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"24.03.2017 12:55:00" Timeline Photos "Only in politics and prostitution is inexperience considered a virtue." - Tina Fey
"24.03.2017 10:20:23" itunes.apple.com The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann by The Week on iTunes Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The Week Unwrapped - with Olly Mann by The Week for free. Listen to The Week Unwrapped podcast 11: Encryption, citizenship and the PM's power grab, then join the discussion on Twitter with @ollymann, @rebeccagillie, @revs_cam & @arionmcnicoll
"23.03.2017 15:55:25" Keith Palmer tribute An emotional tribute from James Cleverly MP to his army colleague PC Keith Palmer who was killed yesterday in the Westminster terror attack
"23.03.2017 13:21:00" School of rock Every rock'n'roll kid's dream
(Via Green Day Rock 'n' Roll - Italy)
"23.03.2017 13:04:49" Timeline Photos How newspapers covered the Westminster terrorist attack: http://www.theweek.co.uk/82847/todays-front-pages
"23.03.2017 12:40:52" Timeline Photos "I say that I am stronger than fear." - Malala Yousafzai
"22.03.2017 15:35:18" theweek.co.uk Westminster on lockdown after shots fired outside Houses of Parliament Police officer believed injured, while five people are mown down on Westminster Bridge Police say they are treating it as a terrorist incident.
"22.03.2017 13:42:26" theweek.co.uk Princess Anne takes on Prince Charles over GM food Princess Royal says gene technology - which her brother is steadfastly against - is the future of farming "We'll fight them on the peaches..."
"22.03.2017 13:17:54" Timeline Photos "The lie is the basic building block of good manners." - Quentin Crisp
"22.03.2017 13:16:15" This little girl committed a cardinal sin...luckily the cardinal in question saw the funny side
(Via @MountainButorac on Twitter)
"22.03.2017 12:11:13" theweek.co.uk North Korea missile test fails as tensions simmer Washington's 'policy of strategic patience' with Pyongyang has come to an end, says Rex Tillerson "This is how the North Koreans send us a signal of displeasure."
Could they not just send a text?
"22.03.2017 11:09:36" theweek.co.uk Trump aide 'tried to hide' Russian payment Paul Manafort denies receiving $750,000 from pro-Russia Party of Regions "You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly."
"22.03.2017 10:08:19" theweek.co.uk Brexit: Gina Miller says parliament 'voted against itself' on Article 50 Businesswoman who took government to court tells The Week Live MPs she will take further action if necessary "It will be the executive - literally a handful of ministers - and the prime minister who will decide on our futures and decide which rights we keep and which laws we keep."
"21.03.2017 16:19:34" theweek.co.uk BBC accused of Brexit bias by more than 70 MPs Iain Duncan Smith and Theresa Villiers among signatories attacking broadcaster's 'unfair' coverage "MPs should be encouraging senior ministers to do more interviews accentuating all the positives of Brexit rather than complaining about the BBC."
"21.03.2017 15:07:00" Will it be First Lady Ivanka Trump?
"21.03.2017 14:26:30" Timeline Photos "Any damn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple." - Pete Seeger
"21.03.2017 14:06:44" theweek.co.uk US bans electronic devices on planes from Middle East Passengers barred from carrying laptops, tablets, cameras and DVD players on direct flights "I hope that we are not just knee-jerking here and that this is a credible threat; that the safety issues have also been very carefully thought through."
"21.03.2017 12:39:37" theweek.co.uk Labour row over 'secret hard-left takeover plot' Labour deputy leader Tom Watson warns that Corbyn supporters are attempting to taking control of the party "I consider Jeremy Corbyn to be a moderate socialist. Mr Watson is rather right wing."
"21.03.2017 10:35:22" theweek.co.uk Former IRA commander Martin McGuinness dies Tributes to the paramilitary leader who helped "pave the way for peace" in Northern Ireland "The ruthless paramilitary leader who helped pave the way for peace in the province and the hard-line Republican who was happy to shake the Queen's hand and share a joke with her."
"20.03.2017 17:30:00" theweek.co.uk Five of the most damning political U-turns Phillip Hammond isn't the only one to be left red-faced. Here are some other politicians left backtracking on a pledge "You turn if you want to." and these guys certainly did...
"20.03.2017 15:13:22" theweek.co.uk George Osborne will undermine trust in press, says Alan Rusbridger Role as Evening Standard editor 'throws petrol on the fire of the idea that politicians and journalists are all the same' "I do think it crosses a line."
"20.03.2017 11:44:59" theweek.co.uk Bristol named Britain's best place to live The city was applauded for its culture, good schools, buzzing culinary scene and community spirit The city of Brunel, Banksy and Deal or No Deal...
"20.03.2017 09:45:07" theweek.co.uk Trump Tower wiretap saga comes to a head Two US spy chiefs to assess Russia links and wiretapping claims in a rare open heading before Congress "Sorry, Mr President, that's not how Nato works."
"20.03.2017 09:02:41" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 20 Mar 2017 Blood tests have shown that a man shot dead at Orly airport in Paris on Saturday had consumed cocaine, cannabis and alcohol. Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, was killed after he stole a soldier's gun and held it to her head, saying he wanted to "die for Allah".
"19.03.2017 20:46:03" www.theweek.co.uk Week in pictures: 11-17 March From Cheltenham races to Purim parades - here are the images of the last seven days http://www.theweek.co.uk/week-in-pictures/82669/week-in-pictures-11-17-march
"19.03.2017 13:57:01" Timeline Photos "We are all broken, that's how the light gets in." - Ernest Hemingway
"19.03.2017 09:13:51" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 19 Mar 2017 was found unresponsive at lunchtime yesterday, St Charles County police said. Over a glittering seven-decade career, Berry produced a string of hits including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode. Mick Jagger, the Jacksons and Bruce The Sunday newspapers and overnight news in brief: http://www.theweek.co.uk/daily-briefing/82702/ten-things-you-need-to-know-today-sunday-19-mar-2017
"18.03.2017 14:20:01" theweek.co.uk Where to live in the world for the best quality of life Austria celebrates once again, while London, Paris and New York all fail to make it to the top Ohhhhhhh Vienna!
"18.03.2017 12:00:02" Timeline Photos "Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength" - Eric Hoffer
"18.03.2017 10:06:32" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 18 Mar 2017 Gordon Brown will outline a "third option" for Scotland's future in a speech today. As Nicola Sturgeon continues to push for a second independence referendum, the former Labour prime minister will set out a plan based on more powers being transferred to Catch up with the top stories from the Saturday newspapers...
"17.03.2017 17:20:01" theweek.co.uk The Week Unwrapped podcast 10: Nuclear war and boring cities Who will host the Commonwealth Games? Where's the world's best place to live? Are drones a threat to world peace? LISTEN: The Week team delve behind the headlines on #Trump, #Vienna & more with Olly Mann. Join in the debate on Twitter with: @OllyMann @arionmcnicoll @HarwoodTheWeek @LizzieCarrEllis
"17.03.2017 17:08:00" Is there something fishy going on with our haddock stocks?
"17.03.2017 16:10:29" theweek.co.uk Boris Johnson goes on tour of Africa Foreign secretary's trip has reignited controversy over his past gaffes Don't worry, we've got our most dependable man on the case, still revelling in such fine diplomatic achievements as insulting the Turkish prime minister, calling Africans "Aids-ridden" and rugby tackling Japanese children.
"17.03.2017 15:00:08" theweek.co.uk Is the new British Bake Off team a recipe for success? New presenters Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding will bring 'wit and quirkiness to the tent,' says Channel 4's Jay Hunt "It's good, but it needs more glitter and crow feathers."
"17.03.2017 12:59:50" theweek.co.uk How much work does Prince William actually do? 'Lazy' Duke of Cambridge accused of not taking royal duties seriously after missing Commonwealth Day service Considerably less than George Osborne with his now six jobs you'd imagine...
"17.03.2017 12:55:06" Timeline Photos "They say hard work never killed anybody, but I say, why take the chance?" - Ronald Reagan
"17.03.2017 12:29:48" theweek.co.uk From vein recognition to eye implants - the future of mobile phones Patents reveal what we have to look forward to, including ultraviolet disinfectant and squeezable handsets "Google has also explored letting users in the future unlock their device with a wink or a smile."
That's of course if we remember what a smile is by that point.
"17.03.2017 09:57:48" theweek.co.uk GCHQ denies wiretapping Donald Trump Britain's communications intelligence agency called the claims 'utterly ridiculous' Next up in Trump bingo: GCHQ
"17.03.2017 08:11:15" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 17 Mar 2017 UK intelligence agency GCHQ has said claims it bugged Donald Trump during his election campaign last year are "nonsense, utterly ridiculous and should be ignored", dropping its usual policy of neither confirming nor denying stories about its activities. Animal lovers have expressed anger online because New Zealand police shot dead a dog at Auckland airport yesterday. The 10-month-old trainee sniffer dog had escaped its handler and was roaming the runways in the dark, grounding 16 flights.
That and more
"16.03.2017 21:19:00" There's been a frightening fire in a fireworks factory in Israel...
"16.03.2017 18:45:21" theweek.co.uk Tories fined record £70,000 over election expenses Investigation into misuse of 'battle bus' in 2015 could lead to spate of by-elections "The wave of possible prosecutions has sparked speculation that Theresa May could be forced to call a snap election to draw a line under the row."
"16.03.2017 15:57:10" theweek.co.uk Scottish independence: Theresa May blocks referendum demand Prime Minister tells Nicola Sturgeon 'all our energies should be focused on our negotiations with the EU' This is sure to go down well with the Scots...
"16.03.2017 15:33:25" theweek.co.uk What does Dutch election mean for populism in Europe? Netherlands was a 'litmus test', but France will be the 'bellweather election', say commentators The boy who cried Wilders...
"16.03.2017 12:56:57" "As more people return, Aleppo has started to come back to life."
"16.03.2017 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from." - Nora Ephron
"16.03.2017 10:48:26" theweek.co.uk Trump's travel ban blocked again The US President's second attempt at banning travel from parts of the Muslim world has been stalled Little Hawaii's Big Restraining Order
"16.03.2017 10:17:01" theweek.co.uk Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte sees off far-right threat The Dutch election was seen as a test of support for nationalist parties that have been gaining support across Europe "The values of openness, respect for others, and a faith in Europe's future are the only true response to the nationalist impulses and isolationism that are shaking the world."
"15.03.2017 16:41:37" theweek.co.uk What will Arron Banks's 'Ukip 2.0' look like? Millionaire insurance tycoon vows to start grassroots movement after leaving Ukip "Anyone can join, they can be Labour, Conservative, Ukip, any political party. And from that you have a list of policies that you want to fight for to implement."
"15.03.2017 14:41:58" Timeline Photos "If you're the smartest person in the room, find another room." - Michael Dell
"15.03.2017 13:05:15" theweek.co.uk Hammond's NI U-turn leaves £2bn black hole in Budget Chancellor ditches planned increase in national insurance contributions for self-employed "Don't make promises you can't keep..."
"15.03.2017 12:09:54" theweek.co.uk IndyRef2 polls: Support for Scottish independence at all-time high More Scots want to break away from UK than ever before, says annual survey But so is Euroscepticism...
"15.03.2017 10:02:30" theweek.co.uk White House furious after Trump's tax return is leaked US President paid $38m in taxes in 2005 - but now wants to scrap the legislation that forced him to fork out "Donald has a long history of leaking material about himself when he thinks it is in his interests."
"14.03.2017 16:05:00" theweek.co.uk Turkey accuses Dutch of Srebrenica massacre President Recep Erdogan steps up rhetoric and bars Dutch ambassador from returning to Ankara "A re-writing of history..."
"14.03.2017 14:59:49" theweek.co.uk Employers can ban staff from wearing headscarves, says EU court Top European court says the veto on the 'visible wearing of political, philosophical or religious signs' is not discrimination "This ruling will exclude many Muslim women from the workplace."
"14.03.2017 13:49:57" theweek.co.uk Beauty and the Beast pulled in Malaysia after 'gay moment' is cut Disney postpones release of film after state censorship board removes scene between LeFou and Gaston "Last week, an MP in Russia said the film would spread gay 'propaganda' among young people and called for it to be banned. It was eventually allowed to be released with an 'adults only' rating."
Yes, that's right - Beauty and the Beast got an 'adults
"14.03.2017 12:55:15" Timeline Photos "Islam is part of Germany, and I am the Chancellor of all Germans." - Angela Merkel
"14.03.2017 11:00:11" theweek.co.uk Second Scottish independence vote: Inevitable or breathtaking hypocrisy? Commentators split over Nicola Sturgeon's call for the people of Scotland to vote once more "We are entering the most complicated, most fraught, most fundamental period of political uncertainty for our country in a very long time."
"14.03.2017 10:13:13" Could we be in for McBrexit?
"14.03.2017 10:02:38" theweek.co.uk White House tones down wiretapping claims Press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump didn't mean wiretapping when he wrote 'wire tapping' Sounds like somebody got their wires crossed...
"13.03.2017 16:00:31" theweek.co.uk Nicola Sturgeon to seek second Scottish independence vote Voters in Scotland could head to polls as soon as autumn 2018, First Minister says If at first you don't secede...
"13.03.2017 13:54:57" theweek.co.uk Mhairi Black: I hate depressing Westminster UK's youngest MP says she may not stand for re-election because 'so little gets done' in parliament Conservative Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, said he disagreed and had a different experience to Black's...
"13.03.2017 12:55:14" Timeline Photos "Genius is eternal patience." - Michelangelo
"13.03.2017 10:59:58" theweek.co.uk UK could trigger Article 50 tomorrow if Brexit bill passes Legislation faces final hurdle as it returns to Commons for debate after Lords amendments Here's article 50 on Article 50...
"13.03.2017 09:21:05" theweek.co.uk McCain calls for evidence of Trump's wiretapping claims Senior Republican calls on President to prove extraordinary allegation that Barack Obama tapped phones in Trump Tower A novel suggestion...
"13.03.2017 08:28:14" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 13 Mar 2017 Likelihood of Brexit trigger this week '50/50'; Islamic State fighters in Mosul 'will die'; Police appeal against rape ruling In another striking example of what happens when you let the public have a say - Boaty McBoatface will make its maiden voyage this week. The unmanned submarine will map the movement of deep waters which regulate the Earth's climate.
That and more, in the
"12.03.2017 21:41:34" www.theweek.co.uk Week in pictures: 4-10 March From International Women's Day to Crufts, here are the images of the past seven days http://www.theweek.co.uk/82420/week-in-pictures-4-10-march
"12.03.2017 11:43:00" theweek.co.uk The truth behind global warming Trump's environment chief Scott Pruitt doesn't believe carbon dioxide is the main driver of climate change. Here's why he's wrong Just the facts.
"12.03.2017 10:24:39" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 12 Mar 2017 GCHQ spies have called a crisis meeting with Britain's political parties after warning them that they are at risk of Russian cyber-attacks at the next general election. Spy chiefs view the issue as "priority work", sources told The Sunday Times. They The overnight news and the best of the Sunday papers for you...
"11.03.2017 16:11:00" Trump's just had a boost from China...
"11.03.2017 12:55:04" Timeline Photos "Talk to people about themselves and they will listen for hours." - Benjamin Disraeli
"11.03.2017 08:49:53" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 11 Mar 2017 Theresa May could trigger article 50 as early as Tuesday if the Brexit bill passes on Monday evening, according to government sources. The legislation is due to be debated by MPs on Monday, when they will have to decide whether to accept two amendments The overnight news and Saturday papers in brief - it's the ten things you need to know today.
"10.03.2017 17:27:10" theweek.co.uk The Week Unwrapped podcast 9: Spies, feminists and populists Will putting women on traffic lights bring down the patriarchy? Is the CIA listening to your TV chat? Has populism peaked? Listen to The Week Unwrapped podcast 9: Spies, feminists and populists, then join the discussion on Twitter with @LizzieCarrEllis, @ashleywassal and @arionmcnicoll
"10.03.2017 14:33:12" theweek.co.uk Chief Brexit negotiator wants Britons to keep EU perks Guy Verhofstadt hopes to salvage individual rights for UK citizens who still want freedom of movement Is this the best of both worlds?
"10.03.2017 13:10:23" Timeline Photos "A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." - George Moore
"10.03.2017 11:31:41" Viewers of BBC World this morning were treated to a masterful performance by the children of one of their analysts...expertly handled in the end.
(Via BBC World)
"10.03.2017 10:36:59" theweek.co.uk Did Nigel Farage visit Julian Assange - and why? Former Ukip leader - and friend to Donald Trump – seen leaving Ecuadorian embassy in London Farage: "I never discuss where I go or who I see."
Also Farage: "It was a great honour to have dinner with The Donald."
"10.03.2017 10:27:32" theweek.co.uk South Korea's president thrown out of office Park Geun-hye becomes country's first impeached head of state after court rules she violated 'constitution and law' Park is accused of improper connections to South Korea's biggest company, Samsung, whose chief, Lee Jae-yong, has been detained on charges of bribing Park's close confidante Choi Soon-sil.
"10.03.2017 08:53:18" theweek.co.uk The Week Unwrapped podcast 9: Spies, feminists and populists Will putting women on traffic lights bring down the patriarchy? Is the CIA listening to your TV chat? Has populism peaked? Give your eyes a rest and get listening...
"09.03.2017 19:52:35" theweek.co.uk Rabbit hole leads to 'Knights Templar' cave network Mystery underground tunnels could be linked to medieval religious order that fought in Crusades "Considering how long it's been there it's in amazing condition, it's like an underground temple."
"09.03.2017 16:45:03" theweek.co.uk Families snubbed as Blair attends war memorial unveiling Families of British servicemen and women killed on duty have told of their anger at Tony Blair being invited to a war memorial unveiling “Tony Blair is the man that started the ball rolling and we lost a lot of lives needlessly because of him. You would not have expected him to have been invited.”
"09.03.2017 14:23:17" Emma Watson celebrated International Women's Day by hiding feminist books throughout New York City
"09.03.2017 12:55:05" Timeline Photos "Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
"09.03.2017 11:51:28" theweek.co.uk Did Philip Hammond's Budget breach a manifesto pledge? Chancellor risks backbench rebellion with rise in self-employed National Insurance contributions "Trust me, I'm a politician!"
"09.03.2017 10:20:02" theweek.co.uk North Korea and US set for 'head-on collision' China's foreign minister Wang Yi warned the US against the deployment of a new missile defence system in South Korea "The two sides are like two accelerating trains coming towards each other. The question is, are the two sides really ready for a head-on collision?" asked Wang Yi.
"09.03.2017 10:04:01" theweek.co.uk Arsenal transfer news: Verratti won't join, Ox wants out Italian midfielder happy at PSG and wants to stay in France - all the latest Arsenal transfer news and gossip It's heartening to see these two clubs can still negotiate through the floods of tears.
"09.03.2017 10:00:41" theweek.co.uk North Korea and US set for 'head-on collision' China's foreign minister Wang Yi warned the US against the deployment of a new missile defence system in South Korea Oh goody...
"09.03.2017 09:38:50" theweek.co.uk Scottish independence referendum in 2018 is 'common sense', says Nicola Sturgeon The Scottish first minister's comments are the 'clearest signal yet that she is to demand a vote be staged before Brexit' Andrew Wilson, chairman of the SNP's growth commission, recently said the economic case for independence should now be built upon "projections that oil is producing zero revenues".
"08.03.2017 17:08:59" theweek.co.uk WikiLeaks dump shows CIA knew how to hack smart TVs Spy tool codenamed 'Weeping Angel' able to turn a Samsung set into a covert listening device Don't trust your televisions folks...
"08.03.2017 14:00:11" theweek.co.uk Budget 2017: All of Philip Hammond's key announcements New funding for social care and to soften business rates blow to come in part from tax rises Just don't mention the B word...
"08.03.2017 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one." - Bill Gates
"08.03.2017 09:36:52" theweek.co.uk Lord Heseltine sacked over Brexit rebellion in the House of Lords May faces 'fresh battle' with Tory MPs after peers vote to give parliament veto on Brexit deal In the past 6 months, Heseltine has confessed to strangling a dog and shooting 350 grey squirrels.
"07.03.2017 16:53:51" theweek.co.uk May faces second Lords defeat: Will MPs be allowed to 'cancel' Brexit? Peers consider amendment giving parliament power to send Prime Minister back to negotiating table "The UK would become paralysed by political splits and confusion."
"07.03.2017 15:20:20" theweek.co.uk Should Theresa May call an early general election? William Hague warns 'trouble is coming' over Brexit and urges PM to look for bigger majority Oh look, another vote...
"07.03.2017 13:48:23" theweek.co.uk Pros and cons of creating new grammar schools Philip Hammond's education cash boost expected to go towards new selective free schools At least £320m has been earmarked to fund 140 new free schools with 70,000 new places, which look likely to include the first wave of state-funded selective secondary schools in years.
"07.03.2017 13:15:09" Timeline Photos "The opposite of faith is not doubt, it's certainty." - Richard Holloway
"07.03.2017 09:58:44" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump's travel ban 2.0: What's changed? Iraq removed from list of banned nations and indefinite ban on Syrian refugees is lifted "It's still an open question as to what, if anything, this order will do to prevent violent attacks on US soil, given that past high-profile incidents have not involved individuals from any of the six named countries."
"06.03.2017 15:13:40" Just how divided is Trump's America?
"06.03.2017 15:06:06" theweek.co.uk Emma Watson's topless controversy: What's it all about? Actor 'quietly stunned' by reaction to Vanity Fair photoshoot showing her baring her breasts "God forbid a woman be both political AND sexual. That's too much power right there for you. Tough to box in."
"06.03.2017 13:03:47" theweek.co.uk Why a Russian MP is calling for a ban on Beauty and the Beast United Russia politician Vitaly Milonov claims Disney's new film will spread gay 'propaganda' among minors This is a Russian politician complaining about a gay character in a film dominated by the romance between a woman and a buffalo...
"06.03.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "If you worship money, you'll always feel poor." - Tom Sachs
"06.03.2017 11:19:11" theweek.co.uk Thirteen terror attacks foiled on UK soil in four years Public urged to report any suspicious behaviour to help security services "The public are making a great contribution, which is critical to us all working together to protect ourselves from terrorism."
"06.03.2017 10:31:55" theweek.co.uk French elections: Francois Fillon vows to remain in race Republican presidential candidate 'throws down the gauntlet' to party leaders at mass rally Fillon admitted last week that he was being formally investigated over claims that he had paid his wife and two children hundreds of thousands of euros for jobs that apparently did not exist.
"06.03.2017 10:05:34" theweek.co.uk FBI director rejects Donald Trump's claims that Barack Obama tapped his phone US President offers no evidence to back his accusation that his predecessor listened in to Trump Tower last year "This is McCarthyism!" - Donald 'Witch-hunt' Trump
"05.03.2017 14:48:07" theweek.co.uk Week in pictures: 25 February-3 March From backstage at the Oscars to a giant Theresa May - here are the images of the last seven days Go backstage at the Oscars and meet a giant Theresa May...
"05.03.2017 12:55:04" Timeline Photos "The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor." - Voltaire
"05.03.2017 07:47:32" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 5 Mar 2017 Donald Trump has been urged to provide evidence to support his sensational claim that Barack Obama ordered his phones to be tapped during the election campaign. Republican senator Ben Sasse said the US President's allegations were "serious" and he should Catch fast up with our ten-point guide to the overnight news and Sunday newspapers...
"04.03.2017 12:55:13" Timeline Photos "The future ain't what it used to be." - Yogi Berra
"04.03.2017 11:15:01" theweek.co.uk Giving blood: who is and who isn't allowed to donate The NHS warns that blood donation levels are worrying low, but are their donor restrictions too extensive? At a time when blood donation is worrying low, many argue that some of these restrictions could be lifted. The ban on sexually active gay men giving blood is a particular bone of contention, with many calling it prejudiced and prohibitive.
"04.03.2017 08:01:19" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 4 Mar 2017 Peers have told Theresa May she can walk away from the EU without paying a £50bn "divorce settlement" being demanded by Brussels. A Lords committee said the government would be in a "strong" legal position if the Article 50 talks ended without a deal. Catch up quickly with the Saturday papers and overnight news - it's the Ten things you should know today...
"03.03.2017 17:02:19" theweek.co.uk The world's best hiking destinations At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. Get out there and get walking!
"03.03.2017 15:42:38" theweek.co.uk World War II bomb found at London building site Locals evacuated after property developers unearth 500lb device in capital suburb "One local said that as London was bombed heavily in the war, 'these things do happen' - but 'it's just now inconveniencing me massively.'"
"03.03.2017 13:52:39" Is the battle for Palmyra finally over? Or will IS return once more?
"03.03.2017 13:31:33" theweek.co.uk Why did Tom Hanks give the White House press an espresso machine? Oscar-winning actor tells journalists to 'keep up the good fight for truth' after Trump's attacks Because somebody had poisoned the waterhole!
"03.03.2017 12:55:08" Timeline Photos "It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." - William Blake
"03.03.2017 10:14:34" theweek.co.uk The truth behind rescuing refugees Is it fair for the EU border agency to say rescue missions encourage smuggling? For refugees and migrants travelling between Libya and Italy, the likelihood of dying is the highest of any route into Europe, at one death for every 47 arrivals.
"03.03.2017 08:33:43" theweek.co.uk The Week Unwrapped podcast 8: Netflix, police cuts and a rugby ruck-up Have Hollywood studios met their match? How should the police respond to rising abuse claims? And what's gone wrong with the rules of rugby? Listen to The Week Unwrapped podcast 8: Netflix and a rugby ruck-up, then join the discussion on Twitter with @hollieclemence, @HarwoodTheWeek and @arionmcnicoll
"02.03.2017 14:02:51" theweek.co.uk Was Richard Whiteley an MI5 spy? 'Countdown host helped send me to prison in the 1970s,' claims Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson Carol Vorderman worked for Mossad as well...
"02.03.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard." - William Hazlitt
"02.03.2017 10:06:41" theweek.co.uk Trump's attorney general Jeff Sessions faces calls to quit over Russia meetings Democratic House minority leader accuses former senator of 'lying under oath' about contact with Russian ambassador "I did not have international relations with that country."
"01.03.2017 16:02:12" theweek.co.uk China considers paying couples to have second child Financial burden of raising two children hinders Beijing's plans to reverse effects of one-child policy What one-child policy?
"01.03.2017 14:20:15" theweek.co.uk Woman, 99, gets arrested as part of her bucket list Dutch police handcuff pensioner and lock her in cells to fulfil her lifelong dream Another shocking example of overzealous policing.
"01.03.2017 13:08:13" Timeline Photos "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." - William James
"01.03.2017 12:53:37" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump softens tone for Congress speech US President delivers upbeat message, promising a 'new chapter of American greatness' "Several media outlets said the speech contained numerous inaccuracies."
"01.03.2017 11:33:11" theweek.co.uk Calls for UK zoo to close after 486 animals die in four years Campaigners urge councillors to refuse new licence for South Lakes Safari Zoo in Cumbria Two snow leopard cubs were discovered partially eaten in October 2015 and two giraffes died within nine months in the same year.
"01.03.2017 08:42:04" theweek.co.uk The truth behind the Affordable Care Act Is it fair for Republicans to dismiss Obamacare as a failure? As part of our Checked Out series - we reveal the facts on Obamacare.
"28.02.2017 15:34:42" theweek.co.uk Nigel Farage in 'open war' with Ukip MP Douglas Carswell Former leader says 'jealous' politician sabotaged his bid for a knighthood Guess who's back...
"28.02.2017 12:52:26" theweek.co.uk #BagelGate: Police called out to train fight over bagels Fighting breaks out on late night train at Potters Bar in Hertfordshire – but no one is sure quite what happened The best and worst of Britishness...
"28.02.2017 11:45:03" theweek.co.uk 'Low-risk' paedophiles should walk free, says top cop Chief constable Simon Bailey calls for counselling and rehabilitation in the community for minor offences Bailey acknowledged that the idea of letting convicted paedophiles walk free was repugnant to many, but said it would free up officers and resources to catch those who pose a physical threat to children.
"28.02.2017 10:43:37" theweek.co.uk 'Moon tourists' sign up for SpaceX flight Two private citizens likely to be paying millions for adventure into deep space ♫♫ Fly me to the moon and let me spend a week just in the company of one other person in a very tightly confined space...♫♫
"28.02.2017 08:29:28" Timeline Photos "Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God." - Abdul Sattar Edhi
"27.02.2017 15:45:18" theweek.co.uk The best anti-Trump zingers at the Oscars Hollywood stars mock the President's divisive policies as his supporters call for boycott Meanwhile, Trump's media spokesman, Sean Spicer, claimed he would not be watching the awards ceremony because he would be busy.
"27.02.2017 15:31:12" Who started the orange fight? Fooood fiiiiiight!
"27.02.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "The four most beautiful words in our common language: I TOLD YOU SO." - Gore Vidal
"27.02.2017 12:47:12" theweek.co.uk Brexit will 'end freedom of movement as we know it' Home Secretary suggests number of immigrants coming to the UK will not dramatically fall after UK leaves the EU "When I say move..."
"27.02.2017 10:33:05" theweek.co.uk Should schools teach pupils about porn and sexting? Charity says children are leading the call for 21st-century sex education "Parents are simply demanding that their children's education reflects the 21st-century reality of their lives."
"27.02.2017 10:05:44" theweek.co.uk Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins Best Picture after great Academy Awards mix-up At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. "The moment will go down as one of the strangest and most shocking in Oscar history."
"27.02.2017 08:18:25" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 27 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Only in the movies...
Coming of age drama Moonlight won the best picture Oscar last night – after an awkward blunder. Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope and announced La La Land as winner. Two of the musical's producers had made their acceptance
"26.02.2017 22:17:15" www.theweek.co.uk Week in pictures: 18-24 February From backstage antics at London Fashion Week to Ed Sheeran and Stormzy at the Brit Awards - here are the images of the last seven days http://www.theweek.co.uk/week-in-pictures/81887/week-in-pictures-18-24-february
"26.02.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "With knowledge comes more doubt." - Goethe
"26.02.2017 10:14:18" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 26 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Catch up quickly with our brief guide to the Sunday papers and overnight news...
"25.02.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies." - Gore Vidal
"25.02.2017 11:00:00" "I was in a bad mood," the driver told the police.
"25.02.2017 09:54:18" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 25 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Good morning! Catch up quickly with our in-brief guide to the Saturday papers and overnight news...
"24.02.2017 15:45:45" theweek.co.uk How to make the perfect margarita – three great recipes At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. Just in case you wanted the summer to come a few months early.
"24.02.2017 14:50:30" theweek.co.uk Are two-year degrees a good idea? Government unveils fast-track plan in effort to bring 'flexibility and choice' to higher education Charge the same amount of money for half the time...
"24.02.2017 12:55:04" Timeline Photos "The man who does evil to another does evil to himself." - Hesiod
"24.02.2017 10:38:56" theweek.co.uk Brexit: Where are we, eight months on from EU referendum? A lot has happened since the UK voted to leave the European Union last June Things pre-Brexit kids will remember:
Labour election victories
A life without the banality of endless discussions about Brexit
"24.02.2017 09:26:47" theweek.co.uk Ancient penis-covered house found in Israel Archaeologists discover heavily decorated Roman home - and other tall tales An oldie but a goodie...
"24.02.2017 09:14:24" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 24 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. New Conservative MP Trudy Harrison hailed her victory over Labour in Copeland last night as a "truly historic event". Her win marked the first by-election victory by a governing party since 1982 and the first Tory win in the area since 1935. There was
"23.02.2017 16:53:29" theweek.co.uk The truth behind free range labelling Could free range eggs and meat disappear from UK stores? They've finally cracked...
"23.02.2017 13:55:01" theweek.co.uk Stoke and Copeland by-elections: Corbyn's great test Labour face massive challenge to hold on to core support against backdrop of poor polling "No.10 sees Corbyn as its biggest electoral asset and won't be too gutted if he squeaks home and delays once more any threat to his leadership."
"23.02.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "Honey, we are born naked, the rest is drag." - RuPaul
"23.02.2017 10:30:05" theweek.co.uk Cressida Dick appointed first female Scotland Yard commissioner First woman to take control of force in 188 years is 'thrilled and humbled' by the 'amazing opportunity' "Dick's rise to the top of London's police force comes despite the controversy around her role in the operation that led to the 2005 killing of Jean Charles de Menezes," says The Guardian.
"23.02.2017 10:02:41" theweek.co.uk 'Fake news is a weapon that's been turned on the media' Trump is winning the 'fake news' war, says Professor William Watkin of Brunel University. It's time for writers and readers to fight back Professor William Watkin introduces Checked Out - our new series of articles intended to debunk fake news and help you identify who's telling the truth.
"23.02.2017 09:50:57" theweek.co.uk Storm Doris: 12 amber alerts issued as UK blasted by gales Winds of more than 80mph hit the country, forcing airports to cancel flights while trains have a 50mph speed limit The storm looks set to be the most aggressive Doris on record.
"22.02.2017 13:35:38" Tom Watson Dab As if politics could sink any lower...
Labour's Deputy Leader Tom Watson performed the dab dance move at the end of a speech by Jeremy Corbyn at this afternoon's PMQs.
(Video courtesy of Alex Wickham and the BBC)
"22.02.2017 13:30:05" theweek.co.uk Supreme Court backs foreign spouse income rule: What does it mean? Judges uphold Theresa May's £18,600 threshold, but urge amendments to protect affected children "A blow to campaigners who say the rule has meant British families have faced a choice of separation or living in exile."
"22.02.2017 13:05:03" Timeline Photos "You work hard for 14 years making independent films and you get voted 'Best Breasts'" - Scarlett Johansson
"22.02.2017 13:01:40" theweek.co.uk Iceland's President clears up his call for a pineapple pizza ban Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson averts international incident over what toppings should be allowed The discussion has gone from light-hearted pizza criticism to the aspirations of democracy in one fell swoop.
"22.02.2017 11:30:28" theweek.co.uk Employers contribute £47,000 less to women's pensions Men gain from bigger salaries, while women also suffer from having working multiple jobs, say researchers "A separate study also suggested women suffered because they are more likely to work in multiple jobs that do not qualify for auto-enrolment in a pension."
"22.02.2017 10:30:19" theweek.co.uk Kim Jong-nam: Break-in attempt at Malaysian mortuary Special forces put in place to guard body of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother If this story wasn't already extraordinary, it certainly is now.
"22.02.2017 10:17:29" theweek.co.uk Islamic State 'suicide bomber' identified as Brit paid £1m by government Family identify Jamal al-Harith from Manchester as man said to be responsible for attack on military base in Iraq When the five men returned to the UK, David Blunkett, then home secretary, said: "No one who is returned… will actually be a threat to the security of the British people."
"21.02.2017 14:30:51" theweek.co.uk MPs on Trump: The most biting lines from state visit debate Labour MPs criticise the US President's stances on women, race and climate change "Get over it."
"21.02.2017 14:10:29" After so much devastation and hardship in Haiti - the country can finally look forward to some stability and a good party too...
"21.02.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Richard Steele
"21.02.2017 12:30:39" theweek.co.uk Will Brexit actually happen? Cameron has bought his successor - whoever that may be - time in which to find a third way. In other words, a classic British fudge. The eternal question...
"21.02.2017 11:30:02" theweek.co.uk Melbourne plane crash: Five dead as aircraft hits shopping centre Australian pilot and four US tourists killed when plane explodes in 'massive fireball' minutes after take-off "Dashcam footage shows a mushroom cloud of black smoke rising from the shopping outlet."
"21.02.2017 11:07:49" theweek.co.uk Milo Yiannopoulos loses book deal over child abuse comments Video emerges of Breitbart editor referring to relationships between 13-year-old boys and older men Fellow Breitbart employees have reportedly threatened to quit if he is not fired.
"21.02.2017 10:30:15" theweek.co.uk What is Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – and will it be delayed by the House of Lords? Peers are due to debate UK's draft law on triggering process to leave EU At least there's a chance we'll all finally understand how the House of Lords works.
"21.02.2017 09:30:13" theweek.co.uk Arsenal survive Sutton test as Walcott hits his 100th goal Non-league dream dies, but Wenger pays tribute to the south London side as Gunners work hard for victory The dream of an all-non-league quarter final is dead.
"20.02.2017 16:03:21" theweek.co.uk Racism and sexism stem from 'optical illusion' in brain Academics say recognising the problem could dramatically transform society Professor Lydia Villa-Komaroff said the brain has developed a number of shortcuts which produce a "cognitive illusion" of knowledge, making people prone to hold views such as fearing large black men and thinking maths is a "male" subject.
"20.02.2017 14:16:47" TV Prank or International conspiracy - Who killed Kim Jong-nam?
"20.02.2017 13:50:48" theweek.co.uk Where is the lost island of Atlantis and could it be real? Plato's story of a utopian civilisation in the Atlantic Ocean still captures our imagination today We can all move there once the nuclear war begins...
"20.02.2017 13:06:59" Timeline Photos "You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams
"20.02.2017 11:49:54" theweek.co.uk Kim Jong-nam assassination: CCTV shows moment of attack Footage from Kuala Lumpur airport appears to capture fatal attack on North Korean leader's half-brother The suspect, a single mother who had travelled to Malaysia to find work, reportedly told detectives she thought she was participating in a harmless prank when she approached Kim Jong-nam.
Aishah claimed she had been offered money to trick men into
"20.02.2017 10:03:52" theweek.co.uk What will happen to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit? Lack of population register will make it difficult to determine who should legally stay, warn MEPs Good question.
"20.02.2017 08:59:00" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 20 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. #NousSommesTousIkea
Donald Trump has tried to clarify remarks he made which implied there had been a terrorist incident in Sweden. Trump said he had been referring to a Fox News programme which looked at immigration and crime in Sweden. His remarks
"19.02.2017 09:31:07" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 19 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Today's Ecuadorean election could eject Assange, Moscow plotted to overthrow a European government, and police chief says he is '120 per cent certain' Edward Heath was a paedophile...
"18.02.2017 09:11:00" Drone killers Why is France training eagles to take down drones?
"18.02.2017 08:41:30" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 18 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Labour MPs fear Blair has blown the party's by-election chances, Angela Merkel defies Donald Trump, and a British city offers free council tax to 'pooper snoopers'...
"17.02.2017 16:30:33" theweek.co.uk The truth behind Donald Trump's achievements He claims he has already accomplished more in his short time in office than any other US President, but can his claim be justified? "There is a wide gap, a chasm even, between what the administration has said and what it has done."
"17.02.2017 15:30:12" theweek.co.uk Zealandia: Is this Earth's hidden eighth continent? New scientific paper argues that New Zealand is geologically separate from Australia Yiss.
"17.02.2017 14:30:27" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump bashes media in 'freak show' press conference President's 75-minute fury leaves media commentators worried for the US's future "The press has become so dishonest." - Donald Trump to the press, 2017.
"17.02.2017 13:24:54" theweek.co.uk Tony Blair branded 'arrogant' over Brexit rallying cry Iain Duncan Smith calls former PM 'out of touch' with call for Remainers to keep UK in EU The quiet man is turning up the volume for the first time since 2003.
"17.02.2017 12:55:15" Timeline Photos "If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher
"17.02.2017 11:30:22" theweek.co.uk The truth behind post-referendum hate crimes Ukip's Paul Nuttall says there has been no surge in racist attacks, but police figures paint a different picture. Who is right? Nuttall's relationship with the truth is under fire again.
"17.02.2017 10:30:07" theweek.co.uk Israel: Pros and cons of two-state solution UN states still back Palestinian independence, but Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu remains ambivalent "I'm looking at two states and one state and I like the one that both parties like." - Donald Trump.
"17.02.2017 09:46:10" theweek.co.uk Referee Mark Clattenburg quits the Premier League Official takes up role in Saudi Arabia after complaining about a lack of support and scrutiny of his decisions On the plus side, now he can get a Saudi Professional League trophy tattoo.
"16.02.2017 20:18:00" theweek.co.uk Everything you need to know about Isas These accounts protect you from income tax, capital gains tax and dividend tax on investments The Isa deadline is looming - but do these accounts work and should you be using one? (Sponsored) http://www.theweek.co.uk/sponsored/81291/everything-you-need-to-know-about-isas
"16.02.2017 17:30:22" theweek.co.uk Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay World War II prime minister predicted space travel and was open to the idea that extra-terrestrials existed "One day, possibly even in the not very distant future, it may be possible to travel to the Moon." - Winston Churchill, 1939.
"16.02.2017 16:30:25" theweek.co.uk Church of England takes 'step towards gay marriage' General Synod rejects report saying church ceremonies should only be between a man and a woman Campaigner Peter Tatchell called it a "victory for love and equality."
"16.02.2017 15:30:43" theweek.co.uk Theresa May must offer Vauxhall 'same support as Nissan', say unions Len McClusky calls for government to act as 3,500 jobs come under threat at car plants in Ellesmere Port and Luton Theresa May is "facing her first big Brexit industrial crisis", says The Times.
"16.02.2017 14:30:10" theweek.co.uk Theresa May and seven other 'awkward' school photo ops Prime Minister 'winced her way through' primary school visit and 'visibly squirmed' when asked about NHS It's a staple of British politics.
"16.02.2017 13:30:20" theweek.co.uk Amanda Knox claims inmate tried to seduce her behind bars American tells how fellow prisoner 'Leny' tried to kiss her while in jail in Italy "I gritted my teeth and half-smiled, wavering between embarrassment and anger."
"16.02.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it." - William Pitt
"16.02.2017 11:30:08" theweek.co.uk Kim Jong-nam assassination: What do we know so far? Two women arrested over death of Kim Jong-un's half-brother, as autopsy suggests he was poisoned with ricin Shortly before his death, Kim "confided in close friends that he felt like he was living on borrowed time", the South China Morning Post reports.
"16.02.2017 10:30:28" theweek.co.uk Debenhams tops minimum wage 'name and shame' list Chain blames 'technical error' for almost 12,000 shop staff being underpaid Not a list they were hoping to top, I'm sure.
"16.02.2017 09:52:41" theweek.co.uk A new low for Arsenal and Wenger as Bayern Munich run riot The Gunners 'embarrassing' capitulation in Germany ends their Champions League dream and could spell the end for their manager At-Least-We-Still-Have-The-FA-Cup FC
"15.02.2017 20:16:01" theweek.co.uk Investing for income in your Isa – everything you need to know Any investments that you hold within an Isa can earn income free of tax Think Isas are just all about cash? Think again - and change the way you invest. (Sponsored) http://www.theweek.co.uk/sponsored/81290/investing-for-income-in-your-isa-everything-you-need-to-know
"15.02.2017 20:00:00" "We're going to drain the swamp in Washington DC," Trump said.
But does his team live up to his pledge?
"15.02.2017 16:30:30" theweek.co.uk Vogue's geisha chic and eight other tasteless fashion fails Magazine accused of 'yellowface' for dressing up model Karlie Kloss as one of Japan's cultural icons "How could they have thought this would be a good idea?!" or words to that effect.
"15.02.2017 15:30:47" theweek.co.uk Harrison Ford under investigation after plane's near miss at airport Star Wars actor reported to have flown above Boeing 737 passenger jet waiting to take off I'm sure the air traffic controllers would've preferred if he hadn't relied on The Force for a smooth landing.
"15.02.2017 14:30:03" theweek.co.uk Soaring inflation could push four million more families into poverty Cost of living predicted to surge ten per cent by 2020, hitting people already struggling A troubling prediction from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
"15.02.2017 13:30:01" theweek.co.uk Should Leicester sack Ranieri? Debate as Foxes face the drop With the Premier League champions one point above the relegation zone their Italian manager,Claudio Ranieri, is under pressure Dilly Ding Dilly Down.
"15.02.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets." - Arthur Miller
"15.02.2017 12:30:08" theweek.co.uk Business Briefing: Wednesday 15 February 2017 Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday "Bad customer service costs £37bn as complaints soar" and more.
"15.02.2017 11:30:31" theweek.co.uk PSG run riot as the sky falls in for dismal Barcelona No team in Champions League history has recovered from the kind of beating the Spanish giants endured in Paris Not a great Valentine's Day for the Catalans.
"15.02.2017 10:30:05" theweek.co.uk Paul Nuttall admits he did not lose 'close friends' at Hillsborough Ukip press officer offers resignation after party leader embarrassed on radio over claims about the Hillsborough tragedy Merseyside native Paul Nuttall is on pretty thin ice...
"15.02.2017 09:45:16" theweek.co.uk What led to the assassination of Kim Jong-un's half-brother? North Korean agents believed to be behind the death of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur airport A tale of getaway cars, poisoned needles and Disneyland.
"15.02.2017 09:42:13" theweek.co.uk Will Labour survive Brexit? Divisions over Article 50 lead to questions over party's future "Labour is in many ways clueless, disunited and perhaps in terminal decline."
"14.02.2017 15:30:46" theweek.co.uk PewDiePie: YouTube star loses Disney deal after anti-Semitic video Swedish comedian Felix Kjellberg claims 'Death to all Jews' footage was a joke to show 'how crazy the modern world is' Not exactly the most subtle joke of his already-unsubtle repertoire...
"14.02.2017 14:30:40" theweek.co.uk Lance Armstrong: I would 'do it again' and I want my titles back Shamed cyclist says he would 'probably' still take drugs if he was racing in the 1990s, but not in 2015 Some people claim sporting greats are often defined by consistency, but I'm not sure this is what they meant.
"14.02.2017 14:11:00" theweek.co.uk Rio's Olympic stadiums left in disrepair Iconic Maracana football stadium abandoned and vandalised, while murky water fills the aquatics centre Quick, get West Ham United on the phone.
"14.02.2017 14:00:45" What's up with Trump's handshake?
"14.02.2017 13:48:42" Timeline Photos "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
"14.02.2017 11:48:45" theweek.co.uk Why Donald Trump's national security adviser Mike Flynn had to resign Talks with Russian ambassador labelled 'unambiguous and highly inappropriate' "I inadvertently briefed the vice president elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador."
Translation: "I lied."
"14.02.2017 11:07:49" theweek.co.uk The ultimate Valentine's Day gift guide At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. Our team of experts at Portfolio have compiled a list of the finest gifts going for your loved one.
"14.02.2017 09:30:14" theweek.co.uk Business Briefing: Rolls-Royce reports colossal £4.6bn loss Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Rolling back to the drawing board.
"13.02.2017 15:34:00" theweek.co.uk Antique books stolen in 'Mission: Impossible-style' raid Thieves are thought to have abseiled through hole in ceiling of warehouse in Feltham What a novel idea...
"13.02.2017 14:28:48" From Russia with love? Trump's National Security Adviser has some friends in interesting places...
"13.02.2017 13:32:04" theweek.co.uk Who is Kellyanne Conway and what are her greatest gaffes? TV endorsement of Ivanka Trump's clothing line is third clanger in three weeks America's Next Top Model Citizen...
"13.02.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "I still believe that people are really good at heart." - Anne Frank
"13.02.2017 11:04:31" theweek.co.uk Bribery scandal threatens to engulf leaders across South America Secret 'bribery department' at the Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht oversaw £641m of corrupt payouts In Colombia, the chief prosecutor has said Nobel peace prize-winning President Juan Manuel Santos may have taken money for his re-election campaign.
"13.02.2017 10:01:54" theweek.co.uk North Korea tests Donald Trump: How will the US respond? President assures Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he stands behind 'great ally' 100 per cent "Combining nuclear warheads with ballistic missile technology in the hands of a volatile leader, is a recipe for disaster."
"13.02.2017 08:47:03" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 13 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. "Lemonade was my best album of the year."
Adele was apologetic at last nights Grammy awards in Los Angeles for beating US singer Beyonce to the top honours. The ceremony was politically charged, with rapper Busta Rhymes describing Donald Trump as
"12.02.2017 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "The first time I see a jogger smile, I'll consider it." - Joan Rivers
"12.02.2017 09:16:11" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 12 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. The Sunday papers and overnight news for you...
"11.02.2017 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." - Mae West
"11.02.2017 10:06:18" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 11 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Tim Cook says fake news is 'killing minds', Donald Trump plans a new travel ban order, and why Brexit will threaten Britain's newts...
"10.02.2017 15:30:34" theweek.co.uk Is US-Iran relationship heading back into the deep freeze? Tensions high between Tehran and Washington as President Donald Trump vows to scrap nuclear agreement Earlier this week, Reuters reported Trump was considering adding the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's most powerful security institution, to its list of prohibited terrorist organisations.
"10.02.2017 14:30:14" theweek.co.uk Russian bombs kill Turkish troops in Syria Kremlin blames incident on a 'lack of agreement of coordinates' during Russian air strikes Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed the Russian strike and blamed the incident on a "lack of agreement of coordinates during strikes by the Russian air force".
"10.02.2017 13:30:17" theweek.co.uk Council tax bills jump £76 - and services are still being cut More than 90 per cent of local authorities increase bills as they struggle to make ends meet It's the world's most disappointing vanishing act.
"10.02.2017 12:49:28" Timeline Photos "You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad." - Adlai Stevenson
"10.02.2017 12:14:37" theweek.co.uk Appeals court refuses to reinstate Donald Trump's travel ban US President claims security of nation is at stake after his lawyers fail to convince judges that order should be imposed "I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong." - George Washington, 1788.
"The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources –
"10.02.2017 11:00:05" theweek.co.uk Mulberry's New Order "Mulberry trees have thrived in Britain since Roman times and the Queen has no fewer than 34 varieties in her various stately grounds. In terms of branding, then, you couldn't imagine a more British name for a fashion house, especially one that
"09.02.2017 17:31:37" theweek.co.uk The pros and cons of privatising the NHS 'Winter of discontent' raises questions about sustainability of health service More than two-thirds of those surveyed said that they would support increasing income tax by one per cent if the money was used to support the cash-strapped health service.
"09.02.2017 16:07:27" theweek.co.uk Anger as ministers quietly shut child refugee scheme 'Dubs scheme' designed to bring thousands of children to UK closes after taking in just 350 "We all said Donald Trump was wrong to ban refugees and yet not a week later Britain abandons the most vulnerable kids, claiming somehow it's a pull factor to offer those fleeing persecution sanctuary."
"09.02.2017 14:02:27" Is it Trump first America second?
"09.02.2017 13:09:46" Timeline Photos "He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak." - Michel de Montaigne
"09.02.2017 12:32:41" theweek.co.uk Support for Scottish independence rises after PM's Brexit speech New poll finds 49 per cent of Scots back independence while 51 per cent want to remain in the UK "What do we want?" - "More referendums!"
"When do we want them?" - "FOR THE REST OF TIME!"
"09.02.2017 10:02:47" theweek.co.uk May under pressure over 'sweetheart deal' texts with Surrey council Jeremy Corbyn has accused the PM of striking a secret tax deal with wealthy Conservative council Surrey seems to be the hardest word...
"08.02.2017 16:21:09" theweek.co.uk Can Labour survive Brexit? Divisions over Article 50 lead to questions over party's future "Labour has effectively given up its right to call itself pro-European."
"08.02.2017 15:30:04" theweek.co.uk Seagulls the 'size of large dogs' attacking pensioners Politicians warn of vigilantes roaming the streets as they call for crackdown on bird numbers The Great Danes of the sky
"08.02.2017 13:30:17" theweek.co.uk Body cameras for teachers branded 'over the top' Privacy campaigners hit out as state comprehensives trial new method to deal with unruly pupils "Teachers have become quite fed up with not being able to teach."
"08.02.2017 11:30:21" theweek.co.uk US court grills Donald Trump lawyer over 'Muslim ban' Judges promise to deliver quick verdict after hearing arguments for and against executive order Things are escalating to what Trump would probably describe as an 'unpresidented' new level.
"08.02.2017 10:17:20" theweek.co.uk Austerity will continue into 2020s, says IFS Think-tank warns UK tax burden will reach highest level in more than 30 years over course of this parliament Seven years after austerity began, UK borrowing remains the fourth highest of 28 advanced economies while the national debt is the highest it has been since 1966.
"07.02.2017 15:56:54" Francois Fillon's bid for the French presidency has been derailed but could he be on course for an unlikely comeback?
"07.02.2017 15:05:50" theweek.co.uk Vladimir Putin critic in coma after suspected poisoning Opposition politician Vladimir Kara-Murza placed in medical coma - two years after suffering similar symptoms "Putin's enemies have had a bad habit over the years of ingesting things they shouldn't, from dioxin to polonium to killer flowers."
"07.02.2017 14:30:26" theweek.co.uk Who is Emmanuel Macron and can he beat Marine Le Pen? As Francois Fillon's popularity wanes, the French are turning to a new, younger candidate offering a 'third way' Suddenly, a challenger appears.
"07.02.2017 14:05:00" theweek.co.uk Mulberry's New Order Mulberry's New Order: How Johnny Coca, a Seville-born, French-trained designer is revitalising a very British brand
"07.02.2017 13:48:50" Timeline Photos "Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them." - Margaret Mitchell
"07.02.2017 13:30:35" theweek.co.uk Tributes paid to rugby union's Joost van der Westhuizen South African legend dies aged 45, following six-year battle with motor neurone disease "Joost will be remembered as one of the greatest Springboks – not only of his generation, but of all time."
"07.02.2017 12:30:32" theweek.co.uk 'Drained' Alastair Cook steps down as England Test captain 'It's the right time,' says Essex cricketer, as search begins for new skipper 11,057 runs in 140 matches.
"07.02.2017 12:19:35" theweek.co.uk Trump's claims that press don't cover terrorist attacks branded 'truly stunning' President accuses world media of failing to cover massacres in Nice and Paris It seems Trump drew up the list of "terrorist attacks not even being reported" by looking through media reports of them...
"07.02.2017 11:53:34" theweek.co.uk Israel passes controversial West Bank settlement bill PLO condemns law that retroactively legalises thousands of homes built on disputed land "The Israeli settlement enterprise negates peace and the possibility of the two-state solution," the Palestine Liberation Organisation said.
"07.02.2017 10:18:17" theweek.co.uk Is John Bercow right to make a stand against Donald Trump? Speaker's comments about US President dismissed as 'adolescent gesture politics' Addressing MPs last night, Bercow said Trump's behaviour since taking office clashed with parliament's commitment to "opposition to racism and to sexism."
This morning a Tory minister said: "Bercow does not speak for the government on Trump."
"06.02.2017 15:02:57" theweek.co.uk Sweet success as chocolate pill hits UK shelves Tiny tablet could cut the risk of heart attack, stroke and dementia Although it might be tempting to use this as an excuse to simply grab a bar of Dairy Milk, you would have to chomp through 400g of dark chocolate, consuming 2,429 calories, to get an effective dose, says the Daily Mail.
"06.02.2017 13:05:29" theweek.co.uk NHS to charge 'health tourists' for non-urgent care Policy shift will also force hospitals to check patient eligibility for free services "A lot of the doctors who volunteer for us don't want to be made into border guards."
"06.02.2017 12:00:37" Timeline Photos "Don't find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complain." - Henry Ford
"06.02.2017 11:11:08" theweek.co.uk Beckham blackmail plot emails are 'doctored' and 'inaccurate' Unicef remains 'proud' of ex-footballer as his spokesman insists leaked emails were taken out of context Beckham was always known for his back-tracking on the pitch...
"06.02.2017 09:52:38" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 6 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. The NHS in England is to start charging foreign patients at the point of delivery from April, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says. Overseas visitors may be refused non-urgent operations unless they pay in advance, in an effort to tackle health tourism. The
"05.02.2017 07:35:33" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 5 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Our summary of the Sunday papers and overnight news...
"04.02.2017 10:31:00" theweek.co.uk The first two weeks of President Donald Trump After just 14 days in office, the billionaire has caused quite a stir around the world Time flies when you're having...
"04.02.2017 09:25:13" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 4 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. White House slams 'outrageous' block on Trump's travel ban, Merkel says Theresa May is engaged in a race to the bottom, and David Beckham is embarrassed by leaked emails...
"03.02.2017 15:02:04" soundcloud.com #4 Anarchy, care homes and the French election Olly Mann and The Week's digital team delve behind the headlines and debate what really matters from the past seven days. Is squatting morally justified? Should the state look after our parents? Why s Listen to this week's edition of The Week Unwrapped featuring some of the news you may have missed...
"03.02.2017 13:14:16" Timeline Photos "Africa is not poor, it is poorly managed." - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
"03.02.2017 12:51:17" theweek.co.uk US vows 'overwhelming' response if North Korea uses nuclear weapons Defence Secretary James Mattis reassures South Korea of American support, despite Trump's rhetoric What's the betting that it's more than just a stern telling off?
"03.02.2017 10:59:26" theweek.co.uk Paris: Man with machetes 'shot by soldier at the Louvre' French police say suspect shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he tried to enter world-famous museum The suspect was apparently trying to enter the museum's underground shop when he was shot by the soldier, who was on guard.
"03.02.2017 08:17:25" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 3 Feb 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Bad news if you were planning a lettuce bonanza tonight. Vegetable rationing has hit British supermarkets because of supply problems caused by bad weather in Spain and other growing nations. Tesco and Morrison's have both limited customers to three
"02.02.2017 16:19:28" theweek.co.uk What does government's white paper on Brexit reveal? Brexit Secretary David Davis sets out negotiating strategy for leaving EU Here's five things the white paper didn't reveal:
1. Next week's lottery numbers
2. How fat you would need to be to be bulletproof
3. What will happen to EU nationals currently living in the UK after Brexit
4. How many spiders you swallow in your
"02.02.2017 15:22:02" Hot molten iron is replacing fireworks in China but one suspects it's a little harder to do in your back garden...
"02.02.2017 13:24:50" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump slams Australian PM over 'dumb' refugee deal US President hangs up on Malcolm Turnbull after saying their conversation was 'the worst by far' Right who had "Australia" in the game of which country will Trump start a war with next?
"02.02.2017 12:55:09" Timeline Photos "I don't like to analyse myself because I might not like what I see." - Donald Trump
"02.02.2017 11:47:20" The Week UK's cover photo
"02.02.2017 08:49:25" Who is Rex Tillerson Rex Tillerson has been confirmed as Secretary of State amid record opposition. Here are five things you may not know about the former Exxon Mobil CEO
"01.02.2017 16:08:40" theweek.co.uk Brexit bill debate: May to publish white paper after first vote 'Government has chosen not to make economy the priority,' says George Osborne So that's after MPs vote on giving her the right to start implementing it...
"01.02.2017 14:30:19" theweek.co.uk Nigel Farage attacks 'hypocrite' Sadiq Khan over Trump travel ban MEP asks why London Mayor is criticising the US President but not Muslim nations with bans on Israelis The war of words continues.
"01.02.2017 14:30:13" theweek.co.uk Valentine's Day 2017: The best last-minute holidays At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. All the romance of Valentine's Day, without the clichés.
"01.02.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "A man always has two reasons for what he does - a good one and the real one." - J.P. Morgan
"01.02.2017 12:30:30" theweek.co.uk Fake news: Seven bizarre stories that went viral From Pizzagate to Brexit, these are some of the biggest whoppers circulating online From alternative executive orders to alternative popes...
"01.02.2017 11:30:12" theweek.co.uk Five pound note: Check which serial numbers are valuable Two rare fivers engraved with miniature portraits of Jane Austen still in general circulation The big '£5' printed on the note could be less relevant than you think.
"01.02.2017 10:30:23" theweek.co.uk Who will be the next Doctor Who after Peter Capaldi? Scottish actor will leave the show at the end of the year, leaving the field open for a brand new Time Lord Some of the names being thrown around are fairly predictable, some not so much.
"01.02.2017 10:07:31" theweek.co.uk Steve Bannon: De facto president? Trump's decision to elevate chief strategist to a top national security role branded 'stone cold crazy' The Bannon juggernaut keeps on gaining momentum...
"31.01.2017 20:00:00" Could Trump be impeached? Could President Trump be impeached?
"31.01.2017 14:55:29" Timeline Photos The annual chance of an American dying in an attack by a refugee is 1 in 3.6 billion.
"31.01.2017 14:11:46" theweek.co.uk Woman 'told to prove she was lactating' at German airport Gayathiri Bose from Singapore says she was humiliated after travelling alone with a breast pump Don't travel alone with a breast pump it seems...
"31.01.2017 12:55:03" Timeline Photos "It is never right when we suffer evil to defend ourselves by doing evil in return." - Plato
"31.01.2017 12:10:09" theweek.co.uk Why Donald Trump fired his acting attorney general Sally Yates 'Remarkable rebuke' to US President recalls the days of Nixon and the Watergate scandal, says NYT Reports suggest that up to 100 diplomats are preparing to submit a memo to the State Department criticising Trump's travel ban. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said they "should get with the programme or they can go".
"31.01.2017 11:01:32" theweek.co.uk NHS paying up to £1bn too much for drugs, says report Researchers claim service is paying over the odds for medication it could buy cheaper in supermarket "Buying paracetamol at Asda, where tablets cost 1.2p each instead of the 3p the NHS pays, could save £41m."
"30.01.2017 15:30:30" theweek.co.uk Life does flash before your eyes when you die, says study Survivors of near-death experiences report witnessing past events – and even feeling the pain of others involved And you thought you'd seen the last of 2016...
"30.01.2017 13:32:25" theweek.co.uk Mo Farah and the other celebrities speaking out against #MuslimBan Famous faces from around the world speak out against President Donald Trump's executive order "On 1 January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27 January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien."
"30.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi
"30.01.2017 11:51:04" theweek.co.uk Brexit vote has 'unshackled public spending' Value of government tenders rise more than 50 per cent year-on-year in final quarter of 2016 Deficit? What deficit?
"30.01.2017 10:41:03" theweek.co.uk Six dead in Canada mosque shooting Quebec left shocked after gunmen open fire during evening prayers on Sunday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned what he called a "terrorist attack on Muslims in a centre of worship and refuge", while Philippe Couillard, the premier of Quebec, said the city "categorically rejects this barbaric violence".
"30.01.2017 09:51:53" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump aide calls immigration ban a 'massive success story' President's executive order targeting Muslim-majority countries sparks protests and international outcry "It really is a massive success story in terms of implementation on every single level."
"30.01.2017 08:35:59" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 30 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Theresa May is holding talks on Brexit today with the leaders of the devolved Scottish and Welsh assemblies – and she will them they can have no veto over the process. While ruling that MPs must be consulted on triggering Article 50, the Supreme Court
"29.01.2017 12:55:08" Timeline Photos "O for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts!" - John Keats
"29.01.2017 09:06:10" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 29 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. A judge temporarily halts Trump's deportations, William and Harry commission a Diana statue, and a fresh appeal will 'prove the innocence' of the Lockerbie convict...
"29.01.2017 07:54:06" theweek.co.uk Week in pictures: 21-27 January From the Women's March to the Supreme Court ruling on Article 50 - these are the images of the last seven days The week in pictures...
"28.01.2017 12:55:09" Timeline Photos "It's good to be hated by the right people." - Johnny Cash
"28.01.2017 09:55:59" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 28 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. A new crisis for Jeremy Corbyn, the death of Sir John Hurt, and the EU's head negotiator says Britain could have a 'fast track' back to the bloc after Brexit...
"27.01.2017 17:11:02" theweek.co.uk The Week Unwrapped podcast 3: Trainspotting, Bernie Ecclestone and gleeful Victorians Is the age of the sport impresario over? Does cinema still matter? Were we happiest amid Dickensian squalor? And now for something completely different...The Week's brand new podcast.
"27.01.2017 15:37:24" Return to torture Is the US bringing back torture?
"27.01.2017 14:58:24" theweek.co.uk How will May and Trump's 'special relationship' compare with the past? Anglo-American relations have fluctuated over the decades – can this 'odd couple' become close allies? "The meeting could be an episode of The Odd Couple: The Stiff Headmistress meets the Great Salesman."
"27.01.2017 12:55:06" Timeline Photos "There are few things of greater advantage than learning to appreciate the strong points of your opponents." - Johann Goethe
"27.01.2017 12:35:03" theweek.co.uk WWIII: Threat of nuclear war 'seems real again', warns Gorbachev Former Soviet president warns of 'ruinous new arms race', 25 years after the end of the Cold War That's right the good news just keeps on coming...
"27.01.2017 11:34:42" theweek.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn faces Labour rebels revolt Shadow minister Tulip Siddiq quits after Labour leader imposes three-line whip on vote to trigger Brexit ♫♪ Stop me if you think you've heard this one before ♫♪
"27.01.2017 10:43:26" theweek.co.uk Trump brings end of the world one step closer Rise of Donald Trump has brought the end of the world a little closer, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says As if you didn't know already...
"27.01.2017 08:29:19" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 27 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Mexico has condemned a Trump administration plan to impose a 20% import tax on Mexican products to fund the building of a 2,000-mile-long wall along its border with the US.
Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said a tax would make Mexican goods more
"26.01.2017 15:52:12" theweek.co.uk Prison suicides at record levels in England and Wales Ministry of Justice report shows rise in number of prisoners killing themselves, with assaults and self-harm also up "This is a predictable consequence of tough but dumb crime policies pursued by this government, and by the previous coalition and Labour governments."
"26.01.2017 12:55:08" Timeline Photos "'Thou shalt not' might reach the head, but it takes 'Once upon a time' to reach the heart." - Philip Pullman
"26.01.2017 11:03:21" theweek.co.uk Elon Musk to build tunnel under Los Angeles 'in a month or so' 'Exciting progress' being made on latest project, SpaceX and Tesla founder says Although many considered the idea to be a joke, the entrepreneur added "tunnels" to his Twitter profile and posted: "I am actually going to do this."
"26.01.2017 10:12:15" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump: Waterboarding and torture 'absolutely work' 'We have to fight fire with fire,' new US President says in first major TV interview During the Bush administration, black sites were used for "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as "extreme sleep deprivation, exposure to cold, forced nudity, confinement in coffin-like boxes, wall-slamming, chaining in painful stress positions and
"25.01.2017 15:23:11" theweek.co.uk Parents short-changing girls on pocket money Sons get £2.20 more a week than daughters and have more financial freedom, says study "Boys are more likely to be entrusted with regular cash payments, while girls are more reliant on other people buying them items, or managing money on their behalf."
"25.01.2017 13:36:58" Timeline Photos "Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden
"25.01.2017 12:30:00" Do you own any of these valuable vinyl?
"25.01.2017 12:01:42" theweek.co.uk Irish town swamped with sex calls in Babestation mix-up Locals in scenic Westport plagued with late-night calls meant for X-rated television channel "Down with this sort of thing..."
"25.01.2017 11:36:09" theweek.co.uk Fine firms for sexist dress codes, say MPs Politicians say female employees are being told to dye their hair blonde and wear revealing clothes at work The findings contradict the conclusions of Theresa May five years ago, when, as women's minister, she said there was no problem with sexism over clothing at work and that "traditional gender-based" dress codes "encourage a sense of professionalism in the
"25.01.2017 10:15:32" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump moves to 'build the Mexican wall' and ban refugees New US President promises a 'big day' for national security, but critics warn of 'terrible' impact Access to the US will also be restricted for some visa holders from a number of majority-Muslim countries, including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
"24.01.2017 19:21:00" theweek.co.uk Russia to decriminalise domestic violence President Vladimir Putin reportedly bowed to pressure from the Russian Orthodox church and ultra-conservative MPs "Passage of this law would be a huge step backward for Russia, where victims of domestic violence already face enormous obstacles to getting help or justice."
"24.01.2017 15:53:34" theweek.co.uk Model Hanne Gaby Odiele reveals she is intersex to 'break taboo' Belgian says she is making announcement to help campaign against unconsented surgery on children "I am proud to be intersex, but very angry that these surgeries are still happening."
"24.01.2017 14:27:33" theweek.co.uk Oscar nominations 2017: Who made the shortlist? At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. It's going to be La La Land vs Moonlight...
"24.01.2017 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "If we cannot agree, let us at any rate agree to differ, but let us part as friends." - Muhammad Ali Jinnah
"24.01.2017 12:40:53" theweek.co.uk Government loses Article 50 case: What next for Brexit? Downing Street insists Supreme Court judgement will not slow down plan to leave European Union Brexit -ˈbrɛksɪt/'
adjective - having or seeming to have no end or limit. Est.2020
"I was stuck in traffic for hours, it was a real Brexit of a journey"
"24.01.2017 11:44:31" theweek.co.uk Syrian peace talks get off to a shaky start Rebel groups refuse to meet Syrian government over continued attacks near Damascus One Western diplomat said the fall of Aleppo to government forces in December had "changed everything", robbing the rebels of their last major urban stronghold from which to challenge President Assad's rule.
"23.01.2017 15:52:38" theweek.co.uk How to impeach a president Two US leaders have faced the Senate charged with 'high crimes and misdemeanours' Just if you were wondering...
"23.01.2017 15:08:07" Gone in sixty seconds The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh is gone... as are millions of pounds from the state coffers.
"23.01.2017 13:41:35" theweek.co.uk Theresa May meets Donald Trump: What can we expect? Prime Minister will be first foreign leader to meet new President, but will the 'special relationship' continue? "All she can do is pack her rictus grin in her hand luggage and hope she and her team can get something half-way sensible from Trump's team."
"23.01.2017 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." - Jerome K. Jerome
"23.01.2017 10:43:46" theweek.co.uk Government accused of Trident 'cover-up' Opposition demands to know if Theresa May knew of failed test ahead of House of Commons debate on nuclear deterrent "Ultimately Downing Street decided to cover up the failed test. If the information was made public, they knew how damaging it would be to the credibility of our nuclear deterrent. The upcoming Trident vote made it all the more sensitive."
"23.01.2017 10:11:39" theweek.co.uk Crunchy roast potatoes are cancer risk, watchdog warns FSA warns cooking starchy foods at high temperatures can produce a harmful chemical IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?
"23.01.2017 08:48:19" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 23 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, is expected to be questioned today over claims that the government knew that a test of the Trident missile system had misfired just days before MPs voted to renew it. Yesterday, Theresa May was asked four times by TV
"22.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "If two wrongs don't make a right, try three." - Richard Nixon
"22.01.2017 08:25:58" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 22 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Downing Street covered up a Trident accident prior to crucial vote, women's march exceeds inauguration numbers, and Pop Francis sounds Hitler warning on populism...
"21.01.2017 13:57:06" Timeline Photos "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln
"21.01.2017 09:30:53" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 21 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Theresa May is packing her bags for a meeting with Trump 'within days'...
"20.01.2017 14:20:34" theweek.co.uk Surrey council to hold referendum on 15% tax hike Tory-run authority asks locals to pay more after government cuts hit social care and children's services What is it with Conservatives and referendums?
"20.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave." - Thomas Jefferson
"20.01.2017 11:43:16" theweek.co.uk May's Brexit plan is a 'ruse' - to stop Brexit happening Former WTO chief says Prime Minister is operating a 'costly' double bluff to stop UK leaving EU Well that would be a cunning plan...
"20.01.2017 08:41:51" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 20 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Troops from Senegal have crossed the border into the Gambia, under the auspices of west African union Ecowas, as President Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office after losing an election to Adama Barrow. Barrow yesterday swore an oath of office in Dakar,
"19.01.2017 17:03:16" theweek.co.uk Why Peta is calling for boycott of A Dog's Purpose film Animal rights group condemns footage of German Shepherd being forced into rushing water "Just gotta throw him in," says an off-screen voice, while the handler attempts to shove the dog into the water.
"19.01.2017 15:24:20" theweek.co.uk Ten most complained about adverts in 2016 Body-popping bodyguard tops list with 1,063 complaints to Advertising Standards Authority You can probably guess them...
"19.01.2017 13:26:44" theweek.co.uk Louis Vuitton men's AW17 show live stream See the latest LV show live from Paris! Starting in five minutes
"19.01.2017 12:55:12" Timeline Photos "I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree."
- Joyce Kilmer
"19.01.2017 12:27:47" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump's first day: What can we expect? New US president will have to get busy to fulfil all his 'day one' campaign promises Learning a lot of new names, trying to get the coffee machine to work and the destruction of western civilisation as we know it...
"19.01.2017 10:25:17" theweek.co.uk Islamic State caliphate crumbles as east Mosul 'liberated' Militants lost a quarter of their territory last year and now face defeat in Iraqi city Reuters says the attacks show the threat from the group "may not subside" even if IS loses key towns and cities. "It will likely switch from ruling territory to pursuing insurgency tactics, seeking to reignite the sectarian tensions that fuelled its
"18.01.2017 19:57:00" Trump boycott Donald J. Trump will be sworn in on Friday... but not everyone will be coming to the party.
"18.01.2017 16:01:54" theweek.co.uk Will EU citizens be allowed to stay in UK after Brexit? Prime Minister comes under attack for refusing to guarantee rights of EU nationals in keynote speech German Chancellor Angela Merkel is believed to be one of those who rejected an early reciprocal deal on the issue of citizens living abroad.
"18.01.2017 14:19:19" Man on the moon Remembering Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon
"18.01.2017 13:30:07" theweek.co.uk Lizard Island: Extreme luxury on the Great Barrier Reef At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. With 24 ivory beaches, Australia's most northern resort guarantees privacy, spectacular diving, gourmet dining - and no shortage of lizards
"18.01.2017 12:55:57" theweek.co.uk Majority of Brits think the country is 'in decline' Fifty-seven per cent believe UK is going downhill – and one in five think the slump is 'irreversible', says survey Still, good news about the chocolate oranges...
"18.01.2017 12:53:46" Timeline Photos "We have to distrust each other. It's our only defence against betrayal." - Tennessee Williams
"18.01.2017 10:45:28" theweek.co.uk Thousands of Britons to be flown out of The Gambia Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has rejected recent election results and is refusing to stand aside for his successor Jammeh has called for fresh elections and declared a 90-day state of emergency, claiming it is necessary after the "unprecedented and extraordinary amount of foreign interference" in the 1 December ballot.
"17.01.2017 15:11:35" Just a very large alligator going out for a stroll...
(Video courtesy of Kim Joiner)
"17.01.2017 14:41:43" theweek.co.uk Theresa May's big Brexit speech: The main points and how the UK reacted Prime Minister confirms she will take country out of single market and parliament will vote on final deal May also repeated Chancellor Philip Hammond's threat to turn the UK into a tax haven, saying that outside the EU, "we would have the freedom to set competitive tax rates".
"17.01.2017 13:30:28" theweek.co.uk MH370: Families urge officials to continue hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines plane Investigators under fire for 'irresponsible' decision after search ends without any sign of aircraft Save for seven pieces of washed-up debris, the three-year search comes to an end with no significant discoveries having been made.
"17.01.2017 13:00:55" theweek.co.uk Brexit: How will Theresa May's clean break from EU work? Prime Minister to reject 'half-in, half-out' agreement in the 'most important speech of her premiership' Leaving the EU single market and the customs union in one fell swoop.
"17.01.2017 12:55:22" Timeline Photos "He who writes badly thinks badly." - William Cobbett
"17.01.2017 10:07:02" theweek.co.uk Charity warns over rise of workplace 'fatherhood penalty' A third of fathers would take a pay cut to achieve a better work-life balance, Working Families claims Unless employers do more to facilitate a better "work-life fit", said the charity, fathers who wanted to play an active role in their children's lives would face a "fatherhood penalty" - following a career below their skill set and reducing their
"17.01.2017 01:45:00" Do you own any of these valuable vinyl?
"16.01.2017 16:04:09" theweek.co.uk The Russian Revolution: The centenary exhibitions to see At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. In the 100th year since the Russian Revolution, a series of exhibitions in London and New York explore its impact on art and culture.
"16.01.2017 13:30:00" Ringling Bros closes Peta and animal rights activists finally have something to applaud at Ringling Bros circus: its closure.
"16.01.2017 12:54:54" Timeline Photos "Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"16.01.2017 11:48:15" theweek.co.uk World's eight richest men own as much as 50% of poor Oxfam report says inequality gap is 'greater than had been feared' Alright for some...
"16.01.2017 10:18:46" theweek.co.uk Trump says Brexit will be a 'great thing' and promises 'quick' trade deal Failed Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove holds first UK interview with US president-elect Phew, glad that's cleared up.
"16.01.2017 08:24:36" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 16 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Former Leave campaigner Michael Gove has become the first senior Conservative to meet Donald Trump since he won the US presidential election last year, interviewing him for The Times. Trump said Britain was "smart" for opting out of the EU because it is
"15.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "Don't raise your voice, improve your argument." - Desmond Tutu
"15.01.2017 07:51:26" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 15 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Theresa May 'will announce hard Brexit on Tuesday', NHS is cancelling cancer operations, and Palestinians fear Donald Trump will kill two-state solution...
"14.01.2017 17:19:00" theweek.co.uk Moonlight: Can Barry Jenkins's coming-of-age tale secure an Oscar? The highly acclaimed film has already won several awards, including a Golden Globe. But will it scoop the big one? "Growing up, you're told that being a black man - you have to be stronger, more masculine, so that automatically puts up that block and you don't think it's possible to have any kind of vulnerability about you."
"14.01.2017 12:54:54" Timeline Photos "Those that go searching for love only make manifest their own lovelessness." - D.H. Lawrence
"14.01.2017 08:57:13" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 14 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. EU chief hints at Brexit climbdown, Trump says he may drop Russia sanctions, and al-Qaeda tells Islamic State that they are going too far...
"13.01.2017 17:54:01" theweek.co.uk British Museum launches hunt after mystery gold found in piano If no heir to the cache is traced it will be deemed 'legal treasure' and finders will receive a pay out Under the United Kingdom Treasure Act 1996, legal treasure is defined as an object that is substantially made from gold or silver, is at least 300 years old, has been deliberately hidden with the intention of recovery and whose owners or heirs are
"13.01.2017 16:21:55" theweek.co.uk Aarhus: A guide to 2017's European Capital of Culture At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. This cute-yet-cosmopolitan city packs a surprisingly large cultural punch for a town with just 300,000 residents. Given its myriad attractions, it's surely only a matter of time before Aarhus becomes a top destination for elegant city breaks.
"13.01.2017 15:50:22" theweek.co.uk Stoke by-election: Tristram Hunt quits for V&A role Labour MP unable to turn down 'one of the greatest museum jobs in the world' Hunt's nomination ahead of the 2010 general election provoked complaints from local party activists, who objected to a London academic with no previous connection to Stoke-on-Trent being "parachuted" into a Labour safe seat. Gary Elsby, the secretary of
"13.01.2017 14:14:39" theweek.co.uk Cyclists 'are not road users', says Chris Grayling Transport Secretary accused of 'an astonishing lack of knowledge' after House of Commons debate "The Transport Secretary's comments demonstrate an astonishing lack of knowledge about how seven million people regularly use the roads in this country."
"13.01.2017 13:09:14" Timeline Photos "The world is becoming like a lunatic asylum run by lunatics." - David Lloyd George
"13.01.2017 12:12:42" Obama surprised Joe Biden yesterday "This gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance."
"13.01.2017 11:28:54" theweek.co.uk Hillsborough: CPS to consider 23 criminal charges Possible charges include gross negligence manslaughter, perverting the course of justice and misconduct in public office Elkan Abrahamson, the lawyer representing 20 of the families who lost loved ones in the tragedy, said his clients were relieved the files had finally been handed over to the CPS.
"13.01.2017 08:15:29" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 13 Jan 2017 Syria accuses Israel of airport rocket attack; China warns US it risks war over Trump threats; Severe weather warnings as village evacuated Russia has objected to the biggest build-up of US troops on the continent since the Cold War as around 1,000 of an eventual 4,000 arrive in Poland. Moscow said it considers the mission a threat to its national security.
That and more end-of-the-world
"12.01.2017 14:57:53" theweek.co.uk Tube strike: RMT sets date for fresh industrial action Capital's commuters face another Monday chaos as union threatens walkout in February Start as you mean to go on...
"12.01.2017 12:14:27" theweek.co.uk Christopher Steele: Who is the man behind Trump's dirty dossier? Former MI6 officer reportedly fled his home yesterday 'terrified for his and his family's safety' A neighbour told reporters: "He asked me to look after his cat as he would be gone for a few days".
"12.01.2017 09:54:01" theweek.co.uk What is thundersnow – and is it dangerous? Forecasters warn extreme cold and winter storms could produce unusual snowfalls over next few days Also can we copyright it as a superhero name?
"12.01.2017 08:58:48" theweek.co.uk Chelsea transfer news: John Terry set for Bournemouth switch Blues recall Natan Ake from loan spell with the Cherries, but Terry could replace him - latest Chelsea transfer news and gossip Could you imagine Terry in anything but blue?
"11.01.2017 17:55:00" How and why did WW1 start? It's not as simple as you might have thought
"11.01.2017 15:00:17" theweek.co.uk Barack Obama: Coolest presidential moments caught on video As the 44th President of the United States takes his leave, here are some of his high points Featuring the time he said what he really thought about Kanye...
"11.01.2017 14:12:56" theweek.co.uk Section 40: Why papers say new law compromises press freedom Claims legislation will strong-arm British newspapers into joining government-approved regulator "If we truly believe our press should be free then surely that freedom is best illustrated by abstaining from state-approved regulation?"
"11.01.2017 12:30:02" theweek.co.uk Dark star: Hunting the black truffle At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. "The Romans were firm fans of the richly flavoured fungus, despite their difficulty explaining how it ended up in the soil. Plutarch theorised that lightning was probably responsible. Others credited the gods."
"11.01.2017 11:30:10" theweek.co.uk 'Democracy needs you,' Barack Obama tells farewell rally US President warns of the rise of 'naked partisanship' and intolerance in final address in Chicago Obama "had hoped to be talking about passing on the baton to fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton."
"11.01.2017 10:38:11" theweek.co.uk The Donald Trump Russia dossier: What's going on? US officials take 'extremely unusual' step of presenting president-elect with unverified memos Putin's spokesman has denied the allegations in the Trump report, saying "the Kremlin does not engage in collecting compromising information."
"10.01.2017 15:39:53" theweek.co.uk Fifa backs 48-team World Cup: The arguments for and against Will the expanded format with group-stage penalty shoot-outs dilute competition or bring joy to more countries? "It seemed fine as it was." - Almost Everyone, 2017.
"10.01.2017 14:34:30" theweek.co.uk Cheese toastie leads to police stand-off Husband opens fire on wife for taking a bite of his favourite snack - and other tall tales Well that escalated quickly...
"10.01.2017 12:55:07" Timeline Photos "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett
"10.01.2017 12:45:25" theweek.co.uk Have scientists cracked the mystery of the Earth's core? Researchers replicate intense pressure and heat at planet's heart to answer decades-old puzzle Turns out "silicon valley" is at the centre of everything we do...
"10.01.2017 11:35:45" theweek.co.uk Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn 'not wedded' to EU free movement Labour leader to call for 'reasonably managed migration' in his first major speech after Christmas "Not wedded to EU free movement." - coming to a mug near you in 2017...
"10.01.2017 10:12:26" theweek.co.uk Northern Ireland government in crisis after McGuinness quits Resignation over 'cash for ash' scandal likely to prompt 'rancorous and divisive' early elections "Known as the 'cash for ash' scandal, it has been alleged that the scheme had serious flaws which meant they were given a financial incentive to pointlessly burn fuel."
"09.01.2017 17:55:25" Trump in reverse Donald Trump has conceded that Russia may have been involved in hacking the Democrats' emails... or has he?
"09.01.2017 15:46:41" theweek.co.uk Boris Johnson holds 'frank' talks with Donald Trump's team Foreign Secretary meets Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon in New York ahead of discussions in Washington DC The British are coming...
"09.01.2017 13:31:13" theweek.co.uk Black-face Morris dancers heckled in Birmingham Group deny accusations of racism after being threatened for wearing traditional costume "The dancers tried to explain why their faces were painted black but they would not listen. Things took such a turn for the worse that the performances had to be abandoned."
"09.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "What do you call an economist with a prediction? Wrong." - Robert Kuttner
"09.01.2017 11:47:15" theweek.co.uk How office life costs UK workers up to £1,000 a year Nights out, leaving gifts and coffee runs can cost £40,000 over a career, says survey The good news just keeps on coming...
"09.01.2017 10:51:52" theweek.co.uk Theresa May promises mental health overhaul - but is it enough? Prime Minister to announce increased services to help teenagers, but experts say there is a long way to go The Independent says May's speech "barely announces any extra cash to improve underfunded services", with just an extra £15m expected to be pledged for creating "places of safety". This amounts to about £23,000 per parliamentary constituency, it adds.
"09.01.2017 10:11:03" theweek.co.uk Tube strike: How to get around London for 24 hours Commuter chaos as action closes all London Underground stations inside Circle line Don't do it to yourselves, it's not worth it.
"08.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "Why should I write for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?" - Oscar Wilde
"08.01.2017 08:45:42" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 8 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. A Brexit 'catastrophe' is 'inevitable' warns expert, the Israeli Embassy wants to 'take down' Alan Duncan, and why the rail strike misery is coming your way soon...
"07.01.2017 12:54:54" Timeline Photos "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso
"07.01.2017 09:00:17" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 7 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Ten things you need to know today.
"06.01.2017 15:37:05" subscription.theweek.co.uk The Week Magazine | Subscribe and Get 6 Issues Free How cloesly did you follow last year's headlines? Test your knowledge with our Big 2016 Quiz and be in with a chance of winning a mixed case of wine when you submit your answers. Entrants must be over the age of 18 years old.
"06.01.2017 15:28:58" 2016 Best Vinyl Album Art Good enough to be framed...
"06.01.2017 13:31:34" theweek.co.uk Gigantic iceberg poised to break away from Antarctica Ice mountain the size of Norfolk hanging on to continent by a thread ♫..Let it go..Let it go..♫
"06.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence." - Napoleon
"06.01.2017 11:38:00" theweek.co.uk Majority of Greeks now regret joining euro And almost half of Greek citizens believe the EU will collapse In other news: the majority of cats say they don't like dogs...
"06.01.2017 09:52:05" theweek.co.uk Japanese firm replaces office workers with robots Ageing population and tech prowess make country 'prime testing ground for AI' They may eventually take over everyone's jobs and render us all useless but it's going to be a while before they can pull off:
"Yeah okay thanks, can't believe how quick it went..."
"06.01.2017 08:23:05" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 6 Jan 2017 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. US vice-president Joe Biden has urged president-elect Donald Trump to "grow up" and called him "absolutely mindless" because he has refused to accept the FBI's assurance that Russian hackers interfered in the US election last year, to boost Trump's
"05.01.2017 17:54:35" theweek.co.uk Sweet tooth: How sugar became the world's drug of choice Eating too much sugar can have devastating side effects for its hundreds of millions of 'addicts' Just the thing to read after Christmas...
"05.01.2017 14:17:04" If you think you're having a bad day at work, spare a thought for this poor guy in the polar bear costume...
(Video courtesy of White Bear Mitsubishi)
"05.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth." - Michael Kinsley
"05.01.2017 12:29:33" theweek.co.uk Theresa May to set out her 'Brexit vision' to silence critics Prime Minister expected to announce UK will leave single market unless there are concessions on freedom of movement "Brexit means Brexit and Leave means Leave"
"05.01.2017 11:52:43" theweek.co.uk Meet your 'newest' organ – the mesentery Fatty membrane could help in battle against Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome Would be better if they'd called it the "fun dispenser" or something...
"05.01.2017 10:00:43" theweek.co.uk Donald Trump's intelligence problem Trump criticises senior officials and sides with WikiLeaks founder in new Twitter outburst It's not what you think...
"04.01.2017 17:11:57" theweek.co.uk Did Trump cause Ford to cancel $1.6bn Mexico plant? Plan to build new factory dropped hours after president-elect threatens General Motors with high tariffs "Both developments [Ford and GM] indicate how Trump is having an enormous impact on how American car companies run their operations, even before he takes office."
"04.01.2017 14:33:51" theweek.co.uk Has the world's oldest whale died at the age of 105? Granny the orca was last seen swimming away 'like the Energizer bunny' in October, say scientists 2017's biggest question...
"04.01.2017 13:17:00" theweek.co.uk Elor Azaria: Israeli soldier convicted over Hebron shooting Teenage conscript found guilty of manslaughter after killing wounded Palestinian Abdul Fattah al-Sharif Giving her two-and-a-half-hour verdict, chief judge Colonel Maya Heller rejected the defence's two central claims that the Palestinian assailant was already dead and that Azaria felt threatened at the time of the shooting.
"You can't have it both ways,"
"04.01.2017 12:54:54" Timeline Photos "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die." - Mel Brooks
"04.01.2017 11:59:09" theweek.co.uk Sir Ivan Rogers: Diplomat's departure means Brexit 'chaos' Former ambassador to the EU attacks 'muddled thinking' in resignation email to staff in Brussels Former Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who worked with Rogers at the EU in the 1990s, said that if the reports that he was driven out by vengeful Brexiteers were true, then they had committed a "spectacular own goal".
"03.01.2017 16:10:36" North Korea says its latest missile could carry a nuclear warh... Donald Trump has dismissed North Korean claims that a new missile poses a threat to the US
"03.01.2017 15:40:32" theweek.co.uk Finland to trial basic income for the unemployed Two-year experiment will see out-of-work Finns receive €560 each month – even if they find a job Is there such a thing as free money?
"03.01.2017 14:54:25" On The Run There ain't no party like an Inner Mongolia camel party...
"03.01.2017 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match." - John Berger
"03.01.2017 12:54:44" theweek.co.uk Why are the Republicans dismantling a major ethics committee? Outrage over threat to US independent watchdog tasked with monitoring Congress It's almost as if they have something to hide...
"03.01.2017 10:13:11" theweek.co.uk Dry January: Why do we do it and is it really worth it? The post-Christmas detox has become an annual tradition in the UK – but what has Finland got to do with it? Alcohol Concern stands by the event, with evidence on its website saying that for the six months after completing Dry January, participants not only get drunk fewer times in the year, but also drink less frequently.
"03.01.2017 10:04:07" theweek.co.uk Turkey nightclub attack: Net closing on Istanbul gunman Turkish police have arrested 12 people - but the prime suspect is still on the run "Wherever they may hide in 2017, we will enter their lair."
"02.01.2017 12:54:55" Timeline Photos "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realised how seldom they do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"02.01.2017 09:29:58" theweek.co.uk Art in focus 2017: The exhibitions to watch for this year The must-see shows including Turner, Hockney and Rembrandt From London to Paris to Beijing, these ten galleries are hosting blockbuster showings to top any art-lover's wish list
"31.12.2016 09:30:15" theweek.co.uk Hogmanay: How Scotland celebrates the New Year From Auld Lang Syne and 'first footing' to 'the bells' and fireworks in Edinburgh With just a few hours to go before the party begins, here's all you need to know about the celebration, from Auld Lang Syne to people running around in animal skins. http://bit.ly/2iPQQYU
"31.12.2016 09:22:48" www.theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 31 Dec 2016 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Ten things you need to know today. Happy new year to all our readers!
"30.12.2016 12:55:01" Timeline Photos "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." - Seneca the Younger
"30.12.2016 11:30:08" theweek.co.uk 2016: An unforgettable year for sport - in pictures Team GB excelled at the Olympics and Leicester won the Premier League But maybe we'd rather forget England's trouncing by Iceland
"30.12.2016 10:30:14" theweek.co.uk New Year's Eve 2016: The UK's best and most affordable nights out Empty the champagne glasses, not your wallet, and see in 2017 with these big bashes As New Year's Eve approaches, the annual dilemma arises: do you greet 2017 in sequins or a slanket? Our rundown of some of the hottest festivities should persuade you to ditch the PJs for your party gear
"30.12.2016 09:30:38" theweek.co.uk Magnificent seven: The most anticipated cars of 2017 From the Lexus LC500 to the Renault Koleos, here are the hottest cars coming round the bend in the year ahead With 2016 marking an important year for all areas of the motoring industry, will 2017 be another strong year for car buyers?
"30.12.2016 07:26:35" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 30 Dec 2016 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Moscow bites back after US expels 35 diplomats, learner drivers to be let loose on our motorways, and why Luton is Britain's most desirable location...
"29.12.2016 11:30:33" theweek.co.uk The seven most awkward Twitter fails of 2016 From bad jokes to cases of mistaken identity, we look back at our favourite gaffes in the Twittersphere Remember when Isis started shaving bears?
"29.12.2016 10:30:30" theweek.co.uk Most talked-about videos of 2016 From 'Chewbacca mom' to a Brexit rant, we round up the biggest viral hits of the year In 2007, Charlie Bit My Finger turned two ordinary children into celebrities. In 2012, you couldn't go ten minutes without hearing Gangnam Style. So what were the defining viral videos of 2016? Here are some of the candidates:
"29.12.2016 09:30:25" theweek.co.uk New Year's Eve fireworks in London 2016: Where to watch for free Tickets are long sold out, but there are plenty of free spots that offer a great view of the show London's main New Year Eve's fireworks have already sold out, but here's where to catch the action for free.
"29.12.2016 08:47:04" Timeline Photos "Being normal is vastly overrated." - Debbie Reynolds, April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016
"29.12.2016 07:25:14" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 29 Dec 2016 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Jeremy Corbyn tells Theresa May to stop acting like Henry VIII, Carrie Fisher's mother dies, and Sikh campaigners demand release of Golden Temple files...
"28.12.2016 14:12:05" theweek.co.uk Best box sets to watch on Netflix UK in 2017 New psychological thrillers, Gothic fairy tales, true crime, superheroes and comedy are all on the way Here is what you will be watching next year.
"28.12.2016 12:54:57" Timeline Photos "There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"28.12.2016 11:30:10" theweek.co.uk The year in pictures - 2016 From the death of David Bowie to the chaos of the US election - 12 months of spectacular images What a year.
"28.12.2016 10:30:19" theweek.co.uk Ozil, Suarez, Messi: Ten great goals from 2016 – video Was Ozil's the best of the year? A selection of this year's best strikes – from elaborate free kick routines to moments of sublime skill
"27.12.2016 12:54:58" Timeline Photos "A man with no enemies is a man with no character." - Paul Newman
"27.12.2016 12:34:08" theweek.co.uk The ten biggest games coming out in 2017 From Mass Effect Andromeda to Gran Turismo Sport, here are next year's most hotly anticipated releases After a strong year of next-generation titles and consoles, including Forza Horizon 3 and the PlayStation 4 Pro, 2017 has a lot to live up to for gamers.
"27.12.2016 10:30:09" theweek.co.uk Villains of 2016 From Paul Hollywood to Ken Livingstone Some of the faces that have been cropping up this year for all the wrong reasons
"27.12.2016 09:30:20" theweek.co.uk Heroes of 2016 From Michelle Obama to the White Helmets A look back at the people who have provided some much-needed hope during this tumultuous year
"26.12.2016 10:30:10" theweek.co.uk 2016: The sports stars who were famous for 15 minutes – in pictures Who was that guy again? From Marcus Willis to Pita Taufatofua, will you remember these names in a year's time?
"26.12.2016 09:30:20" theweek.co.uk What is Boxing Day and how is it celebrated? The public holiday has come to represent a day of sports and sales but that is not how it began Nowadays Boxing Day is filled with sport, sales and leftover Christmas dinner. But how did the public holiday get its name and where is it celebrated?
"26.12.2016 09:00:49" Timeline Photos "You'll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart." - George Michael, 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016
"24.12.2016 07:52:37" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 24 Dec 2016 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Netanyahu livid with Obama, Carrie Fisher suffers a heart attack, and Miranda Hart's mother could be the next Mary Berry...
"23.12.2016 13:36:00" 'Tis the season How the world is getting ready for Christmas
"23.12.2016 12:55:04" Timeline Photos "We are all born in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde
"23.12.2016 12:53:40" theweek.co.uk Libyan passenger plane 'hijacked' and taken to Malta Afriqiyah Airways flight forced to land on Mediterranean island Reports suggest two hijackers are involved, and Maltese authorities say the perpetrators claim to be in possession of grenades.
"23.12.2016 11:44:23" theweek.co.uk Berlin attack: Anis Amri shot dead in Milan Tunisian suspect killed in shootout with Italian police The news that Amri was able to cross Europe by train despite a huge international investigation will deliver another blow to the EU's beleaguered security agencies.
"23.12.2016 09:14:01" theweek.co.uk Swaleside jail 'taken over by inmates' Specially trained Tornado riot officers were brought in to retake control "Inmates - who filmed the footage on an 'illegal' mobile phone and emailed it out - can be seen running around unchallenged," the paper says. Several people seen in the video were "setting off what looks like fire extinguishers and brandishing pool
"22.12.2016 18:30:30" theweek.co.uk NHS to give 'bionic eyes' to ten blind patients Sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa will receive the £150,000 treatment next year I don't remember time traveling into the future...
"22.12.2016 17:30:31" theweek.co.uk Congo in chaos as death toll mounts President Joseph Kabila condemned by international community for refusing to leave office at end of term Thing are going from bad to worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"22.12.2016 17:28:07" Afghanistan's losing battle The Afghan government is struggling to keep up the fight against opium cultivation, despite set-piece events in which it burns drug seizures
"22.12.2016 16:30:11" theweek.co.uk MS sufferers given new hope with 'landmark' drug Ocrelizumab is first drug to show signs of improving primary progressive multiple sclerosis Could this be the starting point of a remarkable breakthrough?
"22.12.2016 15:54:54" Big wave! 50-foot waves and 'horror wipe-outs' at Portugal's first ever big wave competition
"22.12.2016 15:29:59" theweek.co.uk Plastic 'fake rice' confiscated in Nigeria Officials say 2.5 tons of plastic rice may have been imported from China In one of the most unconventional PSA's you're likely to hear, citizens unsure of the authenticity of their rice are advised to "get a lighter and burn a handful... If it catches fire and smells like burnt plastic, you have fake rice."
"22.12.2016 15:14:13" theweek.co.uk Peter Navarro: Why Trump's cabinet pick spells trouble with China Analysts warn of danger in US president-elect's 'yellow peril' attitude to Beijing His portrayal of the country may be "reminiscent of the Yellow Peril stuff of a century ago", says Tim Worstall of Forbes, but more worryingly, "he believes things about trade that are simply not true".
"22.12.2016 14:31:33" Timeline Photos "If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered." - Edgar Allen Poe
"22.12.2016 14:29:13" theweek.co.uk Peter Navarro: Why Trump's cabinet pick spells trouble with China Analysts warn of danger in US president-elect's 'yellow peril' attitude to Beijing "He believes things about trade that are simply not true," says Tim Worstall of Forbes.
"22.12.2016 11:30:12" theweek.co.uk Obama looks to secure green legacy Outgoing US President divides opinion with a permanent offshore drilling ban Talk about leaving it late...
"22.12.2016 10:30:08" theweek.co.uk Rare and unusual teas worth seeking out At Portfolio we bring you the exclusive insights of the world's leading designers, creators, chefs, artists, critics and connoisseurs. Yes, ladies and gentlemen - tea that you spray out of an aerosol can.
"22.12.2016 09:56:47" West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is delivering a stark warning about the dangers of storing batteries incorrectly after dramatic footage shows a battery explode in a man's pocket.
The man had spare lithium-ion batteries for his e-cigarette loose
"22.12.2016 09:46:34" theweek.co.uk Storm Barbara threatens Christmas travel chaos Torrential rain and 80mph winds forecast to hit UK and add to transport misery over the festive period Storm Barbara picking up where Aslef left off.
"21.12.2016 15:30:32" theweek.co.uk Arctic ice machine to halt melting caps Scientists call for Manhattan Project-scale effort to slow effects of global warming It would be a giant leap forward if it comes to fruition, even if the team's unnecessary allusions to the Manhattan Project are a little puzzling.
"21.12.2016 14:30:23" theweek.co.uk Hope Not Hate crowdfunds lawsuit against Nigel Farage Anti-fascist group threatens action after Ukip leader links husband of murdered MP Jo Cox to 'extremists' The group is not at all pleased with Farage's infamous forthrightness.
"21.12.2016 13:30:30" theweek.co.uk Queen gives up 25 patronages to 'wind down' workload Duchess of Cambridge becomes patron of Wimbledon as monarch hands over duties following her 90th birthday She's still patron of over 600 organisations, to be fair.
"21.12.2016 12:55:09" Timeline Photos "The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard." - William Hazlitt
"21.12.2016 12:30:19" theweek.co.uk May's 'Brexit revenge' forces Deloitte to pull out of contracts Reports claim accountancy firm will temporarily stop bidding for government tenders following leak of critical note "A small leak will sink a great ship." - Benjamin Franklin
"21.12.2016 11:30:18" theweek.co.uk Mexico City fireworks blast kills 29 Video from San Pablito shows fireballs leaping from one market stall to another This is the third major incident at the San Pablito market, after fires in 2005 and 2006, according to The Chicago Tribune
"21.12.2016 10:30:06" theweek.co.uk Greece debt crisis returns after Christmas 'bonus' Alexis Tsipras has also waived new sales tax for small islands and offered children free school meals Creditors perceive the handouts as being in contravention of the terms of their bailout - Greece's third in six years.
"21.12.2016 10:08:45" theweek.co.uk Berlin attack: Police hunt driver of truck that killed 12 Pakistani man released from custody after detective admits they arrested wrong man It is feared that the perpetrator may still be armed.
"20.12.2016 14:49:21" No going back now: the Electoral College has its say
"20.12.2016 14:45:00" theweek.co.uk Jedi bid to become recognised religion rejected Charity Commission disappoints the UK's 177,000 Jedi knights with ruling Disappointing, this is.
"20.12.2016 13:25:05" theweek.co.uk Ed Miliband used as stock flu photo on US news NBC uses image of former Labour leader in segment about winter illnesses Sneezer of the Opposition
"20.12.2016 12:55:02" Timeline Photos "Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get." - George Bernard Shaw
"20.12.2016 12:25:39" theweek.co.uk What does ambassador's murder mean for Turkey and Russia? Countries vow to step up fight against terrorism after gunman Mevlut Mert Aydintas shoots dead Andrei Karlov The killing might seem "minor" by comparison to the civil war raging in Syria and Iraq, the refugee crisis and massacres in Europe, says The Times, "but it could have serious consequences: history proves that assassinations can easily trigger wars".
"19.12.2016 15:12:17" theweek.co.uk 'Christmas of discontent' as Post Office, Southern and BA workers strike Tory MPs are urging the government to take action to prevent 'political' industrial action Aren't all strikes 'political'?
"19.12.2016 14:56:14" theweek.co.uk Andy Murray wins broken trophy as SPOTY 'defies parody' The winner was unanimous but the 'mawkish' BBC end-of-year spectacular failed to win over all the critics For the BBC "this is its proud night out in a glitzy outfit, drinking the finest with the best, while its day-to-day sports department is condemned to live in rags, survive off scraps."
"19.12.2016 13:21:49" Timeline Photos "I am a marvellous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house." - Zsa Zsa Gabor
"19.12.2016 13:09:23" theweek.co.uk Will Donald Trump's 'cabinet of billionaires' really fight the establishment? President-elect appears to think wealth is confirmation of competence in deal-making "Questions to which the answer is no..."
"19.12.2016 11:09:16" theweek.co.uk Lord O'Donnell: Opening new Brexit departments was error Former cabinet secretary brands new Brexit ministries 'cumbersome' Brexit error #3126
"19.12.2016 10:29:15" theweek.co.uk Government proposes oath of allegiance to British values Councillors, school governors and civil servants would be expected to commit to oath British values include:
Drinking loads of tea
Refusing to take an oath of allegiance to state-defined "British Values"
"18.12.2016 09:30:04" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 18 Dec 2016 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. British values oath plan for public office, government proposes pornography lessons for all pupils, and paint thinner is found in gravy at leading supermarket chain...
"17.12.2016 08:23:32" theweek.co.uk Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Saturday 17 Dec 2016 © Copyright The Week Ltd which is a subsidiary of Dennis Publishing Limited. The Week incorporates The First Post. The Week™ and The First Post™ are trademarks of Felix Dennis. Whitehall admits Moscow is waging war against UK, convicted rapist won £2.5m with 'fake' lottery ticket, and new theory emerges over the capture of Anne Frank...
"16.12.2016 17:28:28" Here's what happens when the US Coast Guard find $1.6bn worth ...