West Ham

The therapeutic effects of Modafinil and a mob doctor

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Still depressed, or, as Matthew Arnold put it, ‘the foot less prompt to meet the morning dew’, I got out…

Gender-fluid sisters and a hot-wired sword: cheating on an Olympic scale

6 August 2016 9:00 am

With the Olympics almost upon us our thoughts turn inexorably to the art of cheating. And while we should deplore…

My life in West Ham matches

23 April 2016 9:00 am

What consolation in life can Arthur and I find after that defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the…

Walking, and praying, in the hills of Provence

2 April 2016 9:00 am

While I was in Provence, my hostess and I went out one day for a walk in the hills. We…

Reasons to be cheerful about cricket, football and the Grand National

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Well the sun is out, the sky is blue, and poor Boris Johnson is taking such a pounding from Matthew…

Farewell, white ovoid exhaustion-inducing tablets; hello, West Ham’s religious revival

3 October 2015 8:00 am

Every morning for the past two years, on waking, I’ve reached out for the white plastic tub on the bedside…

Next time, David Cameron should pretend to support Bournemouth

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Here’s an election-winning idea for Dave: forget about Aston Villa (or West Ham) and become a full-on Bournemouth fan. They…

Boris Johnson on his plans for the Olympic Park: inspired or whimsical?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Jack Wakefield on the Mayor’s ambitious, not to say whimsical, vision for the Olympic Park

Glazed tiles, a barred window: it must be another morning in a police cell

30 August 2014 9:00 am

In my late twenties, it was not unusual for me to wake up in a police cell wearing a paper…