I don’t want to come over all Daily Mail on this, but for those of us who are not regularly exposed to the rituals of urban drinking culture, the effects on our streets can be quite shocking
Mr Danczuk has apologised for his actions, and went on to explain that, in the same way as some men may prefer blondes, he likes young women. For a man who did so much to expose Cyril Smith’s predatory behaviour, this was an unfortunate admission, to say the least
The Environment Agency got its PR all wrong over its chair's Christmas in the Caribbean
Driven to the edge by a classroom full of recalcitrant teenagers, my old maths teacher ended one lesson in total exasperation. “I’ve taught you everything I know,” he exclaimed. “And now you know nothing!” I knew what he was getting at, and his words are echoing in my head as I write this column in which I’m going to tell you everything I know about New Year’s Eve – lessons that have been learned the hard way through years of experience. I don’t, however, expect you to remember any of it once you put your dancing shoes on.
If mobile service providers and the internet giants are really serious about this problem they themselves have the wherewithal to stop it
The fact is that we probably have the rail service that we deserve
Corbyn's Christmas card is flat and not particularly festive. A suitable motif for the new Labour leadership?
He’s a boxer, for heaven’s sake, not a spokesman for the National Trust
Charlotte Farhan has, inevitably, drawn a backlash on the Twittersphere, and in this there are echoes of the criticism the poppy refuseniks endured in Britain recently
The two most significant, pervasive cultural influences in this digitally-enhanced world are food and pornography, and they have more in common than you might think
A bit of non-sexist, non-racist bad language never hurt anyone
Yes, I know, if you can’t get a bit misty-eyed at Christmas, then when can you? However, John Lewis is, like Downton, selling us a set of values rather than a product, and I don’t know whether I buy it or not
There is such a risk-averse mentality among those in public life these days that we are in danger of not hearing anything meaningful
He’s a metrosexual, says the Daily Mail in its headline. What they’re saying, in effect and with no real evidence, is that he’s a big old jessie
Ben Fogle has said that he doesn't like David Cameron because he doesn't have a dog, but I'm not sold
The Great British Bake Off winner epitomises Britain's generations of immigrants who have overcome all sorts of adversity and prejudice to make a contribution to wider society