as peacemaker with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a new book. Trump’s former national security adviser, Joh [...] Read full article: Trump wanted Elton John’s music to make ...→

Coronavirus: how do ‘spit tests’ work?

Thousands of volunteers to take part in mass trial of Covid-19 saliva tests in Southampton Read full article: Coronavirus: how do ‘spit tests’ work?...→

Reading terror attack: what we know so far

Sources say Libyan suspect in stabbings that claimed three lives was known to MI5 Read full article: Reading terror attack: what we know so f...→

How the Isle of Man ‘eradicated’ coronavirus

Pubs, cinemas and swimming pools have reopened on the island as lockdown fully lifted Read full article: How the Isle of Man ‘eradicated’ coronav...→

Lloyd Webber says government suggested musicals without singing

Frozen the Musical leading lady Cassie Levy  performs at the Tony Awards in 2018 ... Andrew Lloyd Webber says the government has suggested that UK theatres cou [...] Read full article: Lloyd Webber says government suggested m...→

How did Donald Trump win the presidency?

To many, a President Trump was simply unthinkable. But nearly half of US voters wanted him in the White House Read full article: How did Donald Trump win the presidency?...→

The Week Unwrapped: Hibernation, Instagram MPs and the house of Assad

Will humans soon be able to hibernate? Has social media given rise to a new type of politics? And has war arrived inside the Assad family? Read full article: The Week Unwrapped: Hibernation, Instagr...→

How does the UK spend its foreign aid budget?

Merging of DfID with the Foreign Office could trigger changes in UK aid spending Read full article: How does the UK spend its foreign aid bu...→

Dexamethasone: how a 50p steroid saves one in three coronavirus patients

The 60-year-old arthritis drug has been described as a ‘breakthrough’ treatment for Covid-19 Read full article: Dexamethasone: how a 50p steroid saves o...→

How Germany is launching a coronavirus-tracing app that protects privacy

Berlin has put the new system through stringent tests to guard against potential cybersecurity failings Read full article: How Germany is launching a coronavirus-t...→

Revive your weary spirits at The Gainsborough Bath Spa

When in Bath, do as the Romans did – bathe. People have been coming “to take the waters” for centuries – long before the Romans made Aquae Sulis, as they calle [...] Read full article: Revive your weary spirits at The Gainsbo...→

Indoor cycling gear to keep you cool

With the surge in popularity of indoor cycling, it’s no surprise that brands have been releasing gear specifically designed for this purpose.... The kit uses l [...] Read full article: Indoor cycling gear to keep you cool...→

The art world goes online with virtual auctions

“Pandemics, sadly, are nothing new,” as Bonhams points out. The auction house in New York is holding an online sale of two pages containing Sir Isaac Newton’s [...] Read full article: The art world goes online with virtual a...→

Games

The latest Games news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Games...→

Mysterious explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities - accidents or attacks?

Iran admits ‘significant damage’ at key plant is major setback for country’s nuclear programme Read full article: Mysterious explosions at Iran’s nuclear ...→

Airport offers fake flights for people missing air travel

A Taiwan airport is running fake two-hour flights, including the full check-in experience, for anyone who has missed flying during the coronavirus pandemic. Th [...] Read full article: Airport offers fake flights for people m...→

Coronavirus: full list of safe-to-travel countries revealed

The government has published its long-awaited list of countries to which English residents can travel this summer.... The 59 destinations include British holid [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: full list of safe-to-travel...→

Africa

The latest Africa news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Africa...→

Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush chardonnay

In particularly challenging vintages there is an outside chance that a winery can make truly remarkable wines. Some estates find it impossible to step up, but [...] Read full article: Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush ch...→

How racist is Britain today?

Two experts on what the government’s own figures tell us about discrimination in the UK Read full article: How racist is Britain today?...→

Three of the best new bikes

Mountain bikes are great all-rounders that can handle any terrain, says Jacqueline Neber in New York magazine. They are perfectly happy on the commute, but, sh [...] Read full article: Three of the best new bikes...→

‘Cannibal’ rats on the march in Britain

Cannibal rats are on the march across Britain as the closure of restaurants forces them to resort to raiding human houses to try and find food during lockdown. [...] Read full article: ‘Cannibal’ rats on the march in Britain...→

Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops

Intelligence sources says British soldiers also targeted in covert operation in Afghanistan Read full article: Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban f...→

Russia denies radiation increase is linked to its nuclear plants

Authorities deny any leakage or fault following rise in radioactivity levels across northern Europe Read full article: Russia denies radiation increase is link...→

Companies

The latest Companies news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Companies...→

The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100,000 speeches

What is seasteading? Why are being prescribed video games? And what can we learn from a £100,000 speech? Read full article: The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADH...→

Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 June

A woman sits on the southern bank of the River Thames amid high temperatures in the UK... A week that began with the coronavirus R rate rocketing in Germany is [...] Read full article: Quiz of The Week: 20 - 26 June...→

Why is there a North and South Korea?

Seven decades after the two countries went to war a delicate armistice is beginning to fray Read full article: Why is there a North and South Korea?...→

‘Privacy minefield’: can businesses adapt to new contact-tracing rules?

Bars, restaurants and other venues in England instructed to record customers’ details to enable coronavirus tracking Read full article: ‘Privacy minefield’: can businesses adap...→

Holidaying in Europe: country-by-country travel restrictions explained

Downing Street to release list of overseas destinations that will form quarantine-free ‘air bridges’ with UK Read full article: Holidaying in Europe: country-by-country...→

Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefania Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir say that th [...]

Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefania Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir say that they asked The Blair Partnership to speak out after the Harry Potter author aired [...] Read full article: Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefani...→

Botched painting restoration fuels calls for new rules to protect artworks

Conservationist claims politicians ‘don’t give a toss’ in wake of ‘Potato Madonna’ fiasco Read full article: Botched painting restoration fuels calls...→

Who is Q and what is the QAnon conspiracy theory?

More than 50 Republican candidates in 2020 election have shared the internet-based conspiracy Read full article: Who is Q and what is the QAnon conspirac...→

Daughter of suspected Covid victim launches legal action against Matt Hancock

Woman whose father died in care home demands that health secretary retract his ‘protective ring’ claim Read full article: Daughter of suspected Covid victim launc...→

Oualidia: a peaceful retreat on Morocco's Atlantic coast

The possibility of taking a foreign holiday at the moment feels as remote as the destinations themselves. But, fingers crossed, we may be flying again before t [...] Read full article: Oualidia: a peaceful retreat on Morocco'...→

Europe

The latest Europe news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Europe...→

Middle East

The latest Middle East news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Middle East...→

Economy

The latest Economy news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Economy...→

Politics

The latest Politics news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Politics...→

Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual creature

I recently published my 2020 Piemonte Report, which features nearly 1,400 tasting notes from the best 121 wineries, including more than 100 write-ups from the [...] Read full article: Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual cr...→

Could flying robots with bubble guns save us all?

Japanese scientists say that flying robots with bubble guns could save the planet. Endangered bees are critical to all of our existences, but Eijiro Miyako, of [...] Read full article: Could flying robots with bubble guns sav...→

Coronavirus: what has it cost to house the homeless during the pandemic?

Charities call for urgent government action to prevent rough sleepers being forced back onto streets Read full article: Coronavirus: what has it cost to house t...→

Police fine man for ‘massive intestinal wind’

A man in Austria has been fined nearly £500 for farting loudly in front of police officers. Police in Vienna said the uncooperative man pushed out a “massive i [...] Read full article: Police fine man for ‘massive intestinal ...→

Best whiskies for Father’s Day 2020

Buying for dad is never easy. And with lockdown restrictions still in place, this year’s gift is likely to be an online order.... With that in mind, a bottle o [...] Read full article: Best whiskies for Father’s Day 2020...→

Man sues his date for giving him a cold sore

A man who says he picked up a cold sore after kissing a woman is suing her for more than £130,000. Martin Ashley Conway claims he has been “traumatised” and hi [...] Read full article: Man sues his date for giving him a cold ...→

Left-wing voters lead collapse in trust in media

Research highlights growing fears that news outlets are ‘pushing or suppressing agendas’ Read full article: Left-wing voters lead collapse in trust ...→

‘Did I miss anything?’ asks man after 75-day retreat

A man has emerged from a 75-day silent retreat, tweeting: “I’m back from 75 days in silence. Did I miss anything?” In March, Daniel Thorson withdrew into a rem [...] Read full article: ‘Did I miss anything?’ asks man after 75...→

Science & Health

The latest Science & Health news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Science & Health...→

Woman hatches ducklings from Waitrose eggs

A woman has hatched three ducklings from eggs she bought in Waitrose. Charli Lello from Hertfordshire said she put the Clarence Court eggs in an incubator as a [...] Read full article: Woman hatches ducklings from Waitrose eg...→

A tragedy in pictures: three years since the Grenfell Tower disaster

Annual vigils to mark the devastating fire replaced with an online service due to coronavirus Read full article: A tragedy in pictures: three years since...→

Wines of the week: two brilliant English sparkling wines

I met Gerard Fox five or six years ago at a tasting. He mentioned that he and his wife Jonica had got into the wine game, back in 2004, by planting some vines, [...] Read full article: Wines of the week: two brilliant English...→

Potatoes take over woman’s flat during lockdown absence

A woman was “terrified” when she returned to her home after months away to find potatoes had taken over her flat. Donna Porée spent three months of lockdown at [...] Read full article: Potatoes take over woman’s flat during l...→

Four of the best beaches in England

“Strung with vast and often deserted beaches, the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the county’s primary draws,” says Charlotte Wigram [...] Read full article: Four of the best beaches in England...→

Met police urged to investigate Dominic Cummings’s Durham trip

Former chief prosecutor fears ‘prosecutors have not received all relevant information’ about the No. 10 adviser’s journey Read full article: Met police urged to investigate Dominic ...→

Mysterious explosions at Iran’s nuclear facilities - accidents or attacks?

Iran admits ‘significant damage’ at key plant is major setback for country’s nuclear programme Read full article: Mysterious explosions at Iran’s nuclear ...→

52 Ideas That Changed The World

The latest 52 Ideas That Changed The World news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: 52 Ideas That Changed The World...→

Coronavirus: full list of safe-to-travel countries revealed

The government has published its long-awaited list of countries to which English residents can travel this summer.... The 59 destinations include British holid [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: full list of safe-to-travel...→

Quiz of The Week: 27 June - 3 July

Tensions have risen between Beijing and London this week, after Boris Johnson pledged to open the UK’s doors to the three million residents of Hong Kong who ha [...] Read full article: Quiz of The Week: 27 June - 3 July...→

Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush chardonnay

In particularly challenging vintages there is an outside chance that a winery can make truly remarkable wines. Some estates find it impossible to step up, but [...] Read full article: Wine of the week: a phenomenal, plush ch...→

The Week Unwrapped: Kosovo, Isis drugs and the second wave of rave

Why might Covid-19 lead to a new round of raves? Why is Isis sending drugs to Europe? And is tension brewing again in the Balkans? Read full article: The Week Unwrapped: Kosovo, Isis drugs a...→

Take the wheel: how to get started with pottery

Pottery is becoming an increasingly popular hobby, especially during lockdown when many people are experimenting with getting creative in their own homes.... I [...] Read full article: Take the wheel: how to get started with ...→

Reaction: China warns Britain against ‘opening doors’ to Hongkongers

Chinese ambassador says UK’s offer to three million of the territory’s residents breaches international law Read full article: Reaction: China warns Britain against ‘o...→

How racist is Britain today?

Two experts on what the government’s own figures tell us about discrimination in the UK Read full article: How racist is Britain today?...→

The best rums for summer 2020

It can be hard in the UK to really get into the spirit of summer. Often the weather lets us down and even when it doesn’t, the nation's beaches can leave a lit [...] Read full article: The best rums for summer 2020...→

Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban for killing US troops

Intelligence sources says British soldiers also targeted in covert operation in Afghanistan Read full article: Behind the Russian plot to pay Taliban f...→

Opinion divided as Costa launches Coca-Cola coffee

Costa Coffee has teamed up with fizzy drink giant Coca-Cola to create a range of cola-flavoured coffees. The new hot drinks launched in China last month and a [...] Read full article: Opinion divided as Costa launches Coca-C...→

What is Wirecard and why has the scandal-hit firm collapsed?

Payment processing giant becomes first Dax-listed company to fail amid €1.9bn accounting scandal Read full article: What is Wirecard and why has the scandal...→

The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADHD and £100,000 speeches

What is seasteading? Why are being prescribed video games? And what can we learn from a £100,000 speech? Read full article: The Week Unwrapped: Floating cities, ADH...→

Why is there a North and South Korea?

Seven decades after the two countries went to war a delicate armistice is beginning to fray Read full article: Why is there a North and South Korea?...→

Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots discussed Covid fears’

Preliminary report says ‘human error’ to blame for crash in Pakistan that claimed 98 lives Read full article: Plane crashed ‘as distracted pilots disc...→

What was the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone?

Protesters aimed to create a community without police - but it soon turned into something bigger Read full article: What was the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zon...→

Man nearly dies after inserting live eel ‘to cure constipation’

A man who had to have a 15-inch long eel removed from his innards said he had inserted it into his anus to try to cure his constipation. It turned out that the [...] Read full article: Man nearly dies after inserting live eel...→

‘Privacy minefield’: can businesses adapt to new contact-tracing rules?

Bars, restaurants and other venues in England instructed to record customers’ details to enable coronavirus tracking Read full article: ‘Privacy minefield’: can businesses adap...→

What are the UK’s kinkiest names?

People called Charlie and Jessica are the most kinky in the UK, according to a new study. The shopping marketplace OnBuy.com studied sales data and found which [...] Read full article: What are the UK’s kinkiest names?...→

Reaction: Coronavirus damage ‘could last for life’

Even mild cases of Covid-19 can cause permanent harm to lungs, brain and heart, doctors warn Read full article: Reaction: Coronavirus damage ‘could last...→

Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefania Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir say that th [...]

Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefania Kristjonudottir Jonsdottir say that they asked The Blair Partnership to speak out after the Harry Potter author aired [...] Read full article: Drew Davies, Fox Fisher and Ugla Stefani...→

How White Lives Matter ‘misses the point’ of Black Lives Matter

Phrase emblazoned on banner flown over Etihad Stadium ahead of clash between Burnley and Manchester City Read full article: How White Lives Matter ‘misses the point...→

Who is Q and what is the QAnon conspiracy theory?

More than 50 Republican candidates in 2020 election have shared the internet-based conspiracy Read full article: Who is Q and what is the QAnon conspirac...→

Coronavirus: how do ‘spit tests’ work?

Thousands of volunteers to take part in mass trial of Covid-19 saliva tests in Southampton Read full article: Coronavirus: how do ‘spit tests’ work?...→

Why the FBI is investigating a spate of hangings

Recent deaths of six African-American and Hispanic people spark fears of lynchings Read full article: Why the FBI is investigating a spate of ...→

Oualidia: a peaceful retreat on Morocco's Atlantic coast

The possibility of taking a foreign holiday at the moment feels as remote as the destinations themselves. But, fingers crossed, we may be flying again before t [...] Read full article: Oualidia: a peaceful retreat on Morocco'...→

How the Isle of Man ‘eradicated’ coronavirus

Pubs, cinemas and swimming pools have reopened on the island as lockdown fully lifted Read full article: How the Isle of Man ‘eradicated’ coronav...→

Coronavirus R rate rockets in Germany after factory outbreak

Infection rate rises from 1.79 to 2.88 overnight as more than 6,000 meat plant workers are quarantined Read full article: Coronavirus R rate rockets in Germany af...→

Middle East

The latest Middle East news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Middle East...→

How did Donald Trump win the presidency?

To many, a President Trump was simply unthinkable. But nearly half of US voters wanted him in the White House Read full article: How did Donald Trump win the presidency?...→

What is quantitative easing?

Bank of England expands crisis programme to £300bn amid coronavirus chaos Read full article: What is quantitative easing?...→

Politics

The latest Politics news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Politics...→

Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual creature

I recently published my 2020 Piemonte Report, which features nearly 1,400 tasting notes from the best 121 wineries, including more than 100 write-ups from the [...] Read full article: Wine of the week: an unusual, sensual cr...→

The Week Unwrapped: Hibernation, Instagram MPs and the house of Assad

Will humans soon be able to hibernate? Has social media given rise to a new type of politics? And has war arrived inside the Assad family? Read full article: The Week Unwrapped: Hibernation, Instagr...→

Coronavirus: what has it cost to house the homeless during the pandemic?

Charities call for urgent government action to prevent rough sleepers being forced back onto streets Read full article: Coronavirus: what has it cost to house t...→

Should the UK pay slavery reparations and which institutions could owe money?

Greene King and Lloyd’s of London pledge to pay compensation over founders’ links to human trafficking Read full article: Should the UK pay slavery reparations an...→

Culture

The pandemic has presented new challenges for auction houses... When buying gold coins, it's important to decide whether you are collecting or investing Read full article: Culture...→

Best whiskies for Father’s Day 2020

Buying for dad is never easy. And with lockdown restrictions still in place, this year’s gift is likely to be an online order.... With that in mind, a bottle o [...] Read full article: Best whiskies for Father’s Day 2020...→

Revive your weary spirits at The Gainsborough Bath Spa

When in Bath, do as the Romans did – bathe. People have been coming “to take the waters” for centuries – long before the Romans made Aquae Sulis, as they calle [...] Read full article: Revive your weary spirits at The Gainsbo...→

Markets

The latest Markets news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Markets...→

Left-wing voters lead collapse in trust in media

Research highlights growing fears that news outlets are ‘pushing or suppressing agendas’ Read full article: Left-wing voters lead collapse in trust ...→

Indoor cycling gear to keep you cool

With the surge in popularity of indoor cycling, it’s no surprise that brands have been releasing gear specifically designed for this purpose.... The kit uses l [...] Read full article: Indoor cycling gear to keep you cool...→

Science & Health

The latest Science & Health news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Science & Health...→

The art world goes online with virtual auctions

“Pandemics, sadly, are nothing new,” as Bonhams points out. The auction house in New York is holding an online sale of two pages containing Sir Isaac Newton’s [...] Read full article: The art world goes online with virtual a...→

A tragedy in pictures: three years since the Grenfell Tower disaster

Annual vigils to mark the devastating fire replaced with an online service due to coronavirus Read full article: A tragedy in pictures: three years since...→

Games

The latest Games news, pictures, analysis, briefings, comments and opinion from The Week UK. Read full article: Games...→

Wines of the week: two brilliant English sparkling wines

I met Gerard Fox five or six years ago at a tasting. He mentioned that he and his wife Jonica had got into the wine game, back in 2004, by planting some vines, [...] Read full article: Wines of the week: two brilliant English...→