Rebecca Armstrong is features editor for The Independent..
30 December 2013 03:47 PM
Lovely Michael Palin is happily married to his wife (not his 32nd wife but his first) - are you listening, Mr Cleese?
22 December 2013 05:31 PM
Trivial Pursuit is our Christmas miracle, something that takes us back to a time when I was a toddler, the USSR was going strong, and Maggie Thatcher was at No. 10
15 December 2013 05:45 PM
I love the sound of my own name as much as everyone else
01 December 2013 06:58 PM
People, I think it’s time we took a long hard look at this tradition, and ourselves
17 November 2013 12:00 AM
In the past few weeks, two news stories have appeared that prove just how pertinent a book about Britain’s post-war rebuilding is in 2013. The first is the call from the Policy Exchange think tank for a garden city to be built by the next government to solve Britain’s housing crisis. The second is the forced eviction of the final resident of the Heygate estate in south London so that the area can be redeveloped into luxury flats. Garden cities are still being hailed as an urban panacea, as they have been for more than a century, while Heygate’s rise and fall reveals the shortcomings of urban planning. Neither of these stories will have come as a surprise to John Grindrod, whose book Concretopia covers their inception with great flair.
10 November 2013 06:34 PM
Forget spray-tanned mini Kardashians, the idea behind the treatments at the spa I took my sister to is to teach teenagers about their skin, and how to be comfortable in it
05 November 2013 12:00 AM
This Thursday is the first 'bring your parent to work' day. So, what happens when employees take their folks to the office? Independent features editor Rebecca Armstrong (and her father Mike) found out
03 November 2013 05:50 PM
National novel writing month has kicked off. Now just for the small matter of motivation
27 October 2013 07:33 PM
My stepdaughter has opened up the world of virtual construction to me
20 October 2013 06:35 PM
Examples abound of gifted goddesses of vengeance, but my approach has always been, frankly, quite rubbish
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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