Focus E15 Mothers: Give the houses to people who need them

We are occupying decent homes to stop them being cleared for luxury housing, says Focus E15 Mothers

Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed: In California the tide is turning

Samira Ahmed

"America has an often contradictory environmental history; its ability to simultaneously celebrate and squander its natural resources"

Reuniting the kingdom: What next?

Adam Forrest

The Union survived, but we’re still at odds on much. Dennis Skinner, John Lanchester and others contemplate where we go from here

Paul McNamee

Testify on our behalf

Paul McNamee

"The Big Issue is part of the fabric of Britain, our vendors are key and valued parts of communities"

Stephanie Leonidas

Stephanie Leonidas: "I think aliens would be sexy"

Steven MacKenzie

Defiance star Stephanie Leonidas talks gossip in the make-up chair, morphing into an angry girl and sexy extra-terrestrials

Diana Melly: So Long As I Keep On Dancing

After 46 years of unconventional marriage to the late jazz great George, Diana Melly is quick-stepping her way through her later years

Diane Atkinson

Diane Atkinson: Addicted to Heroines

Academic and author Diane Atkinson has spent her professional life researching, writing and curating the lives of extraordinary women

Angela Flowers

Angela Flowers: For The Love of Art

Angela Flowers is a doyenne of the gallery world. More than 40 years ago, with no money, she took a massive leap into the unknown...

Ruth Deech

Ruth Deech: A Clean Break

Former chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Ruth Deech, 71, campaigns to make divorce less hard on women

Revel Guest

Revel Guest: Triumph of the Spirit

"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"