. . . and the Jeremy Hunt coconut shy went down a storm.
Louise Page, who has had four amputations, explains how her disability hasn't changed her essential feeling of who she is.
Individual benefit changes seem minor, says the head of Scope. But taken together, they present a worrying vision of life for disabled people in Britain.
As Egypt celebrates the second anniversary of the 25 January revolution, cities are threatening to declare independence from central government.
The development community must be brave enough to have an honest debate with the public and with politicians about the difficulties and challenges of aid, as well as its benefits.
The leader of Newcastle City Council calls for more honesty and openness in local government funding.
Existing policy in the UK is rooted in the false assumption that if you make something illegal, people will stop doing it.
Never mind trying to minimise your tax liability - it's surprisingly easy just to take yourself completely offshore and pay no tax at all, says Willard Foxton.
The former Labour MP has been targeted because he's the EU's greatest defender, not because of his expenses.
2013 must be the year in which the root causes of hunger and malnutrition are tackled head on, writes Leah Kreitzman.
What if men writing tech journalism had to field compliments about their looks or sexual attractiveness any time they wanted to talk about issues of concern to their space? I’d love to find out.
A further crack in an unpredictable and repressive regime.
The only effective response must be to repudiate the debt, writes Molly Scott Cato
Back from Paris where she has been interviewing prostitutes, politicians, police, and feminists who argue both for and against legalising prostitution, Valeria Costa-Kostritsky asks whether this is the answer.
The aggregated effect of floods of negative comments online can be enough to put opinionated women off appearing in public.
This kind of evidence-free, stereotype-laden assault on the British Muslim community has got to stop, says Rob Ford.
Could the Israeli prime minister be tempted to turn away from the far right and look left? Unlikely but not impossible.
Before letting rip at HMV staff, remember that while you have lost your £10 gift card, the person you are screaming at has lost their livelihood.
We need a proactive and empathetic understanding of why some teenagers seem glued to their screens.
Don't be fooled: feminism is about exploring gender, not policing it.
Do not assume you can tell someone’s gender identity just by looking at their gender presentation.
Maybe we just get the service we’re willing to pay for.
This conflict could prove far more intractable than Western powers and West African backers anticipate.
You may not have heard of them, but popular culture has its fair share of trans people in public life braving the slurs - living examples of what trans people can achieve.
The women’s game is riddled with an unprecedented level of mediocrity, and needs to change.
Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database.
A rite of passage.
Newcastle’s council leader has decided to make £100m of budget cuts over the next three years. Andrew Hankinson meets the man behind the budget.
Writing for NS Trans Issues Week, Jennie Kermode outlines the facts about trans issues and language - an area where prejudice and confusion so often get in the way.
Nick Clegg and the fleeting nature of hatred.