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Chris and Rosie Ramsey: ‘If I get a laugh out of you, I’ll tell you anything’
comedy

Chris and Rosie Ramsey: ‘If I get a laugh out of you, I’ll tell you anything’

The nation’s favourite podcasting couple Chris and Rosie Ramsey talk about their record-breaking success – and what makes their marriage work

The left’s blind spot: London and regional inequality
Sam Bright

The left’s blind spot: London and regional inequality

Labour has become ideologically and politically detached from the red wall – because its thought-leaders have retreated to the all-consuming capital, writes journalist and author Sam Bright.

Skint: the BBC’s new series of monologues are informed by lived experience of poverty
TV

Skint: the BBC’s new series of monologues are informed by lived experience of poverty

Writers Kerry Hudson, Jenny Fagan and Rachel Trezise are bringing their lived experience of poverty to new BBC4 monologue series Skint

How I wrote Tides: A novelist’s search for solitude
Books

How I wrote Tides: A novelist’s search for solitude

Author Okechukwu Nzelu: ‘I’m interested in love stories that go far beyond boy meets girl’
Books

Author Okechukwu Nzelu: ‘I’m interested in love stories that go far beyond boy meets girl’

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Why Māori women in New Zealand are disproportionately likely to be homeless
Books

Why Māori women in New Zealand are disproportionately likely to be homeless

Author Scott Anderson on the last CIA survivor of the Cold War
Books

Author Scott Anderson on the last CIA survivor of the Cold War

How Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, staged his own rehabilitation
Books

How Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, staged his own rehabilitation

We must diversify the books taught in our classrooms
Zaahida Nabagereka

We must diversify the books taught in our classrooms

Lemn Sissay: ‘It has been a hard journey at times, but it has also been a great one’
Culture

Lemn Sissay: ‘It has been a hard journey at times, but it has also been a great one’

What author and neurologist Ian Bone wants people to understand about epilepsy
Books

What author and neurologist Ian Bone wants people to understand about epilepsy

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara review: An evocative novel about echoes, cycles, and regrets
Book reviews

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara review: An evocative novel about echoes, cycles, and regrets

Love Marriage by Monica Ali review: A novel of immense brightness
Book review

Love Marriage by Monica Ali review: A novel of immense brightness

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UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure
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UK’s first Black bookshop hopes crowdfunder will save it from closure

Street Cat Bob, Line of Duty, Jonathan Pie, Gloria Steinem: Our top 13 videos of 2021
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Street Cat Bob, Line of Duty, Jonathan Pie, Gloria Steinem: Our top 13 videos of 2021

The best indie books of the year 2021
Books of the Year

The best indie books of the year 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021
Books of the Year

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021

The Big Issue’s best children’s books of the year
Books of the Year

The Big Issue’s best children’s books of the year

How to celebrate Christmas in style with Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish
TV

How to celebrate Christmas in style with Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men
Book Review

Book reviews: The Killing Hills and The Shadows of Men

My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise
Jordan Wylie

My one-man mission to build a school – and keep a promise

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Christmas ghost stories: 5 of the best festive phantoms
Christmas

Christmas ghost stories: 5 of the best festive phantoms

Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing
Book review

Book reviews: The Fell and The Selfless Act of Breathing

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days
Edith Blais

What I learned from being held hostage for 450 days

Top 5 books written by refugees, chosen by Gulwali Passarlay
Top 5 Books

Top 5 books written by refugees, chosen by Gulwali Passarlay

How a Kinder Egg led to a surprising linguistic journey
Language

How a Kinder Egg led to a surprising linguistic journey

The journey inspired by Orwell’s roses, still flowering 70 years after his death
Books

The journey inspired by Orwell’s roses, still flowering 70 years after his death

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Trains, festivals and Dylan Thomas
Culture

Robin Ince’s 100 bookshop tour: Trains, festivals and Dylan Thomas

Top 5 books set in fictional bad places, chosen by JL George
Books

Top 5 books set in fictional bad places, chosen by JL George

Dead Relatives review: Brilliantly atmospheric and relentlessly creepy
Books

Dead Relatives review: Brilliantly atmospheric and relentlessly creepy

Far From the Light of Heaven review: Wrongfoots the reader at every turn
Books

Far From the Light of Heaven review: Wrongfoots the reader at every turn

Top 5 spooky books written by women
Books

Top 5 spooky books written by women

Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road
Books

Finding the real Shane MacGowan meant roving down a different road

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