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Monday 20 May 2013
An average of one in eight UK shops now lies empty: in some areas, it's much more
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Somehow, it’s already the middle of 2013. We’ve survived apocalypse scares, generated celebrities who are more influential than politicians, and grown into adulthood without everything we’ve forgotten about Egyptian pharaohs from primary school being a hindrance to everyday life.
Friday 10 May 2013
You'll never get an e-book reader with the authentic smell of the library, says Eleanor Doughty
Sunday 05 May 2013
Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson has criticised the language skills of British schoolchildren – revealing that her young overseas fans write more eloquent English than UK kids.
Geffrye Museum: The pub for labourers, the museum for the middle classes and an extension that resulted in class war
Friday 03 May 2013
War of words erupts after council declares derelict building is of benefit to community
Sunday 28 April 2013
Judy Blume, the beloved “young adult” author, might be 75-years-old now but she’s still proving that when it comes to the trials and tribulations of adolescent girls, nobody understands them quite like Judy.
Friday 26 April 2013
Manchester’s recent University Challenge successes can be credited to one man
Wednesday 24 April 2013
We investigated the issue thoroughly, and the answer is a resounding 'maybe'
Saturday 20 April 2013
If this is Justin Bieber 'raising awareness' about Anne Frank and the Holocaust, perhaps he shouldn't
Monday 15 April 2013
Celebrities 'raising awareness' is not an end in itself. Beyond that there has to be 'creating understanding' – and that’s before we even get to 'taking action'
Monday 15 April 2013
It was my privilege to present Tom Wells his gong for Most Promising Playwright at the Critics' Circle Awards in 2012. This was in honour of The Kitchen Sink, an adorably funny play which, in calculated contradiction of its class-war-promising title, showed how the family of a milkman who was facing a phase-out because of competition from Tesco fought to cope with life - in a spirit of quirky resilience and stoical humour - in a North East Yorkshire world of recession and wind-down.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013
British people would rather go cold and dirty than lose connection to the internet, a new study suggests.
Monday 08 April 2013
His accession to president of the Staff Association was marked by a seven-gun salute in Guildhall Yard
Friday 05 April 2013
Libraries could be loaning books electronically as early as this summer after a review commissioned by the government called for new e-lending capabilities in a bid to secure their future.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales