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Frightful flights, a falling pound: why would you go anywhere but Britain for your summer holiday?

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The collapsing pound is giving the British holiday new appeal

Plywood at its most curvaceous, acceptable and collectible: Alvar Aalto armchair, 1930 (left), and moulded plywood chair by Grete Jalk, 1963

How plywood helped us win the second world war

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The V&A’s Plywood show has much to teach us about human nature, says Tanya Harrod

How to name an aeroplane, 1916

20 August 2016 9:00 am

From ‘News of the Week’, The Spectator, 19 August 1916: The Parliamentary Air Committee having recently inhaled much ozone at…

Why plane crashes are getting weirder – and if we’re lucky, other problems will too

11 April 2015 9:00 am

In the late 1980s, the parks service in the United States were concerned about the deterioration of the stonework on…

The perils of planespotting

7 March 2015 9:00 am

A dangerous hobby Three men from Greater Manchester were arrested and held in the UAE after being seen writing down…

Dear Mary: how can I stop my husband from chopping down all our trees?

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Q. My husband — currently unemployed — has started ‘sourcing’ logs from our own smallholding. Chopping down perfectly good trees, sawing logs,…