Swimming

How many people have swum the Channel?

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Journey’s end Holidaymakers are being flown home after travel company Thomas Cook failed. The idea might have horrified the company’s…

Brace yourself for no deal

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I AM up on the far north-west coast of Scotland, where the weather is changing every five minutes under vast skies…

Seeing Nelson in a new light

10 February 2018 9:00 am

I picked up my grandson from his mother’s flat and noticed the change in him the second I clapped eyes…

Hot Milk’s heroine has snaky curls and a basilisk stare

26 March 2016 9:00 am

With ‘both arms stretched out like a starfish, her long hair floating like seaweed at the sides of her body’,…

A censored hymn to motorway misery

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Service record The government is to form a design panel to improve motorway services stations. These have not always charmed…

My grandson's getting into the rugby: 'Which one's West Ham?'

14 February 2015 9:00 am

My grandson and I had a lovely hour-long swim at the leisure centre. We had the learner pool to ourselves…

In praise of cyberchondria

24 May 2014 9:00 am

There’s something perversely satisfying in discovering that your children have inherited your vices. That’s why I was so quietly pleased…

Jeremy Clarke: Can't we even manage a proper hurricane?

9 November 2013 9:00 am

In the Spar shop I overheard someone talking anxiously to the woman on the till about an approaching ‘hurricane’. I…

I’m sick of sponsoring you to suffer

27 July 2013 9:00 am

Within waving distance of blessed solid ground, Susan Taylor lost her bid to swim the Channel — and, with it,…