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:
Two-tier asylum system
The UK at a glance
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 writer Maggie O’Farrell
Viewpoint: Learning from the impostor
The Deliveroo revolution • Online food delivery platforms such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats have changed the way millions eat. But at what cost?
Dark kitchens: the future of food?
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… • I read it in the tabloids
Best of the American columnists
Biden in hiding: why won’t he face the press?
Best articles: International
Germany’s “super election year”: all change ahead?
What the scientists are saying...
A computer from the first century BC
Jab may ease long Covid
The policing bill: a threat to democracy?
Defence: the plan to shrink the Army
British schools: tackling “rape culture”
Waving the flag: a sign of desperation?
Wit & Wisdom
Statistics of the week
Rugby union: Wales sparkle, England limp
A dark shadow over the “beautiful game”
An Indian masterclass
Pick of the week’s correspondence
Review of reviews: Books
Podcasts... painful mistakes and extraordinary people
Albums of the week: three new releases
Films to stream
Film & TV
The critics drifting off to la-la land
Burning Banksys and flying cats: the crypto-art craze
News from the art world
The Week’s guide to what’s worth watching
The Archers: what happened last week
Coming up for sale
Best properties on the market • Grade I and II properties
Food & Drink • What the experts recommend
Recipe of the week: burrata with asparagus, pangrattato and sage
The best… garden accessories
Charismatic actor who starred in Alien and Homicide
The Dutch engineer who invented the cassette tape
Companies in the news ...and how they were assessed
Seven days in the Square Mile
Deliveroo: giant helpings in London’s biggest float
Issue of the week: the fallout from the Greensill affair • The complex financial saga raises serious questions about political cronyism
Making money: what the experts think
Key lessons from Woodford • The fallout from Britain’s biggest financial scandal for a decade has yet to reach a satisfactory conclusion for Neil Woodford’s investors – more than 300,000 are still waiting to recoup their money. But the affair has at least taught us something. Owen Walker outlined the most important caveats in the FT:
Who’s tipping what
A boxer’s search for revenge • When Callum Hancock was ten years old, he was abused by a teenager on his council estate. At 21, he became a professional boxer – and sought revenge. Here, he tells Ben...