Professor Stanley Hussey

Medievalist, editor of Walter Hilton and pillar of the young Lancaster University

Milburn agrees election role as Blair faces down Brown

Alan Milburn returned to the Cabinet to take up a new post in charge of Labour policy last night as Tony Blair sought to get his ill-fated reshuffle back on track.

Parliament: Home Affairs: Rebellion looms over secrecy Bill

JACK STRAW came under fresh backbench pressure to make more concessions on his freedom-of-information legislation.

Letter: A modern anthem

Sir: Watching the start of the latest England/Scotland encounter reminded me that the English don't really have a national anthem.

Words: Airfixation, n.

NO SOONER has D. J. Taylor published a 500-page life of Thackeray than he is described by some sort of don, John Mullan, as "a jobbing writer". What would the sneering Dr Mullan think if he knew that Taylor has also been a diligent editor of Airfix Magazine? He is an expert upon variants of the Lancaster bomber and a past master at easing decals from a saucer of water to the fuselage.

who's in the house?: Pure theatre

The Savoy's dramatic interiors and immaculately costumed staff are a fitting testament to its thespian past

Letter: Britishness defined

Letter:Britishness defined

Football: Hendrie eases Villa's frustration

WORTHINGTON CUP: Chester City 0 Aston Villa 1: Gregory's men squeeze through as Liverpool hit five on Humberside and Oxford keep Everton in check

UK: Journey's end

The old Lancashire trading port of Sunderland Point is a peaceful haven for sea birds. It is also the site of Britain's loneliest grave.

Go Higher: The North - What the students say

The North

Go Higher: The North - Your indispensable guide to student life

The North: Studying in the North is a chance to experience beautiful scenery and a vibrant culture. By Chris Brown

Open Eye: Candyfloss, coal and e-commerce

Opening Up: Mike Pullen

Letter: Sexual distraction

GILBERT ADAIR is unfair to Robert Mapplethorpe, implying that he is famous only for his photographs about sex (The Guillotine, Culture, 18 July). Mapplethorpe's work includes far more than the overtly sexual images for which he is notorious. His originality of vision and technical mastery, quite apart from his audacity, guarantee that his photographs are seen as Mapplethorpes. Whether his images are "shocking" now, or may become tame in the future, has nothing to do with his real claim to posterity.

Racing: Saffron Walden on road to Meld Stakes

SAFFRON WALDEN, the Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, is among five acceptors from the stable of Aidan O'Brien for the Meld Stakes at the Curragh on Friday. O'Brien said yesterday: "Saffron Walden is well and is a possible for the Meld, but we will decide nearer the time." Saffron Walden was seventh to Oath in the Derby at Epsom.
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