David Randall

David Randall is a British journalist and author of The Universal Journalist, a textbook on journalism.

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Mitt Romney and his wife in California; the Republican candidate is preparing for a presidential debate this week

Ann Romney: 'I'd be worried for his mental well-being'

In TV interview, candidate's wife admits her fears if he should win White House race

The Emperor's New Clothes (30/09/12)

Everyone loves cupcakes. Right? Not so fast. David Randall mourns the passing of a humble pleasure
Samuel Herbert Dougal with Georgina Cranwell in 1903

Guilty! Introducing the biggest scoundrel in Victorian Britain

Samuel Dougal was a serial seducer, liar, thief and, finally, murderer. Now a new book charts his inglorious career

Islam's Fury: Palestinian men burn the US flag in front of the United Nations HQ in Gaza City last week

Mayhem and death with just one click

David Randall on the US film sparking riots around the world – and its YouTube genesis

Smoke rises over Camp Bastion after the Taliban attack. Prince Harry is a gunner on Apache helicopters at the base

Taliban attack on Harry base: 19 dead

Insurgents claim they were targeting the prince but Army says initial motive was revenge for US anti-Islamic film

Modern times: Ray Winstone, far left, and Ben Drew, far right, take over as the tough London coppers

You're nicked! The Sweeney is back

As the seminal Seventies cop show gets a cinematic update for the 21st century, David Randall recalls how the police drama broke as many barriers as it did villains' noses

David Randall: The Prince's New Clothes (26/08/12)

Never mind the quality, feel the width, said the nice young man to Holly-Jane, who tells all...

On trial: Gu Kailai, second left, and co-accused Zhang Xiaojun, second right

China ends silence on Gu murder case

Official news agency discloses vital details of Neil Heywood's killing

Long wait: The crowd packing the Olympic Stadium at Athens in 1896 eagerly anticipate a home marathon win

The first ever marathon – in tweets

As the runners get ready for today's endurance race, David Randall gives us a modern take on 1896

The return of football: Instead of the thrilling speed and intelligent comments of Bradley Wiggins, we will have John Terry

The Emperor's New Clothes (12/08/12)

What could thrill us more now than the start of a new football season? Just about anything...

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A new Russian revolution: Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc

A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Sometimes it's hard to be a literary novelist

Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried