Letters: why the Tories need to lose

1 June 2024 9:00 am

Back to blue Sir: What a pity your leading article (‘The valley of death’, 25 May) did not reach Downing…

Who has the worst voice in parliament?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

For the first time in more than two decades we are dog-less, and the house feels horribly empty. Our Patterdale…

The naming of cats

27 April 2024 9:00 am

It took a long time for cats to gain the same serious status as dogs, but by the 18th century they were starting to have personalities, says Kathryn Hughes

Joe Biden’s dog is out of control

2 March 2024 9:00 am

I was shocked to read about the behaviour of Joe Biden’s dog, Commander. According to a CNN report based on…

How to date a widower

25 November 2023 9:00 am


30 September 2023 9:00 am

How an animal psychic helped find a missing dog

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The missing dog and the animal psychic

How I lost my Hungarian Vizsla, Leo, to the Dangerous Dogs Act

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Not everyone welcomed Rishi Sunak’s announcement last week that he would ban the XL Bully under the Dangerous Dogs Act.…

Is your pet killing the planet?

9 September 2023 9:00 am

Having a pet is worse for the planet than flying

The insane craze for dog ice-cream

19 August 2023 9:00 am

During the few hot days we had in June, I came across my first tub of dog ice-cream nestled among…

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how unpleasant this is: Strays reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Based on the poster showing two cute dogs – a border terrier and a Boston terrier – I had assumed…

Canine manners have gone to the dogs

1 July 2023 9:00 am

‘Do you want me to put my dog on the lead?’ shouted the woman on her phone, as she came…

In defence of badgers

17 September 2022 9:00 am

My dog was bitten by an adder last week. Jessie had been snuffling around in bracken a few yards from…

Her Majesty’s enduring love of dogs and horses

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Her Majesty’s love of dogs and horses

A short history of dogs in war

24 May 2022 7:25 pm

In his own inimitable way, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has unleashed his dogs of war on Vladimir Putin and once…

Can I really be turning 80?

5 February 2022 9:00 am

A princess of Hanover wrote in her diary: ‘My 30th birthday. There must be some mistake.’ Substitute 30th for 80th…

It's hard not to pity Ghislaine Maxwell

18 November 2021 5:00 pm

It’s hard not to feel a batsqueak of pity for Ghislaine Maxwell — 500 days and counting in solitary confinement.…

Who let the dog out?

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Caroline and I are just back from a weekend break in Scotland and, nice though it was, I hadn’t realised…

Lame and formulaic: Black Widow reviewed

17 July 2021 9:00 am

Black Widow is the latest Marvel film and although I’d sworn off these films a while ago, due to sheer…

My battle to be top dog

10 July 2021 9:00 am

Even a small dog can be quite high maintenance. No, I’m not talking about Mali, our one-year-old cavapoochon, but Bertie,…

Dear Mary: How do we stop our friends’ dogs wrecking our house?

26 June 2021 9:00 am

Q. We have old friends who live in the northern hinterlands and have a property in Provence where they normally…

How not to walk a dog

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Watching a woman driving a dog past my house like a carthorse is just another ‘new normal’ of lockdown. This…

Are Wall Street’s ‘Spacs’ about to make waves in the City?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

This column generally takes a sceptical view of financial novelties and gimmicks. So my antennae have twitched in recent days…

A quick fix: how Boris and Carrie can bring Dilyn to heel

6 March 2021 9:00 am

How Boris and Carrie can bring Dilyn to heel

Hollywood can’t believe Harry’s dissed Queen Oprah

6 March 2021 9:00 am

Santa Monica is a soothing place to be locked down. I moved here from New York for four months in…