Rosie Millard

Rosie Millard is a British journalist.

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Go off with your children for term-time holidays? That’s not right - for them or their schools

Parents need to take education seriously – or their offspring won’t

R Kelly and some raunchy nurses dance around Lady Gaga's unconscious body in the music video for 'Do What U Want'

When will adults stop getting their knickers in a twist over raunchy pop?

We need to stop obsessing over attention-seeking stars like Lady Gaga and focus on the issues that actually affect young people

Parental guidance: reading at home is important for youngsters

How to make your children do their homework

The Chief Inspector of Schools says parents should make sure their children do their homework. But how to do it without making them hate you? Rosie Millard explains
Sir Michael Wilshaw

You won’t catch me being fined by Sir Michael Wilshaw

I don’t do my children’s homework for them – I just make sure they do it

Homer Simpson conforms to the stereotype: the fifty-something male is overweight, comically unheroic and cartoonish

Father's Day should be a clarion call for us to cut our blokes some slack

The best present we can offer our floundering fiftysomething menfolk is how to cope with middle age
Doctors on the NHS are becoming increasingly difficult to see

Will GPs and the real world ever coincide?

As the NHS begins to transform into a private institution, we can only expect conditions to get worse

Angelina Jolie has the power to change the world

Some might say she's just another Hollywood superstar, but Jolie knows how to use her celebrity to fight injustice around the world

Time-wasting is considered one the great sins of the modern age. In fact, it's something we should all do more of

Yes, you could always arrive just in time to catch a plane. But that's no way to live life

A smart baby reads a newspaper

You don't need brains to be a good parent

Despite what some people think, you don't have to be a genius to raise a child successfully. All you need to do is give them the love and care they deserve

Giving birth at home? Idealise it all you like, but it’s still a crazy choice

Nice is suggesting that for those who have already had one child, it is better to forget about hospital

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Bread from heaven

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Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
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Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk