After the death of his wife following a minor operation, airline pilot Martin Bromiley set out to change the way medicine is practised in the UK – by using his knowledge of plane crashes.
After excavating your mega-basement in Holland Park, it’s cheaper and easier to leave the JCB entombed down there with the pool, personal cinema and staff quarters.
Swedish political party The Feminist Initiative has received more than a million kronor from the Abba singer.
What does a rich, privileged young man have to do to get labelled a terrorist?
Blue Labour's values of community and solidarity are the key to winning back alienated working class voters from Ukip.
One has the impression that the war was a prolonged drama for which she was a critic sitting in the audience. She certainly doesn’t seem to understand what part she was expected to play in it.
She had you longing for the days when she would just pipe up, laughing dementedly, or refer to herself in the third person.
New non-fiction books by the novelists Arundhati Roy and Rana Dasgupta examine India’s troubled relationship with capitalism and the blurred links between political and business elites.
Mark Ellen changed the face of music magazines with Smash Hits, Q, Select, Mojo and finally The Word. His memoir is as “hectic, self-deprecating, quietly perceptive” as the man himself.
A new book by newscasters Katty Kay and Clare Shipman argues women’s timidity is holding them back at work – but does it perpetuate the idea that confidence is a masculine trait.
For a good 50 pages, I thought the promise of “Withnail with girls” might actually be realised. But when it comes to partying, in art as in life, a little goes a long way.
It is through Joyce’s intimate rummagings through the city’s yens and wardrobes that we come closest to identifying its inhabitants.
The events of 4 June 1989 continue to generate new crimes – the crime of remembering, and the crime of forgetting.
Jimmy’s Hall returns Loach to early-20th-century Ireland, the site of a previous success. The new film could be called The Wind That Shakes the Barley II: This Time It’s Heart-Warming.
The new exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery explores the artist's 25-year development from unremarkable Dutch landscapist to cerebral star of rectilinear cubism.
The literary landscape has changed since Tolkien’s day in a way he would neither expect nor acknowledge: he is now more famous than the “fairy stories” that obsessed him.
And celebrating the unlikely kinship of Alan Bennett and Philip Roth.
Plus, a two-part documentary on smoking reveals that the habit is on the rise among young people in Britain.
Reforms set to take effect from September 2015 will see English literature become an optional subject, reserved for only the brightest students, which will not count to schools’ Ofstead rankings.
Don’t be fooled by its seas of scented acid-yellow blooms, the plant otherwise known as canola is one of the world’s most unethical crops.
When I encounter the words “my wife” or “my husband”, I get, in some dark moods, a choking sensation beneath the breastbone.
Disraeli ate at Simpson’s; Gladstone, too; and George Bernard Shaw was a regular habitué until his greasy beard wavered too close to the spirit lamp on the carving trolley.
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