Features

Homage to Ambazonia: The battle over language has begun in Cameroon

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Anglophones are rising up against Francophones in Cameroon

Turkey vs Saudi: the real story behind Khashoggi’s murder

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Erdogan is using Khashoggi’s murder to his advantage

Tony Abbott: How to save Brexit

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Britain has nothing to fear from no deal

Wildlife obsessives must learn when to back off

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Twitchers must learn when to back off

In defence of circus animals

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The circus isn’t always a bad home for an animal

Parson Hawker in c. 1869

The beauty – and eccentric parsons – of Cornwall’s wild north coast

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The first time I encountered Morwenstowe on Cornwall’s north coast I was alone. It was early spring and the church…

Divide and rule: how the EU used Ireland to take control of Brexit

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Thanks to her own incompetence, Theresa May now faces an impossible choice

Why French kids don’t get fat – and British ones do

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Why are French kids thin and British ones fat?

How Bellingcat outfoxes the world’s spy agencies

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Are they independents or a front for intelligence agencies? The inside story of the Skripal scoop

Getting the sack was a shock but not a surprise

20 October 2018 9:00 am

How do I feel? Bruised, but not surprised

Are you a politically correct pervert?

20 October 2018 9:00 am

The rise of ethical decadence

How Blue Peter saved Britain

20 October 2018 9:00 am

Happy 60th birthday, Blue Peter

Durban Notebook: a nation in paralysis

20 October 2018 9:00 am

No one likes uncertainty and in Britain we’ve got more than our fair share. But spare a thought for South…

Tricks of the trade…

Notes on Davenports Magic Shop, an emporium for serious conjurors

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It’s a very fitting place for a magic shop. Hidden away in the maze of pedestrian tunnels that lead from…

Death of a dissident: Saudi Arabia and the rise of the mobster state

13 October 2018 9:00 am

The fate of Jamal Khashoggi reveals the darkest side of Saudi politics

As Assad recovers, Syria is returning to stability

13 October 2018 9:00 am

In order to avoid the Labour conference and yet more predictable media attacks on Jeremy Corbyn, I escaped late last…

How the Irish see Brexit

13 October 2018 9:00 am

What the Irish really think about Brexit

In defence of Pret

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Food allergies are a minefield for all

Requiem for the Common Entrance Exam

13 October 2018 9:00 am

A lament for eccentric exam questions

Thanks to Trump, the exclamation mark is having its best year! Ever!

13 October 2018 9:00 am

The exclamation mark is the bad boy of punctuation

Home is where the bar is

Break out the daiquiris, home bars are back in vogue

13 October 2018 9:00 am

When I mention to people that I have written a book about home bars, the most common response is, ‘my…

Kenya’s amazing coast is back on the tourist map

13 October 2018 9:00 am

‘Watamu is my favourite place in the world,’ my friend declared when I told her where I was going for…

Walking around Florence at dawn is hard to beat

13 October 2018 9:00 am

The world beats a path to Florence – just get up early to enjoy its riches, says Michael Henderson

The elegant streets of old Riga

Bustling, buoyant Riga is a Baltic bright spot

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Riga is bustling and buoyant but wary of Russian sabre-rattling, says William Cook

The imposing Isalo wilderness

The fierce, barren beauty of central Madagascar

13 October 2018 9:00 am

John Gimlette finds a fierce beauty in south-central Madagascar