Suspect stabbed his friend to death after victim insisted prose was superior as literary genre
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Friday 29 November 2013
This twice-yearly festival of short plays for the theatre – by writers who make their living from television soaps and dramas – is now in its tenth incarnation and gets better and better. JB Shorts is named after the Joshua Brooks pub across the road from the old BBC headquarters in Manchester which produced much of seminal radio drama of the last century. There must be something in the air there.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Midweek View: The City in the past has behaved like a separate country, aloof from all of us
Left-wingers are more likely to cheat? Peter Oborne piles nonsense on top of prejudice in his latest ‘trollemic’
Thursday 21 November 2013
At least attention is drawn to the possibility that Labour MPs have been treated harshly
Leaving aside Reverend Flowers' drug abuse - the truly indefensible thing was how little this Co-op Bank chairman knew about finance
Sunday 17 November 2013
Morality must be more than an advertising slogan or carefully cultivated image
Friday 15 November 2013
We like to think of ourselves as better than giving in to our animal urges
Thursday 14 November 2013
Her reasons for not wearing one on-screen are eminently reasonable
Wednesday 13 November 2013
When the Iranian-born but Western-raised writer Hooman Majd decided to take his wife and baby son to live in Iran for a year, he knew the powers-that-be would not festoon his path with roses.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Time-traveller Sandbrook's history lesson needed more dissenting voices
Tuesday 12 November 2013
The Tory Minister for Faith, Baroness Warsi, has scant proof to support her claim that religion has been ushered back into Whitehall by Coalition 'Do Godders'
Comment: Why is Tiger Woods the greatest of all time? Because he shows all the nerves of a tightrope walker crossing a gorge
Monday 11 November 2013
The Way I See It: In such moments Woods displays a visceral desire to engineer positive outcomes
Sunday 10 November 2013
If the name John Christopher is not familiar, try Stanley Winchester, Hilary Ford, William Godfrey, William Vine, Peter Graaf, Anthony Rye or his birth-name, Sam Youd. Was there ever an author with so many pseudonyms?
Wednesday 06 November 2013
The poetic anti-hero of the Samuel Johnson Prize-winning book has much to answer for, says Boyd Tonkin
Thursday 10 October 2013
Unless you were part of the counter culture scene of the 80s and 90s you will probably know Chumbawamba best for their infectious hit "Tubthumping" or more likely the sublime moment at the 1998 Brits when band member Danbert Nobacon decanted an ice bucket down the front of John Prescott’s trousers.
Wednesday 09 October 2013
It seems wrong for elements of state coercion to be run for private profit
Sunday 06 October 2013
Campaigners say that Oslo government 'pimp' may reap revenue but women will not benefit
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'