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Nick Hopkins

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Past articles by Nick:

Want to get wed in a forest or a field? A makeover of marriage laws could be love at first sight

It’s time to fix outdated regulations in England and Wales, so couples are free to choose how and where they get married, says law commissioner Prof Nick Hopkins → Read More

Boris Johnson’s No 10 lockdown party apology: what he said and what he meant

PM’s apology for attending Downing Street party during lockdown is revealing in several ways → Read More

Why is there a row in the UK about Boris Johnson and Christmas parties?

Controversy centres on alleged get-togethers at Downing Street last year when London was under strict lockdown → Read More

'They cut the beheading scene': The Long Good Friday, remembered by its stars including Helen Mirren

Prophetic, frenetic and shockingly brutal, the film became a British classic. For its 40th anniversary, Mirren and other cast members relive their roles in the menacing gangland masterpiece → Read More

How readers helped the Guardian cover the coronavirus pandemic

We realised Covid was not just the story of our lives – it would change everything about the way we worked → Read More

Alas, poor Boris: PM's go-to word for delivering bad news

‘Alas’ was said more than 80 times in House of Commons in November 2020, more than any other month since 1800 → Read More

'Captain of a rudderless ship': Tory media turn on Boris Johnson

The Daily Mail, Telegraph and the Times are among those criticising the PM’s handling of the Covid crisis → Read More

Over £46m paid to survivors of abuse at Lambeth children's homes

Survivors’ group secures payouts for 1,340 who suffered ‘horrific’ abuse across decades → Read More

'I have suffered all my life': survivors tell of abuse at Shirley Oaks children's home

Four siblings from one family describe their experiences while in care in south London → Read More

Defending Cummings: questions answered

Boris Johnson’s support of his chief adviser’s travelling during lockdown omitted key facts and sparked further fury → Read More

Leaked Cabinet Office briefing on UK pandemic threat – the key points

From management of excess deaths to public outrage, 2019 document set out likely social and economic risks → Read More

Revealed: UK ministers were warned last year of risks of coronavirus pandemic

Briefing, which recommended stockpiling PPE among other measures, intensifies focus on No 10’s handling of outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage → Read More

Coronavirus: key questions over UK government's handling of crisis

Why did UK abandon testing and not take part in EU scheme to bulk-buy ventilators? → Read More

Questions for investigators if attacker was under surveillance

If perpetrator was being monitored, investigators could face searching questions → Read More

Don’t sign pledges on NHS or climate, Tory HQ tells candidates

Exclusive: leaked briefing note advises candidates not to sign up to non-approved pledges – but supporting shooting is allowed → Read More

WhatsApp 'hack' is serious rights violation, say alleged victims

Activists speak out after being warned of alleged cyberattack to infiltrate mobile phones → Read More

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm, accusing it of hacking activists' phones

NSO Group’s spyware allegedly used in cyber-attacks on lawyers and journalists → Read More

Leaked Brexit planning memo offers no new guidance for departing EU

Planners exasperated over lack of detail in confidential document sent on 26 September → Read More

Permanent Record by Edward Snowden review – the whistleblower’s memoir

The call of duty and a patriotic pedigree are given priority in Snowden’s account of his motivations – and he warns of dangers ahead → Read More

Guardian investigations: how tech helps tackle big data

Our heads of investigations explains how our new IT system, Giant, has the power to find needles in journalistic haystacks → Read More