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.
It wasn’t all bad
The P&O sackings
Spirit of the age
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 actor Alan Cumming
Exiled from paradise • Fifty years ago, Britain forcibly removed the Chagos Islanders from their home in the Indian Ocean. They are still fighting to go back
Diego Garcia: bombers and beaches
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… • I read it in the tabloids
Best of the American columnists
The Republican challenger who could out-Trump Trump
Best articles: International
China’s zero-Covid strategy: a threat to the world economy?
What the scientists are saying…
Prehistoric artists were children
Solar farm’s success
Putin’s war: the atrocities unfolding out of sight
Pick of the week’s Gossip
Refugees: the UK opens its doors
Race: a new plan for an inclusive Britain
Wit & Wisdom
Six Nations: a new golden age for French rugby?
F1: a fabulous start to motor racing’s “new era”
Pick of the week’s correspondence
Review of reviews: Books
Theatre: Kes • Octagon Theatre, Bolton, until 2 April, then Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, 6-30 April
Podcasts… on politics, time travel and Ukrainian culture
WeCrashed: glossy new drama about a flawed Silicon Valley unicorn
Exhibition of the week Damien Hirst: Natural History • Gagosian Britannia Street, London WC1 (020-7841 9960, gagosian.com)
Where to buy… • The Week reviews an exhibition in a private gallery
The Festival of Brexit
Best books… Alison Richard • The renowned scientist and former vice-chancellor of Cambridge University picks her best books. The Sloth Lemur’s Song (William Collins £25), her moving account of Madagascar’s past and present, is published next week
The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing
The Archers: what happened last week
Best properties on the market
What the experts say
Recipe of the week: chicken braised with wild garlic and lemon • Wild garlic has just come into season, and this dish is a superb way to enjoy it, says Rory O’Connell. The quantity of wild garlic may seem excessive, but when cooked this way the flavour is subtle and sophisticated.
This week’s dream: fine food and high culture in Mérida
Hotel of the week
Getting the flavour of…
Last-minute offers from top travel companies
Companies in the news • …and how they were assessed
National Lottery: And the winner is….
Seven days in the Square Mile
Issue of the week: Sunak’s spring statement • Britain faces a terrifying cost-of-living crisis. Did the Chancellor rise to the challenge?
Isa strategies: what the experts think
The manuscript thief: the mystery that baffled the literary world • Hundreds of authors around the world have been targeted by a thief collecting unpublished manuscripts. But when an arrest was made by the...