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About The Week

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Join 353,000 readers who get the very best of the week's news in just one hour.

The Week magazine takes only the best news, current affairs and political articles from the UK and international media and expertly edits them together, giving you a balanced and concise view of the news from the past seven days. In just one hour, you will be brought up to date with the most important news and events, in a refreshingly succinct and witty style.

As well as discovering all of the main stories, key opinions and comment, you will also get a flavour of the week’s cultural highlights, including the hottest art exhibitions, books, theatre, films, sport, people, properties, travel and recipes — and much, much more.

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Just a few of the 200+ sources that inform The Week

Only the best hand-selected articles

Every week our award-winning editorial team select the best articles from across the British and international media. Here are just a handful of the many print and online sources that inform The Week:

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What's more, you'll also get:

  • Reviews of the latest art, music, books, television and film
  • The pick of the week's gossip
  • City news and analysis
  • The best properties on the market
  • Health and science headlines
  • and much, much more

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