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Paul Gascoigne.
Why do we still remember Paul Gascoigne's best moments so fondly?
By Cameron Sharpe - 05 August 22:42

By now his credit is all used up.

Suffering in silence: What makes depression so prevalent among cricketers?
By Antoinette Muller - 04 August 11:56

Time away from home, the pressures of top-level sport, and even the game itself play a part. Antoinette Muller speaks to some of the players about why mental health problems are still a taboo subject in professional cricket.

Domestic violence: how to help without doing harm
By Anne Payne - 04 August 10:12

Domestic violence is the abuse of power over one person by another. Employers can use their power to support people in need of help, says Anne Payne.

The NHS logo on a sign outside St Thomas' Hospital in London.
NHS funding: Let's stop pretending we can see the emperor's new clothes
By Michael Crawford - 03 August 12:04

To pretend that extra resources are not urgently needed in the NHS is to be as foolish as the courtiers in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.

A thumbs up or 'Like' icon at the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California
The Writing on the Wall: How Facebook is destroying our capacity for political debate
By Jacob Mertens - 03 August 11:18

The increasing trend for Facebook users to share pre-made images with opinions attached is encouraging us to adopt a stranger's agenda wholesale and without question, argues Jacob Mertens.

Daniel Pelka’s murder shames Britain
By Jason Cowley - 01 August 16:49

Guilt lies with those who could have prevented it.

Is there ever a right time to have a baby?
By Sian Lawson - 01 August 15:05

If the media is to be believed, the answer is no. But do the casual assertions that fly around about women's reproductive choices have any basis in fact?

What was the border agency doing at Kensal Green station?
By Matt Kelcher - 31 July 10:43

In light of the "racist van", I found the Home Office's spot-checks at Kensal Green station intimidating and heavy-handed, says Matt Kelcher.

Holy Island.
The top 10 most desolate places in the north east
By Philip Maughan - 30 July 15:56

Lord Howell of Guildford has suggested the "desolate" north east would be the perfect place for fracking, and you can really see what he means.

A baby in a wire cage in 1936
"Babies are brilliant!": what's behind the increasing trend of social media baby bragging?
By Lulu Le Vay - 30 July 9:25

Why do we feel the need to "share" pictures of children for others to gawp at on social media? Lulu Le Vay argues that there's more to this smug hollering about our reproductive successes than meets the eye.

New Statesman
The time that I saw my balls on a giant television
By Paul Dean - 30 July 8:37

How do you tell a stranger, "I have too many balls"? Paul Dean has the answer.

A newspaper on the printing press.
Parasite journalism: is aggregation as bad as plagiarism?
By Willard Foxton - 29 July 16:26

When a writer lifts thoughts - or even paragraphs - from an existing work, we call it plagiarism. But news organisations do the same, and call it aggregation.

An honour guard lines up for the arrival of the US President
South Africa’s military meltdown
By Martin Plaut - 29 July 14:57

On the face of it, life continues as normal, but behind the scenes the South African military has been cut to the point where it's doubtful it will be able to live up to its African responsibilities.

Why I willingly handed over my credit card and PIN to a fraudster
By Andy Welch - 29 July 8:23

If scammers disguised themselves as your bank's fraud protection team, would you fall for it? Andy Welch did.

Clubbers queuing outside a nightclub.
In Buenos Aires, nights out start with pre-drinks or "previa" at 1am
By Elizabeth Yentumi - 27 July 12:05

Elizabeth Yentumi on nightlife in Argentina, which differs from the UK on more than just the time.

Why do we have so few disabled MPs?
By Teresa Fitzherbert - 25 July 11:36

With only a handful of disabled MPs, it’s time for Parliament - the biggest force for change in this country - to get the House in order before it preaches to others about the importance of disabled people advancing in the workplace.

Muslim women arrive at the Regent's Park Mosque in London
Let us speak for ourselves: five women's experiences of Islamophobic attacks
By Huma Qureshi - 24 July 11:56

Muslim women and their clothes, their relationships with men and their place in British society are written and talked about and discussed and debated to death - but rarely are Muslim women included in those discussions themselves. In an attempt to correc

The UK's new self-defence law opens the door for a Trayvon Martin case
By Jacob Turner - 23 July 11:45

By placing what is essentially a variant of Florida's "stand your ground" law on the statute book, the coalition has created the potential for greater acts of vigilantism.

Why the feminist movement has to be inclusive
By Charlie Webster - 23 July 9:49

In her experience, TV presenter Charlie Webster has found that discussions about modern feminism can become confused and fragmented among all the divisive discourse about who belongs or doesn’t to the feminist movement.

EDL marchers
A walk into town to defy the English Defence League
By Imran Awan - 21 July 18:37

When the far-right came to Birmingham looking for trouble, Muslim community leaders advised staying away but I wanted to see the threat for myself.

Martyrs' shrine
Burma's martyrs honoured despite ethnic troubles
By Lisa Tilley - 20 July 23:28

The pain of rapid economic liberalisation and inter-communal violence is left aside on the anniversary of the death of Aung San Suu Kyi's father.

Why our new same-sex marriage is not yet equal marriage
By Peter Tatchell - 19 July 11:18

The six discriminatory aspects of the same-sex marriage legislation that was passed this week mean that this is not yet true equality.

“The Syrian revolution is a baby – it needs nourishment”
By Ewa Jasiewicz - 18 July 8:25

Ewa Jasiewicz reports on the plight of the relief efforts in Syria.

Empty shoes.
Trading torture for poverty
By Bithia Large and Joe Collin - 17 July 11:33

As the Freedom from Torture charity publishes its report on the poverty of torture survivors, its clients have published photographs documenting their living conditions.

David Kelly, ten years on: A spectacular failure of accountability
By Justin Schlosberg - 17 July 8:59

Ironically, those calling for an inquest into David Kelly’s death - ten years on today – base their arguments on precisely the values held so dear by professional journalists: the need for a full, impartial appraisal of the facts without fear or favour.

A young man uses a laptop outside a cafe in Brixton Village.
YUPPIES OUT! Living on the front line of gentrification in Brixton
By Cal Flyn - 16 July 17:30

On Monday hard-hatted bailiffs evicted 70 squatters from six Victorian mansion blocks on Rushcroft Road: my road. Is this really the price that must be paid for low crime rates and organic bread?

An Open Letter To HRH The Duchess Of Cambridge
By Michael Moran - 15 July 13:52

Women are devoting increasing amounts of time to their "birth day" appearance. Please don't give in to the trend, ma'am.

Homophobia won't go away once same-sex marriage becomes law
By Symon Hill - 15 July 13:16

The passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill into law is cause for celebration. But we must avoid complacency, says Symon Hill.

Why are politicians still pretending Ireland is an abortion-free wonderland?
By Anna Carey - 12 July 14:24

While our legislators bask in their moral superiority, thousands of Irish women have to travel to the UK in order to have an abortion, says Anna Carey.

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