Jenny McCartney

Civilised air travel? Pigs might fly

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Does anyone actually enjoy flying     any more? I know I don’t. I realised recently, while anxiously repacking my tiny carry-on…

Can sweet seven-year-old Bana Alabed emerge alive from Aleppo’s rubble?

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Every morning, after the children go to school, I turn on my computer to check that Bana Alabed is alive…

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and the trouble with ‘parenting’

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Arguments about the ideology of childrearing are a recipe for anxiety, for both parents and children

The smelly, snobbish death of the English public toilet

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I blame Nancy Mitford: she made the English so frightened of saying ‘toilet’ that now they have hardly any left…