The Week V. 1333

The best of the media in one magazine. Each issue stitches together news and views from more than 200 global news sources into an utterly enjoyable, informative read.

País:
United Kingdom
Língua:
English
Editora:
Dennis Publishing UK
Periodicidade:
Weekly
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51 Edições

nesta edição

9 minutos
the main stories… …and how they were covered

What happened The Bashir scandal The BBC apologised and ordered a review of its editorial policies following the publication last week of a damning report into Martin Bashir’s famous 1995 interview with Diana, Princess of Wales. The inquiry, led by the former Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, found that Bashir faked documents to gain access to Diana through her brother, Earl Spencer, and obtain the Panorama interview. These deceitful methods, the inquiry found, were later covered up by a “woefully ineffective” 1996 internal investigation led by Tony Hall, the then-director of news, who later became the BBC’s director-general. Hall left that post last year, and this week he resigned as chairman of the National Gallery. Prince William said his mother had been betrayed “not just by a rogue reporter”, but by BBC…

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2 minutos
controversy of the week

What should “global Britain” look like? That question lies at the heart of Cabinet tensions over the planned trade deal with Australia, said Sean O’Grady in The Independent. In one corner is Liz Truss, secretary of state for international trade, who backs tariff-free access to the UK for Australian goods, including beef, lamb and wheat. In the other is the agriculture secretary George Eustice and his predecessor, Michael Gove, who fear its effects on British farms. Would a flood of cheap Australian meat drive down prices? Would we have to accept its lower animal-welfare standards, such as battery chickens and hormone-fed beef? In theory, ministers are committed to maintaining food standards, but Australia will fight hard on the issue. For now, the “free-traders” have won, said George Parker in the…

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1 minutos
spirit of the age

One of the first videos to go viral – Charlie Bit My Finger – has been sold to an anonymous bidder for $760,999, and will now be taken off YouTube. The 2007 clip of a baby, Charlie, gnawing on his brother Harry’s finger was put up for sale by the boys’ parents as an NFT (non-fungible token) – a certificate to say you own something digital. The video has been watched more than 880 million times. The Beano has decided that Bash Street Kid Fatty Brown – motto “everything’s delicious!” – will, from now on, be referred to by his real name, Freddy. The comic’s editors said they’d received several letters querying the nickname, though it is always used affectionately, and that they wanted to celebrate kids of “all shapes and…

1 minutos
good week for

Cinemas, which reported better than expected sales, of both tickets and popcorn, over their reopening weekend. The Vue chain said that 40% of its screenings had been sold out. The wet weather, and the release of Peter Rabbit 2, are said to have helped drive the much-needed box office boost. Les Dennis, the comedian, actor and erstwhile TV game show host, who revealed that he is about to make his operatic debut. Dennis, 67, will appear as Sir Joseph Porter in an English National Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, which opens at the London Coliseum in October. British billionaires, with news that they have proliferated during the past year, despite the economic turmoil. According to The Sunday Times Rich List, there are now 171 billionaires in the UK, 24…

1 minutos
bad week for

James Newman, Britain’s Eurovision contender, after he was awarded “nul points” at this year’s contest. The Italian glamrock band Måneskin won, with 524 points. Some blamed Brexit resentment for the UK’s humiliation; others suggested its entry just wasn’t good enough. As one of the founders of the contest, the UK is automatically awarded a place in the final. DIY enthusiasts, who may find their projects thwarted by shortages of building materials, and a consequent rise in prices. It has been rumoured that the HS2 project is gobbling up resources, but experts say the shortages are down to a range of factors, from post-Brexit trade frictions to pressure on shipping containers.…

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cummings testifies

Dominic Cummings accused the Government of failing the public when it “needed us most” during his highly anticipated appearance before two MPs’ committees this week. Boris Johnson’s former aide pointed to numerous shortcomings – from a rule that prohibited scientists from bringing their laptops into Cobra meetings, to the PM’s alleged view, at the start of the pandemic, that Covid was “just a scare story”. Cummings said that by October 2020, he regarded Johnson as “unfit” for the job of PM. He also stated that Health Secretary Matt Hancock should have been sacked for “15 to 20 things”, including “lying” to people “on multiple occasions”.…