Lara Foster

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Transmitting Andy Warhol review – white light and black angels in an immersive explosion

When I look at Andy Warhol paintings, I tend to play Velvet Underground songs in my head. The Velvets were the “pop group” Warhol managed and produced in the 1960s, their overwhelmingly harsh yet beguilingly poetic sound a fusion of Brooklynite Lou Reed’s rock’n’roll animality and Welshman John …

Old, vulnerable and hungry – the shocking view from inside the NHS

I am leaving London soon, coming to the end of my time as a voluntary hospital visitor working from a chaplaincy in a London teaching hospital. I have been roaming around a variety of wards for the last three years, only one day a week, but in those few hours I have seen quite a lot. The most …

Women who fear being forced to marry abroad told to hide spoon in underwear

A number of women and girls at risk of forced marriage have avoided going abroad by concealing spoons in their underwear at airport security, according to a campaign group.<p>Karma Nirvana, a Derby-based charity that supports victims of forced marriage, advises people who ring its helpline to hide a …

Get a life!

THOSE who have resisted the urge to join Facebook will surely feel vindicated when they read the latest research. A study just published by the <i>Public</i> …

Judge approves vasectomy for disabled man which is in ‘his best interests’

A man with learning difficulties has had his request to be sterilised approved by a High Court judge who agreed that it was ‘in his best interests,’ …

Is it OK to spy on your children's online activities?

It is impossible to resist the temptation to snoop on your child when he has left Facebook open on your computer. Once the moment of confusion subsides, and you realise the world has not gone mad, what harm could possibly come from peeking, ever so briefly, down the the rabbit hole of Teenage …

Food bank Britain: life below the line The use of food banks has tripled in 12 months, as even people in work struggle to feed themselves and their families http://t.gu.com/nZd9F Photograph: Gary Calton for Observer Food Monthly