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An Afghan voter at a polling station in Herat in 2014. Image: AFP / Aref Karimi / Getty Images

The woman who wrote Afghanistan’s electoral laws lives on a houseboat in Bristol

3 August 2019 9:00 am

By the age of eight Vaira Vike-Freiberga had learnt that life was both ‘very strange and very unfair’. Her baby…

Third Heathrow runway finally approved; Trump says he can pardon himself

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Home A third runway at Heathrow Airport was approved by the cabinet; £2.6 billion was earmarked for compensation and soundproofing. Northern…

QPR beat Sunderland 1-0… but my own score has not been settled

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Last Saturday was shaping up to be one of the best days of my life. Freddie, my ten-year-old son, had…

Ali Smith’s Winter is calm, cool and consoling

4 November 2017 9:00 am

In 1939, Barbara Hepworth gathered her children and her chisels and fled Hampstead for Cornwall. She expected war to challenge…

How to stop the Grenfell Tower disaster from happening again? Ask the air industry

4 November 2017 9:00 am

It took a spate of air disasters in the late 1970s, in particular the Portland crash of United Airlines Flight…

High life

13 July 2017 1:00 pm

I was going through my paces in Hyde Park, sweating out the booze, raising the heartbeat with short wind sprints,…

Diary

8 July 2017 9:00 am

A trip to the supermarché at the beginning of our French month yielded many of the necessary things one also…

The Spectator’s notes

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having worked flat-out to defend judges over the Article 50 case in the Supreme Court, the BBC has gone the…

Media culpa

8 July 2017 9:00 am

A thread runs through several of the stories that have defined this turbulent summer: reporters have been shocked by the…