16 April 2014 09:00 PM
The Vespa has been a style icon since the 1950s and the release this month of its latest model confirms it has lost little of its lustre, says Nick Duerden
04 April 2014 11:45 AM
Cyndi Lauper’s outrageous outfits and brash pop lit up the 1980s. Now a hit theatre writer, she’s back to celebrate
29 March 2014 06:57 PM
Anxiety, heartbreak and regret: the cult-rockers have become the consummate chroniclers of American angst, says Nick Duerden
12 March 2014 12:00 AM
Followers of the best-selling author John C Parkin swear by his cussing philosophy. But would Nick Duerden be convinced?
11 March 2014 12:00 AM
Forty years of counselling callers from all over the world has given London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard a frontline view of changing attitudes to homosexuality. Its volunteers tell Nick Duerden why they'll carry on listening
I'm the fat beggar': Kids Company's Camila Batmanghelidjh reveals why the fight for funds for vulnerable children never ends
05 March 2014 09:30 PM
When Camila Batmanghelidjh requires the assistance of her PA, who sits some distance away, behind a closed door, she lets out a curious, high-pitched noise. It is not a particularly nice noise – you think, instinctively, of a dolphin in peril – but it is effective. She does it twice while I'm in her company, and both times her dutiful PA comes running.
How we met: Arthur Williams & Rachael Latham - 'She says I'd make good husband material, but hopeless boyfriend material'
02 March 2014 12:00 AM
Rachael Latham, 24
25 February 2014 12:00 AM
No one has ever completed Captain Scott's ill-fated South Pole trek – until now. But, as Ben Saunders tells Nick Duerden, perhaps the biggest challenge was in convincing people how extraordinary the feat was
21 February 2014 11:25 AM
Musician admits he is still bugged by the baggage of celebrity
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
The singer-songwriter, nominated for two Brit Awards this week, opens up about the crippling anxiety that she was forced to confront on becoming a pop star – and is finally learning to overcome. Plus, we predict this year’s Brits winner
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 3 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 4 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for