Long life

Long life

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

My friend Alan Rusbridger has just given up editing the Guardian after a distinguished 20-year reign that has climaxed, as…

Long life

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

My friend Alan Rusbridger has just given up editing the Guardian after a distinguished 20-year reign that has climaxed, as…

Dressing up for the opera is not elitist

13 June 2015 9:00 am

It’s June, and the country-house summer opera festivals are now in full swing. Glyndebourne, which opened the season last month,…

Long life

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

It’s June, and the country-house summer opera festivals are now in full swing. Glyndebourne, which opened the season last month,…

Long life

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

It’s June, and the country-house summer opera festivals are now in full swing. Glyndebourne, which opened the season last month,…

Living next door to someone rich, and beside a motorway, makes you fat and your blood pressure soar

6 June 2015 9:00 am

I wrote last week about a swarm of bees that had attached itself to a wall of my house, as…

Long life

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

I wrote last week about a swarm of bees that had attached itself to a wall of my house, as…

Long life

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

I wrote last week about a swarm of bees that had attached itself to a wall of my house, as…

Inside, pursued by a swarm of bees

30 May 2015 9:00 am

From reading the newspapers you might get the impression that honeybees were on the way to extinction. In Europe, it…

Long life

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

From reading the newspapers you might get the impression that honeybees were on the way to extinction. In Europe, it…

Long life

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

From reading the newspapers you might get the impression that honeybees were on the way to extinction. In Europe, it…

A Finnish man was fined £83,000 for speeding because his annual income is £10.1 million

23 May 2015 9:00 am

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by cameras quite often, sometimes…

Long life

21 May 2015 1:00 pm

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by cameras quite often, sometimes…

Long life

21 May 2015 1:00 pm

I have rather a poor record for speeding over the years. I have been caught by cameras quite often, sometimes…

Power couple: 'Dave and Sam' (Photo: Getty)

What Italy made of the result of the British general election (not much)

16 May 2015 9:00 am

On election day I was in Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy, where interest in British politics could hardly be…

Power couple: 'Dave and Sam' (Photo: Getty)

Long life

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

On election day I was in Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy, where interest in British politics could hardly be…

Power couple: 'Dave and Sam' (Photo: Getty)

Long life

14 May 2015 1:00 pm

On election day I was in Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy, where interest in British politics could hardly be…

The over-75s are being asked if they would like to sign their own death warrants

9 May 2015 9:00 am

It’s more than four months now since my 75th birthday, but I’m still waiting for a ‘cold call’ from the…

Long life

7 May 2015 1:00 pm

It’s more than four months now since my 75th birthday, but I’m still waiting for a ‘cold call’ from the…

Long life

7 May 2015 1:00 pm

It’s more than four months now since my 75th birthday, but I’m still waiting for a ‘cold call’ from the…

The fraught business of seat surrender

2 May 2015 9:00 am

I remember the first time that someone stood up and offered me a seat on the London Underground. It was…

The birth of a royal baby is hardly an exciting event

25 April 2015 9:00 am

There are already people camping outside St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, to await the birth shortly of another royal baby, the…

The tortoises are alive! (And sitting on the duck’s eggs)

18 April 2015 9:00 am

No sooner had I written last week’s column about the sad disappearance of the two tortoises in my care than…

Have I inadvertently killed my friend’s tortoises?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

It’s April. It’s spring. The daffodils and the cowslips are in flower. The birds are chirping merrily. But where are…

The fox that killed my chickens depressed me more than 250,000 tsunami deaths

4 April 2015 9:00 am

It is hard to know how a tragedy is going to move a person who is not directly affected by…