Hello. Welcome to Tortoise.

You’ve been invited by Tortoise to become a member for just £50. We’d be thrilled to have you.

What’s different about us is slow news

We publish new stories each day, and on Saturday you’ll find one rich collection to read, watch and listen to that will keep you going all weekend.

Our planet.

Geopolitics. Environment. Natural resources.

New things.

Technology. Engineering. Science.

The 100-year life.

Health. Public policy. Living. Education.


Society. Identity. Countries. Beliefs. Arts.


Fairness. Investment. Prosperity.

Photo essays.

Stories in pictures.

Join for £50 and get all this for a year

In person

10 tickets to ThinkIns, the engine of open journalism. Tortoise members participate in open news conferences, live and unscripted in our newsroom.

On mobile

The news not as it happens, but when it’s ready. The slow news feed lands in the app, online or in your inbox.


Tortoise quarterly is a short book of long reads. Modern fables, true tales, old stories re-examined, new ones revealed.

Our ThinkIns

Coming to a ThinkIn allows you to take an active part in our journalism. It’s not a panel discussion, it’s an open conversation, based on a leader conference. The ideas generated in our ThinkIns determine which issues we write about and the stance we take on them.

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