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Mountain spa: Plombières-les-Bains

Discovering Thomas Mann by motorbike

6 October 2018 9:00 am

In Thomas Mann’s astonishing novel The Magic Mountain the indolent young Hans Castorp visits his brave, terminally ill soldier cousin…

Piedmontese cows are used by Avocet to produce methane for fuel, and meat for food

2018 finalists lunch – Scotland and Northern Ireland

5 October 2018 12:35 pm

In days past, Scotland and Northern Ireland were shipbuilding titans, with Glasgow overseeing the launch of cruise liners like the…

Children playing Warwick Music plastic instruments

2018 finalists lunch – Midlands

3 October 2018 11:43 am

Today we’re in the baronial setting of Hampton Manor Hotel in Warwickshire — a long iron shot from Birmingham Airport,…

All by herself: Theresa May and the politics of isolation

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Theresa May now finds herself horribly isolated

The minister for spinning plates: David Lidington interview

29 September 2018 9:00 am

David Lidington on Theresa May’s future

How do you solve a problem like Anjem Choudary?

29 September 2018 9:00 am

It’s not Anjem Choudary we should watch, but his disciples

Tesco’s new Brexit supermarket doesn’t stack up

29 September 2018 9:00 am

How patriotic should our supermarkets be?

Adam Smith would have approved of Trump’s trade tariffs

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Adam Smith might have approved of America’s tariffs

From dirty old town... to New Age nirvana

The Yorkshire town that’s gone from dirty old buildings to New Age nirvana

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Bernard Ingham once told a story about a reporter from the Financial Times who went to cover an election in…

Touchlight Genetics has the capability to make DNA products ‘ten times cheaper and ten times faster’

2018 finalists lunch – London and The South

27 September 2018 2:42 pm

This week we gathered in the elegant dining room of our sponsor, the private bank Julius Baer, to meet the…

Tech gurus don’t let their kids have smartphones. Here’s why

22 September 2018 9:00 am

More of us are addicted to our smartphones. But the fightback is beginning

Caption: Nike’s new campaign starring American football quarterback Colin Kaepernick strains to be poetic. Photo: Getty

When did advertising become so banal?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

When did advertising become so banal?

How Orbán duped the Brexiteers

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Why are Brexiteers so easily duped by authoritarians in Hungary and Poland?

Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies might sound daft – but he radiates rebellion. Photo: Getty

Corbyn dares to be different – why don’t other MPs?

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Where are the politicians who dare to be different?

Welcome to the hard centre – and the future of British politics

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Conservatives must return to a one-nation agenda

James Cleverly: the Tories are to blame for Corbyn

22 September 2018 9:00 am

James Cleverly, the Tory deputy chairman, on what went wrong

Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell was just fiction. Here are the facts

22 September 2018 9:00 am

There was more to him than the schemer of Wolf Hall

Pete Conrad, one half of the second Apollo 12 team, on the moon in 1969

Second best: Why runners up are more interesting than those who come first

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Who was the second prime minister? Everyone knows Robert Walpole was the first. Firsts get all the fame and glory.…

The Conservatives are ready for war – with each other

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The divisions within the Tory party are dangerously complex

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Save us from Tiger, the posh Poundland of tat

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Save us from this purveyor of plastic tat

Not so fast Monsieur Pompidou: The Queen in Paris in 1972

Elizabeth, the Eurosceptic queen

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The 1972 state visit to mark our entry into Europe was a tricky affair

Tom Tugendhat: the next Tory leader should be from my generation

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Tom Tugendhat believes it’s time for a new generation

The Republicans are facing a bleak electoral landscape – and Trump is to blame

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The Republicans are facing a bleak electoral landscape, and the President is to blame

In Idlib, the final chapter in Syria’s civil war has begun

15 September 2018 9:00 am

The final chapter in Syria’s civil war