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The starchy, conservative lawyer who freed every slave in England

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Slavery was ended in England not through blood and glory, but by the common law

Kindles will kill off the bookish loner (thank God)

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Kindle highlights turn the lonely pleasures of reading into a communal event

How the NHS fails new mothers on breast-feeding

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Why isn’t there a proper service to show new nursing mothers how to feed their babies?

More than just a pretty place: Salzburg

Salzburg – more than just a ridiculously pretty place

14 June 2014 8:00 am

Salzburg is so ridiculously pretty, it’s sometimes hard to take it seriously. Standing on the ramparts of its knights-in-armour castle,…

Memory

12 June 2014 1:00 pm

While in the mirror I’m an aging face More or less the same day after day,   In the mind’s darker…

Memory

12 June 2014 1:00 pm

While in the mirror I’m an aging face More or less the same day after day,   In the mind’s darker…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The desperate state of its politics seems to signal the end of the Republic

A Russian occupation and a veterans' revolt – it's D-Day all over again

7 June 2014 9:00 am

The phrase ‘ring of steel’ hardly begins to describe the operation here in Calvados country as we await the 70th…

Witness to a stoning

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Islam knows it is under siege – and the fear makes it more brutal

Why Weight Watchers doesn’t deserve taxpayers’ money

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Why slimming clubs don’t deserve public money

Mary and Papa, Downing Street, July 1942

‘Papa told us everything’: Winston Churchill and the remarkable Mary Soames

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Memories of Mary Soames, Churchill’s remarkable daughter

If you think you understand what Putin’s doing in Ukraine, you’re not paying enough attention

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Fake menace and real concessions, fake concessions and real menace… what’s behind the curtain of Putin’s grandiose foreign policy?

A place to sit and dream: Co. Wexford

The wonders of Wexford

7 June 2014 9:00 am

I might have had chance to visit the famed Wexford Opera Festival when I was walking out with Bernard Levin…

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Ukip aren’t going away – and David Cameron has no idea what to do

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Cameron must move from badmouthing Ukip to addressing the fears of its voters

Approaching Little Big Horn

31 May 2014 9:00 am

All spring the scattered bands gathered, the People, the Human Beings, all those like themselves on this earth — Lakota…

The revolution the West needs (and won't get)

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The West must wake up and reform, or face decline

Why Ken Loach hasn’t made a decent film since Kes

31 May 2014 9:00 am

He hasn’t made anything worth watching since Kes

Viktor Yanukovych’s palace is full of tasteless treasures – and London auction-house tags

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Quite a few of the former president Yanukovych’s ‘treasures’ seem to carry tags from London auctioneers

Meet Alex Salmond’s secret weapon: the England football team

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Nothing makes Scots feel more Scottish than England playing in a World Cup

Jonathan Dimbleby’s notebook: In defence of Chris Patten

31 May 2014 9:00 am

I usually spend most of the week at home in South Devon in front of my computer. But for the…

Humans hunger for the sacred. Why can’t the new atheists understand that?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Atheists are blind to a fundamental human need

If we have to let generals run Egypt, must we pay for them, too?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

America has let Egypt’s old military oligarchs take hold again. Must it carry on paying for them, too?

A place to feel comfortable in a bathrobe: Lime Wood

The only place I feel comfortable in my bathrobe

31 May 2014 9:00 am

I know James Bond is partial to strutting around not-quite-enveloped in a dressing gown, but whether your robe is monogrammed…

Approaching Little Big Horn

29 May 2014 1:00 pm

All spring the scattered bands gathered, the People, the Human Beings, all those like themselves on this earth — Lakota…

Approaching Little Big Horn

29 May 2014 1:00 pm

All spring the scattered bands gathered, the People, the Human Beings, all those like themselves on this earth — Lakota…