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'
15 September 2013 12:00 AM
My parents instilled a Protestant work ethic in me Though it's rather lapsed of late, I fear. I've written something like 17 novels, which isn't bad, I suppose, but my father wrote 120 books, my mother 40. In comparison, I'm lazy.
Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand'
Huge surge in Ukip support after EU funding row, according to new poll
Ukip ‘exploiting grooming scandal’ to secure party’s first police chief
Nigel Farage: 'There’s nothing wrong with white people blacking up'
Maureen Lipman says 'she can't vote Labour while Ed Miliband is leader'
Muslims, immigration and teenage pregnancy: British people are ignorant about almost everything
- 1 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 2 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 3 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 4 Woman blinded as a child can see again after hitting her head on a coffee table
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream