How Rome’s rubbish became a political problem

23 October 2021 9:00 am

‘Excommunication,’ reads a stone plaque on the wall of the church of St Theodore in Rome, ‘and a fine of…

The fraudulent business of recycling

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The fraudulent business of recycling

What Greenpeace's 'Wasteminster' stunt won't tell you

19 May 2021 5:56 pm

Greenpeace has been responsible for many a fatuous stunt over the years, but its latest video has a point. It…

I have always liked angry food: Ugly Butterfly reviewed

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Ugly Butterfly is a zero-waste restaurant and champagne bar on the King’s Road, Chelsea. The ‘champagne bar’ addition is so…

I can never resist a trip to the rubbish dump

14 April 2018 9:00 am

I was back at the tip on Sunday. I cannot help it. What art galleries or rock concerts or online…

Dear Mary solves problems for Nicky Haslam, Nigel Slater, Professor Mary Beard and others

12 December 2015 9:00 am

From Nicky Haslam Q. Being considered something of a guru on the subject of things common, can you advise me…

Susan Hill’s French notebook: My struggle to avoid local cuisine

11 July 2015 9:00 am

An overnight stop on the Ile de Ré taken between the St Malo ferry and the Quercy, where we always…

There’s only one sane way David Cameron can meet the foreign aid target

30 May 2015 9:00 am

In this week’s Queen’s Speech, the government promised as usual to cut red tape for businesses. But David Cameron is…

The great recycling myth

4 January 2014 9:00 am

There is absolutely no need for us to separate our rubbish by hand

Leader: Ring-fencing the NHS is only making matters worse

20 July 2013 9:00 am

According to popular wisdom on the left — and even among some in the Conservative party — this ought to have been…

Does the EU really need 32 diplomats in Mozambique? And 44 in Barbados?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The Prime Minister recently professed himself shocked at waste in the European Union. In particular, he was incensed by an…