22 November 2013 07:00 PM
He's been branded a racist and a misogynist, and that's just by his fans. It's all in a night's work for the controversial comedian
22 November 2013 09:55 AM
The reality-show winner who became an international star has dreams of a new classical direction – but first, a Christmas album
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
I go to great pains to make sure children don't think I'm just another teacher Part of my job as Children's Laureate is to visit schools and talk about my love of books and stories, and encourage them all to do it as well – to read, to write, to never be afraid of their own voice. Because we all have something to say.
15 November 2013 10:00 AM
Twelve years ago, the British rappers were notorious for the violence they attracted. These days, they believe they're 'pioneers'
03 November 2013 12:00 AM
Ben Watt talks about three decades in music and returning to his roots
Rough trade: How two brothers rose from gangsterland to create the fashion brand Gio-Goi worth £40m (then promptly lost the lot)
27 October 2013 12:00 AM
Bulletproof vests, raves, Strangeways… few fashion pioneers have quite the history of the Donnelly boys. Nick Duerden hears how the brothers rose from gangland beginnings to make £40m with a streetwear brand that captivated everyone from Sir Alex Ferguson to Kate Moss
20 October 2013 12:00 AM
The Throwing Muses are back and their singer is fighting fit
Interview: Ms Dynamite talks therapy, self-help, motherhood, and coming back after eight years away from the spotlight
18 October 2013 05:00 PM
The Mercury Prize winner says she's happy to be making music again
Douglas Coupland: The novelist on being morally reprehensible, dying for Lucy Liu and hating an ocean view
13 October 2013 12:00 AM
My home life is completely unrestricted I don't wear a watch, I have no schedule, and I make it my policy not to wake up for anyone. It's great to be able to do that – if you can get away with it.
15 September 2013 12:00 AM
'You can go to any opening of hers around the world and you're quite likely to find friends she has had for years'
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Bill Cosby: Isn’t it obvious why his accusers have stayed silent up until now?
- 4 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 5 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film