Hannah Tomes

Devastating: Almeida Theatre’s King Lear reviewed

9 March 2024 9:00 am

Yaël Farber’s production of King Lear at the Almeida Theatre is imbued with an undercurrent of tension that feels as…

The Scottish government’s bizarre egg donor drive

27 January 2024 8:45 pm

A bright pink box fills my screen; soon it’s filled with blue cartoon sperm swimming towards a large, wobbling egg,…

What the UN court’s genocide verdict means for Israel

27 January 2024 12:39 am

The International Court of Justice has handed down a preliminary ruling instructing Israel to prevent a genocide from happening in…

Comedy of the blackest kind: Boy Parts, at Soho Theatre, reviewed

4 November 2023 9:00 am

There’s something mesmerising about watching a good mimic. And Aimée Kelly, who plays fetish photographer Irina Sturges in Soho Theatre’s…

Teenage boy arrested after teacher stabbed

10 July 2023 10:21 pm

A teenage boy is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder after a male teacher was stabbed at a Gloucestershire…

Labour has a way to go to win the Selby and Ainsty by-election

9 July 2023 5:30 pm

‘Absent’ seems to be the word that most often springs to mind for voters in Selby and Ainsty when asked…

Is Margaret Thatcher ultimately to blame for the current social housing crisis?

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Her 1980 ‘Right to Buy’ policy, though popular at the time, led to the serious erosion of social housing stock and today’s itinerant population, says Kieran Yates

Britain ‘ready to assist’ in search for missing submarine

21 June 2023 12:15 am

Britain is ‘ready to provide assistance’ to the rescuers searching for Titan, the submarine which lost contact while on an…

Carla Foster needs compassion, not punishment for her abortion

14 June 2023 7:43 pm

In May 2020, two months into the pandemic, Carla Foster, a 44-year-old mother-of-three took pills at home to trigger an…

Rishi Sunak is pulling the rug out from under renters

29 March 2023 4:08 am

Rishi Sunak is having a busy week. After announcing his crackdown on anti-social behaviour over the weekend, he set out…

Eating alone

18 March 2023 9:00 am

Why is social media pushing young women to donate our eggs?

14 January 2023 9:00 am

Why is social media pushing young women to donate their eggs?

Keeping no-fault evictions would betray private renters

12 October 2022 12:08 am

How many U-turns can a government perform before it starts spinning out of control? Liz Truss is reportedly considering yet…

How the newspapers covered the Queen’s death

9 September 2022 8:15 pm

As the nation wakes up to its first day after the Queen’s death, newspapers in Britain – and around the…

Queen Elizabeth II: in tributes

9 September 2022 4:50 am

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died this afternoon at Balmoral, the royal family confirmed. The gravity of the news has…

The Tories don't care about generation rent

10 August 2022 7:59 pm

For millennials like me, the prospect of owning a home is a pipe dream. Soaring rental costs and crippling bills…

Recession could push millions of Britons into poverty

3 August 2022 10:18 pm

As the Tory leadership contest rumbles on, questions are being fired at Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak about what they’ll…

The twists and turns of ‘desire paths’

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Pause in a park or field in summer and look out across the grass and you’ll see a multitude of…

Why do we only care about American abortion rights?

2 July 2022 4:50 pm

In the week since Roe vs Wade was overturned, you’ve hardly been able to switch on the news or open…

Brought me to tears: Tortoise Media's Sweet Bobby podcast reviewed

11 December 2021 9:00 am

Eleven years ago, Kirat Assi received a message on Facebook from a man named Bobby. There was a family connection…

The enduring appeal of Baileys

4 December 2021 9:00 am

For many, the first Baileys of the year heralds the start of the festive season; to others, it’s a drink…

The joy of rude place names

25 September 2021 9:00 am

Last week a gentle Norfolk waterway got into trouble with Facebook. The problem was its name — Cockshoot Dyke. Facebook’s…