Portrait of the week

Portrait of the week: Scotland votes, Queen speaks and Israel-Palestine crisis escalates

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Home A new complexion of British politics was revealed by the capture of Hartlepool by Jill Mortimer for the Conservatives…

Portrait of the week: Covid retreats, raves resume and a £165,000 squid

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Home ‘I think we have got a good chance of being able to dispense with the one-metre-plus from 21 June,’…

Portrait of the week: A political squall, sub-postmasters exonerated and India’s Covid crisis

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Home By the beginning of the week, 12,071,810 people had received both doses of coronavirus vaccine, and the proportion of…

Portrait of the week: Covid pills, Chauvin’s conviction and a red card for the Super League

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced the hunt was on for two effective pills to treat Covid, to be…

Portrait of the week: Duke of Edinburgh dies, Covid retreats and questions for Cameron

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The Duke of Edinburgh, who was married to the Queen for 73 years, died at Windsor Castle, aged 99.…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine passports, Northern Ireland riots and a cocaine-smuggling kayaker

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Home The government sketched a scheme for a coronavirus passport, or ‘Covid status certification’, to be tried out at the…

Portrait of the week: Alex Salmond’s party, China’s H&M ban and protests in Bristol and Batley

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Home More than 30 million had received their first dose vaccination. The government remained confident of supplying second doses and…

Portrait of the week: Europe’s vaccine wars, a beached walrus and Sturgeon survives

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Home The nation was surprised to learn that from 29 March there would be a dearth of vaccine for a…

Portrait of the week: Tributes to Sarah Everard, rows over AstraZeneca and Nokia cuts jobs

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Home A Metropolitan Police officer, Wayne Couzens, 48, was charged with the kidnap and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard, who…

Portrait of the week: Harry and Meghan’s interview, Piers Morgan’s resignation and Biden’s pets in the doghouse

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Home The world was agog, some in tears, some in synchronised toe-curling, as the Duchess of Sussex and her husband…

Portrait of the week: A Covid Budget, a Cotswold meteor and Angelina Jolie sells Churchill’s painting

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Home First-dose coronavirus vaccinations totalled more than 20 million. A study suggested that in the over-eighties, a single dose of…

Portrait of the week: A lockdown exit plan, Duke of Edinburgh in hospital and Texas in deep freeze

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Home The much-anticipated decriminalisation of two consenting people meeting over coffee on a park bench was declared for 8 March…

Portrait of the week: Hotel quarantine starts, Ribblehead Viaduct cracks and a royal guest for Oprah

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Home The target was achieved of vaccinating, by the middle of February, about 15 million people of 70 or over,…

Portrait of the week: A royal baby, Boohoo buyouts and France legalises lunch al desko

13 February 2021 9:00 am

Home On Sunday 7 February, as the week began, 11,465,210 people in the United Kingdom had received a first vaccination…

Portrait of the week: Variants, vaccines and goodbye to Captain Sir Tom Moore

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Home About 80,000 people in eight places in Surrey, London, Kent, Hertfordshire, Southport and Walsall were asked in door-to-door visits…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine battles, illegal haircuts and Biden’s chat with Boris

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Home Supplies of the Pfizer vaccine (made in Belgium) were feared to be at risk from a declaration by the…

Portrait of the week: Vaccination, inauguration and a food box denunciation

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Home The government undertook to offer a first dose of vaccine to the adult population of the UK by September.…

Portrait of the week: Queen gets vaccinated, Trump supporters riot and gorillas catch Covid

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Home The government, in the face of overwhelming numbers of people with Covid-19 being admitted to hospital, told everyone to…

Portrait of the week: New year, new lockdown

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, announced harsher coronavirus restrictions in England, resembling those last March, except that bubbles continued.…

Portrait of the year: Coronavirus, falling statues, banned Easter eggs and compulsory Scotch eggs

19 December 2020 9:00 am

January Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, signed the EU withdrawal agreement, sent from Brussels by train. Sajid Javid, the Chancellor…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine shots, Brexit stutters and a frosty reception for the royals

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Home The Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine began, rather slowly, to be given to some old people in hospital and health workers.…

Portrait of the week: Tiers, Scotch eggs and a devastated high street

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Home The Commons voted by 291 votes to 78 for new coronavirus regulations putting 55 million people in England into…

Portrait of the week: Christmas is on, Trump is off and Piglet stars on a 50p piece

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Home The AstraZeneca vaccine developed by the University of Oxford was found to be 70 per cent effective — 90…

Portrait of the week: Cummings goes, Corbyn returns and pigeon sells for £1.4m

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Cummings, the chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left Downing Street after a week in which…

Portrait of the week: Vaccine hopes up, Zoom shares down and Biden calls Boris

14 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Pfizer and BioNTech announced a vaccine against Covid-19 of 90 per cent efficacy from two injections three weeks apart.…