Arion McNicoll and The Week delve behind the headlines and debate what actually issues from the previous seven days.

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On this week’s episode, we focus on:

Heading out

The English Soccer Affiliation has introduced that under-12s will probably be banned from heading the ball within the video games it supervises from the beginning of subsequent season, in response to concern that the influence of repeated headers can result in an elevated danger of dementia. Initially a one-year trial, the plan is more likely to grow to be a everlasting change within the guidelines for under-12s from the next season – and is more likely to ignite a debate about the way forward for heading in older age teams too.

Financial savings get attention-grabbing

In a uncommon piece of constructive private finance information, rates of interest for savers have been rising after a number of years within the doldrums. These beneficial properties for savours are the silver lining hooked up to the very massive darkish cloud of rising inflation. What ought to all of us be doing to maximise the advantages of a extra aggressive charge – and will it assist Britain to develop a greater financial savings behavior?

The value of chips

The UK’s latest heatwave, which has adopted a interval of exceptionally dry climate, has led to fears that this 12 months’s potato harvest will probably be a lot smaller than traditional, resulting in shortages and an increase in costs. Fish and chip retailers are more likely to be hit notably laborious, on condition that fish and cooking oil costs have additionally risen sharply after provides of each have been disrupted by the struggle in Ukraine. Is there any excellent news for farmers (and consumers) – and what’s the longer-term outlook for British agriculture?