The Guardian Weekly magazine is a round-up of the world news, opinion and long reads that have shaped the week. Inside, the past seven days' most memorable stories are reframed with striking photography and insightful companion pieces, all handpicked from The Guardian and The Observer.
BUY IT BEFORE YOU SNUFF IT • For over 30 years, The Oldie has been Britain’s funniest magazine
Golden win for women’s sport, a British nurse’s terrible crimes, and hidden artistic treasures
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Global report • Headlines from the last seven days
SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT
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Kick on • A month-long spectacle, culminating in Spain’s thrilling triumph, is another landmark moment for the women’s game, in which Europe is the new leader of player development at elite and grassroots levels
How England’s Lionesses are changing the game for girls • In five years, 100,000 more girls have taken up the sport in England, shattering myths about their relative abilities
The next goal … How long until we see this spectacle not as ‘women’s sport’, but simply ‘sport’?
How one of the UK’s worst child killers went undetected • Before Lucy Letby’s arrest and conviction, it took almost two years for the police to be called in over suspicious baby deaths at a Chester hospital
CRIMINAL HISTORY • Notorious British serial killers
‘Obscene’ Guards accused of mass border killings
Netherlands and Denmark pledge fighter jets for Kyiv
Windows of opportunity Lack of glass hits homes • Shortage of glazing materials is impeding efforts to restore normality in areas damaged by Russian artillery attacks
Crackdown on illegal goldmines brings hope • Armed agents are destroying illicit camps in response to the rampant deforestation permitted under Bolsonaro
Hawaii alert Non-native grasses ‘raised risk of fires’
The British spy who planned an Iranian coup • Norman Darbyshire was a charismatic greengrocer’s son who became the closest thing MI6 had to a real 007. A new film charts his troubled life and role in ousting a president
75 years on, Franco’s cruel punishment still haunts village
Pulse of life Ancient folk music is still whipping up a frenzy
Speak your mind • Terms like ‘triggered’ and ‘toxic’ are bandied about in daily conversation. Is it just psychobabble or do they usefully describe distress?
Blackout Wildf ires are test for Meta’s refusal to carry trusted news
Kennedy Jr dismays Democrats – but pulls in populists
Room of my own Room of my own • From a refugee camp in Jordan to an off-grid farm in Wales to a tipi in Mongolia, the places where children sleep offer fascinating glimpses into their lives
THE 600 BILLION DOLLAR MEN • From the star-studded Pro League to golf, F1 and cricket, Saudi Arabia’s dizzying strategic investment in global sport is as cynically ambitious as it is controversial.
Biden’s Middle East policy aims seem delusional and out of time
For 25 years, my weekly game has been about so much more than sport
Do we find a way ahead for migration – or just accept mass drownings?
Half a billion people rely on corals being protected: what lies beneath matters too • Founded 1821 Independently owned by the Scott Trust
A WEEK IN VENN DIAGRAMS
We are not Devo • The new wave heroes from Akron, Ohio, on hanging up their ‘energy domes’
Hidden treasures • Not all art is made to be hung on walls. From pinhole dioramas tucked in bollards to sculptures you need to dive to see, we meet the artists playing hide and seek with their viewers
Carry on screaming Film studio is back from the dead •...