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April 9, 2020
What began as a mystery virus at a Chinese market in December swiftly became a global crisis. The Guardian’s Michael Safi and Patrick Wintour recount the first 100 days as coronavirus took hold, upending the lives of billions of citizens. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
April 8, 2020
The PM’s admission to an intensive care ward in London has shocked the nation and left a gap at the heart of power during the UK’s biggest crisis in a generation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
April 7, 2020
The Guardian US reporter Erin McCormick charts the journey of the Zaandam cruise ship, which has docked in Florida after being stranded at sea with a Covid-19 outbreak. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
April 6, 2020
Scientists in more than 40 labs around the world are working round the clock to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Despite early success in sequencing the virus’s genome, however, Samanth Subramanian tells Rachel Humphreys we are still some months away from knowing if one can be put into mass production Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
April 3, 2020
The Guardian US health reporter Jessica Glenza reports from New York, where medical facilities and staff are being overwhelmed by the Covid-19 outbreak. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
April 2, 2020
Laura McClelland is a consultant anaesthetist in an intensive care unit at a busy south Wales hospital. She describes being on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
April 1, 2020
The lockdown across the world has led people to desperately seek out new tools for maintaining their work and social lives online. But UK technology editor Alex Hern argues he’s been living this way for years. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 31, 2020
Science writer and journalist Laura Spinney discusses the outbreak of Spanish flu, one of the worst virus outbreak of modern times, which is believed to have killed up to 100 million people. She believes there are lessons to be learned from that pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 30, 2020
Sir Keir Starmer began his career as a barrister before rising to become the director of public prosecutions. But since his entry into parliament in 2015, he has risen quickly up the ranks to the shadow cabinet’s frontbench. This week he could become Labour’s next leader. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 27, 2020
After weeks of lockdown China is starting to lift restrictions in an attempt to return the country to normal. The Guardian’s Beijing bureau chief, Lily Kuo, discusses how China coped with coronavirus and what life is like there now. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 26, 2020
Today the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus. Mark Carins, an Uber driver, and Rob Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs editor, discuss the impact of Covid-19 on gig economy workers and the self-employed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 25, 2020
An avalanche of misinformation, fake news and hoaxes are being shared widely online as people seek reliable information on the coronavirus crisis. The Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, examines where the falsehoods are coming from. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 24, 2020
A new government bill that brings sweeping new powers to shut down mass gatherings, potentially detain people with coronavirus symptoms and weaken the social care safety net is being rushed through parliament. The Guardian’s Peter Walker explains what is at stake. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 23, 2020
Long-Bailey only became an MP in 2015, but now she is running to lead her party. Despite loyally serving in Labour’s shadow cabinet and playing a leading role in drawing up the party’s recent manifesto, she is determined not to be portrayed as the continuity Corbyn candidate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 20, 2020
Columnist Zoe Williams has spent the week researching tips for life under a new regime of social distancing and self-isolation. She tells Anushka Asthana it is important to give yourself a break amid the hardships Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 19, 2020
Donald Trump has moved from dismissing coronavirus as similar to the winter flu that would disappear in the spring to declaring a national emergency. But did his administration’s initial response waste valuable time? World affairs editor Julian Borger reports from Washington DC. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 18, 2020
The Guardian’s economics editor, Larry Elliott, says the global economy was already in poor shape when the coronavirus crisis struck. Now governments have stepped in with stimulus packages designed to bail out individuals and small businesses – but will that be enough to stave off a recession?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 17, 2020
Britain has not joined its European neighbours by shutting schools, closing borders or rolling out mass testing. So why not? Health editor Sarah Boseley looks at the arguments the government is making for its approach. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 16, 2020
Like a growing number of people, Simon Parkin suffered from insomnia for years. After dozens of failed techniques, he finally found one that worked. Also today: Sally Hayden on a locust swarm in east Africa. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 13, 2020
NHS staff are bracing for a surge in hospital admissions as the number of people in the UK with coronavirus continues to rise. The Guardian’s health policy editor, Denis Campbell, looks at how well equipped the health service is for the crisis. Plus: Charlotte Graham-McLay on the Christchurch massacre, one year on. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 12, 2020
A spate of deaths of people serving indeterminate prison sentences has led to calls for such sentences to be revoked. The Guardian’s Jamie Grierson investigates. Plus: Larry Elliott on Rishi Sunak’s coronavirus budget. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 11, 2020
With Italy in lockdown, Peter Beaumont charts the spread of Covid-19 in the country while Lorenzo Tondo describes its impact. And: Christina Figueres on tackling the climate crisis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 10, 2020
The Labour leadership candidate Lisa Nandy speaks to Anushka Asthana. Also today: Nils Pratley on a plunge in the financial markets as coronavirus spooks traders. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 9, 2020
When Hadley Freeman found an old shoebox full of pictures and documents in the back of a wardrobe, it began a quest to find the real story of her family’s history and her grandmother’s escape to America from the Nazis. Plus: Annette McGivney on the problem with almond milk. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 6, 2020
Last week the appeal court declared the proposed Heathrow expansion plans illegal because the government had not adequately take into account its commitments to tackle the climate crisis. Is this the end of the third runway? And: how our quest for a good night’s sleep is leading to a landfill crisis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 5, 2020
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has staked out his vision for the future of Europe, but with Germany reluctant to sign up, will it fall flat? Plus: Jonathan Freedland on Joe Biden’s spectacular comeback in the Democratic primaries on Super Tuesday. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 4, 2020
As Britain faces rising cases of Covid-19, the prime minister has laid out a ‘battle plan’ for how his government will face the growing crisis. Also today: Sarah Todd on learning to read as an adult. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 3, 2020
The Guardian US political correspondent Lauren Gambino looks at which Democratic candidates are likely to dominate on Super Tuesday today – the biggest moment in the US election calendar after polling day itself. And: Polly Toynbee on the shock resignation of the Home Office permanent secretary Sir Philip Rutnam. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
March 2, 2020
A terrorist attack in Hanau was the latest incident of far-right violence in Germany. It’s a growing problem, says the Guardian’s Philip Oltermann. Also today: Amy Hodge on her series of films on Europe after Brexit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 28, 2020
Ballots went out to Labour members this week as the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader intensifies. The remaining candidates, Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy, all made their pitches to a live audience at this week’s Guardian hustings in Manchester. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 27, 2020
On Monday the jury returned a guilty verdict on two of the five charges against the movie producer, who is now awaiting sentencing. The Guardian US reporter Lauren Aratani discusses covering the trial and what the verdict means for the #MeToo movement. And: the latest in the coronavirus outbreak. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 26, 2020
With Delhi rocked by deadly protests as Muslim and Hindu groups clash violently, Guardian writer Samanth Subramanian looks at the rise of Hindu nationalism within India. And: Daniel Boffey on the EU’s negotiating position with the UK. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 25, 2020
The coronavirus crisis engulfing China is the biggest political test yet for Xi Jinping. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo looks at how it may become an economic crisis. Plus Michael Safi on a humanitarian breakthrough in the Yemen conflict. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 24, 2020
Manchester City’s fortunes changed dramatically with the takeover by Sheikh Mansour of Abu Dhabi. But after years of success, Europe’s governing body has banned the club from its most prestigious tournament, the Champions League. David Conn explains why. Plus: Alok Jha on the ethics of gene editing. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 21, 2020
A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in northern Syria after the government’s attempt to take back the opposition-held city of Idlib. Bethan McKernan describes how the fighting and freezing conditions have caused hundreds of thousands of displaced people to flee for their lives. Also today: Justin McCurry on the evacuation of the coronavirus-hit Diamond Princess cruise ship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 20, 2020
A series of storms have lashed Britain in the past two weeks resulting in widespread floods that have left residents and businesses devastated. But as the climate heats up and towns expand into floodplains, is this the new normal? Also today: Richard Partington on the government’s plans for Britain’s new immigration rules. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 19, 2020
Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong spent a year analysing Trump’s Facebook campaign. She discusses how the sophisticated social media machine is targeting voters. And Leah Green reflects on the death of former Love Island presenter Caroline Flack. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 18, 2020
Environmental journalist Lucy Siegle has been writing about the fashion industry for 15 years. As London fashion week draws to a close, she discusses ways the industry could become more environmentally friendly. And: Laura Snapes on the Brit awards and its lack of female nominees. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 17, 2020
Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, is back in Venezuela a year after the start of a dramatic, but so far unsuccessful, attempt to topple Nicolás Maduro. While conditions in Caracas appear slightly improved, outside the capital conditions in schools and hospitals are appalling – and getting worse. Also today: Jess Cartner-Morley on pockets. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 14, 2020
After a night at the cinema in 1986, Olof Palme was assassinated on Stockholm’s busiest street. The killer has never been found. Jan Stocklassa discusses whether novelist Stieg Larsson’s theory can provide any answers. And: the first same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 13, 2020
Nicholas McInerny, a writer, came out as gay aged 45 and after nearly 20 years of marriage. It took a huge toll on his family and it all came flooding back last week when the TV presenter Phillip Schofield went public with his story. Also today: Alex Hern on the government’s plans to regulate the internet. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 12, 2020
Anti-overdose drug naloxone has been in clinical use since the 1970s but not always where it’s needed most. The Guardian’s Jamie Grierson visited Redcar in North Yorkshire where a group of former drug users provide at-risk people with kits that could save their lives. Plus George Monbiot on Storm Ciara and the flooding that has once again devastated parts of England. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 11, 2020
Harriet Grant travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to report on the crisis playing out in its refugee camps. Plus: Lisa O’Carroll on Sinn Féin’s election success. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 10, 2020
Peter Mandelson and Steve Howell represent the two opposite poles of the Labour party: one was a key architect of Blairism, the other of Corbynism. But they started out as inseparable friends at the same school in north London. Now their focus is on what comes next for the party. Plus: Matthew Taylor on the growing prevalence of climate anxiety. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 7, 2020
Following a strikingly white and male list of Bafta nominees, this year’s Academy Awards shortlists are barely more diverse. It’s a chronic problem in an industry running out of excuses for its slow pace of change. Lanre Bakare examines why the Oscars are still so white. Plus: Joan E Greve on a hectic week of US politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 6, 2020
As the government prepares to give the green light to a new high-speed rail line between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, Helen Pidd looks at the dire state of transport links in the north of England. Plus: Annabel Dixon argues that Britain should follow the lead of other European countries on assisted dying legislation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 5, 2020
Varadkar rose to the top of Irish politics without winning an election as leader of Fine Gael. Now he faces voters at a time when many appear to be in the mood for change. Rory Carroll joins the taoiseach on the campaign trail and looks at what the election means for Ireland. Plus: Gaby Hinsliff on the war between Downing Street and the political journalists who cover it. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 4, 2020
Facial recognition technology is getting more sophisticated each year and is now being used commercially as identification instead of passwords as well as being adopted by the Metropolitan police in London. Our UK technology editor, Alex Hern, explores the questions it raises about privacy. Also today: Jamie Grierson on the security response to Sunday’s terror attack in south London. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
February 3, 2020
Chris McGreal visits the first US state to vote in this year’s race for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are vying for crucial early momentum in the race to take on Trump. Plus: Iman Amrani on modern masculinity. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 31, 2020
Anushka Asthana looks back on an extraordinary period of chaos in politics since David Cameron called the EU referendum. Plus: on the day the UK leaves, Faiza Shaheen argues that remainers must now put their energy into ideas to take Britain forward. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 30, 2020
Health editor Sarah Boseley tells Rachel Humphreys that the coronavirus outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan is serious but not yet a global crisis. Plus Louisa Egbunike looks back at the legacy of the Biafran war in west Africa, 50 years on. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 29, 2020
John Palmer was the Guardian’s correspondent in Brussels in 1973 when the UK entered the European Economic Community. Now, 46 years later, Jennifer Rankin is in Brussels for the Guardian as British MEPs are packing up and leaving. They tell Anushka Asthana how membership has changed Britain. Plus: Dan Sabbagh on Huawei’s role in British infrastructure. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 28, 2020
The creator of The Thick of It and Veep discusses why modern politics has moved beyond satire. And: Bryan Graham on Kobe Bryant. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 27, 2020
Ivor Perl and Susan Pollack were 12 and 13 when they were transported to Auschwitz. On the 75th anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation, they tell their stories. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 24, 2020
Dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the former president of Angola, claims to be a self-made businesswoman, but the Luanda Leaks, a cache of 715,000 emails, charts, contracts, audits and accounts, help explain how she actually built her business empire. Plus, why are the world’s oldest trees dying?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 23, 2020
Marco Springmann, a public health expert, tells Anushka Asthana why cutting out animal products is the best route to a healthy diet – and why veganism is good for the planet. Plus: Alex Hern on the Guardian’s exclusive story of how the Amazon chief, Jeff Bezos, allegedly had his phone hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message apparently sent from the crown prince of Saudi Arabia.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 22, 2020
Like dozens of women in the entertainment industry, the actor, model and writer Zoë Brock has claimed she had a traumatic encounter with the film producer Harvey Weinstein. Now she is faced with a settlement offer that she believes would allow him to escape blame for the alleged assaults. Also today: Lily Kuo on the spread of the deadly coronavirus in China. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 21, 2020
Ed Pilkington looks ahead to Weinstein’s court battle where he faces charges of rape and sexual assault, which he denies. And Jamie Grierson on why counter-terror police have listed Extinction Rebellion as a ‘key threat’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 20, 2020
The Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, takes stock of a bruising general election campaign for the BBC and subsequent threats to the licence fee from the prime minister. Plus: the BBC’s editorial director, Kamal Ahmed, denies the broadcaster is worried that senior ministers appear to be boycotting flagship shows. Also today: Gabrielle Jackson on endometriosis and the need for modern medicine to catch up with the reality of chronic pain in women. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 17, 2020
International correspondent Michael Safi discusses the mistakes and dangerous miscalculations that have been made by Iran in the wake of Qassem Suleimani’s death. And parliament’s youngest MP, Nadia Whittome, talks about her new role. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 16, 2020
The race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour party has been narrowed to five candidates this week. Political editor Heather Stewart looks at the challenge ahead for the party as it faces five more years of opposition. Plus: John Abraham on the historic warming of the oceans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 15, 2020
Hadley Freeman looks at why, 20 months after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the couple no longer want to be full-time working members of the royal family. And: Dan Sabbagh on an unprecedented US intervention in the debate over Huawei. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 14, 2020
The former CEO of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, was once one of Japan’s most respected business people. Now, as the Guardian’s Justin McCurry reports, he’s on the run in Lebanon after fleeing the country to escape corruption charges. Also today: Gary Younge looks back on the opportunities he had as he bows out after 26 years at the Guardian. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 13, 2020
Paul Blackburn spent a quarter of a century in prison after being found guilty of a terrible crime. But after his conviction was quashed, he has tried in vain to get an apology for what he went through. Plus: Zoe Williams on an extraordinary year for Greggs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 10, 2020
On 17 July 2019, an 18-year old British woman claimed she had been gang-raped by a group of Israeli tourists. But 10 days later she was being charged with lying by the Cypriot police. Michael Polak, her lawyer, discusses the case, while Israeli journalist Noa Shpigel describes covering the story. And: Caroline Davies discusses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 9, 2020
Bushfires have swept large parts of Australia since October, leaving more than 23 people dead, destroying thousands of homes and devastating wildlife – 1 billion animals have been killed. Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor describes reporting on the crisis. And: Julian Borger on the US response to Iranian missiles in Iraq. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 8, 2020
Guardian columnist Owen Jones describes the way political debate in Britain has become increasingly divisive and how abuse is now a daily occurrence for most people involved in it. Plus: Helen Pidd on the sentencing of Britain’s most prolific rapist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 7, 2020
The US drone strike on Iran’s most influential general could transform the Middle East. Middle east correspondent Martin Chulov looks at what comes next. Plus: Catherine Shoard on the Golden Globes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 6, 2020
Ed Pilkington hears from some of the most influential journalists in the US on how hard lessons were learned after their coverage of the 2016 election. But will 2020 really be any different? Plus: Carol Anderson on voter suppression and the US election. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 3, 2020
Freddy McConnell is a Guardian journalist and trans man who in 2016 decided to begin the process of conceiving and giving birth to his own child. The film he made about the experience is in cinemas now. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
January 2, 2020
This week we are looking back at some of our favourite episodes from 2019. The cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi could extend the lives of thousands of children – but it comes with a price tag of £105,000 per patient per year. In this episode from February, the health editor Sarah Boseley explored how the cost of a life-extending drug could be weighed next to a person’s life. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 31, 2019
Today in Focus talked to the climate change activist Greta Thunberg in March about the campaign of school strikes she started. As part of a series looking back at some of our favourite episodes of 2019, she told our environment editor Jonathan Watts how it all began. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 30, 2019
This week we are returning to some of our favourite episodes from 2019. In October, the UK technology editor Alex Hern joined Anushka Asthana to discuss the social network that is growing its user base with shareable short videos set to catchy soundtracks. Is it being used as a tool of Chinese foreign policy?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 27, 2019
This week we are returning to some of our favourite episodes from 2019. When companies run into trouble they can leave ships’ crews drifting at sea with no visas, wages or supplies. In May, Karen McVeigh and Andy Bowerman told the story of one vessel adrift off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 24, 2019
This week we are returning to some of our favourite episodes from 2019. The Bollo youth club in Acton is barely a mile from wealthy Chiswick but to the teenagers who use it as a second home, it can feel like a world away. In March, its members told Robert Booth how they navigated a life of poverty, gangs and knife crime. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 23, 2019
A Hong Kong protester describes why he returns to the streets, week after week, in the face of an increasingly brutal crackdown by the authorities This episode was first broadcast in October 2019. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 20, 2019
Astrology is back! The Guardian’s Aamna Modhin looks at why millennial women are taking life advice from the stars. And: spoken word artist Sophia Thakur on why we should be a bit kinder at Christmas. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 19, 2019
Viner reflects on a turbulent year in politics. 2019 started with Theresa May as prime minister and is ending with Boris Johnson, who now has a huge Conservative majority in parliament. And: Miranda Sawyer on interviewing the grime star Stormzy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 18, 2019
James Lovelock, who turned 100 this year, discusses his life’s work, including his latest theory that AI might be the key to saving the planet. And: former US ambassador Samantha Power on finding ways to make a difference in the face of daunting challenges. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 17, 2019
Fifteen Cornwall, one of Jamie Oliver’s last UK restaurants, shut last week with 100 job losses. Anna Berrill and Sarah Butler look at what went wrong for the celebrity chef. Also: Annie Kelly on a landmark legal case in the US against the world’s largest tech companies. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 16, 2019
The Guardian and Observer’s Sonia Sodha, looks at what happens next for the Conservatives and Labour. Plus, Samanth Subramanian on the hidden cost of the home delivery revolution. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 13, 2019
Anushka Asthana is joined by Guardian reporters and columnists to tell the story of election night. A massive swing to the Conservative party means Boris Johnson will continue as prime minister and now has a majority for his Brexit deal. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 12, 2019
The Guardian’s political sketch writer, John Crace, runs through the highs and the many, many lows of the 2019 general election campaign. And: Patrick Butler on the Guardian and Observer Christmas appeal. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 11, 2019
A record number of homeless people died in 2018 and charities are warning this year could be worse. Simon Hattenstone and Daniel Lavelle have been delving behind the statistics into the lives of those sleeping rough. Also today: Haroon Siddique on how British Hindus are being targeted in this election. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 10, 2019
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are criss-crossing the country in a final dash to the campaign finish line. Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart have been following the leaders’ campaigns up close for weeks. Plus: Gabrielle Jackson on the deadly bushfires sweeping Australia. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 9, 2019
The Guardian columnist returns to his home town to see how the bellwether constituency views the election. And: Micha Frazer-Carroll asks whether there will be a ‘youthquake’ in Thursday’s vote. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 6, 2019
Anushka Asthana reports from inside Momentum, the grassroots movement hoping to propel Jeremy Corbyn into Downing Street. And: Rana Foroohar on why we need to regulate big tech. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 5, 2019
When Iran’s government announced it was raising the price of fuel by up to three times, thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest. Michael Safi reports on what happened next. And: Jim Waterson on how social media has changed the way we consume news. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 4, 2019
Conservatives who voted remain in the EU referendum are facing a dilemma at this election: a vote for their usual party will mean putting pro-Brexit Boris Johnson back in Downing Street. Anushka Asthana visits Winchester to find out which way Tory remainers are planning to vote next Thursday. Plus: Nina Lakhani on seven men sentenced for the murder of Berta Cáceres. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 3, 2019
After the terrorist attack in London last week, political parties are blaming each other. Jamie Grierson reviews the evidence on sentencing and rehabilitation. Plus: Patrick Wintour on the arrival of Donald Trump for a Nato summit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
December 2, 2019
David Conn has spent years reporting on the pursuit of justice by families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at a football match in Sheffield in 1989. Plus, Deborah Mattinson on the importance of older voters in the 2019 election. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 29, 2019
Too many women’s lives are ending after what those accused of their deaths say were ‘sex games gone wrong’. Anna Moore looks at why strangling has become so normalised. And: Helen Pidd looks back on the general election week. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 28, 2019
Robert Booth on the battle for Peterborough, one of the key swing seats set to determine the election. Plus: Can Dündar on press freedoms under threat in Turkey. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 27, 2019
Rachel Humphreys heads to Uxbridge, where the 25-year old Labour candidate Ali Milani is campaigning to unseat Boris Johnson. And: Jonathan Freedland on antisemitism in the Labour party. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 26, 2019
Opinion polls are showing a lead for the Conservatives but as the Prospect editor, Tom Clark, says, pundits and journalists should resist over-interpreting the data. Plus: Emma Graham-Harrison on the victory of pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong’s local elections. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 25, 2019
Mark Lawson and Dan Milmo discuss the sustainability of the streaming service. Plus: Lara Spirit on why you should register to vote before Tuesday’s deadline. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 22, 2019
Hubert Howard, a prominent Windrush victim, died recently without receiving compensation or a personal apology. Amelia Gentleman discusses his case. Plus: Polly Toynbee on the boldest Labour manifesto for a generation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 21, 2019
On the day of Labour’s manifesto launch, economics editor Larry Elliott and financial editor Nils Pratley discuss the party’s radical plans to nationalise key British industries. Plus Max Rushden on the return of Jose Mourinho to the Premier League. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 20, 2019
Rachel Humphreys reports on her time in Fairbourne, which will be dismantled by 2045 due to rising sea levels, while Sandra Laville looks at why flooding and the climate crisis should be a key issue in the general election. And Lily Kuo on the Hong Kong protesters still inside the Polytechnic University. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
November 19, 2019
The Guardian’s Ireland correspondent, Rory Carroll, visits east Belfast, where a majority of the protestant and unionist population backed Brexit. Is there an opening for a new kind of centrist politics? Plus: Suzanne Moore on the questions that remain for Prince Andrew. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
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