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 attack from Gaza: Israel goes to war
It wasn’t all bad
The link to Iran
A failure of intelligence
Starmer: PM in waiting?
Rwanda court case
Prison capacity warning
Spirit of the age
Good week for:
Bad week for:
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 entrepreneur and founder of Octopus Energy, Greg Jackson
The “T” word
Wegovy: the weight-loss “wonder drug” • Could a new class of treatments be the solution to the obesity crisis?
Purgatives, pills and fen-phen
Best articles: Britain
IT MUST BE TRUE… • I read it in the tabloids
Gangs, guns and bombs: Sweden’s “crisis of violence”
Slovakia’s election: a crucial victory for Vladimir Putin?
The Voice: Australia votes on Aboriginal rights
The speaker’s ejection: chaos in Washington
What the scientists are saying…
Britain’s disappearing wildlife
False penicillin allergies
Pick of the week’s Gossip
The cigarette ban: will prohibition work?
Network North: a high-speed policy change
Rutherglen: Labour’s “seismic” win
Jimmy Savile: a “lurid” dramatisation?
Wit & Wisdom
Statistics of the week
Football: Arteta’s Arsenal finally get the better of City
Cricket: England’s World Cup campaign “back on track”
Marathon man almost cracks the two-hour milestone
Pick of the week’s correspondence
Terror and the cycle of violence
Fosse wins the Nobel
Theatre: Old Friends
Albums of the week: three new releases
Beckham: entertaining documentary about the footballer and entrepreneur
Exhibition of the week Frans Hals • National Gallery, London WC2 (020-7747 2885, nationalgallery.org.uk). Until 21 January 2024
Where to buy… • The Week reviews an exhibition in a private gallery
NFTs: from boom to bust
Best books… Louis de Bernières • The bestselling author’s new novel, Light Over Liskeard (Harvill Secker £20), is out this week. He is speaking at the Falmouth Book Festival this Monday (16 October) at 7pm. See falmouthbookfestival.com
The Week’s guide to what’s worth seeing
The Archers: what happened last week
Coming up for sale
Elegant Georgian residences
What the experts recommend
Recipe of the week • These spicy, rustic-looking nibbles are my take on South Asian fried street food, says Tom Kerridge. They need little else other than mango chutney for dipping, and a cold drink to wash them down.
New Zealand wines
New cars: what the critics say
The best… wellness gadgets
Tips… unusual recycling possibilities
And for those who have everything…
Apps… the best smartphone map apps
This week’s dream: a remote island escape in Estonia
Hotel of the week
Getting the flavour of…
Last-minute offers from top travel companies
Fearless peace campaigner who co-founded CND • Pat Arrowsmith 1930-2023
Australian former soldier who survived the “Death...