Peter James Stanford is an English writer, editor, journalist, and presenter
The big NHS question: Why are there so few new GPs when so many of our keenest brains want to study medicine?
01 June 2015 07:18 PM
When scores of surgeries are closing, what hope for the PM's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS? Peter Stanford, whose son wants to be a doctor, says a system that turns away so many able students is already on life support
23 May 2015 07:00 PM
19 May 2015 08:33 PM
As a Christian 'resources' show takes over the ExCel arena, Peter Stanford discovers a parallel universe of goods and services, a pinch of preaching – and an underlying paranoia
15 April 2015 12:00 AM
What does the booming demand for exorcists – supposedly inspired by Pope Francis himself – tell us about his Catholic Church?
20 February 2015 06:34 PM
Two years ago the CofE enthroned a relative newcomer as Archbishop of Canterbury. Its faith has been rewarded, says Peter Stanford
The Prime Minister cannot just dismiss the Church of England's attack on his government with a soundbite
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
David Cameron may not welcome the damning Anglican report on the state of the nation, but it is written from the blighted parishes of the frontline
22 December 2014 07:32 PM
Noah and Moses have both had the Hollywood treatment and next year it's the Virgin Mary's turn. But what is it about Our Lady, whose presence in the gospels is patchy at best, that means she still appeals to those of all creeds and none?
28 April 2014 06:50 PM
You don't have to be all that saintly to be a saint, as even Catholic clerics attest. But then, argues Peter Stanford canonisation has long been more about politics than purity
20 April 2014 12:01 AM
Among the select group of old friends back in Argentina whom Pope Francis rings regularly from Rome was, until her recent death, Clelia Podesta. In 1972 she had married his former colleague, Bishop Jeronimo Podesta, causing the couple to be abandoned by every other leading figure in a Catholic hierarchy that sticks rigidly to the line that priests must remain celibate. But not by Pope Francis.
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
Twenty years ago, Anglicans believed its first female priests would reignite the Church of England. It never happened. Amid private infighting, public apathy and a resurgent Vatican, Peter Stanford draws up a rescue plan
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Why this year's general election was the most unfair in Britain's history
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- 5 Betting company 'refuse to pay' after student wins £1,000 from 50p bet on Roger Federer