Features

The press regulator must not turn into a religious thought police

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Next year I will begin my fifth decade as a working journalist. As a writer, as an executive — and…

In defence of trophy hunting

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Why would anyone want to destroy something so beautiful, then stuff its poor lifeless body to keep as some kind…

Moving to the country for a better life was a huge mistake

7 September 2019 9:00 am

As newlyweds in our late twenties, my husband and I decided to move from a crime-ridden (if trendy) London postcode…

Algeria reminds us that the current of colonisation doesn’t always run just one way

7 September 2019 9:00 am

As you glide in to land at the airport outside Algiers, the landscape resembles that of Tuscany: a coastal plain…

The unparalleled entertainment – and heartbreaking reality – of watching a court hearing

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Barristers’ speeches vanish quicker than Chinese dinners, and even the greatest victory in court rarely survives longer than the next…

Battle begins

31 August 2019 9:00 am

What makes Boris Johnson an improvement on Theresa May? Those of us who cheered him on into 10 Downing Street…

Germany’s military has become a complete joke

31 August 2019 9:00 am

It is not hard to think of times when German military weakness would have been lauded as good news across…

What does Totnes think of Sarah Wollaston, its defecting MP?

31 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Totnes? It’s hippie central.’ A friend warned me what to expect when I visited the affluent, left-leaning town in south-east…

‘Bob Dylan? He’s like Confucius’: Cerys Matthews interviewed

31 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ was a Christmas classic for more than half a century until people suddenly began to worry…

The most dangerous thing about the Amazon fires is the apocalyptic rhetoric

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese expert on forests who also plays football, so when he shared a picture online of…

What I’ve learned from five months sleeping on the streets

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Over the years, I have spent around five months sleeping rough on the streets of London, Birmingham and New York,…

A bridge to the past: Tintagel’s complex history

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Halfway across the brand new bridge that links the two halves of Tintagel Castle, there’s a gap where you can…

By royal disappointment: Meghan and Harry’s behaviour is undermining the monarchy

24 August 2019 9:00 am

August on Royal Deeside. Soft rain falls without cease on the Caledonian pine forests, it soaks into the ancient peatlands…

The royal family at this year’s Trooping the Colour (Getty)

We need the monarchy more than ever

24 August 2019 9:00 am

One part of our unwritten constitution has been functioning perfectly during the Brexit upheaval: the monarchy. Unhappy behaviour by some…

How woke is your home?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Quick! Roll up the Persian carpet. Hide the willow-pattern service. Sweep the wok and chopsticks under the Berber rug. Mr…

Why Britain, like Iceland, will thrive outside the EU

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I have no doubt that Britain will thrive after leaving the EU, whether or not it leaves with a deal.…

How verbal and physical abuse drove me out of the police

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The past decade has not been kind to those we entrust, in the words of Sir Robert Peel, ‘to give…

How did my children become more middle class than me?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

In a café in Norfolk last week, my seven-year-old son uttered words that mortified me. No, he didn’t comment loudly…

In Afghanistan, Trump and the Taleban want the same thing – Americans out

24 August 2019 9:00 am

‘Incoming! Incoming! Incoming!’ As morning alarms go, this one leaves a lot to be desired. Normally I wake up to…

It’s easy to see why Trump wants to buy Greenland

24 August 2019 9:00 am

When the news broke of Donald Trump’s interest in acquiring Greenland from the Danes for strategic, mining and perhaps golf…

Right from wrong: a guide to the new European politics

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Italy is preparing to go back to the polls and this time Matteo Salvini looks set to return as the…

The secret of Matteo Salvini’s success

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Last summer, when Italy became the first major European country to get a populist government, Steve Bannon was cock-a-hoop. The…

History holds far fewer lessons for Brexit than both sides think

17 August 2019 9:00 am

How we love bringing history into our political debates. It may seem strange in a country where so little history…

Can a church blessing tame my unruly dog?

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The picture on the front of the Animal Blessing Service programme featured a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a goldfish,…

Right-wing comics are bringing variety back to the Fringe

17 August 2019 9:00 am

I’ve been coming to the Edinburgh Fringe for five years, but this is the first time I’ve dipped my toe…