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
31 January 2014 09:00 AM
Dave Rowntree – politician, lawyer, Britpop hero – talks about his latest incarnation: as a DJ for indie station XFM
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 2 Katie Hopkins and The Sun editor David Dinsmore reported to police for incitement to racial hatred following migrant boat column
- 3 Giorgio Armani criticises the way some gay men dress saying 'a man has to be a man'
- 4 Rebecca Francis accuses Ricky Gervais of using 'influence' to target female hunters after receiving barrage of death threats
- 5 Australian student Tommy Connolly, 23, adopts his pregnant, homeless 17-year-old cousin to give her a chance at 'a better life'