Features

Boozy, druggy adults. Sober, serious kids. Welcome to Ab Fab Britain

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The drinkers and smokers of Britain have raised a generation of puritans. How did this happen?

Young people aren't driven by fun, but by fear

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Family legend has it that when I arrived in Durham, a fresh-faced ingénue from deepest Somerset, I called home. ‘This…

Why can't we admit we're scared of Islamism?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Like other branches of the liberal establishment, the art world is all for challenging religion – unless it’s Islam

Off yer bikes! Cyclists are a menace to society — and self-righteous to boot

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Why it’s time for a campaign against cycling

Malala for free schools

9 November 2013 9:00 am

It’s not state education but private education she’s fighting for – so why doesn’t the media admit that?

Does Xi Jinping really want reform? If so, he would unravel China

9 November 2013 9:00 am

For all its bombast and success, the Chinese Communist party faces a host of looming problems – and a big decision

The only people thriving in post-revolution Egypt — tomb raiders

9 November 2013 9:00 am

In Egypt’s turmoil, many ancient sites are being looted

Has Germany confronted its Nazi past? Not where art is concerned

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The discovery of a hoard of lost paintings is a reminder that denial still exists in the German art world

Westonbirt: home of the champion trees

Notes on…Leaf-peeping in Gloucestershire

9 November 2013 9:00 am

Don’t delay — this is the year to visit the National Arboretum. Thanks to the long hours of sunlight we…

David Cameron has lost the countryside

2 November 2013 9:00 am

The shires feel deeply abandoned by Cameron and the Conservatives

The one good thing we're leaving in Afghanistan

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Afghanistan’s new, British-led military academy may prove our most lasting legacy

The joy of cemeteries

2 November 2013 9:00 am

How to get the best out of visiting a cemetery

Nancy Dell'Olio: Englishmen can't flirt (except for Russell Brand) 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Why can’t British men flirt? This was one of my first thoughts when I arrived in England some years ago.…

I got a call from Jeremy Hunt about health tourism — but he still doesn't get it

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Ministers are finally acting on my warnings about health tourism. But they aren’t doing enough

The fight for your life is now raging

2 November 2013 9:00 am

If the Assisted Dying Bill goes through, how will we stop terminally ill people from feeling pressured to hasten their own deaths?

Are you a Yuffie? 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

How to survive when you’re overeducated and underemployed

How to make money from the Scottish referendum

2 November 2013 9:00 am

An investor’s guide to the Scottish referendum

Should you invest in nuclear power companies? 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Politics makes it hard to pick winners in the energy sector

How mansion taxes will make us all poorer

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Mansion taxes may be inevitable – and will make us all poorer

There's a revolution — in banking

2 November 2013 9:00 am

The financial crisis is the catalyst for a belated revolution

Notes on … Christmas shopping in Bruges

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Most Belgians of my acquaintance tend to be rather disparaging about Bruges. It’s a theme park, they say, a Flemish…

They used to catch crooks - now they trawl Twitter. Are our police turning into spies?

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Crime is falling, but the police are as busy as ever – undermining our freedoms

Note to the opposition: Tony Abbott is not to blame for the bushfires

26 October 2013 9:00 am

 Australia One of the odd things about bushfires as we know them in Australia is the unlikely truces declared between…

Zoë Wanamaker: We need more giants like Obama

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Zoë Wanamaker on politics, acting, and drinking vodka