The athletes' village at the Olympic Park in East London
The gypsies who lost their homes to make way for the Olympics
By Ros Wynne-Jones - 19 July 16:28

The construction of the athletes' village broke up a community that had been on the site legally since 1972.

New Statesman
My heart has been captured by a Jezebel
By Will Self - 19 July 9:29

The condition of the smartphone user is that of a dumb animal.

Clarissa Harlowe from the novel 'Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady'
Forget Mummy Porn, read the 18th-century Fifty Shades of Grey
By Helen Lewis - 18 July 17:19

The debate about the erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey has focused on its newness – but it’s better understood as a throwback to the 18th century.

Parminder Nagra: “Los Angeles oozing Indian culture? No way”
By Alice Gribbin - 18 July 15:15

The actress talks to Alice Gribbin about ER, East London and planning for the future.

Newly-arrived Bengali women on Brick Lane in 1978
We still have a race problem
By Varun Chandra - 17 July 16:53

Finding a shared British identity is vital to overcoming racial tensions.

Jimmy Mubenga was being deported on a British Airways flight from Heathrow
G4S security guards will not face prosecution in Jimmy Mubenga case
By Samira Shackle - 17 July 12:13

The asylum seeker died after being restrained by guards during deportation.

Ingrid Bergman in the 1944 film Gas Light
Using "because I’m a man" as an excuse for an "inevitable" response is just plain sexist
By Nichi Hodgson - 16 July 12:48

Gaslighting and self-reflexive sexism aren't something we can let slide.

Tulisa leaving the Royal Courts of Justice in London
The only ones shocked by Tulisa's sex tapes are the adults
By Rhiannon and Holly - 16 July 8:19

The way to guarantee teenagers access porn is to ban it outright.

Classical music should be about more than elite parties and private schools
By Andrew Mellor - 15 July 11:04

Exclusion in the classical music world stretches far beyond race.

Why so many ex-soldiers end up in prison
By Alan White - 15 July 10:16

One in ten inmates is a former soldier.

Mark Serwotka: Why Ed Miliband is right to speak at Durham today
By Mark Serwotka - 14 July 11:51

We need a united opposition to coalition policies that are wrecking Britain.

A member of activist group La Barbe onstage at a recent event.
How France’s sexual harassment law took a five-week hiatus
By Heather McRobie - 13 July 11:12

The suspension of the old law created a "dangerous void".

Notebook - Crossing into Gaza
By Salam Kanaan - 12 July 11:44

Salaam Kanaan works for Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territories. She shares notes from a busy week, amid overcrowding so bad, it makes you feel you’re suffocating.

Praise worth receiving
By Nol Janis-Norton - 12 July 11:15

When our children and teens are at their best, it’s easy to enjoy them and not too hard to guide them into good habits. When they are uncooperative, argumentative, disrespectful or whingeing, however, we all know how easy it is to become irritated.

A Soho prostitute waits for some custom.
The taxman vs the prostitutes
By Alan White - 12 July 9:20

Prostitutes have to pay tax on their earnings, so why isn't their business entitled to same protections as everyone else?

A baby looks up at its mother on a street in Beijing
China's one-child policy puts a price on human life
By Samira Shackle - 12 July 8:29

A woman forced to undergo a late-term abortion receives 70,600 yuan in compensation.

Former National Front member Matthew Collins
The Books Interview: Matthew Collins
By Daniel Trilling - 11 July 17:30

The author of "Hate: My Life in the British Far Right" explains what drives people towards extremist groups like the BNP and the National Front.

Chris Brown onstage during the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles
Chris Brown’s smashing post-assault comeback
By Heather McRobie - 11 July 10:45

The media who are glossing over his past abuse send the message that assaulting women is little more than an inconvenience to your career.

David Mitchell
Why can't British people talk to celebrities?
By Alan White - 09 July 17:13

Experiencing extreme social awkwardness on meeting a minor celebrity seems to be a peculiarly British talent.

Rio Ferdinand's tweet flirts with Contempt of Court laws
By New Statesman - 09 July 13:29

Footballer tweets about "Liar Liar" as the court case between his brother Anton and John Terry begins.

A police officer causes a cyclist to fall from his bike.
Why are the BBC acting as stenographers for the police?
By Alex Hern - 09 July 10:38

They shouldn't type up official statements.

Pinkwashing is no cause for Pride
By Aidan Rowe - 07 July 10:57

Pride has become just another chance for corporations to parade their "values"

This is what online harassment looks like
By Helen Lewis - 06 July 9:30

Obscene images, hate sites and a game where people are invited to beat you up have been inflicted on Anita Sarkeesian.

A teenage prostitute waits for customers
The streetwalkers of Whitechapel have been badly let down
By Alan White - 05 July 13:30

More than a hundred years after Jack the Ripper, we're still fighting the same battles on prostitution.

The Shard is London's newest and tallest skyscraper.
How Qatar bought London
By George Eaton - 04 July 14:37

The Shard, Harrods, Barclays, the Olympics Village - Qatar owns them all.

I will not be sniffy about this non-Oxbridge university
By Nicholas Lezard - 04 July 13:57

To ———, a non-Oxbridge university in England, with the Daughter, for its open day. To think this was the girl whose first spoken word was “fuck”. (She would pick up a book, drop it on the floor and then say the word. Where on earth did she learn such behaviour?). She has come so far.

Fathers4Justice ad banned
By Joe Derry-Malone - 04 July 11:58

ASA remove campaign group's "Mother's Day" advert.

Job seekers queue outside a Jobcentre Plus branch in London Bridge
Welfare reform suicides must not be overlooked
By Caroline Crampton - 04 July 9:52

A website seeking to collate stories of suicides linked to the coalition's welfare reforms is a valuable resource.

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