33-year-old upsets the odds with his novel 'The Shock of the Fall' - the story of a teenager's descent into mental illness
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Friday 28 June 2013
Daisy (superb Alice Sykes) is nearly sixteen and might have expected to be tumbling through the teenage rites of passage with her peers – from studying for mock-GCSEs to trying to sneak into clubs with a fake ID.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
UKIP’s success in last week’s local elections is having an impact already. Nadine Dorries, who had the Tory whip taken away because of her appearance on I’m a Celebrity, has got it back, thereby heading off the risk that she might defect to Ukip.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Saturday 27 April 2013
From Spanish street food and Italian opera to 'Unknown Cities'
Friday 26 April 2013
There was anger at the annual general meeting after the bank's annus horribilis, but a few smiles too. Nick Goodway saw the new faces make a decent impression
Tuesday 09 April 2013
The National has opened a brand new theatre. Now it wants new audiences to match
Monday 25 March 2013
The broadcaster Melvyn Bragg has urged Tony Hall, the new BBC Director-General, to restore arts programming to the heart of the corporation’s schedules.
Incandescent: artist Philip Vaughan’s fury after Hayward Gallery switches off his Neon Tower light sculpture
Monday 18 March 2013
Gallery criticised over decision not to restore Neon Tower to London skyline
Thursday 07 March 2013
If you think Trending has thrown its weight behind International Women’s Day, you should see what the rest of the country is doing.
Wednesday 06 March 2013
London’s Southbank Centre is to bring its Festival Wing out of the 1960s and into the 21st century with a £100m overhaul that marks the “final piece in the jigsaw” in the transformation of the cultural venue.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Hilary Mantel and Will Self will battle it out for another literary prize six months after Mantel beat Self to the Man Booker Prize.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Light is imitating art at London's Hayward Gallery with a series of illuminating sculptures.
Monday 28 January 2013
Details unveiled of second phase of £32.7 billion project which government claims will create at least 100,000 jobs
Monday 28 January 2013
Councils in cities in the North of England which will be served by HS2 have welcomed the announcement as "excellent news" but said they also want to see a "significant Government package of investment" in onward links.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
Deaths, disturbances and missing people cast shadow on beginning of 2013
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
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
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 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