The Last Leg presenter talks about physical disability rugby league, playing at Anfield and his 400-mile trips to training If you happen to see a bearded bloke wearing South Sydney Rabbitohs gear in the
What makes a 15-year-old from Mitcham, south London, leave her ordinary schoolgirl existence to travel to Syria and become a “jihadi bride”? This is the central question posed in Nyla Levy’s drama, which
When was the last time Britain was as broken in two as it is by now? William Hogarth has the answer. His masterpiece The March of the Guards to Finchley depicts the last war fought on mainland British
When I went to interview Nigel Kneale about Quatermass he would keep talking about his wife. Apparently she was a writer herself. The more I hauled the steering wheel over to malevolent Martians and aliens
Thirty-six years after Kapil Dev’s India – 66-1 outsiders – lifted their first World Cup, at Lord’s, they enter the 2019 tournament as joint favourites with England. Leading them this time is a man who
Sir Philip Green’s rescue of his Topshop-to-Burton retail empire has been thrown into doubt after the Pension Regulator said the former billionaire’s restructuring plan did not adequately protect the 9,500
It is hard to believe that The Phantom Menace is 20 years old this year. In the decades since we first met Jar Jar Binks, Anakin Skywalker and those weird cod-Japanese blokes from the Trade Federation,
Thornton Wilder’s 1938 hymn to small-town American life is endlessly adaptable. Its last London revival saw the Almeida transformed into a village hall. Ellen McDougall’s production is necessarily on different
Welcome to an extraordinarily bizarre election day. Pause on the way to the polling station to wonder at the astounding mayhem within our “ruling” party, soliciting votes even while wrenching its leader
To say that both countries gain overall from trade is not to claim that every citizen of each country benefits Earlier this month, the US President, Donald Trump, suddenly revealed that a trade agreement
It is one of the most iconic moments in tennis history. Michael Chang, a young American playing only his fifth grand slam event, was cramping in the final set of his fourth-round battle in the 1989 French
Unless austerity ends, the UK’s poorest people face lives that are “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”. That was the finding on Wednesday from Philip Alston, the UN rapporteur on extreme poverty,
Great rides, a lovely setting, imaginative play areas, friendly staff … there are lots of ingredients that go into making a really good theme park. Whether it was high-tech or homespun, educational or
The Indian prime minister, the Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, has defied the dour economic climate and retained power with what looks set to be a landslide election victory in the world’s biggest democracy.
Just weeks after Simon Armitage was named the UK’s next poet laureate, the contest for the country’s second most important role in poetry has begun. Voting has opened for Oxford University’s next professor
Even by their own standards, The Lonely Island’s new Netflix ‘visual poem’ is a very, very specific piece of work. The Lonely Island Presents: The Unauthorised Bash Brothers Experience is a Beyoncé Lemonade-style
The foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has created a new role of ambassador for human rights, which, according to a Foreign Office statement, “demonstrates the UK’s commitment to defending human rights globally”.
Over the last week, China’s state media outlets have called the US government delusional, compared it to apes shouting on a river bank, and offered to teach the Americans a Chinese idiom: diandao heibai,
Xavier Dolan’s unstoppably garrulous, sweet-natured new movie is a coming-of-age film, or possibly an approaching-thirtysomethinghood film. Or perhaps it’s a portrait of a bunch of friends for whom things
The European commission has described a claim made by the Conservative leadership hopeful Dominic Raab about a key EU official’s views on Brexit as “fake, fraudulent and pure disinformation” after it spread
As California prepares to enter wildfire season, the Trump administration is holding back millions of dollars in requested reimbursement to local fire agencies for battling wildfires on federal lands year.
Maybe you’ve read King Lear and remember this famous line: “‘Tis the time’s plague when madmen lead the blind.” The words were written more than 400 years ago as a comment on the deadly consequences of