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Tim Wigmore visits the resilient Midlands city fighting apathy and extremism.
Quarks are a puzzle: they carry, variously, a third or two-thirds of the electrical charge of the electron.
Barbara Speed meets Alexa Clay over a fruit pressé to talk about The Misfit Economy.
An unruly start in the landmark trial of the Chadian dictator Hissène Habré in Dakar.
Pick of the best gossip from Westminster.
The people of Greece are not being asked to swallow many bitter pills in exchange for a realistic plan of economic revival: they are asked to suffer so that others in the European Union can go on dreaming their dream undisturbed.
The story is familiar as a morality tale.
Do no Harman.
The left-winger's surge might be a reality check for Labour. But it could galvanise even more into supporting him.
The leadership campaign has been dragged to the left, says Mary Creagh. Unfortunately, the electorate has moved to the centre right - and voters think Labour doesn't understand their lives.
News on Facebook travels through “Likes” and shares, and people won’t Like a crackdown on benefits, even if they secretly support it.
Naz Shah’s defeat of George Galloway was the final step in a remarkable struggle for familial redemption.
We can’t stop craving eternity.
European integration was designed to contain Berlin’s power – instead, it has increased it.
Stern finds solace in moral philosophy, drawing on Kant and Aristotle to argue the ethical grounds for action in defence of the rights of those as yet unborn.
Erica Wagner is whisked away by A L Kennedy’s The Drosten’s Curse.
Its stylistic combination of rawness and verbal invention explains to a great degree the huge impact Terminal Innocence had on its first public.
Trying to explain the French mindset to the Anglo-Saxon world is a literary subgenre.
The Pacific war did not end neatly in 1945.
Michael Moorcock revolutionised science fiction with symbolism, sex and psychoactive drugs. Now, at 75, he has invented another genre.
McGovern’s microphone sagged. “I just had my feeling about this particular planet go down a notch.” “The Beige Planet,” piped up her co-presenter, Lawrence Pollard.
We might be twenty years on from Toy Story, but Inside Out is proof that computer-animated features can still deliver giddy imaginative crescendos.
Yes, Melvyn Bragg is charming, handsome, luxuriantly haired, articulate, a quick study. But there is something questing about him, too – and it is this that made him such a fine interviewee.
Tom Gatti’s Latitude Notebook.
“Suburban!” I expostulated. “That thing’s big enough to contain an entire suburb!”
Liberal candidate Bob Webster was a graphic artist and much of his work appeared in the comic Sparky.
Even thinking about a backscratcher makes the back cry out for one.
Keep things streamlined on the food front, so as to leave more room on the rug for important stuff, such as people.
Recording your own book is an unexpected feat of endurance.
The left has a strange relationship with its workers. Love, not money, counts.
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