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Visible women

Is AI making healthcare worse for women?

Artificial intelligence has the potential to drastically improve so much of our lives. In the latest episode of Visible Women, Caroline Criado Perez investigates how, in a world where women’s heart attacks are already systematically under-diagnosed, AI might actually be making healthcare worse for women…


Is platform transparency going backwards?

Meta plans to shut down CrowdTangle, a tool for tracking content on Facebook.

Slow newscast

Qatar’s quiet move on London

The tiny Gulf state of Qatar has bought up some of Britain’s prized assets. But at what cost?

The backstory

Kevin Rudd

Andrew Neil talks to the former Australian PM about China under Xi Jinping, and whether Australia could become a republic.

Long read


Paul Caruana Galizia’s investigation into the Lebedevs’ ascent reveals how easy it was for Britain to be bought.

sensemaker our daily roundup of the news that matters

Are sanctions working?

29 june 2022
  • Turkey lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden joining Nato.
  • Nicola Sturgeon said she would seek clearance from the UK’s Supreme Court for a second Scottish independence referendum.
  • Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years for trafficking girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
  • Dame Deborah James, who changed the way the UK talked about cancer, died aged 40.

At least 20 civilians were killed by the Russian missile that struck a shopping mall in Kremenchuk on Tuesday. Almost 50 were injured; dozens are missing. 

War in Ukraine

All our coverage of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in one place, including daily voicemail updates from people inside the country.


The Backstory

With Andrew Neil

A series of in-depth conversations with people in power and those trying to influence them, hosted by the UK’s most formidable interviewer – Andrew Neil.


Matthew d’Ancona

Every Monday, Tortoise editor and award-winning commentator Matthew d’Ancona picks apart the political stories that matter with wit, flair and insider knowledge in his weekly column.

Slow Politics

Matt d’Ancona and Lara Spirit investigate what’s driving the agenda in Westminster each week.

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We’re not cutting emissions fast enough.

Which is why we launched the Accelerating Net Zero Coalition last year: a group of partners determined to make progress towards net zero. With the help of these businesses we’re hosting solution-focused discussions on how to get there together.

The Slow Newscast

Our biggest stories given voice

A coup at Claridge’s

Qatar’s quiet move on London

27 June 2022
37 minutes

A tiny Gulf state has bought up some of Britain’s prized assets. But at what cost?

A multi-part podcast series

Sweet Bobby

How well do you know the person you love?



We need to get the world vaccinated as fast as possible. We’re in an arms race: vaccines vs variants. That’s why we’ve launched our Vaccine Tracker along with a campaign to vaccinate the world by the end of this year.


Policing INquiry

Are the police institutionally sexist?

Last year we held the Tortoise Policing Inquiry to discover why policing goes wrong, and whether it can be fixed.

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