Tim Wigmore

Tim Wigmore is a freelance political journalist and blogs for The Spectator. He also writes regularly on cricket for ESPNcricinfo, and Ghana for the Economist Intelligent Unit.

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Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan raises his bat in celebration after their World Cup win over Scotland in Dunedin
Martin Johnson inspects the damage caused to the AMI Stadium pitch by the Christchurch earthquake

Cricket World Cup 2015: Christchurch recovers from its nightmare day

England face Scotland on site of 2011 earthquake

John Mooney and Niall O'Brien celebrate the victory over West Indies
Nick Clegg has a perilous three-point lead over Labour in Sheffield Hallam - where 17.3 per cent of the electorate are students

New election rules affecting students could make or break Nick Clegg's chances in 2015

Mr Clegg has a perilous three-point lead over Labour in Sheffield Hallam - where 17.3 per cent of the electorate are students

Signs of a rethink on America's War on Drugs

Maryland looks likely to follow Washington and decriminalise marijuana

Uhuru Kenyatta is charged with crimes against humanity

The ICC will put Kenyatta on trial - but the court also helped this man into power

The new President positioned his campaign against Western neo-colonialism

Eastleigh by-election: Lib Dems to paint Tories as ‘Tea Party’ option in snapshot of 2015 strategy

Candidate Mike Thornton wants to prevent left-leaning voters deserting for Labour

An inauguration review: Look closer and you'll see Obama's record isn't short on the kind of change he promised back in 2008

The President has prevented the economic crisis leading to a rise in social deprivation

A Year 11 Biology class at Wellington College

Whatever happened to the global race in education?

Tomorrow's graduates will compete against an ever growing number of exceptionally qualified overseas students. Better policy can help prepare them for that

Ignore the 50p tax rate grandstanding, its real effects are impossible to tell

The numbers we have simply don't stand up to scrutiny

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Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?
11 best bedside tables

11 best bedside tables

It could be the first thing you see in the morning, so make it work for you. We find night stands, tables and cabinets to wake up to
No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell