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How many books are in the average home?

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Admitting defeat 8 May is celebrated as VE Day, but it is also a date which marks a significant English…

Portrait of the week: Neil Ferguson quits, Rory Stewart drops out and Boris names his baby

9 May 2020 9:00 am

Home The government put its mind to the puzzle of how to get people back to work. Draft advice was…

Portrait of the week: Boris’s son is born, Commons sits apart and Belgians told to eat more potatoes

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, returned to work at Downing Street after recovering from his Covid-19 sickness. Speaking outside…

How many 100th birthday cards does the Queen send?

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Multiplying by hundreds The Queen penned a personal 100th birthday message to Captain Tom Moore, who has raised money for…

2452: Comme on dit solution

2 May 2020 9:00 am

The paired unclued lights (1D/6, 14/25, 36/32 and 39/1A) are, AS THEY SAY when the title of the puzzle is…

The NHS has been protected – care homes have not

2 May 2020 9:00 am

As the NHS was preparing for the Covid onslaught, thousands of hospital patients were discharged to care homes in an…

Letters: Country and town are in this together

2 May 2020 9:00 am

End-of-life plans Sir: Charles Moore writes about his neighbour with poor lung function being telephoned about a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’…

Who else has made history at Captain Tom Moore’s age?

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Oldies and goodies Captain Tom Moore, 99, raised more than £26 million by walking 100 laps of the garden of…

Letters: The joy of balconies

25 April 2020 9:00 am

The closing of churches Sir: Stephen Hazell-Smith is quite right in writing that churches should re-open (Letters, 18 April), however…

2451: Cretinous solution

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Unclued lights are anagrams of the names of countries (anagram of Cretinous): UNHOARDS (1A: anagram of Honduras), ATWAIN (5: Taiwan),…

The case for trusting the public is stronger than ever

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Our Plan is entirely new, comprising – 1. The whole News of the Week: selected, sifted, condensed and arranged as…

Portrait of the week: The Queen turns 94, Captain Tom raises £27m and Harry and Meghan block newspapers

25 April 2020 9:00 am

Home The number of people with the coronavirus disease Covid-19 who had died in hospitals by the beginning of the…

Spectator writers in lockdown – by the people stuck with them

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

By the people stuck with them

Spectator covers that almost were

24 April 2020 11:00 pm

Sometimes The Spectator goes to press very shortly after election results have been announced. In those instances, Morten Morland, our…

Trump has a point – the WHO has failed

18 April 2020 9:00 am

The United States has long regarded itself as better prepared for a pandemic than any other country in the world,…

2450: Titled Men solution

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Alexandre DUMAS père wrote The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, whose eponymous characters were Athos, Porthos, Aramis…

Letters: The ban on public worship has enabled more of us to experience spiritual riches

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Divine works Sir: Luke Coppen writes that livestreamed services ‘lack the vital communal dimension of worship’ and ‘are, at times,…

How many racing drivers lived as long as Stirling Moss?

18 April 2020 9:00 am

TV quizzes An ITV drama told the story of Major Charles Ingram, who was convicted of cheating in the gameshow…

Portrait of the week: Boris recovers, flour sales soar and France and India extend lockdowns

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Home The number of people with the coronavirus disease Covid-19 who had died in hospitals by the beginning of the…

Portrait of the week: Queen speaks, mobile masts burn and Boris Johnson goes into hospital

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Home The number of people who had died from the coronavirus disease Covid-19 in the UK by Sunday 5 April…

Letters: Our churches bring comfort – they must reopen

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Is ‘the Science’ scientific? Sir: I hope that those in the highest places will have read and will act upon…

Difficult decisions about ending lockdown need Boris’s instinct and judgment

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Ending the lockdown will require a leap of faith – one that can really only be made by the PM

Is Bernie Ecclestone the world’s oldest father?

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Game on A few things which are still going on, in spite of coronavirus: — Football in Belarus, where the…

to 2449: Stateless

11 April 2020 9:00 am

The unclued lights, when preceded by a US state, form MISSISSIPPI 11, CALIFORNIA 22, VIRGINIA 27, HAWAII 37, RHODE ISLAND…

Covid-19 update: Six coronavirus patients survive after placental cell therapy

10 April 2020 1:32 am

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