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This year alone, Poundworld, Toys “R” Us and Maplin have gone bust, while Carpetright, New Look and Mothercare are trying to forestall that fate.
In her new book For a Left Populism, Chantal Mouffe argues that radicals must champion “the people” against “the elite”.
June saw 16 consecutive days of temperatures above 28°C. But joyous as it may seem, this unusually hot summer is no cause for celebration.
Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.
First tipped for success as one of the talents of Cameron’s 2010 Tory intake, Raab is a nearly man no longer.
“Taking back control” is a fantasy, and Brussels could decide to make an example of us.
Neutrality should not deny the proper function of journalism – to create an informed public.
With a Labour government behind a Norway-style proposal, a second referendum would not be a re-run of the Tory fiasco of 2016.
Why the old story of postwar British industrial decline is a myth.
Since the Cold War, American and Russian leaders have been drawn into one-on-one meetings – occasionally leading to diplomatic breakthrough. The Trump and Putin summit is far more unpredictable.
In the Netherlands, the bicycle is king and planners have built new towns out of the sea. But in this strong and stable society, immigrants are under pressure and fissures are beginning to appear.
At last, after another turbulent week in politics, Theresa May has called the bluff of the Brexiteers. If they want to topple her, they need two things – a convincing candidate and a workable alternative plan.
I Will Be Complete is the tale of a boy’s moral and sentimental education, with all the febrile moods and heart-stopping lurches of a Donna Tartt epic.
With the full complement of Homesian injuries, accidents and illnesses, these stories are at once melancholy and absurd.
A new poem by Sarah Byrne.
30 years on from 1988’s Second Summer of Love, a flurry of eye-witness accounts of the rise of electronic dance music are hitting shelves.
It is convenient to attribute corporate failures to overweening ogres. But the ultimate flaw lies with the system.
The book contains a story from each of the seven nations under Trump’s “Muslim ban”, but lacks distinctive voices.
From the Civil War to the prison industrial complex, Wideman’s work considers the bitter legacy of slavery.
Norwich teenagers Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton have made a strikingly mature record.
Even more disappointing than the lack of inspiration is the film’s taint of corporate bias.
While the English can’t resist Football’s-Coming-Home triumphalism, the Scots have a more realistic view.
There are so many blossomy female hormones, you can practically smell them.
Funnelling science-obsessed sixth formers into six years of study and then spitting them out in the direction of poorly people is not always a recipe for success.
The wildcat is once again under threat, and some observers estimate that there are just 35 pure specimens left.
This current spell of weather has locked me into a full-on revival of that glorious year of pop.
By an amazing coincidence, the chickens have exactly the same names as Jacob Rees-Mogg’s children.
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