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Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty
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Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it’s not just prayer we need to tackle poverty

Before he became a priest, Father Alex Frost was – among other things – a schoolboy truant, a football ref and an Argos store manager. But it’s as a writer that he has found his true calling

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’
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Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Music can make dreams come true’

Before Mogwai, Braithwaite was a music-obsessed teenager in East Kilbride, who dreamed of sharing a stage with The Cure. Then one day that dream came true

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film
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How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film

An uncovered lost world inspired the author’s thriller The Dark Room

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands
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Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands

Weird art, bizarre paintings and history’s strange fascinations
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Weird art, bizarre paintings and history’s strange fascinations

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Author Jonathan Melville: My trip behind the scenes of classic movie Local Hero
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Author Jonathan Melville: My trip behind the scenes of classic movie Local Hero

Tobias Hürter: How Heisenberg mastered the art of unlearning
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Tobias Hürter: How Heisenberg mastered the art of unlearning

Author Nicholas Reynolds: My life inside the CIA war machine
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Author Nicholas Reynolds: My life inside the CIA war machine

Manni Coe: Repairing my brother, one drawing at a time
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Manni Coe: Repairing my brother, one drawing at a time

John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
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John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?

Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?
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Was JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit a historical novel?

Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II
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Katyń: The forgotten massacre of World War II

JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret
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JB Mylet: A dark history of orphanages and a mother’s childhood secret

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Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams
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Iain Sinclair on The Gold Machine: Drunken priests and fever dreams

Sinead Gleeson interview: ‘Music has often been regarded as men’s work’
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Sinead Gleeson interview: ‘Music has often been regarded as men’s work’

Sir Ken Robinson gave us a masterclass in how to live
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Sir Ken Robinson gave us a masterclass in how to live

Explorer Benedict Allen: The day I became a ‘crocodile man’
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Explorer Benedict Allen: The day I became a ‘crocodile man’

Why I ran 35 marathons in 35 days
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Why I ran 35 marathons in 35 days

A surprising dark secret in Dartmoor prison
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A surprising dark secret in Dartmoor prison

Head trauma: The dark shadow looming at the heart of contact sport
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Head trauma: The dark shadow looming at the heart of contact sport

Jon Ransom’s letter to his 16-year-old self: ‘It’s about to get rough. There’s no way around it’
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Jon Ransom’s letter to his 16-year-old self: ‘It’s about to get rough. There’s no way around it’

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Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand
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Why I mapped the whole of Scotland by hand

Chad Orzel: What happened to history’s missing 10 days?
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Chad Orzel: What happened to history’s missing 10 days?

Barrister Sam Fowles: Beware the authoritarians stealing our democracy
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Barrister Sam Fowles: Beware the authoritarians stealing our democracy

What the US Supreme Court needs to know about the path to motherhood
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What the US Supreme Court needs to know about the path to motherhood