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Church Walk: short, simple, unpretentious

British street names: short, simple and unpretentious

11 August 2018 9:00 am

You know where you are with a British street name. I don’t mean literally. I mean there’s a tacit humility…

A nation of original thinkers

11 August 2018 9:00 am

What does the range of entries for the Economic Disruptor of the Year Award tell us about British entrepreneurial talent?

Brexit Britain is eager for a sweet deal with Beijing. But at what price?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Brexit Britain is eager for a sweet deal with Beijing. But at what price?

Macron’s summer of discontent

4 August 2018 9:00 am

A summer of discontent in the court of Macron

The sensuous thrill of learning to swim in your sixties

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Sharing a plate of oysters with a three-year-old: where could this be but France, where children are brought up not…

Why a no-deal Brexit is nothing to fear

4 August 2018 9:00 am

An entirely workable alternative to an EU trade deal already exists

It’s not easy being a Corbynista Jew – just ask Jon Lansman

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Follow the pathetic example of Jon Lansman

Brexit means Boris

4 August 2018 9:00 am

I hate to say it, but we need him

Pupils at Ampleforth in 1952 [Getty]

The sorry demise of Benedictine education

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Are England’s great Benedictine schools on the brink of closure?

The Hundred will kill cricket – in all forms

4 August 2018 9:00 am

The horrible Hundred will sound cricket’s death knell

Lofty ambition: The High Line public park

The perfect way to spend two days in New York

4 August 2018 9:00 am

In Britain I never drink cocktails, but on arrival in New York it has become a ritual that my first…

Ukip is back thanks to the Chequers backlash

28 July 2018 9:00 am

How the party plans to take advantage of the Chequers backlash

Australia’s choice: Chinese trade – or American security?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Chinese trade or American security? It may be hard to have both

Children are everywhere – and they’re spoiling everything

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The kids are now in charge

The view from Paris: ‘Why are Brexiteers so stupid?’

28 July 2018 9:00 am

‘Problème est masculin; solution est féminine,’ says Brigitte, the adored French teacher at the British embassy in Paris. Good way…

Who cares about care homes?

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The official regulators are not fit for purpose

Brexit: how to make a TV drama out of a crisis

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Brexit: making a drama out of a crisis

In name only: Hastings’ beautiful Old Town

Hastings is pretty – but it’s the people who make it special

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Kevin Boorman loves Hastings, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He was born here, he’s lived here all his life and…

Assad is back for good in Syria - and with Trump’s blessing

21 July 2018 9:00 am

He’s back – with Russia’s army and America’s blessing

Jean-Claude drunker

21 July 2018 9:00 am

What’s ailing the President of the European Commission?

Colonel Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg

Hitler’s would-be assassins were, themselves, Nazi war criminals. Why celebrate them?

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Hitler’s would-be assassins should not be fêted

The EU is sending migrants home – into the hands of people smugglers

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Can the EU’s repatriation programme succeed?

Let funerals be sad

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Funerals should be solemn, not celebratory

British men shouldn’t go topless in public. Ever

21 July 2018 9:00 am

Why are so many men walking around topless?

Breaking the bank: The impregnable BoE

How easy is it to break into the Bank of England?

21 July 2018 9:00 am

‘Safe as the Bank of England.’ So goes the old phrase. And yes, with walls 8ft thick, the Old Lady…