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A recent OnePoll survey has revealed that people aged between 18 and 34 overwhelmingly prefer reading books on paper to electronic devices

Sign of the times: Books are making a secret comeback

“How Millennials Consume Content” might not be the most promising title for a report, but a recen.....

Teachers throughout the ages have been respected, but today the profession is undermined

So teaching is easy is it? Then why is there still a recruitment crisis in education?

It remains a popular second career choice among know-it-alls who like the sound of their own voices

DJ Taylor: Boarding-school matron Faith Spurgeon is very much a fixture of the establishment

In her mid-fifties now, tall, angular, hair faintly badgerish, Faith Spurgeon belongs to what the.....

Elephants are now extinct in Sierra Leone and Senegal, while Malawi still has a population of 2,344

Malawi's courageous stance on ivory is a call to wealthier nations to sharpen up their game

The hardest thing in fighting wildlife crime is convincing people it is serious. Across the world.....

Middle Class Problems: Dinner at 5:20pm? NHS hospitals have got meal times all wrong...

As an inpatient of two NHS hospitals recently, I came to the realisation that there is a systemic.....

My genius new format for a revamped Top Gear

It crossed my mind that there might be a vacancy on a huge show that looks a lot of fun to make

William Hague left the Commons fighting on Thursday

When it comes to politics, it's last impressions that matter most

William Hague's final day as an MP showed little of the selfless dignity with which most politicians like to leave the stage

Clean Reader: An app that removes swear words from ebooks? #$@&*!

Swearing would be fruitless were there not rules of decency and acceptability in daily life

The Supreme Court may put an end to vanity licence plates which last year earnt Texas $28m

Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Out of America: Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment

Whoever wins the election, the maths remains the same

The next chancellor's decisions will be constrained by the cyclical nature of the world's economy

The popularity of TV shows such as The Liver Birds encouraged Liverpudlians to exaggerate their Scouse accent

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too

Dowton Abbey has been pulling in 'telly tourists', who are visiting Highclere House in Berkshire

Downton Abbey will go on forever - there are films to be made

In Downton: 2071, a bunch of aristo-nauts are chosen to fly into deep space to find a habitable new home

The words used to decribe Andreas Lubitz unwound much of the work done to destigmatise mental illness

Germanwings crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath

The coverage of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's problems has been lazy and shockingly ignorant

Crowds in Taiz, Yemen react to a Houthi rebel takeover in parts of the city

Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

World View: Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis

There’s a sense David and Samantha Cameron would be relieved to lose their security guards

A normal life for Sam and Dave? If Cameron is no longer PM in May, his family could breathe a sigh of relief

If he does leave Downing Street, it is worth thinking about what legacy he leaves – the socio-cultural imprint of 'Brand Cameron'

Alison says: 'I wish I could be relaxed about it, but I'm not'

Alison Taylor on relationships: There's nothing like an elephant in the flat on your first sleepover

The best way to embark on your first sleepover with a new man? A row. There's nothing like latent.....

Tim Key: I've taken multitasking to a new level. Now I've got to work out if that's a good thing

Today, for the first time in my life, I ate my dinner in the bath.

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrats, Ed Miliband, Labour, and David Cameron, Conservatives

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Charles Walker's eloquent rebuke to William Hague's valedictory skulduggery

The Commons Leader must surely have wished that the last day of his quarter of a century in parliament could have ended otherwise than this

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Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

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A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

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Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

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One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor
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Willie Harcourt-Cooze talks about his love affair with 'cacao' - and creates an Easter egg especially for The Independent on Sunday
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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

Joe Marler: 'It's the way I think the game should be played'

The England prop relives the highs and lows of last Saturday's remarkable afternoon of Six Nations rugby
Cricket World Cup 2015: Has the success of the tournament spelt the end for Test matches?

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