Today in Focus

Today in Focus Podcast

Hosted by Anushka Asthana, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday

The ugly side of the modelling industry
When the model Emily Ratajkowski recently wrote an essay detailing the ways she has felt exploited by the modelling industry, readers were shocked. But on social media, many models responded with similar allegations. Former model Leanne Maskell and current model Magdalena Kossewska discuss their experiences, while John Horner, managing director of Models 1 looks at whether the industry needs better regulation. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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US election 2020: an ugly fight in the critical swing state of Florida
Oliver Laughland, the Guardian’s US southern bureau chief, discusses his recent road trip around Florida, a key state that Trump only narrowly won in 2016. He found two sides bitterly opposed. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Has Covid-19 turned the clock back on women's equality? – podcast
Women seem to be bearing the brunt of the economic fallout and taking on a greater share of domestic work and childcare. Guardian columnist Gaby Hinsliff looks at whether the virus has meant a huge step back for women’s rights. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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An inevitable crisis: how Covid-19 hit universities
The academic year has started at universities across the UK but far from the promised freshers’ experience, new students are finding themselves forced to isolate and attend classes online. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Why has activist Nathan Law been forced to flee Hong Kong?
Nathan Law is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, but his years of campaigning have made him a target for the Chinese government. He discusses the toll it has taken and why he has now had to flee to London. Guardian correspondent Emma Graham-Harrison looks at what the future holds for Hong Kong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Did the NHS Covid helpline fail hundreds of families?
Hundreds of people believe the 111 helpline failed their relatives. Now the Guardian’s David Conn reports that they are demanding a full inquiry into the service. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Did the NHS 111 Covid helpline fail hundreds of families?
Hundreds of people believe the 111 helpline failed their relatives. Now the Guardian’s David Conn reports that they are demanding a full inquiry into the service. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Should men-only private members' clubs still exist?
The Garrick Club was founded in 1831 – a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’. Women were not allowed to be members and, almost 200 years on, that is still the case. Emily Bendell on why she is taking legal action against the Garrick and Amy Milne-Smith on the history of London’s clubland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is the UK ready for a Covid second wave?
From hospitals to care homes to community testing, the first wave of Covid-19 infections was met with unprecedented national efforts but also with panic, errors and delays. As infections begin to rise again, is the country better prepared? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could change America
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer of women’s rights and a liberal icon of the US supreme court. Her death last week will change the political balance of the court and has rocked the US election campaign with just weeks to go. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The fight over dyslexia
The question of who gets diagnosed with dyslexia and who then receives support was one of many that Guardian journalist Sirin Kale found herself examining when she began a year-long investigation into the condition. But what surprised her most was how fiery the conversation around this condition had become, with some asking whether the term dyslexia should even exist. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The growing influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory – podcast
The Guardian US tech reporter Julia Carrie Wong discusses the rise of QAnon, a wide-ranging and baseless internet conspiracy theory that has been festering on the fringes of rightwing internet communities for years. In recent months its visibility has exploded amid the social unrest and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Former model Amy Dorris accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the former model Amy Dorris talked to Lucy Osborne about allegations that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her at the US Open tennis tournament more than two decades ago, in an alleged incident that left her feeling ‘sick’ and ‘violated’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Brexit, Covid and u-turns: why Tory backbenchers are getting restless
The PM has been attempting to quell disquiet on several fronts, says the Guardian’s Jessica Elgot, with backbench Conservative MPs rebelling over the government’s latest Brexit plans, Covid-19 restrictions and a series of damaging U-turns. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The poisoning of Alexei Navalny
Luke Harding says alleged attack on Russian opposition figure has all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored hit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Why blaming young people for the Covid-19 spike could backfire
Before introducing new rules banning private gatherings of more than six people, the health secretary pointed the finger at young people for increasing rates of coronavirus. But could a blame game be counterproductive?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How an Austrian ski resort became the centre of Europe’s Covid-19 outbreak
When Nigel Mallender headed to Ischgl in March, he was looking forward to a fun-packed break with friends. Just four days later, he and thousands of other tourists were desperately trying to leave after authorities became aware of coronavirus cases. Mallender and the Guardian’s Philip Oltermann discuss the fallout from that week. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Alastair Campbell and family on living with his depression
Former Labour communications chief Alastair Campbell has always struggled with depression. He, his partner, Fiona Millar, and their daughter, Grace Campbell, discuss the impact it has had on their lives. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The women fighting sexual abuse in the factories where your jeans are made
An investigation into working conditions in garment factories in Lesotho revealed widespread sexual abuse of women. Annie Kelly travelled to southern Africa to investigate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is democracy in America under threat?
As the US election draws closer, the Guardian’s Ed Pilkington hears from civil leaders on their fears for the integrity of the process and the future of their democracy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Rule, Britannia! and the manufacturing of culture wars
Was Rule, Britannia! going to be dropped from the Last Night of the Proms in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement? Apparently not, and yet Boris Johnson was moved to comment on the story. Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik looks at how culture wars have entered mainstream politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The life and death of Belly Mujinga
Guardian writer Sirin Kale spoke to friends and family of Belly Mujinga about her life and death. Belly, a transport worker and mother to an 11-year-old girl, developed Covid-19 after being allegedly spat on during her shift at London’s Victoria station. Her death made headlines and raised pressing questions about racial injustice. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Will Trump’s law and order gamble pay off?
The Guardian’s US Washington DC bureau chief, David Smith, discusses Donald Trump’s law and order gamble on the election, and how it is impacting on Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Coronavirus: is it safe for children to go back to school?
As millions of children in England and Wales return to class, the Observer’s science editor, Robin McKie, weighs up the potential health impact Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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What has four years of Donald Trump meant for the climate crisis?
Guardian US environment reporter Emily Holden looks at the Trump administration’s impact on the environment, and the consequences for the climate crisis if he wins another term. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Who are Europe's Dreamers?
Across Europe, millions of young people live in undocumented limbo, in fear of deportation from the countries they grew up in because of hostile migration policies. Now, inspired by their US counterparts, they are fighting for recognition and residency. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Leonardo da Vinci and the mystery of the world's most expensive painting
Salvator Mundi was sold for a record $450m at auction in 2017 to an anonymous bidder. But the painting’s provenance as the work of Leonardo has been called into question. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Revisited: the Windrush scandal isn't over
Hubert Howard, a prominent Windrush victim, died recently without receiving compensation or a personal apology. Amelia Gentleman discusses his case. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Revisited: Understanding white privilege, with Reni Eddo-Lodge
Reni Eddo-Lodge became the first black British author to top the UK bestseller list with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. In an exclusive interview with the Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal, she talks about global discussions on racism after the death of George Floyd. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Revisited: How the Bristol bus boycott changed UK civil rights
Marvin Rees, the mayor of Bristol, discusses the 1963 Bristol bus boycott – a protest that proved to be a watershed moment in the UK’s civil rights movement. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Revisited: Britain's reckoning with its racist past
UK Black Lives Matter protests have taken place across the country. They have not just been about solidarity with the US or racism in the UK today, but also about the need to address Britain’s past and the impact of that legacy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Revisited: The death of George Floyd – will anything change? – podcast
Protests ignited across the world after footage showed George Floyd dying under the knee of white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Paul Butler discusses the history of police killings of black Americans and whether Floyd’s death could prove a turning point. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Who are the people risking everything to cross the Channel?
The number of migrants arriving in small boats this year is already double that of 2019. But those who manage to reach the UK find themselves confronted by a government that is increasingly hostile to new arrivals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The trouble with England's test and trace system
Josh Halliday on failures in England’s coronavirus contact-tracing system as the government replaces the main public health body in the middle of the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The A-levels fiasco
When schools in England closed in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it meant students could no longer take their final exams. Instead, computer modelling was used to assign grades. But when results were unveiled, there was shock and anger at what looked like clear injustices. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Can Kamala Harris help Joe Biden win the US presidency?
Kamala Harris is the first Indian American and the first black woman to run for US vice-president on a major party ticket. Lauren Gambino discusses why as Joe Biden’s running mate, Harris is in prime position to go one step further. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Covid-19, the climate crisis and the return of Extinction Rebellion
When Extinction Rebellion began holding protests two years ago, the movement could not have predicted its rapid growth or the public support it received. But missteps and the Covid-19 shutdown meant the group lost momentum. Now, it is planning a series of new actions in the autumn. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The return of Extinction Rebellion
When Extinction Rebellion began holding protests two years ago, the movement could not have predicted its rapid growth or the public support it received. But missteps and the Covid-19 shutdown meant the group lost momentum. Now, it is planning a series of new actions in the autumn. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Could a Belarus protest movement bring down Alexander Lukashenko?
Since Sunday, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Belarus to contest the claimed election victory of the president, Alexander Lukashenko, and met a violent police response. Hanna Liubakova, a Belarusian journalist, describes being on the ground, while the Guardian’s Andrew Roth looks at how Lukashenko has remained in power for 26 years. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How Britain’s deepest recession is becoming a jobs crisis
Economics writer Aditya Chakrabortty describes how the coronavirus crisis has sent Britain plunging into a record recession and what it means for the millions of people fearing for their jobs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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After the Beirut explosion: anger, grief and the fall of the government
It is a week since the devastating explosion rocked Beirut, killing more than 200 people. As shock turns to anger and the cabinet resigns, Bethan McKernan and Martin Chulov report on what comes next for the Lebanese people. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The Covid long haul: why are some patients not getting better? Podcast
When the Guardian’s Luke Harding began suffering symptoms of Covid-19 he assumed he would be laid low for a couple of weeks. Five months later he is still unwell, and he has found hundreds of people like him. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The Covid long haul: why are some patients not getting better?
When the Guardian’s Luke Harding began suffering symptoms of Covid-19 he assumed he would be laid low for a couple of weeks. Five months later he is still unwell, and he has found hundreds of people like him. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Hadley Freeman on the future of the royals
Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman discusses the fallout from the publication of Finding Freedom, a biography of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the latest allegations surrounding Prince Andrew. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Hadley Freeman on the future of the royals
Guardian columnist Hadley Freeman discusses the fallout from the publication of Finding Freedom, a biography of Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the latest allegations surrounding Prince Andrew. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong?
While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest death toll in the world, with over 150,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How did President Trump get his pandemic response so wrong? Podcast
While Donald Trump continues to claim the US is ‘doing very well’ in its fight against Covid-19, the figures suggest a different story. The US has the highest death toll in the world, with over 150,000 deaths. Guardian US chief reporter Ed Pilkington examines how Trump got it wrong. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How the world is coping with coronavirus, six months on
From Portugal to Pakistan, the Guardian’s international correspondent Michael Safi looks at the different ways countries have been affected by the virus and the impact that is having on the lives of people there. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Inside Lebanon's economic crisis
Scenes of economic despair are visible across Lebanon – from shops to homes, businesses to hospitals. Guardian journalist Martin Chulov discusses why the country is verging on financial collapse. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Young, British and black: a generation rises
The death of George Floyd in the US provoked massive anti-racism protests in the UK. Guardian reporter Aamna Mohdin discusses what she learned when she interviewed 50 young Britons at the heart of those rallies. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How did Britain get so overweight?
As the government launches a newly interventionist strategy to tackle obesity, the Guardian’s Felicity Lawrence looks at whether it goes far enough to take on the might of the food industry. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How did Britain get so overweight?
As the government launches a newly interventionist strategy to tackle obesity, the Guardian’s Felicity Lawrence looks at whether it goes far enough to take on the might of the food industry. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is Donald Trump playing politics with the Portland protests?
The anti-racism protests in Portland appeared to be dwindling in size until Donald Trump sent in federal officers to confront them, reports the Guardian’s Chris McGreal. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is Donald Trump playing politics with the Portland protests?
The anti-racism protests in Portland appeared to be dwindling in size until Donald Trump sent in federal officers to confront them, reports the Guardian’s Chris McGreal. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Will we ever achieve immunity from Covid-19?
Recent studies suggest that even where immunity is developed to Covid-19, it may be fleeting. Science editor Ian Sample looks at what this means for vaccines, treatments and living long term with the coronavirus. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Will we ever achieve immunity from Covid-19?
Recent studies suggest that even where immunity is developed to Covid-19, it may be fleeting. Science editor Ian Sample looks at what this means for vaccines, treatments and living long term with the coronavirus. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Are we creating a generation of problem gamblers?
Children as young as 11 are becoming problem gamblers as apps and websites make betting easier than ever. Journalist Jenny Kleeman investigates how it has been allowed to happen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Covid-19 and the EU: 'When Italy cried for help there was silence'
When coronavirus swept through the European Union, member states called on Brussels to help. But as Daniel Boffey in partnership with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism discovered, the distress calls too often went unanswered. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The shocking truth of racism in British schools
When a teenage activist sent a callout on social media for examples of racism within schools, he was deluged with responses. Aditya Chakrabortty began to investigate. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Sketching a crisis: John Crace on the politics of coronavirus
Sketch writer John Crace reflects on a surreal parliamentary session, including the daily indignities of the coronavirus press conferences, which some cabinet members mastered – and others clearly did not. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is Kanye West seriously running for president?
The rapper has entered the race for the White House invoking his religious beliefs. Prof Josef Sorett looks at whether West’s presidential bid is anything more than a stunt. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Perseverance: the new mission to Mars
Planetary scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson describes how the latest mission to Mars builds on centuries of discoveries about the red planet, our nearest neighbour. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Poland divided and right-wing populists win again – podcast
A narrow win for the populist incumbent Andrzej Duda in Poland’s presidential election cleared the path for the right-wing Law and Justice party to pursue anti-LGBT policies and further assault the courts and free press. The Guardian’s Christian Davies reports from Warsaw. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell and does she hold the key to justice for Epstein’s victims? Podcast
Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and daughter of the media baron Robert Maxwell, once attended parties with princes, presidents and celebrities. Now she faces up to 35 years in a US prison for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of underage girls. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell and does she hold the key to justice for Epstein’s victims?
Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and daughter of the media baron Robert Maxwell, once attended parties with princes, presidents and celebrities. Now she faces up to 35 years in a US prison for her alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of underage girls. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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In conversation with Benjamin Zephaniah and George the Poet
Benjamin Zephaniah and George the Poet are two of Britain’s most successful contemporary poets. They discuss why, despite being born a generation apart, their work is still exposing racial injustice. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is the UK's ‘golden era’ of relations with China now over?
China and the UK have clashed in recent months over a draconian new security law in Hong Kong and the Chinese tech company Huawei. The Guardian’s Tania Branigan examines whether a much-promoted ‘golden era’ between the two countries is at an end. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Facebook, white nationalists and becoming the target of a hate campaign
In November, Julia Carrie Wong reported on the continued presence of white nationalist organisations on Facebook – and a weeks-long campaign of racist and sexist harassment followed. She discusses the impact it had on her and why she believes Facebook has played a role in creating the conditions that enable that kind of harassment to happen. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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What would annexation of parts of the West Bank mean for Palestinians?
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has proposed permanently seizing Palestinian territory by annexing swathes of the West Bank - a violation of international law. Journalist Mariam Barghouti and PIPD executive director Salem Barahmeh describe how this would formalise a system that millions of Palestinians are already enduring, while Jerusalem correspondent Oliver Holmes examines what is driving Netanyahu’s latest plans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The Leicester garment factories exposed by Covid-19
A spike in cases of Covid-19 in Leicester has led Guardian reporter Archie Bland to its garment factories. He discusses a story that goes beyond the pandemic and into workers’ rights, appalling factory conditions and the ethics of fast fashion. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Are the police failing BAME communities?
Bas Javid joined the Avon and Somerset police in 1993. Last year he became a commander at the Met. He reflects on his experiences as a BAME officer and discusses the use of stop and search, which has been cited as a continued source of tension between the force and communities. Ben Bowling, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, examines the history of police race relations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Taking on Sir Humphrey: can the civil service be reformed?
Michael Gove has set out his plans for a revolution of Britain’s permanent bureaucracy, the civil service. But as former Downing Street chief of staff Jonathan Powell argues, it is easier said than done. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Maria Ressa and an attack on the free press in the Philippines
One of the most prominent journalists in the Philippines has been convicted of ‘cyberlibel’ in a court process condemned by human rights groups. Journalist Carmela Fonbuena in Manila describes the chilling effect the verdict has had on free expression. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How one neighbourhood in London lost 36 residents to Covid-19
Guardian reporter Aamna Modhin meets residents from Church End, a small, deprived neighbourhood in Brent, north London. She examines how housing pressures, in-work poverty and racial inequalities contributed to the deaths of 36 residents from Covid-19. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The scandal of millions of Americans being deprived of running water – podcast
Guardian US environmental justice reporter Nina Lakhani reports on her landmark investigation into America’s water crisis, revealing that millions of Americans are facing unaffordable bills for running water and risk being disconnected or losing their homes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Why hasn't Boris Johnson released the Russia report?
Parliament’s intelligence and security committee produced a report into alleged Russian interference in UK politics. It was supposed to be published before December’s election, but the UK prime minister withheld its release. Now, six months later it still hasn’t seen the light of day. The Guardian’s Luke Harding investigates what could be in it and says witness testimony from an ex-MI6 officer makes uncomfortable reading for the government. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Lockdown easing: why the UK is better prepared for a second wave
This Saturday, lockdown measures in England will ease further, with people able to get a pint in a pub, have a haircut and see another household indoors. The Guardian’s heath editor, Sarah Boseley, looks at whether another lifting of restrictions might result in a second wave, and if it does, why we are better prepared this time round. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Understanding white privilege with Reni Eddo-Lodge
Reni Eddo-Lodge has become the first black British author to top the UK bestseller list with her 2017 book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. In an exclusive interview with the Observer’s Nosheen Iqbal she talks about global discussions on racism following the death of George Floyd. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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After a decade of austerity: what now?
Columnist John Harris has spent the past decade touring the country and reporting on what devastating budget cuts have meant to communities. Looking back, he sees some signs of hope amid the devastation. But will the government change its approach for the impending Covid-19 economic crash?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How damaging is John Bolton's scathing account of Donald Trump's presidency?
The publication of John Bolton’s White House memoir has caused a sensation. Jonathan Freedland assesses the lurid claims of cosying up to authoritarian leaders as well as descriptions of ‘stunning’ ignorance. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How did Jordan end up with the highest smoking rate in the world?
When international correspondent Michael Safi began looking into why Jordan had become the country with the highest smoking rates in the world, he began to uncover what public health advocates have described as widespread interference in policymaking by multinational tobacco companies. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Rethinking the police: what can the US learn from Newark?
The New Jersey city had one of the worst reputations for police violence in the US, but as the Guardian’s Ankita Rao discovers, it is leading the charge for reform under a new mayor. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is spyware technology helping governments hack phones?
WhatsApp has accused an Israeli spyware company of hacking 1,400 of its users, including journalists, human rights activists and diplomatic officials. As new allegations emerge, Guardian US investigations correspondent Stephanie Kirchgaessner discusses how she first discovered the story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Why is Trump's comeback rally in Tulsa: the site of a massacre?
The president’s decision to hold his first rally since the coronavirus lockdown in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has ignited fresh controversy. The city was home to one of America’s worst ever acts of racial violence in 1921, a moment marked in recent Black Lives Matter protests, and Oklahoma is now seeing a new wave of coronavirus infections. So why has Trump chosen Tulsa?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Stranded at sea: the crew members trapped on cruise ships
Guardian US reporter Erin McCormick describes why thousands of crew are still stranded on cruise ships after coronavirus bought the industry to a standstill in March. Will Lees describes how it took him 82 days to get back to Canada while Perry, who hasn’t had a salary since March, is still stuck and doesn’t know when he will get home to his family in Mauritius. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How is Keir Starmer changing the Labour party?
When Keir Starmer was elected as Labour’s new leader in March he was pitched straight into the coronavirus crisis and denied even the chance to hold a victory party. But with public disquiet setting in over the government’s response, Starmer’s own ratings are surging. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Facebook v Twitter: how to handle Donald Trump
As protests erupted throughout the US, Donald Trump posted incendiary comments to social media. While Twitter hid the president’s post, Facebook took no action. The Guardian’s Alex Hern looks at what happened next. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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A journey to Greece for solo IVF during the pandemic – podcast
Laura Barton has always known that she wanted to have children. After years of miscarriages, and a breakup from her partner last year, she decided to embark on solo IVF. In early March, as the world shut down, she found herself flying to Crete to undergo treatment. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How the disappearance of Madeleine McCann became a national obsession
The disappearance of a three -year-old British girl at a Portuguese holiday resort in 2007 quickly became a global news story as the hunt for her grew ever more extensive. Thirteen years later, with the mystery still unsolved, German police revealed they had a new prime suspect. Is there now a conclusion in sight?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Britain's reckoning with its racist past
UK Black Lives Matter protests have been taking place across the country. They have not just been about solidarity with the US or racism in Britain today, but also about the need to address Britain’s past and the impact of that legacy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The Rees-Mogg conga: how has the pandemic changed parliament?
MPs have been on a crash course in video conferencing in recent months as the pandemic meant access to parliament was severely restricted and remote voting was permitted for the first time. But with Jacob Rees-Mogg leading attempts to revert to in-person voting has the chance to permanently modernise been squandered?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is British theatre about to go out of business?
Every year, 34 million people go to the theatre, double the number that attend Premier League football. But lockdown and physical distancing rules mean the industry is on the edge of collapse. The artistic director of the Pitlochry theatre, Elizabeth Newman, describes the impact. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The sounds of melting icebergs and whale songs: a journey into Antarctica
The effects of global heating are in evidence everywhere across the islands of Antarctica – from penguin colonies to melting glaciers. The Guardian’s global environment editor Jonathan Watts witnessed how conditions are changing quickly. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Looking back on the protests that have shaken America
Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn looks back at the 11 days of protest that started in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd, but quickly spread across the rest of America and then the world. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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From Anfield to Cheltenham: did major events cost lives?
A series of high-profile sporting events went ahead as scheduled in mid-March even as Covid-19 was being declared a pandemic. The Guardian’s David Conn investigates the scientific reasoning behind the decision, while Liverpool fan Simon Renoldi reflects on the loss of his father. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The death of George Floyd: will anything change?
Protests have exploded across the US after a video showed Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an African American man, despite his pleas that he could not breathe. Floyd lost consciousness and died. Paul Butler discusses the history of police killings of black Americans and whether Floyd’s death could be a turning point. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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England is easing out of lockdown – is it safe?
Health officials and even government scientists have warned against the easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England, saying it could lead to a surge in infections. David Hunter, professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Oxford, looks at the risks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The coronavirus crisis in Britain's prisons
As Britain faced an unprecedented lockdown, the situation for the 80,000 people in prison was even more stringent. David Adams was recently released from jail and describes how prisoners were confined to their tiny cells for more than 23 hours a day. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Hong Kong: the end of one country, two systems?
Protesters have take to the streets again, this time over a national security law that is set to be imposed by Beijing. Verna Yu and Lily Kuo look at how the standoff compares with those of Hong Kong’s recent history. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The scandal of Covid-19 in care homes
Why did so many people die in care homes? That may be the most urgent question of the likely public inquiry into the UK’s Covid-19 response. Rob Booth, the Guardian’s social affairs correspondent, on the government failures that led to thousands of care home deaths. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Brexit: Is the UK headed for a no deal?
For the past few months UK and EU negotiators have been locked in talks trying to thrash out a trade deal before 1 January. But after the chief negotiators, Michel Barnier and David Frost, exchanged testy letters last week, the talks risk reaching a stalemate. Is the UK headed for a no-deal Brexit?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Why Dominic Cummings won't resign
The prime minister’s senior adviser has provoked national outrage by admitting travelling hundreds of miles to stay with family at the height of coronavirus lockdown. The Guardian’s Matthew Weaver reveals how he helped break the story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The killing of Ahmaud Arbery
On 23 February Ahmaud Arbery, a young black man, was shot dead by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia. But it was only when a 36-second video of the killing was leaked on 5 May, generating nationwide outcry, that three men were charged with his murder. Why did it take so long?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Otters, badgers and orcas: can the pandemic help rewild Britain?
Sound recordist Chris Watson shares the birdsong from his English garden, while environmentalist George Monbiot looks at how the pandemic might be an opportunity for rewilding. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Will millions of children really be returning to school in June?
Oli de Botton is a headteacher of a large state school in Newham, east London. Like many teachers across the country, he is tackling the daunting task of getting ready for the return of some of his students in early June. Sally Weale, the Guardian education correspondent, looks at the backlash against this drive to return some year groups to school. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The scientific race to understand Covid-19
In the five months since the world learned about Covid-19, it has killed hundreds of thousands of people. In that time, what have scientists found out – and what do they still not know? Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How coronavirus led to rough sleepers being housed in hotels
Amelia Gentleman reports on life inside the hotels that are now housing some of the more than 5,400 homeless people across England and Wales. It is part of an unprecedented emergency operation to get all rough sleepers off the streets. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Farce and tragedy: how an audacious coup attempt in Venezuela backfired
An attempt earlier this month to remove Nicolás Maduro from power ended in farcical failure as a seaborne invading force was captured easily following a series of mishaps. World affairs editor Julian Borger tells the bizarre story. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown part 2
In the concluding part of our Blind Date takeover, two more couples meet remotely for a socially distanced evening of drinks and dinner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Trump versus Biden: the 2020 pandemic election
The US election campaign is usually in full swing by this stage of the political cycle, but the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to rallies and fundraising events. David Smith in Washington looks at how the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is playing out. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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What does the biggest economic slump in 300 years mean for Britain?
As the chancellor announces plans to extend the unprecedented scheme to pay the wages of millions of workers, whole sectors of the economy remain shut because of Covid-19, causing a recession unseen in Britain for centuries. Larry Elliott explains what it will mean for the country. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Track and trace: will the government's new app work?
Tracking and tracing the movements of people with symptoms of Covid-19 is key to the next phase of ending the lockdown. But as the government trials a contact-tracing app on the Isle of Wight, Alex Hern reports on concerns about privacy, effectiveness and trust. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is coronavirus being used to turn India into a surveillance state?
South Asia correspondent Hannah Ellis-Petersen reports on the implications of people downloading an app designed to help control the spread of Covid-19 in a country where civil liberties were already being eroded. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Blind Date takeover: looking for love in lockdown part 1
Lockdown has changed the way we date. Is it possible to form the same kind of connection through a screen? To find out, we set up six strangers on three virtual blind dates .... Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Reopening Mississippi: America's poorest state begins lifting lockdown
Despite rising coronavirus case numbers, the US state of Mississippi is moving out of lockdown and reopening parks, restaurants and other non-essential shops. Oliver Laughland went to the resort of Biloxi to see how residents were responding Coronavirus – latest US updates C oronavirus – latest global updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Protecting domestic violence victims in lockdown
Kate, a call handler for a domestic violence charity, discusses the challenges of trying to deal with the rising number of calls during lockdown. Guardian reporter Helen Pidd has been reporting on the domestic violence cases being heard at Manchester magistrates court over the past few weeks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The NHS official privately selling protective kit
Guardian reporters Harry Davies and Simon Goodley tell Rachel Humphreys how they tracked down and confronted a senior NHS procurement official who had set up a company offering PPE for private sale Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The global race for face masks
The world economy may have dramatically dipped and the price of oil crashed, but one commodity is seeing an unprecedented boom: the face mask. Samanth Subramanian explores the newly distorted marketplace for masks and the lengths some will go to get them. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Who is Covid-19 killing?
More than 26,000 people in the UK have officially been recorded as having died from the coronavirus. In this episode we look beyond the headline figure at who is dying – and hear from friends and family about the lives cut short. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Should the UK bail out Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic?
Guardian wealth correspondent Rupert Neate looks at why billionaire Sir Richard Branson is asking the UK government to give his Virgin Atlantic airline a £500m bailout to help it survive the economic fallout of the lockdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Where is the kit to protect NHS workers?
As medics and carers report widespread shortages of protective equipment, the government is facing pressure to explain why it appears the UK went into a pandemic under-resourced. Daniel Boffey and Rob Davies unpick the strategy and its failures. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The secretive scientific committee guiding Britain’s coronavirus response
Following the revelation that Boris Johnson’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, took part in the key scientific committee meetings tasked with providing independent advice, Anushka Asthana hears from the Observer’s Sonia Sodha and the former chief scientist Sir David King. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Covid-19's continued spread into South America
From his temporary home in Rio de Janeiro, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, Tom Phillips, can hear the nightly protests against Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, where cases are steadily rising. He discusses how Brazil and other South American countries are trying to deal with the pandemic. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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What is the Covid-19 crisis doing to our mental health?
The biggest health crisis in a generation and the enforced isolation of lockdowns is taking not just a physical toll on people but also affecting mental health. The Guardian’s John Crace discusses his mental health challenges and public health specialist Dr Antonis Kousoulis tells Anushka Asthana what may help. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Surviving ICU: a story of recovery – podcast
Dave Lewins is a healthy, 60-year old helicopter pilot, who in March found himself in intensive care with Covid-19. He describes the experience and how it has changed his life. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How the 5G conspiracy theories took hold
The Guardian’s media editor Jim Waterson looks at why conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to coronavirus have taken hold in the UK, with dozens of phone masts vandalised across the country over the past few weeks. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Under attack: WHO and the coronavirus pandemic
The World Health Organization has been at the forefront of the global response to new diseases and with differing outcomes. It was hailed for the way it dealt with Sars but pilloried for its handling of Ebola. Now, with its biggest challenge yet, it is in the crosshairs again as Donald Trump threatens to withdraw funding. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Culture under the extended coronavirus lockdown
Three Guardian critics – Ammar Kalia, Laura Snapes and Sian Cain – join Rachel Humphreys with a guide to the best of television, music and books under lockdown. And what the future holds for the arts when conditions are lifted. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The story of one care home hit by coronavirus
Julie Roche is a manager of a Buckinghamshire care home that usually has 45 residents. In the past few weeks she has lost 13 patients to Covid-19. She discusses the devastating impact this has had on families, staff and her remaining residents. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Hydroxychloroquine: how did an unproven drug become Trump's 'miracle cure'?
The drug has been used to treat a number of diseases in the past half-century but after a French study claimed it was effective against coronavirus it has been hailed by the US president as a cure. But there is scant evidence it is effective – and it could actually be harmful. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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The story behind Trump's 'miracle' drug hydroxychloroquine
The drug has been used to treat a number of diseases in the past half-century but after a French study claimed it was effective against coronavirus it has been hailed by the US president as a cure. But there is scant evidence it is effective – and it could actually be harmful. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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From Liberia to Spain: working in disaster zones
Luis Encinas is a nurse and Médecins Sans Frontières coordinator. He has treated patients in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, in Sierra Leone as Ebola took hold, and now in Spain, battling Covid-19. He and the Guardian’s Madrid correspondent, Sam Jones, describe how the virus has transformed Spain. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Why have the UK and Germany taken different approaches to Covid-19 testing?
In February, the UK and Germany were taking a similar approach to testing for coronavirus. But over the subsequent weeks, the two countries began to go in very different directions. Guardian health editor Sarah Boseley and Berlin bureau chief Philip Oltermann look at what happened next. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How Covid-19 brought Britain back together
After a divisive period dominated by Brexit, the pandemic has brought about a newly fostered spirit of community engagement and everyday heroism Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world (part 2) – podcast
After spreading from China into parts of east Asia, the coronavirus hit Europe with a major cluster in northern Italy. But while much of the continent scrambled to shut down cities, Britain left it late to go into lockdown. Michael Safi and Patrick Wintour continue the story of the outbreak’s first 100 days Listen to part 1. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Coronavirus: 100 days that changed the world (part 1)
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...

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Boris Johnson's personal coronavirus battle
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...

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Zaandam: onboard the coronavirus-hit cruise ship
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...

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The hunt for a coronavirus vaccine
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...

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The devastating impact of Covid-19 in New York – podcast
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...

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On the NHS frontline – podcast
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...

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From Houseparty to Zoom: our digital lives in lockdown
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...

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Lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic
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...

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Labour leadership interviews: Sir Keir Starmer
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...

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What can we learn from China’s handling of coronavirus?
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...

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What can we learn from China’s handling of coronavirus?
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...

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Coronavirus: the race to rescue the UK’s self employed
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 Cairns, 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...

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Going viral: fake news and Covid-19
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...

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Going viral: fake news and Covid-19
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...

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Coronavirus: why are your parents sending you so much fake news?
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...

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How far do the government's new emergency powers go?
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...

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The Labour leadership interviews: Rebecca Long-Bailey
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...

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Social distancing: learning to cope with a new normal
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...

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How Donald Trump changed course on coronavirus
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...

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How coronavirus infected the global economy
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...

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Is the government moving fast enough on coronavirus?
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...

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A cure for insomnia?
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...

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Can the NHS cope with coronavirus?
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...

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The never-ending prison sentences
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...

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The never-ending prison sentences – podcast
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...

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Coronavirus closes down Italy
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...

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How coronavirus closed down Italy
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...

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The Labour leadership interviews: Lisa Nandy
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...

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Hadley Freeman's 18-year search to uncover her family's secrets
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...

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Grounded: why Heathrow's third runway may never happen
Last week the Court of Appeal ruled the decision to allow the Heathrow expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account. 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...

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Grounded: why Heathrow's third runway may never happen – podcast
Last week the Court of Appeal ruled the decision to allow the Heathrow expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account. 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...

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Grounded: why Heathrow's third runway may never happen – podcast
Last week the Court of Appeal ruled the decision to allow the Heathrow expansion was unlawful because it did not take climate commitments into account. 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...

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Macron, Merkel and the battle for the future of Europe
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...

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Is Britain prepared for a mass outbreak of the coronavirus? – podcast
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...

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Super Tuesday and the arrival of the billionaire Mike Bloomberg
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...

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What's behind the rise of Germany's far right?
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...

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What's behind the rise of Germany's far right? – podcast
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...

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What's behind the rise of Germany's far right? – podcast
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...

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Who should lead Labour?
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...

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Who should lead Labour?
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...

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How the Harvey Weinstein trial ended in a guilty verdict
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...

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How the Harvey Weinstein trial ended in a guilty verdict
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...

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India, Modi and the rise of Hindu nationalism
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...

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Coronavirus: could this be China's Chernobyl moment?
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...

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Manchester City: following the money
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...

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Syria: the fight for Idlib
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...

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Syria: the fight for Idlib – podcast
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...

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Syria: the fight for Idlib – podcast
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...

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Flooded Britain: a new normal?
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...

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Inside Trump's Facebook campaign – podcast
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...

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Can the fashion industry ever be sustainable?
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...

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Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising
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...

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Venezuela: a year on from the failed uprising
Tom Phillips, the Guardian’s Latin America correspondent, is back in Venezuela a year on from the attempted coup that failed to remove president Maduro from power. While conditions in Caracus 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...

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Who killed Swedish prime minister Olof Palme?
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...

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What is it like to come out late in life?
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...

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Back from the brink of death: reversing a heroin overdose
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...

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Life on Lesbos: what's happening to the refugees there?
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...

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Friends across the divide: does Labour have room for Blairism and Corbynism?
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...

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Why are the Oscars still so white?
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...

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Will HS2 really benefit the north?
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...

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Will Ireland’s election see the end of Leo Varadkar? – podcast
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...

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The rise of facial recognition technology
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...

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US election: The importance of Iowa
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...

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The Brexit gamble – podcast
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...

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The race to contain coronavirus
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...

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The end of the affair: how Britain walked away from the EU
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...

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Armando Iannucci on politics and satire - podcast
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...

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Life after Auschwitz
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...

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How did Isabel dos Santos become Africa's richest woman?
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 California’s oldest trees dying?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Peak meat: is veganism the future?
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...

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Zoe Brock: my case against Harvey Weinstein
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...

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The trial of Harvey Weinstein – podcast
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...

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Can the BBC win its battle with the government? – podcast
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...

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The fallout in Iran
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...

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Who can lead Labour back to government?
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...

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Where did it all go wrong for Harry and Meghan?
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...

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Why did former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn choose a life on the run?
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 financial misconduct 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...

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Why did Paul Blackburn spend 25 years in jail for a crime he didn't commit?
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...

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Ayia Napa: Why was an alleged rape victim convicted for lying?
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...

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'It's unimaginable': the Australian bushfires
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...

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Owen Jones on toxic politics and becoming a target of abuse
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...

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The assassination of Qassem Suleimani – podcast
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...

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Trump and the media: will 2020 be different?
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...

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The man who gave birth: a look back
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...

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Pharmaceuticals: who decides the price of life?
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...

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How Greta Thunberg's school strike went global: a look back – podcast
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...

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The strange world of TikTok: a look back – podcast
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...

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Abandoned at sea, the cargo crew adrift without wages, fuel or supplies: a look back – podcast
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...

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Growing up with gangs, poverty and knife crime: a look back – podcast
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...

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Hong Kong: the story of one protester
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...

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It's in the stars: charting the return of astrology
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...

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Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner on an extraordinary year – podcast
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...

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Inside the mind of scientist James Lovelock – podcast
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...

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The ups and downs of Jamie Oliver – podcast
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...

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The election fallout: what happens next? – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: what just happened?
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...

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Election 2019: John Crace on the lowlights and the gaffes – podcast
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...

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The empty doorway: the people behind Britain's homeless statistics
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...

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Election 2019: on the campaign trail with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn
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...

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Election 2019: Gary Younge returns to his childhood town of Stevenage – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: inside Momentum
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...

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Iran's deadly protests
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...

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Election 2019: could Tory remainers deny Boris Johnson a majority?
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...

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When should terrorists be released from prison? | Podcast
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...

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When should terrorists be released from prison? | Podcast
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...

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When should terrorists be released from prison?
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...

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London Bridge attack: when should terrorists be released from prison?
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...

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Hillsborough: the 30-year fight for justice
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...

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The alarming rise of the rough sex defence
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...

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Election 2019: shifting identities in Peterborough
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...

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Election 2019: the battle to unseat Boris Johnson in Uxbridge – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: the battle to unseat Boris Johnson in Uxbridge – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: Can we trust opinion polls?
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...

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The rise of Netflix: an empire built on debt
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...

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Windrush: the scandal isn't over
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...

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Windrush: the scandal isn't over
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...

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Election 2019: Labour's plan to nationalise 'rip-off' companies
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...

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The Welsh village on the frontline of the climate crisis – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: The Welsh village on the frontline of the climate crisis – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: The Welsh village on the frontline of the climate crisis – podcast
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...

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Election 2019: is Brexit reshaping politics in east Belfast?
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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Election 2019: is Brexit reshaping politics in east Belfast?
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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The Marseille mothers taking on the mafia
Angelique Chrisafis discusses meeting a group of mothers who are fighting to plough money confiscated from organised crime into small associations on impoverished housing estates. Plus: Jamie Grierson on factchecking the Conservatives’ immigration claims. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Election 2019: why is Hartlepool the Brexit party's top target?
Anushka Asthana visits the historically Labour-held seat of Hartlepool in north-east England that is the Brexit party’s top target in the general election. Plus: Sonia Sodha on how flooding in the north of England has affected the campaign. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Election 2019: is Scotland moving towards independence?
Scotland correspondent Libby Brooks tells Rachel Humphreys how the chaos of Brexit has put independence back centre stage at this election. Plus: Sayeeda Warsi on the Conservative party’s enduring problem of Islamophobia. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Trump's impeachment hits primetime TV
Julian Borger in Washington DC on how the US is preparing for wall-to-wall coverage of the impeachment of Donald Trump, which moves to public hearings today. Plus Peter Walker on Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats: is their campaign yet to take off?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Is the NHS up for sale at the election?
The NHS is one of the major battleground issues of the general election as parties debate the future of healthcare in the UK. Sarah Boseley and Denis Campbell discuss the extent of private company involvement in the NHS. Plus: Dan Collyns on the downfall of Evo Morales in Bolivia. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Election 2019: Is the NHS up for sale?
The NHS is one of the major battleground issues of the general election as parties debate the future of healthcare in the UK. Sarah Boseley and Denis Campbell discuss the extent of private company involvement in the NHS. Plus: Dan Collyns on the downfall of Evo Morales in Bolivia. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Meeting George Soros
Shaun Walker has spent years covering Russia and eastern Europe and watched how the billionaire philanthropist George Soros has become a figure of hate among populists and the far right. Plus: Lea Ypi on the millions of people who do not have a vote in the UK election Read Shaun Walker’s interview from Guardian Weekend. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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A day inside the hidden world of youth courts
The Guardian’s north of England team has spent a month investigating the youth justice system in England and Wales, in which children as young as 10 are put on trial. Today in Focus joined the editor Helen Pidd in a youth court on the final day. And: Jonathan Freedland on the shambolic start to the general election campaign. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Dark arts and dirty tricks: the 2019 general election online
Media editor Jim Waterson tells Anushka Asthana how political parties are pushing the limits of what is allowed in the unregulated space of social media. Plus: Sabine Rennefanz on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Election 2019: Dark arts and dirty tricks online
Media editor Jim Waterson tells Anushka Asthana how political parties are pushing the limits of what is allowed in the unregulated space of social media. Plus: Sabine Rennefanz on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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Mexico's war with the drug cartels
Tom Phillips joins the search for some of the thousands of people who have gone missing or been murdered in the country’s bloody drug wars. Plus Luke Harding on the government’s delay in releasing a report on Russian meddling in UK politics. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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How a Guardian story led to a landmark case against big tobacco
In June 2018 Sarah Boseley wrote about child labour in the tobacco fields of Malawi. Human rights lawyer Martyn Day read her story and decided to sue British American Tobacco. They recently returned to Malawi to check on the progress of the case. And: Susie Cagle on the Californian wildfires. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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David Attenborough: the making of a British icon
Patrick Barkham joins Anushka Asthana to chart the rise of one of Britain’s best-loved personalities: the natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. Plus: Gaby Hinsliff on women and the myth of ‘likability’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus...

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