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The war heroes of Northolt Airport

9 November 2019 9:00 am

At 6.50 p.m. on 31 August 1997 a plane touched down at Northolt Airport. It was a lamentable and dismal…

General election 2019: can Boris Johnson succeed where Theresa May failed?

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Can Boris Johnson succeed where Theresa May failed?

Election 2019: how the Tories plan to break Labour's 'red wall'

2 November 2019 9:00 am

The seats that could change the political landscape

The story behind Donald Trump’s fake withdrawal from Syria

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Washington’s hawks have Trump exactly where they want him

Maro Itoje is a national hero for our time

2 November 2019 9:00 am

England rugby hero Maro Itoje shows how sport can unite us

The family that helped Maro Itoje become a sports star

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘Education, education, education.’ At the time when Tony Blair was repeating this phrase after Labour’s victory in 1997, a Nigerian…

Children’s literature has become horribly right-on

2 November 2019 9:00 am

A lot of children’s literature now is horribly right-on

Toxic regulations, not the fire brigade, are to blame for the Grenfell deaths

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Grenfell wasn’t the fault of the fire brigade – or austerity

Rachel Johnson: everyone in my family is getting quince paste for Christmas

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Making membrillo is a balm to the soul this autumn

The long death of South Africa’s political centre

2 November 2019 9:00 am

How South Africa’s political system fell apart

The unlikely beauty of urinals

2 November 2019 9:00 am

In 1966, just as he was becoming famous, Michael Caine met John Wayne. The Holly-wood veteran offered him some advice:…

How Republicans became the anti-Islam party

1 November 2019 12:37 pm

Ilhan Omar will come up a lot in the 2020 US election. She’s part of the ‘Democratic Squad’ of congresswomen…

The terrifying reaction to a panel debate on Islamophobia

28 October 2019 2:25 pm

Have you ever wondered why so few moderate Muslim voices are heard in the public debate? I used to, until…

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has changed everything

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Now all the Tories need is an election

Caroline Flint: why I'm backing this Brexit deal

26 October 2019 9:00 am

An interview with Labour's unlikely Brexit renegade

A Halloween short story: by The Woman in Black’s Susan Hill

26 October 2019 9:00 am

The chilling case of the two lost phones and the squashed car

An ‘I’ for a ‘my’: why we’re terrified of getting our grammar wrong

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes it’s not wrong to be wrong

Bomb attacks are now a normal part of Swedish life

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Why are there so many bomb attacks in Sweden?

Joan Collins: why I love London taxi drivers

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Percy and I have seen quite a few movies recently and enjoyed many of them, which is rare. But the…

The Grand Union Canal, a serene sanctuary amid the urban sprawl

26 October 2019 9:00 am

It was a Saturday afternoon in September, the end of summer, and I was feeling sorry for myself. I’d gone…

The Canadian election is turning into a comedy of cringe

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Is this the worst Canadian election ever?

Kurdish politician Hervin Khalaf, who was apparently pulled from her car and executed last week by Turkish-backed paramilitaries [Photo: Getty]

Pax Russica: as Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Russia is ready to expand its empire

19 October 2019 9:00 am

As Trump abandons Syria’s Kurds, Putin steps in

It’s down to the wire – and Boris only has one chance to survive

19 October 2019 9:00 am

What is Boris’s chance of survival?

Tat Britain: Museum gift shops are naff – but necessary

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Museum gift shops are naff – but necessary