Reading a global revolution
By Mark Perryman - 10 September 13:00

Mark Perryman on the latest political books, ranging from protest to privatisation

Trade unions v the media
By Jennie Walsh - 10 September 13:00

You can read and hear lots about unions being in conflict with the government. But is the real news

Young workers: know your rights
By Raj Jethwa - 10 September 13:00

Bringing trade unionism to the young involves addressing the changing nature of work

How teachers learned to love the TUC
By Peter Smith - 10 September 13:00

Peter Smithon why genteel professionals joined what they once saw as a Jurassic club

How I gave hope to the poor
By John Major - 08 November 12:00

<em>Reflections - John Major</em>

How to hit the jackpot
By Bill Hartston - 08 November 12:00

Winning the Lottery is actually rather easy, with a little analytical dexterity - and a rather big o

A squalid raffle, a rich inheritance
By Gerald Kaufman - 08 November 12:00

<em>Reflections - Gerald Kaufman</em>

Licence to print money: how the application process works
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

On 30 September 2001, Camelot's licence to run the National Lottery expires, and the search for the next seven-year franchisee has begun. The procedure (known as the ITA, or "invitation to apply") is being run by the regulator, the National Lottery Commission (NLC).

A nation of punters
By Rachelle Thackray - 08 November 12:00

The Lottery is just the tip of our gambling habit. Rachelle Thackrayfinds a thriving industry with a

How the good causes got lucky
By Alasdair Buchan - 08 November 12:00

Lottery cash was originally given in huge chunks to the prestigious big boys. But the emphasis has s

The New Statesman Interview - Chris Smith
By Steve Richards - 08 November 12:00

"The chance of a non-profit company running the Lottery is still possible. We need competition." Chr

Some are more equal than others
By Mike Eastwood - 08 November 12:00

For many "good causes", the benefits of Lottery grants have turned out to be uneven or short term, w

My lottery years
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

Who's who in the Lottery world
By Staff blogger - 08 November 12:00

National Lottery Commission
2 Monck Street, London SW1P 2BQ
Tel: 0171-227 2000 Fax: 0171-227 2005

How a nation's numbers came up
By Jane Taylor - 08 November 12:00

Looking back on it, it's hard to imagine why it took us so long to get around to having a national lottery. Us and Albania. Well, Albania has one now, and we have one with knobs on.

One game Camelot can't win
By Steve Hilton - 08 November 12:00

The lottery operator has a terrible public image, and for reasons largely beyond its control. ByStev

For love or money
By Emily Bell - 08 November 12:00

As the bidding for the next Lottery franchise gets going, the government will have to face a few awk

£10 million? I'd honestly, seriously give it all away
By Hunter Davies - 08 November 12:00

Spend, spend, spend? Not Hunter Davies - he has a brilliant plan for his jackpot winnings

Lenny Lottery, libel and the fat cats
By Jemimah Bailey - 08 November 12:00

Not just a game, but a media event on an enormous scale. Jemimah Baileyrevisits five years of news,

Novel of the week
By Scott Reyburn - 15 January 12:00


Bret Easton Ellis <em>Picador, 482pp, £16</em>

The Darwinian lie
By Edward Skidelsky - 15 January 12:00

Darwinism Today

(series editors Helena Cronin and Oliver Curry) <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £4.99 e

Fight the power
By Tim Franks - 15 January 12:00

I'm a Little Special: A Muhammad Ali Reader

Gerald Early (editor) <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 299pp,

Poetry - Banging the anvil of words
By Lavinia Greenlaw - 15 January 12:00

Lavinia Greenlaw recalls how a $2,000 grant uncovered a world of unknown talent

Dysfunctional sitcoms
By James Urquhart - 08 January 12:00

Birds of America

Lorrie Moore <em>Faber & Faber, 291pp, £9.99</em>

The ghost in the machine. What happens in the brain when we remember? A new study of trends in neuroscience attempts to unravel one of the mysteries of consciousness
By Will Self - 08 January 12:00


Patricia Fara and Karalyn Patterson (editors) <em>Cambridge University Press, 207pp, £17.95

Commentary - Secret lives, rotting books
By Hugh Barnes - 08 January 12:00

Alexander Pushkin was born 200 years ago this year. Hugh Barnes reports from Moscow on a financial c

The patent of life
By Tom Wilkie - 08 January 12:00

The Biotech Century

Jeremy Rifkin <em>Gollancz, 288pp, £15.99</em>

Anarchy in the UK
By Nicolas Walter - 08 January 12:00

The Murray Bookchin Reader

Janet Biehl (editor) <em>Cassell, 256pp, £45 hardback, £14.99 paperback

Dangerous victims
By Stephen Howe - 08 January 12:00

Scripture Politics: Ulster Presbyterianism and Irish Radicalism in the late 18th Century

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