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 talk about:

Heading out

The English Soccer Affiliation has introduced that under-12s will likely be banned from heading the ball within the video games it supervises from the beginning of subsequent season, in response to concern that the impression of repeated headers can result in an elevated threat of dementia. Initially a one-year trial, the plan is more likely to develop into 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 positive factors for savours are the silver lining connected 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 fee – and will it assist Britain to develop a greater financial savings behavior?

The worth of chips

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