"Bits of me don’t work so well," says Hay Festival chair Revel Guest, "but don’t force me into a retirement I don’t want."
The giddy rise of former TV presenter turned House of Lords peer Floella Benjamin. From Play School to baroness…
Polly Devlin is a novelist, art critic and 60s Vogue pioneer. Call her ancient. Or even antiquated – just don’t call her elderly…
Older women in the media hear the calls for them to step aside. But it’s too soon, says TV agent Sue Ayton…
Rock royalty Chrissie Hynde reflects on her working class upbringing, kicking drugs and alcohol and contemplating mortality
Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill reunite for Still Game and a 200,000-strong audience over 21 sold-out live shows. Beat that, Kate Bush.
Anne Ashby, picked by Joan Bakewell to write for The Big Issue, went from homelessness to the House of Representatives.
Last week, the great Joan Bakewell guest edited The Big Issue. Here is her message to readers…
"The Union has worked well for the cliques and parties that have ruled from Westminster and the lopsided Britain we have now"
"This thing that has been started, a desire for greater self-determination, is reaching beyond Hadrian’s Wall"
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