Crime

Sorry, Philip Hammond, autumn Budgets aren’t a new idea

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Autumn Budgets Philip Hammond announced that in future the Budget will be held in autumn rather than spring. This is…

Painting with light: a Polaroid shot on vintage film by photographer Alex Cad

The magic of Polaroid – and how I rescued it from oblivion

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Florian Kaps celebrates the magic of Polaroid – and describes how he rescued it from oblivion

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Hawksmoor meets Jack the Ripper — the double face of Spitalfields

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Genial, erudite and companionable over most of its 760 pages, this stout Georgian brick of a neighbourhood history at length…

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Hillary Clinton has it all wrong on crime

22 October 2016 9:00 am

New York  Antonio Cromartie is one of the numerous professional and amateur athletes in America who now refuse to stand…

Incarceration

In a Birmingham jail, I discovered the point of Michael Gove

17 September 2016 9:00 am

I went to prison last week, in Birmingham. Early start, off on a train from Euston. It was my kids’…

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A new country-house mystery for Hercule Poirot

10 September 2016 9:00 am

‘Clonakilty, God help us,’ my Irish mother would say automatically when we drove into the town, in pious remembrance of…

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J.M. Coetzee has lost the plot

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The Schooldays of Jesus is not, as it happens, about the schooldays of Jesus. It is the Man Booker-nominated sequel…

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How more data can make you more wrong

13 August 2016 9:00 am

In a one-day international against Australia last year, Ben Stokes was dismissed for ‘obstructing the field’, a rule rarely invoked…

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Murder most foul in Victorian Greenwich

23 July 2016 9:00 am

With the current political saga running in our heads, trumping all other stories, it has been hard to concentrate on…

Place your bets: a state lottery office in Naples, 1955 (Photo: Getty)

The Day Before Happiness jumps on the Neapolitan bandwagon

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Naples, ragamuffin capital of the Italian south, is reckoned to be a hive of pickpocketing and black-market manoeuvrings. (A Neapolitan…

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How hard would it have been not to traduce Cliff Richard?

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Sir Cliff Richard will not be charged with historic sex offences, say the police and Crown Prosecution Service. There is…

Demolished houses of the evil and infamous

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Houses of ill repute The Austrian interior minister has suggested that his government will demolish the house where Adolf Hitler…

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Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Should employees be judged by their parents’ income?

What could Muslim women do within 48 miles of home? Almost everything

14 May 2016 9:00 am

Secrets of the stars The astrologer Jonathan Cainer died after beginning his last horoscope for his own star sign: ‘We’re…

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Sex, violence and anticlimax in 16 (very short) chapters

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime,’ begins…

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Riots and gang warfare provide the spark for the best latest thrillers

9 April 2016 9:00 am

All it takes is a spark. In her compelling new thriller, Ten Days (Canongate, £14.99), Gillian Slovo tracks the progress…

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Who killed murder?

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The mystery of violent crime’s dramatic decline

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Take it from a QC – you won’t get away with murder

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Technology has made murderers much easier to catch

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A bookseller’s guide to book thieves

5 March 2016 9:00 am

At my shop, it seems to be everyone from students to organised professional gangs

At Home With The Krays

Could I have prevented a Kray murder?

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Could I have prevented a Kray murder?

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The disturbing case of Roger Khan – and the cost of cheap justice

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The disturbing case of Roger Khan – and the human cost of doing justice on the cheap

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The sophisticates are wrong about Cleveland, Ohio

29 October 2015 9:00 am

To Cleveland, Ohio, where middle America’s middle class begins its great Midwest sprawl. I’ve always wanted to visit Cleveland because…

Clip from a video showing the site of a drone strike

How the pixel became a key feature of drone warfare

29 October 2015 9:00 am

I hadn’t really thought much about pixels before, despite spending a large portion of my day looking at them. After…

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Curtain call for Ruth Rendell

17 October 2015 8:00 am

Ruth Rendell’s final novel, Dark Corners, is about how psychological necessity can drive perfectly ordinary people either to terrible deeds…

Sympathy for the devils: Reggie and Ronnie Kray in northeast London, 1964

I was Reggie Kray's penpal

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Harry Mount once idolised the Kray twins. He’s since seen the error of his ways