The Education Secretary's ability to brush aside the past work of so many is worrying as well as sad
Few get closer to the Prime Minister than his barber, so no wonder Cameron's has been awarded with an MBE. And hair has always been big in politics, explains Andy McSmith
As yet another book lauds women across the Channel, Gillian Orr looks at the truth behind Madame Parfaite: extreme dieting and fear of a pressured, fattist society
A long-running legal battle in the United States could change the way Sherlock Holmes and other characters are portrayed in future books and films
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Fans will undoubtedly buy tickets, but let's hope it isn't a massive let-down
As with clothes, there is a fashion tome to suit every taste. Some will become an invaluable, well-thumbed resource for students and fashion fanatics, while others present a moment of fantasy to be displayed with pride on a coffee table already groaning with beautiful books.
The conclusion that women use sex as a bargaining tool is wildly outdated
It is a familiar cause, but it has never been more urgent. Last year, tens of thousands of Africa's elephants were killed to supply illegal ivory to markets throughout the world. Increasingly, revenue generated from this blood ivory is being used to fuel war and terrorism in Africa.
Data also reveals that number of patients attending A&E in the poorest 10 per cent of areas is twice the number in the richest
A bit more than a spoonful of sugar
How should authors transform autobiography into self-standing fiction? For Karl Ove Knausgaard, with A Man in Love (translated by Don Bartlett; Vintage, £8.99), this second volume in the Norwegian writer's acclaimed "My Struggle" series mines the everyday material of young fatherhood. Yet he converts it into a stunningly eloquent set of reflections on masculinity, domesticity and the artist's itch to escape.
Some people have been hounded out of jobs, or sacked on the spot when their employers found about their illness
Armstrong has said it's been 'real tough' and complained about financial losses
Top of the list for many well-meaning travellers who wish to volunteer during their time away is to help children in orphanages in developing countries. What better feel-good and mutually beneficial form of travel could there be?
Greg Dyke had his chance and blew it. Instead of innovation and imagination, he chose conservatism and conciliation. The Football Association's self-styled radical was excessively respectful to the dysfunctional system he supposedly seeks to dismantle.