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With Europe, for some reason, much on my mind, I return to one magical moment that made me forever European.
Can anyone unify the Tories and set Britain on a different course?
There was no shortage of empathy and well-meaning advice when a tweet about a toddler meltdown went viral.
At first I wanted to keep my illness private, but now hope more over-50s will get tested when they hear my story.
Trump isn’t the first commander-in-chief to acquire a reputation for bending the rules.
With Welsh Labour now less distinct from the main party, the mood on the doorstep is changing.
As a Europhile movement grows in strength and resolve, the Remainers' cause no longer seems hopeless.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
With the World Health Organization listing “vaccine hesitancy” among the ten greatest threats to global health in 2019, unfounded fears are endangering health.
US-UK activists are forging new ties, by sharing expertise on communications, policy and campaigning.
How the capital can forge national unity and redeem itself.
When does a robot become indistinguishable from a human? McEwan’s latest novel offers one answer – when it sleeps with your girlfriend.
A court battle to ensure that animals are legally recognised as people is raising fundamental questions about what it means to be human.
The Foreign Secretary is on a mission to unite his fractured party – and the country.
Author and naturalist Helen Macdonald reflects on creating homes for nesting birds, and the joy she gets in return
Off-screen, the BBC’s most deadly political interviewer pushes his pro-Brexit line unchallenged. He has had a remarkable media career, yet around him there lingers an air of disappointed expectation. What does he really want?
Can we prove how storytelling appeals to our neural processes?
A new radio doc made me wonder (for the millionth time) what Hitchens might say about this era.
350 years after his death, how can we see art's great humanist afresh?
Bo Burnham’s debut film captures adolescence: from every marginal cringing embarrassment to each infinitesimal joy.
The truth is, Joy Division were “a bit of a joke” – until suddenly they weren’t.
His success with the Happy Mondays dissolved into debt, drug addiction and a 12-year battle with lawyers. Then all his hair fell out. But Salford’s great survivor got away with it.
A new poem by Josephine Balmer.
From Judas to the Brick Lane mural, how the malicious libel about Jewish greed gripped the global imagination.
A new short story from the Booker-shortlisted author Daisy Johnson.
How should we tackle our unhappiness epidemic? The answer, suggests David Brooks in The Second Mountain, is to be found in other people.
From flowers and friendships to wolves and wars.
Exploring the multiple factors behind Ireland’s inexorable drive to independence.
JRR Tolkien’s fictions grew out of a gift for language and a passion for male friendship, tempered by the horrors of the Western Front.
The Specials frontman on George Best, Fleabag and bumper-crossword books for the over-50s.
The ThinkPads operating in space have it easy compared to the ones I have owned.
Her lyrics on identity could have been written today, and she stood out with her unique style, confrontational and playful at the same time.
I feel hopelessly out of my depth judging the chocolate industry's academy awards.
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