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How do Britain’s pubs get their names?

18 May 2019 9:00 am

An easy one: what links Jack Straw’s Castle, The Labouring Boys and The Jolly Taxpayer? No, not the parliamentary expenses…

Train your brain: How to keep your mind young

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Exercising your brain can slow cognitive decline

Prue Leith: When did the Samaritans lose their way?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

In the past few weeks, on three separate occasions, I have met three different women who for years (one for…

Bret Easton Ellis on woke art, irony and the earnestness of American Psycho

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Bret Easton Ellis is back – and being savaged for taking on millennials

Gamekeepers burn heather to encourage new growth for red grouse to feed on (Getty)

Rewilding our grouse moors would leave landowners and the public better off

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Our upland wildlife has been destroyed – but there is an answer

Home truths: Are nurseries damaging our children?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Do children do better when they’re not in nursery?

25 years off the booze has taught me three simple things

11 May 2019 9:00 am

What I’ve learnt from 25 years off the booze

Windermere, a voyage into Swallows and Amazons

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘A love of boats and sailing is the surest of all passports to a happy life,’ wrote Arthur Ransome. Standing…

Will Nigel Farage’s Brexit party sink the Tories?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The threat from Farage’s Brexit party is growing

Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande (Getty)

Why are boringly straight women claiming to be lesbians?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

I’m sick of women claiming to be lesbians

Andrew Adonis, a master of social media – and a model of social mobility

4 May 2019 9:00 am

There are two sides to Andrew Adonis

We all have servants now

4 May 2019 9:00 am

We all have servants now

As a QC, I believe the time has come to legalise drugs

4 May 2019 9:00 am

There’s one thing that lies behind almost every case I’ve worked on

If Lyra McKee’s death is not to be in vain, Ireland must confront its past

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Children are growing up with ‘heroic’ stories of the Troubles

Moby: My vegan brunch with Leo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Vegan croissants with Leo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall

Scilly season: Shipwrecks, seclusion and Harold Wilson’s house

4 May 2019 9:00 am

‘You can get away from everything,’ said Harold Wilson of the Isles of Scilly, ‘not only in distance but also…

The Scruton tapes: an anatomy of a modern hit job

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault…

Rory Stewart: Why I’d make a good prime minister

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Why Rory Stewart might have what it takes to be PM

Is anything creepier than a ‘male feminist’?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s awful when men bang on about women’s rights

Our churches aren’t perfect, but if we lose them we will all be worse off

27 April 2019 9:00 am

If we lose our churches, what will be next?

How Ireland became a back door to Britain

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The real problem with the Irish border

Stop going through the motions – committees are a waste of time

27 April 2019 9:00 am

I’m not joining your committee

The weird and wacky world of Goop

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The other day, as I walked with my partner through Notting Hill, we came across a shop which deserves to…

Thank God for western values

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Without Christ we would not have western values

It’s not anti-Irish to criticise Leo Varadkar

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Dublin’s dishonest approach to Brexit is seriously damaging Anglo-Irish relations