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:
EU vaccine row
The UK at a glance
Europe at a glance
The world at a glance
The world at a glance
Castaway of the week
Exit the bear
How Tesla made it to the top • Tesla is the most valuable car-maker in the world: it has transformed the industry and made Elon Musk the richest man on the planet
Elon Musk: the real-life Iron Man
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… I read it in the tabloids
Best articles: Europe • Taking on the “tsar”: the courage of Putin’s fiercest critic
Best articles: International • Kamala Harris: “the last voice in the room”
Modi’s farm reforms: a route out of Indian poverty?
Health & Science • What the scientists are saying…
Monkeys make clever thieves
In defence of rapid tests
Wit & Wisdom
Statistic of the week
England’s new golfing star
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR 58-YEAR-OLD DADA ABHOUT MILK.
LETTERS • Pick of the week’s correspondence
The BBC: too much pain?
Review of reviews: Books
Podcasts... missing people, identity and nuclear war
Albums of the week: three new releases
Films to stream
Film and TV
It’s a Sin: Russell T. Davies’s moving new Aids drama
Artist of the week: Paula Rego
News from the art world
Best books… Tim Harford • The economist and broadcaster chooses his favourite books. His Cautionary Tales podcast starts a new season on 26 February; his latest book, How to Make the World Add Up, is published by The Bridge Street Press (£20)
The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching
The Archers: what happened last week
Houses rarely on the market
Food & Drink
Recipe of the week • This super-healthy winter soup makes a fulfilling light meal on its own, says Jane Mason. It’s usually made with black beans, but any bean will work.
Companies in the news ...and how they were assessed
Seven days in the Square Mile
AstraZeneca: the battle for jabs in Europe
Issue of the week: Britain’s high streets • Online pioneers are winning the great retail carve-up – but at what cost to our town and city centres?
Chinese fintech: what the experts think
Who’s tipping what
The private diary of an MP’s wife • In an extract from her bestselling diary, Sasha Swire – the wife of Hugo Swire, the former MP for East Devon and Northern Ireland minister in David Cameron’s coalition government – describes some memorable moments at the Tory top table