The story behind the year’s most quoted figure – is it true?

Adam Forrest

'The world's richest 85 people own as much wealth as the bottom half of the global population.' What does this really mean?

The Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

The Motorpoint Arena Cardiff is a multi-purpose venue which attracts over one million customers per year

Robin Ince

Robin Ince: "Horror was a place where many comedians hid"

Twisted tales, ghoulish punchlines... Robin Ince on why many comedians are attracted to horror fiction

I’m being denied the chance to move!

Tenant Juliet Innes is desperate to leave her dilapidated home but says that she is stuck...

Cathy Johnson

Locals help Big Issue vendor rebuild life after tragic fire

Andrew Burns

This is Cathy Johnson. Three weeks ago she told us all her incredible story. Then, the most remarkable series of things happened...

Robert McLiam Wilson

Robert McLiam Wilson: Why us autodidacts must rise and rise…

British state education is a joke, and the internet is giving knowledge a good kicking. But the autodidacts will save us...

Learn to spot a sparrowhawk

All over the country sparrowhawks slip unnoticed through our lives. Sighting one will send shivers down your spine...

Miriam Margolyes

"My mother couldn't handle being told I was gay"

Jane Graham

Actress Miriam Margolyes on her "hothouse" relationship with her parents, playing around, and "still being fat"

Are PPI payments the answer to the UK's economic growth?

"It’s estimated UK banks’ provision for compensation for PPI will total more than £22bn. A staggering amount..."

Paul McNamee

A time of reckoning for mainstream politics

Paul McNamee

“Those in Westminster are removed from realities arguing in abstracts that seem to have little bearing on our lives”