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The Week V. 1232

The Week covers the Best of the British and Foreign Media. With its non partisan reporting, The Week gives the reader an insight into all the the news, people, arts, drama, property, books and how the international media has reported it. This concise guide allows the reader to be up to date and have a wealth of knowledge to allow them to discuss all these key topics with their friends and peers.

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Dennis Publishing UK
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the main stories… …and how they were covered

What happened The battle for No. 10 Boris Johnson looked certain to be shortlisted as one of the two candidates from which Tory members will pick their next leader – and Britain’s next prime minister – in July. The former foreign secretary established himself as the runaway favourite in the first round of voting by Tory MPs last week. He subsequently built on that support, winning the backing of Andrea Leadsom and Dominic Raab, who were eliminated in the first and second ballots respectively, and Matt Hancock, who withdrew after the first vote. Johnson skipped a TV debate with the other candidates on Channel 4 on Sunday night, but took part in a similar BBC event on Tuesday, during which he appeared to soften his Brexit stance, declining to guarantee that he…

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the week

It took more than 200,000 years of human history for the world’s population to reach one billion, which happened around the turn of the 19th century. The number passed two billion just before 1930. Today, there are 7.7 billion people on Earth. And according to the UN Population Division’s latest projections, published this week, we’ll hit 9.7 billion in 2050, and 10.9 billion in 2100, before starting to fall back slowly. So there’ll be around 40% more people on the planet in 80 years than there are today. The document containing the UN’s “ten key findings” is the most interesting thing I’ve read this week: each one represents a seismic geopolitical shift. India is set to replace China as the world’s most populous nation by 2027. The populace of sub-Saharan…

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the week

Editor-in-chief: Jeremy O’Grady Editor: Caroline Law Deputy editor: Harry Nicolle Executive editor: Laurence Earle City editor: Jane Lewis Editorial assistant: Asya Likhtman Contributing editors: Daniel Cohen, Charity Crewe, Thomas Hodgkinson, Simon Wilson, Rob McLuhan, Anthony Gardner, William Underhill, Digby Warde-Aldam, Tom Yarwood Editorial staff: Anoushka Petit, Tigger Ridgwell, William Skidelsky, Rosabel Crean Picture editor: Xandie Nutting Art director: Nathalie Fowler Sub-editor: Laurie Tuffrey Production editor: Alanna O’Connell Founder and editorial director: Jolyon Connell Production Manager: Ebony Besagni Senior Production Executive: Maaya Mistry Newstrade Director: David Barker Direct Marketing Director: Abi Spooner Inserts: Jack Reader Classified: Henry Haselock, Rebecca Seetanah, Nicholas Fisher Account Directors: Lauren Shrigley, Jonathan Claxton, Jocelyn Sital-Singh Senior Account Managers: Joe Teal, Hattie White Account Executive: Clement Aro Advertising Manager: Carly Activille Group Advertising Director: Caroline Fenner Executive Director – Head of…

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politics

Controversy of the week May’s green legacy If Theresa May is “remembered at all”, it will mainly be for mucking up Brexit, said James Kirkup in The Spectator. Little wonder that the outgoing PM is devoting her last weeks in office to trying to come up with something else for us to remember her by. Last Thursday, she announced that her “legacy list” of policies would include an amendment to the Climate Change Act 2008 requiring the UK to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050: any emissions after that date would have to be offset by removing a corresponding amount of CO2 from the atmosphere – by planting trees, for example. The amendment will not only raise the bar from the current target of an 80% cut, but…

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spirit of the age

Copthorne Primary school in West Yorkshire has banned its pupils from using the word “like” as a filler. In future, those who pepper their sentences with “likes” will be asked to spend five minutes thinking about how they might have expressed themselves better. The verbal tic is thought to be spreading thanks to shows like Love Island: in 2017, a contestant said “like” 36 times in 90 seconds. Once the preserve of retirees, cruises are becoming popular with millennials looking for an Instagrammable holiday, where the journey is part of the experience and you can visit multiple destinations in a single trip. According to Mintel, 38% of those interested in taking a cruise in the next five years are aged 16-34.…

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listeria outbreak

Two more people were reported to have died after eating contaminated salads and sandwiches in NHS hospitals, bringing the total number of deaths linked to the listeria outbreak to five. The first patient fell ill on 25 April, but the products were not withdrawn until 25 May, because no link was made until other patients had died. Infections caused by the listeria bacteria usually have mild symptoms, but listeriosis can be fatal in children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Eight hospitals in seven NHS trusts across England have reported cases. The sandwiches were supplied by The Good Food Chain to 43 NHS trusts. It has since ceased production, as has its own meat supplier.…

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