Ola Watson

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‘Young people are angry’: the teenage activists shaping our future

In a political climate where most adults are inert with despair, a growing number of teenagers are responding with action. After 14 children and three adults were massacred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, it was students – not parents, teachers or political …

Green Party

9 Best Sunday Vegan Dinners (PS Nut Roast NOT Included)

If you're anything like us, there's nothing better than getting the family together for a hearty meal on a Sunday. And that shouldn't have to change …

11 of the UK's best wild places – chosen by outdoor experts

Glen Coe, the Highlands<p>Exploring Britain and appreciating the charms of its incredible landscape wasn’t always a top priority for me. Like many, I ignored what was on the doorstep as I rushed abroad. Which is nothing new. Celia Fiennes, an early pioneer of the Great British road trip, argued in the …

Hiking

Nigel Slater’s crisp aubergines with chilli sauce recipe

The recipe<p>Make a loose batter by whisking together a large egg, 4 tbsp of cold water and 2 tbsp of flour. Salt it lightly and set aside.<p>Put 30g of soft brown sugar into a small saucepan with 3 tbsp of rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp of light soy sauce, and 2 lightly heaped tbsp of chilli paste. Bring to …

Recipes

London's 12 most spectacular parks for families

London has more green space than most other world capitals, and it is now, in sunny early spring, that they are at their most glorious. There are parks tucked into every neighbourhood, and one of the great joys of visiting the city is discovering those that suit you.<p>While most of London’s parks …

Horniman Museum plans major new gallery exploring 'what it means to be human'

South London’s much-loved Horniman Museum is planning to open a major new gallery that will showcase more than 3,000 objects from around the world.<p>With a focus on “fascinating objects that tell extraordinary stories”, the 600-square-metre World Gallery will explore what it means to be human, …

Travel

Vegan lasagna

SAUCE (makes about 1.2 l / 5 cups)<p>Heat up a heavy-bottomed pot (a frying pan will be too shallow for this amount of sauce) and pour 2-3 tbsp of olive …

Recipes

Stunning science: Wellcome Image Awards 2017 winners - in pictures

Established in 1997, the Wellcome Image Awards reward and showcase the best in science image making – and this year’s 22 winning images represent a broad spectrum of techniques and specialisms

Awards

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

<i>(</i>As seen on <i>The Today Show, Good Housekeeping, HerViewFromHome, ScaryMommy, The Huffington Post, Mamamia, MomsEveryday,</i> and numerous social and news …

Parenting

The non-western books that every student should read

The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, forms of resistance and defiance, and the point at which violence becomes justifiable. …

Books

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

<b>Winning tip: Ninh Binh countryside</b><p>OK, so the town of Ninh Binh (two hours’ drive south of Hanoi) is no looker, but the surrounding countryside will seduce you. Once there I hired a bicycle and set out early morning to explore the karst limestone scenery (think Halong bay with rice paddies replacing …

Vietnam

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

Kotor<b>,</b> Montenegro<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more Russian-influenced and beauty spots can be thick with jetskis, large black 4x4s, and beach bling. But Kotor, served by Tivat airport, is a gorgeous spot on a huge fjord-like sea inlet. For a good …

European Travel

Too beautiful not to share: “I’m done making my kid’s childhood magical”

Last week I shared a fantastic piece by Bunmi Laditan (author of Honest Toddler) on Facebook, which first appeared on Huffington Post.It's called …

10 of the best new affordable hotels in New York City

Pod 39 Hotel<p>In an elegant brick building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, this excellent budget option opened following the success of sister hotel, The Pod. It trumps the elder sibling – now renamed Pod 51 – as all its rooms are en suite and it has a fabulous brick-pillared rooftop bar serving tacos …

Times Square

Ten brilliant beaches near London

If you’re after a slice of seaside action, then you don’t really have to leave the city. During the summer months London is awash with urban beaches …

Butter Chicken

20 superb UK walks – for families, day-trippers and long-distance ramblers

UK DAY WALKS<p>Mourne mountains, Northern Ireland<p><b>Distance</b> 10.9 miles<b><br>Start/finish</b> Trassey Track car park<b><br>Refreshment</b> Meelmore Lodge<br>“I have seen landscapes, notably in the Mourne Mountains and southwards which, under a particular light, made me feel that at any moment a giant might raise his head over …

Scotland

Get your glow back

If you are suffering from exhaustion, fatigue or general tiredness a little pampering never goes amiss. I know I was always at the bottom of the list …

What a difference 400 years makes: the London skyline 1616 v 2016 – interactive

Fifty years before the centre of London was destroyed by the Great Fire, Dutch draughtsman Claes Jansz Visscher captured it in his 1616 engraving, View of London – a low-rise cityscape dominated by church spires and steeples.<p>Now the artist Robin Reynolds has updated that classic view for the …

England

Prawn & coconut curry

Delicious curry with fresh spicy flavours - ideal for part of a relaxed curry buffet<p>Ingredients<p>2 onions, sliced<br>• thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, …

10 of the best alternative club nights in the UK

Guilty Pleasures<p>The grand dame of alternative nights, Sean Rowley’s “youth club for adults” has been putting the pleasure into guilty pop across the UK for more than 15 years. Originally positioned as the cheesy 70s disco that it’s cool to like, its soundtrack runs the gamut of Now That’s What I …

England

Secret Teacher: I see Ofsted for what it is – a purposeless farce

I have a certain sympathy with the concept of accountability: we all want to know if our local school is any good and that our taxpayer contributions are spent effectively. But the way this straightforward desire has manifested itself in Ofsted – and the way some managers in schools have chosen …

Teaching

Top 10 craft beer pubs in south London

Hop Burns & Black, East Dulwich, and The Beer Shop, Nunhead<p>A mile apart, these two idiosyncratic venues are definitely worth checking out if you are in south-east London. Hop Burns & Black is a shop as well as a bar. It stocks some 300 bottled beers, as well as hot sauces and vintage vinyl. But it …

England

Bring Google's '20% time' to your classroom with passion-based learning

Half a century ago, a scientist called Art Fry added a little glue to the back of a piece of paper – and created the Post-it.<p>Fry made this stationary staple at the science and technology company 3M during “15% time” – a scheme that allowed employees to spend 15% of their time pursuing their own …

Teaching

10 of the best beachside stays in tropical Asia

Villa Coral, Amed, Bali<p>Not to be confused with the more expensive Coral View Villas down the road, this Balinese-owned place sits right on a little strip of calm, safe beach in serene Jemeluk, Amed. There’s good snorkelling, including an underwater temple, just off shore, and a relaxed, vibe that’s …

Sri Lanka

Books every child should read by the age of 14

Books for 0-to-5-year-olds<p><i>The Cat in the Hat</i> by Dr Seuss• <i><br>Where the Wild Things Are</i> by Maurice Sendak• <i><br>The Tiger Who Came to Tea</i> by Judith Kerr• <i><br>The Very</i> …

Aubergine Parmigiana | Vegetables Recipes

• <i>This classic northern Italian recipe is a great way to serve aubergines. By layering them with Parmesan and tomatoes and then baking them you get an</i> …

One little change in how you talk to your kids can help them be more successful.

Why didn't anybody tell me this?<p>When expecting a child, a lot of parents tend to read anything they can get their hands on to figure out what to …

Baby and Children Sleep Chart

How much sleep does your baby need? When will your child sleep through the night? How many naps are normal now? Check out our age-by-age sleep guide.<p>Here's a ballpark estimate for how much your baby or child should be sleeping, but remember that all kids are different, and some may need a little …