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The charity that could make you love social workers

31 August 2013 9:00 am

The charity that could make the public love social workers– and why many social workers don’t like it

Welcome to Ryanair Britain

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Local councils, banks, railway companies and the taxman have all learned the art of ‘pirate pricing’

Letter from Somaliland

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Ayan Mahamoud, one of the organisers of Hargeysa’s International Book Fair, has all the girly vulnerability of a factory-tested steel…

The views that inspire writers

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Do writers really need inspiring landscapes? Or the opposite?

Notes on…Rome

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Leave Florence and Sienna to the aesthetes. Let the in-crowd do Naples and Palermo. For the amateur Italophile, Rome is…

Richard Dawkins attacks Muslim bigots, not just Christian ones. If only his enemies were as brave

24 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s August, and you are a journalist stuck in the office without an idea in your head. What to write?…

That was the middle class that was

The strange death of the British middle class

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The great stabilising force in our society is disappearing fast

As high speed rail is being dropped in California and France, it's time for Britain to take the hint

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The government’s high-speed rail plans will never be implemented

Roll up for the Bo Xilai show

24 August 2013 9:00 am

China’s fallen princeling has a new role to play: one he may not enjoy

Meet the Gypsy entrepreneurs

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Travelling people are putting their entrepreneurial skills to increasingly impressive use

Who cares if Wagner’s 200? The plague of the anniversary

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Centenaries now seem to be the only reason that publishers and concert planners do anything at all

Why G.K. Chesterton shouldn’t be made a saint

24 August 2013 9:00 am

G.K. Chesterton was a great journalist, not an angel

In defence of binge drinking

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The occasional alcoholic blowout is much to be preferred to steady, everyday drinking

Notes on…Walking in the Auvergne

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The homicidal sheepdog that launched itself at me from behind a grassy hillock, had the look of a demented hearth…

The wrong way to fix the NHS

17 August 2013 9:00 am

A senior surgeon says Jeremy Hunt’s NHS reforms will do more harm than good

Gibraltar isn't the world's weirdest border

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Gibraltar is just one geographical oddity in a world full of them

How new food rules could ruin restaurants

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Stricter food rules won’t make you any safer – but they could ruin many small restaurants

Putin’s own Cold War

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Russia is ever more hostile to the US. But the US no longer needs to care

Love-making in Water

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Seals — well, they rhyme with steel — can stand the cold. And they can even dive and mate at…

Why interns don’t deserve pay

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The ‘intern justice’ movement is preposterous – and damaging

Joan Collins

Joan Collins’s notebook: Fighting libel and rude houseguests

17 August 2013 9:00 am

I recently had to spend a great deal of time attempting to clear my name from a ludicrous assertion in…

Anne Boleyn’s last secret

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Why was the queen executed with a sword, rather than an axe?

Proper walking country: the Cairngorms

Notes on….Walking in the Scottish Highlands

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The simplest and best way to get straight to the heart of the Highlands from London is by sleeper. Board…

Love-making in Water

15 August 2013 1:00 pm

Seals — well, they rhyme with steel — can stand the cold. And they can even dive and mate at…

Love-making in Water

15 August 2013 1:00 pm

Seals — well, they rhyme with steel — can stand the cold. And they can even dive and mate at…