Voices

I wager women think about sex just as much as men

When Jon Snow told his family secrets

Intimate revelations about mother-son relationships are the stuff that great feuds are made of, says Paul Vallely

Cycle ways win pounds 42.5m boost

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR

No more fog on the Tyne

There's more to theatre on Tyneside than the 'Wor-Geordie's-down- the-pit-again' school of drama, as Clare Bayley finds out from Alan Lyddiard, the artistic director of Northern Stage. Plus, below, we profile new talent in the North-east

Look Who's Talking: Thatcher always made me suffer: Jon Snow on being thrown out of university, his tie collection, and the problems of behaving too well on air

Jon Snow presents Channel 4 News on weekdays at 7pm. He is currently also presenting 'Class Action' on Channel 4, on Fridays at 8pm.

Style: Slim strips of self expression: At a wall-mounted fashion show, Tamsin Blanchard meets some men who are hot under the collar

Imagine the headache of having to choose from among 2,000 items of clothing. Stephen Hoare, a tie fanatic, faces that problem every morning. Last Tuesday he made it worse, by going to the opening of an exhibition, The Tie as Art.

National Bike Week: National Bike Week gets a boost as figures show fewer riders being injured on London's roads

Cyclists easily beat other commuters in a challenge to launch the bike week, writes Christian Wolmar.

Opinions: Can you take a joke?

LIONEL BLAIR: Do you remember the Olympus commercial with George Cole saying, 'Hang on, it's Lionel Blair' and it was Lord Lichfield and vice versa? I have been sent up so much I think I live up there, and it's not done me any harm. When you allow yourself to be laughed at it gives you great street credibility and the public love you even more for it.

The Agreeable World of Wallace Arnold: Willy and I fight for better broadcasting

WHEN MY old friend and quaffing partner Willy Rees-Mogg asked me many moons ago to join him on the Broadcasting Standards Council, I frankly had little idea of the sweat, strain and output it would involve. It may surprise you to know that we don our gloves and waterproofs and march into High Standards House at least twice a week, there to adjudicate upon what our fellow citizens should or should not have watched o'er the preceding days.

Don't let the burghers get you down

'MADAM Speaker,' said Mr Michael Condoms, 'I'm embarrassed.'

Story of the Year: Hours in the New Forest: Jon Snow, Channel 4 news presenter, talks to Angela Lambert about his childhood reading

THE CHILDREN of the New Forest by Captain Marryat was my favourite: it revealed to me the possibility of survival by your own hand, growing your own food, making your own things, which I found enormously attractive.

Media: With respect, I was a nice Day: Sir Robin tells Lisa O'Kelly why today's TV interviewers annoy him

SIR Robin Day would like to make one thing clear. He never intended to be sensational. Nor did he ever, throughout his long career as a television interviewer, aim to get up anyone's nose.

Opinions: Do you feel attracted to TV presenters?

BILL BRYSON, writer: I have never thought of the news as a possible source of sexual gratification. I don't care if the newsreaders weigh 400 pounds, as long as they are clear. What I can say is that Alastair Burnet is magnificently unattractive, and that I find I want to punch Martyn Lewis whenever I see him.
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Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

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Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home