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Labi Siffre: 'I've had far more difficulties in my life due to being a homosexual than being Black'
Labi Siffre
Letter To My Younger Self

Labi Siffre: 'I've had far more difficulties in my life due to being a homosexual than being Black'

He is more critical of himself than anybody, but his songs have made an impact
Prospect Cottage: See inside artist Derek Jarman's seaside home for the first time
Photography

Prospect Cottage: See inside artist Derek Jarman's seaside home for the first time

TV portrayals of social workers are harming the profession. We need to change the script
Colum Conway

TV portrayals of social workers are harming the profession. We need to change the script

Weighted Down: The Complicated Life of Skip Spence review – sensitive portrait of a free spirit
Books

Weighted Down: The Complicated Life of Skip Spence review – sensitive portrait of a free spirit

Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 
Books

Top 5 books about the Troubles, chosen by bestselling author Henry Hemming 

Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour
Mena Massoud
Film

Mena Massoud on life after Aladdin, confidence and the problem with roles for actors of colour

Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  
Books

Cocktails with George and Martha by Philip Gefter review – art imitating life in a war of egos  

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: 'There aren't any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets'
London

Back to Black actor Eddie Marsan: 'There aren't any no-go areas in Tower Hamlets'

Remembering Tim Hetherington, a fearless photojournalist and friend who died in Libya
Photojournalism

Remembering Tim Hetherington, a fearless photojournalist and friend who died in Libya

Billionaires are making a killing during cost of living crisis – we can't afford to accept this
Daisy Pearson

Billionaires are making a killing during cost of living crisis – we can't afford to accept this

Christopher Eccleston on his love affair with running: 'I always feel better after a run'
Christopher Eccleston

Christopher Eccleston on his love affair with running: 'I always feel better after a run'

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards
John Bird

A lifetime of playing the imitation game has reaped rewards

Inside the Big issue: The real legacy of Amy Winehouse
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big issue: The real legacy of Amy Winehouse

Helen Lederer: 'There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken'
Letter To My Younger Self

Helen Lederer: 'There was no room for more women on TV in the 80s and 90s, the slots were taken'

Amy's Place: How a 'beautiful' housing project giving hope became Amy Winehouse's real legacy
Housing

Amy's Place: How a 'beautiful' housing project giving hope became Amy Winehouse's real legacy

The difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh? Glasgow's beauty is not overt, but subtle and beguiling
The Glasgow studio of the Duke of Wellington
Robin Ince

The difference between Glasgow and Edinburgh? Glasgow's beauty is not overt, but subtle and beguiling

Blue Lights co-creator Declan Lawn on 'massive responsibility of telling Belfast's stories'
Martin McCann as Stevie Neil, Siân Brooke as Grace Ellis, Katherine Devlin as Annie Conlon, Nathan Braniff as Tommy Foster
TV

Blue Lights co-creator Declan Lawn on 'massive responsibility of telling Belfast's stories'

Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?
A 1990s BBC Proms in the Park concert
Music

Jingoism of Rule, Britannia! has long felt shameful. Is it finally time for BBC Proms to axe it?

Top 5 books on future tech and video game fiction, chosen by star YA author Triona Campbell
Books

Top 5 books on future tech and video game fiction, chosen by star YA author Triona Campbell

Myth of hard work needs to be busted. Luck and privilege are usually behind success
A man having a nap on a bench
Sam Delaney

Myth of hard work needs to be busted. Luck and privilege are usually behind success

What we can learn from how US has criminalised rough sleepers – and how Sunak may follow suit
Homelessness

What we can learn from how US has criminalised rough sleepers – and how Sunak may follow suit

I had no idea what chemsex was until my son's death. I want to help other parents avoid heartbreak
Anonymous

I had no idea what chemsex was until my son's death. I want to help other parents avoid heartbreak

Zayn Malik: 'I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world'
Exclusive

Zayn Malik: 'I wanted to forge my own path, write my own story and see the world'

UK must take long-overdue action and cease arms sales to Israel – immediately  
Julia Rosell Jackson

UK must take long-overdue action and cease arms sales to Israel – immediately  

Sunak should meet people hit by floods – but maybe he doesn't want to get his Sambas wet
Paul McNamee

Sunak should meet people hit by floods – but maybe he doesn't want to get his Sambas wet