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I take no pleasure in seeing England get all out for 58

7 April 2018 9:00 am

‘Ah, the old man injury!’ That’s what people said when I busted my calf a couple of years ago. At…

Macron's Thatcher moment has arrived

7 April 2018 9:00 am

The French President is facing his ‘Thatcher moment’

How to be a tourist in Europe

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Avoid the crowds to discover Europe’s real cultural treasures

Barren, windswept beauty: the town’s beachfront

Southend-on-Sea has long been a running joke – until now

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Standing at the end of Britain’s longest pier, on a cold and misty morning, looking out across the Thames Estuary,…

How to rig an election

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Rigging elections to stay in power now beats not holding them at all

Revealed: Cambridge Analytica and the Passport King

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Cambridge Analytica and ‘Mr Passports’

When will the West take a stand on the persecution of Muslims?

31 March 2018 9:00 am

It’s not only Christians who are suffering from the rise of religious conflict

Why my generation is indifferent to anti-Semitism

31 March 2018 9:00 am

Young Labour supporters don’t care about anti-Semitism

A tale of two Sarahs: the cuddly bishop vs the terrifying cardinal

31 March 2018 9:00 am

A cuddly Anglican bishop vs a scary Catholic cardinal

I averted the wrath of the students by telling them I’d had a sex change

31 March 2018 9:00 am

I went to Australia with my constant companion Hilary, the only woman in England I’m not paying alimony to. She…

‘Waterloo Bridge, Overcast Weather’ (1899-1903)

Monet painted London not brick-by-brick, but light-by-shade

31 March 2018 9:00 am

The Savoy was too sumptuous, complained Claude Monet, returning to the hotel in 1904. His rooms — one for sleeping,…

Exposed: Our dangerous dependency on antidepressants

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Our dangerous dependency on antidepressants

Antidepressants saved me – but they made my mental health worse

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Treating my depression has proved a hit-or-miss affair

Big data is watching you – and it wants your vote

24 March 2018 9:00 am

The Cambridge Analytica row shows politics moving in a disturbing direction

At the deathbed of Sudan, the last male northern white rhino

24 March 2018 9:00 am

My visit to the deathbed of the last male northern white rhino

The real Russian housewives of Knightsbridge

24 March 2018 9:00 am

They live in Knightsbridge, dislike McMafia, and won’t discuss their husbands

I’d rather be fat-shamed than have cancer

24 March 2018 9:00 am

I’d rather be fat-shamed than have cancer

Magdalen College Chapel

The joy of evensong

24 March 2018 9:00 am

When Palestrina wrote his Mass settings and motets, or J.S. Bach his cantatas and passions, they could not have imagined…

Vladimir Putin’s toxic power

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Russia’s lying leader aims to convince the gullible that there is no such thing as truth

The Russian spy who went to all the Tory parties

17 March 2018 9:00 am

My dealings with Sergey Nalobin

Steve Bannon interview: “I’m fascinated by Mussolini”

17 March 2018 9:00 am

An interview with Steve Bannon

When does cricketing banter cross the line?

17 March 2018 9:00 am

When does cricketing banter cross the line?

Announcing the Economic Disruptor of the Year Awards

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Human progress has depended on economic disruptors since long before the advent of the internet. The internal combustion engine was…

The extraordinary life and times of Lithuania’s greatest poet

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Lithuania’s Tomas Venclova saw the modern world take shape

Contessa Teresa Guiccioli

Notes on… Lord Byron in Venice

17 March 2018 9:00 am

‘I want to see Venice, and the Alps, and Parmesan cheeses.’ So wrote Lord Byron in 1814, some two years…