Thursday 07 May 2015
The liberal SNP?
'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'
In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day
Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
Typefaces still matter in the digital age
A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found
New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s
Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics
Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline
As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse
A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets
Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings
Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns
Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb
He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
On the margins
From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'
Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors
Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
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