The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.
The main stories… …and how they were covered
Spirit of the age
Good week for
Bad week for
Foreign aid vote
Europe at a glance
The world at a glance
Castaway of the week • This week’s edition of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs featured the veterinary surgeon Professor Noel Fitzpatrick
Viewpoint: In search of boredom
Govcoins: the coming revolution? • Governments are mulling over whether to introduce their own digital currencies, also known as govcoins
The evolution of money
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… • I read it in the tabloids
Best of the American columnists
The Miami tower collapse: a tragedy in slow motion
Best articles: International
Haiti: the assassination of President Moïse
What the scientists are saying…
We’re hardwired to see faces
A hangover cure for women
Afghanistan: “scuttling” for the exit
Pensions: time to end the triple lock?
The Everard murder: a national reckoning?
Lobsters: an end to “culinary barbarism”?
Wit & Wisdom
Statistics of the week
Tennis: a new Wimbledon champion
Cycling: Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx’s all-time record
England one-day team: wiped out by Covid
Pick of the week’s correspondence
Review of reviews: Books • The best newly published holiday reads, based on summer round-ups in the press
Theatre: three summer treats
Podcasts... slavery, Britney and the blues
Films to stream
Film & TV
Sex/Life: TV drama’s raunchy new direction
Exhibition of the week Paula Rego • Tate Britain, London SW1 (020-7887 8888, tate.org.uk). Until 24 October
News from the art world
The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing
The Archers: what happened last week
New to subscription TV
Best properties on the market • Grade II properties under £1m
Food & Drink
Two recipes to make with children
New cars: what the critics say
The best… beach tents
Companies in the news • ...and how they were assessed
Seven days in the Square Mile
Chinese techlash: the “hit and run” on Didi
Issue of the week: the new space race • Richard Branson has declared space open for business. Is that still a pie in the sky?
Fintech: what the pundits say
Themes with legs • Covid has changed some of our behaviours profoundly, said Danielle Levy on Citywire. Which investment themes will outlast the pandemic?
Who’s tipping what
Form guide • Shares tipped 12 weeks ago
The search for the perfect pitch: Britain’s star groundsmen • British football pitches used to look like quagmires, ice rinks or dust bowls, depending on the time of year. But as big money entered the game, pristine surfaces became crucial to the sport’s image – and groundskeepers became international stars.