Latest Features

John Fryer: "We need responses to each situation"

Adrian Lobb

How transport boss John Fryer makes sure the Glasgow Games keep running on time

Got something you want made public? Here’s your soapbox...

Homeless horses are becoming a problem in Wales as people can no longer afford their care...

How can we stop this crimewave?

Broadcaster and author Mark Lawson says it’s a real killer: fiction is losing the plot!

Calling all pirates!

Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley charts the rise and fall of pirate radio, from ships at sea to London tower blocks

John Bercow

"Insecurity propelled me towards right-wing politics"

Jane Graham

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, 51, talks acne, rejecting the party line, and his wife's influence

"It is the sense of mutual self-help between James and Street Cat Bob that has touched so many"
"Are we allowing ourselves to become just a society of consumers, at the whim of big business?"
"I joined the Merchant Navy at 16, and witnessed apartheid in South Africa. It was a shock”
Mary Beard
Author and TV presenter Mary Beard on the sexism of the 1970s - and her youthful ambitions
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves on "smuggling" social comment into his summer blockbuster
Steve Cram
British athletics star Steve Cram on why Britain must improve at "increasing the talent pool"
Rebecca Adlington
Olympians Rebecca Adlington and David Weir discuss the pressures of competing at all levels of sport

Latest Reviews

Like Maggie, I’m honourable… so I’ll write this on holiday

Jane Graham

"Freelancers are incapable of cutting the cord even on holiday - leaving our babies untended for a fortnight feels feckless"

Cage fighter to father figure

Edward Lawrenson

"A commanding blend of grit, sensitivity and unruly charisma, Nicolas Cage gives a knockout performance in Joe"

BBC Proms: Alice Coote sings Strauss love songs

Kate Molleson

"The Proms is nine weeks of daft chants, tiny flags and the finest summer orchestral series in the world"

JK Rowling

Jk’s on the case - but the pace is much too slow

Thomas Quinn

"I listened to the The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling) - and there were too many moments my mind wandered"