Fiona Sturges

Fiona Sturges is an arts columnist, interviewer, reviewer and associate Lecturer at Southampton Solent University

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The Memory Palace podcast, review: All hail the return of an idiosyncratic delight

The show, hosted by Nate DiMeo, has returned and the episodes are, as ever, elegantly written and beautifully delivered

Having a working mother works, after all

There can be no more powerful role model for a girl than the woman who raised her

Mark Kermode cuts loose over Entourage... if only Claudia Winkleman would do the same

Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, BBC 5 live; The Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman, Radio 2; Front Row, Radio 4

The benefits of a Saturday job for over-schooled teens

Away from schoolyard and family I got a sense of self-worth that I hadn't known before

The Week in Radio: A slightly awkward threesome with Robert Peston and Eddie Mair

The Robert Peston Interview Show (with Eddie Mair), Radio 4; Distraction Pieces, podcast

Cleanse, scrub, wax, tweeze, spray, polish, preen? Stuff that ... it's time to reclaim the beach body

For many women, the bikini season brings a special type of torture. Fiona Sturges is hoping for rain...

Carers Week 2015: Radio turns the spotlight on invisible workforce with series of moving stories

Shelagh Fogarty, LBC; The Chris Evans Breakfast Show, Radio 2; Jeremy Vine, Radio 2
Caitlin Moran has told of how she would sex-tweet Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch

Caitlin Moran's lustful tweets show how far women have come

Men may be uncomfortable with women expressing their sexual appetites but let's be clear that this is a mark of progress

Radio 4 Extra: From Mark Steel to Ira Glass, this little brother has some great material

The network dedicated largely to repeats is a treasure trove of broadcasting brilliance
Rebel Wilson has been accused of knocking six years off her age

Women's sell-by date is a pernicious lie

But as long as older female performers are locked out by Hollywood and the music industry, the outlook is bleak for us all

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Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most