Since I left prison in 2011, the system has had £900m sucked out of it. No wonder officers are struggling to control drug use.
From David Quantick hosting the pub quiz to Stuart Maconie singing karaoke, I can't imagine what the locals make of us.
Black and mixed ethnicity girls are more likely to read than any other ethnic group. So why are there so few books for them?
To secure Brexit, the Leave campaign must overturn the most stubborn law in politics.
The “Atlantic bridge” between the US and the UK looks creakier than anyone could have predicted.
New Statesman staff members India Bourke and Henry Zeffman talk about how books crept up on them via other interests.
The Labour leader shrewdly exploited Tory divisions over forced academisation.
Disraeli: the Novel Politician by David Cesarani reveals the complex identity of the Tory icon.
The Leave campaign's move offers its opponents new economic ammunition.
More must be done to help offenders' access to literacy, both in and outside the prison system. After all, their education benefits everyone.
Deputy Web Editor Anoosh Chakelian and Sub-editor Yo Zushi share their stories of learning to read in Armenian and English.
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