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In central London, the usual Friday night concerns prevailed. Elsewhere, on the edge of the same city, people were travelling home by canoe, with dinghies tethered to lamposts where there should have been cars.
In the aftermath of a fire that symbolised the social divisions in one of the world’s richest cities, the author of an acclaimed book of reportage on the area returns.
The "one-off" floods of July 2007 have inaugurated a new era of extreme weather events - and they're only going to get more frequent.
Can a young, Mandarin-speaking Oxford graduate revive the paper Paul Anderson once accused of "bone-headed Stalinism"?
A YouGov poll putting the Yes camp ahead on the eve of the Scotland referendum panicked Westminster into making a series of concessions. Was it a sign that we're paying too much attention to polls?
Hebron is the city of Abraham, the patriarch from whom all Jews, Muslims and, to a lesser extent, Christians claim descent. It is the emotional heart of the world’s most intractable conflict.
How a rape accusation has destroyed the Socialist Workers Party – whose members have included Christopher Hitchens and Paul Foot – and provoked a crisis on the far left.