Grace Dent

Grace Dent is a journalist, author, and broadcaster.

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Lynda Bellingham: a lesson in life, and death

The dying, we seem to say, should spare our feelings

Judy Finnigan has since apologised unreservedly for her comments about the convicted rapist Ched Evans, saying they were “badly worded”.

Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist

Evans and his supporters seem to think that it’s not rape if the victim can’t quite remember what happened

Brenda Leyland was approached by Sky News at her home in Leicestershire last week

The case of Brenda Leyland and the McCanns is a thoroughly modern tale of internet lawlessness

You can’t accuse a TV reporter of ‘hounding’ someone who is guilty of trolling

Grace Dent on TV: Dapper Laughs is unpleasant sexism dressed up as 'banter'

He's that lad in any group of lads you might run into in a bar who takes 'banter' to 'creepily offensive'

Grace Dent on TV: The winds are changing in Downton Abbey and boy are they icy

Not long now until the Downton National Heritage tearoom opens and the entire family are living upstairs while tourists root through their knick-knacks

Grace Dent on Scottish referendum TV coverage: 'I vote No for referendum coverage'

All political interviews should end with such optimism: ‘I voted Yes. I’m away to celebrate!’

Grace Dent on TV: Cop drama The Leftovers is baffling but utterly absorbing

The show is spooky and poignant – but there are also hints that it might get very silly at some point

Oh Scotland, don’t leave me! All I want is for us to stay friends

I grew up on the border of Scotland, permanently aware that they were an integral part of Great Britain

Grace Dent on TV: Strictly Come Dancing female duo with Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman is crazy but might just work

It was not a high-excitement spectacle, more visual chewing gum

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, posing for pictures on the birth of their first son Prince George St Mary's Hospital in London

Woman has baby (and it’s not her first)

I am fully available to say nothing whatsoever about Kate Middleton’s pregnancy

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Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'
10 best statement lightbulbs

10 best statement lightbulbs

Dare to bare with some out-of-the-ordinary illumination
Wimbledon 2015: Heather Watson - 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Heather Watson: 'I had Serena's poster on my wall – now I'm playing her'

Briton pumped up for dream meeting with world No 1
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

It's time for big John Isner to produce the goods to go with his thumping serve
Dustin Brown: Who is the tennis player who knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?

Dustin Brown

Who is the German player that knocked Nadal out of Wimbeldon 2015?
Ashes 2015: Damien Martyn - 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Damien Martyn: 'England are fired up again, just like in 2005...'

Australian veteran of that Ashes series, believes the hosts' may become unstoppable if they win the first Test