What makes other people’s groceries so engrossing?

7 October 2023 9:00 am

Ingrid Swenson spent ten years retrieving discarded shopping lists at a London Waitrose, and the result is a rare glimpse into entire, private worlds

Rewilding will kill Waitrose

25 June 2022 9:00 am

‘Do you care about the woodland? Do you care about the wildlife?’ shouted the bearded Woodland Trust volunteer from his…

From Amazon to Waitrose: how do companies get their names?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Poor Mr Bergstresser. He put up the money to start the financial reporting company but his name wasn’t as snappy…

Why the government won’t dare to attempt reform of the abortion law

9 June 2018 9:00 am

A debate that won’t happen Sir: ‘Westminster is overdue an abortion debate’ (Leading article, June 2). Yes, but there is…

What on earth’s happened to Waitrose?

2 June 2018 9:00 am

A few years ago, some friends came to stay with us on Exmoor. After they unfurled from their Volvo, they…

Mind your language: Heritage this and heritage that

23 May 2015 9:00 am

Benidorm has applied for World Heritage status. To achieve this, says Unesco, a site must have ‘outstanding universal value’ in…

Two shops. Two philosophies. Which side are you on?

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Are you Lush or are you Aldi? Me, I’m Aldi all the way. So much so that when someone —…

How oneupmanship wrecks things for everyone

16 August 2014 9:00 am

‘There’s a little bit of a fascist in all of us. For some, the tragedy of human want may provoke…

Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

12 July 2014 9:00 am

In Knightsbridge and Chelsea, tension simmers between Sloanes and super-rich Arabs

The rich have given up their freedom

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The appointment of Sajid Javid as the new Secretary of State for Culture has been much criticised on the grounds…

I'll have to give up Waitrose. It's too exciting for me now

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Waitrose in Towcester has closed down for a week to make what it describes as ‘a final few touches’ to…

Toby Young: Please, Boris, don't allow a Waitrose in my neighbourhood

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Five years ago I joined forces with some local worthies to object to the opening of a strip joint on…