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How David Cameron exposed my inner Mr Smithers

Sam Delaney

"I was intimidated. Cameron might be a massive dickhead but he possesses all the self-assurance his expensive education has lent him"

John Waters

John Waters: "There is no such thing as a counterculture"

Steven MacKenzie

Outsiders, insiders and stalking. Hitch a ride with cult filmmaker John Waters... if you dare

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

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

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"

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