Monolingual Britain is losing out

Speaking another language makes cultural and economic sense. It's time for the UK to be multilingual, says Gaston Dorren

What the nanny saw...

Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago. But, as these images show, she was also "one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers"

The pension age is set to keep rising. Will pay follow?

Dominic Laurie

The UK retirement age is likely to rise to 70 or more. This will bring unique challenges for all of us, says Dominic Laurie...

Amanda Palmer: One of the most hated figures on the internet

Statue. Feminist. Hate figure. Who is the real Amanda Palmer – and why is her philosophy attracting so much attention?

Ray Winstone

Ray Winstone: "I should have taken acting more seriously"

Adrian Lobb

Ray Winstone on his violent youth, learning his craft, long marriages - and a day to remember with 'true gent' Bobby Moore

Coastal Housing Group

Coastal Housing Group specialises in urban regeneration, focusing on integrating social housing with commercial developments

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch: "I couldn't stop crying..."

Jane Graham

He may well get an Oscar for his portrayal of Alan Turing, but Benedict Cumberbatch is planning a more relaxed future

Samira Ahmed

Forget the space escape – there won’t be any second chances

Samira Ahmed

"Interstellar struck me as a truly humanist film, describing a godless universe in which people faced with terrible odds have a choice"

How to listen to Allegri

"The most famous piece of sacred music ever written..." The Sixteen's Harry Christophers on the qualities of Allegri’s Miserere

John Bird

Boy bands, DMs and a culture of moaning. Nothing's changed..

John Bird

"Moaners enable the capitalist system to continue because moaning is nearly always in place of action"