Known for her human rights activism and writing on subjects such as atheism and feminism, Joan Smith is a columnist, critic and novelist. An Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society and a regular contributor to BBC radio, she has written five detective novels, two of which have been filmed by the BBC.
22 February 2015 12:00 AM
After he fell out with his parents, Ziamani was radicalised in only 12 weeks
15 February 2015 12:00 AM
As prime minister, the Labour leader would revisit self-regulation, and that terrifies the right-wing press
08 February 2015 12:00 AM
Rotherham is high on Ukip's target list, and it has tried to make political capital out of the scandal
01 February 2015 12:00 AM
A secret war in Ukraine, murder in London, incursions into others' airspace. His behaviour is getting worse
25 January 2015 12:00 AM
Sucking up to the Saudis didn't stop the 9/11 attacks, the Chibok kidnappings, or Paris
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
The judge who spared a deputy head from jail after he had sex with a pupil condoned the male fantasy eulogised in 'Lolita'
11 January 2015 12:00 AM
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14 December 2014 12:00 AM
Dresden riots: Protesters in Germany attack refugee buses shouting 'foreigners out'
France train shooting: US soldiers speak of the moment they stopped gunman and 'beat him until he was unconscious'
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
- 1 Hair loss explained: How and why men go bald
- 2 Game of Thrones season 6: Jon Snow theorists believe the Stark may have a twin sister
- 3 Artist takes LSD, draws herself over different stages of the 9-hour trip to show its effects
- 4 A pint of water every day is the key to losing weight, scientists say
- 5 Russia 'accidentally reveals' number of its soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine