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The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth – a reputation restored

The third Libertines album arrives 12 years after its predecessor. Like many resolutely British products, including Royal Doulton china and Dr Martens boots, its production was actually outsourced to Thailand: on one track, you can hear the sound of the waves breaking on the beach at Bang Saray. …

Hyde Park

Tim Butcher: 'For a century, people have been getting the first world war wrong'

How the first world war began is just too important to get wrong. The millions of deaths, the world order realigned, the unleashing of nationalistic chauvinism, all remain of such cardinal importance that the historical record must be sound. Or so I thought.<p>So legion are the mistakes in the …

World History

Can Reading Make You Happier?

Several years ago, I was given as a gift a remote session with a bibliotherapist at the London headquarters of the School of Life, which offers innovative courses to help people deal with the daily emotional challenges of existence. I have to admit that at first I didn’t really like the idea of …

Carol Morley and Tracey Thorn: "Girls' schools? They’re a hotpot of urges"

The Falling is a drama about a mass outbreak of hysterical fainting at a fictional girls school in the 1960s, triggered by the relationship between two of the girls and mysteriously aided by the atmosphere created by their highminded musical group, prog-ishly called the Alternative School …

Prince Charles

Father Ted’s legacy, 20 years on: up with this sort of thing

Put three priests and their tea lady on a remote Irish island and what do you get? One of TV’s most loved sitcoms. The creators and cast of Father Ted explain how they put Craggy Island on the comedy map<p>Careful now.” “Down with this sort of thing.” Of all the additions to the lexicon of protest …

Comedy

Are we ready for the next volcanic catastrophe?

If you were one of the 10 million air travellers shaking your fist at the departures board in April 2010, you will appreciate the fact that – even in this tectonically peaceful realm – we ignore volcanic threats at our peril. Despite being nothing to write home about in terms of size, the eruption …

Geology

I loved being a midwife but bullying, stress and fear made me resign

I faced burnout working as a GP in the NHS – I had to stop<p>Read more<p>I am a midwife with eight years experience and I love my job. I practise in a large, bustling unit where the sounds of the doorbell, fridge alarms, emergency bells and birthing women create a glorious symphony. Eight years on I …

Pregnancy

Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly Album Review

Kendrick Lamar’s major-label albums play out like Spike Lee films in miniature. In both artists’ worlds, the stakes are unbearably high, the characters’ motives are unclear, and morality is knotty, but there is a central force you can feel steering every moment. The "Good and Bad Hair" musical …

Seven questions to ask yourself before judging a pregnant colleague

Rachel Reeves MP, shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, has said that she plans to continue her political career if her party comes to power while she is – gasp – pregnant. To read some of the comments and think pieces about this revelation, you might be forgiven for thinking that she …

Feminism

Jennifer O’Connell: Fairy stories have no place in the classroom

Why are Irish children spending 2½ hours a week learning about heaven when they could be learning about space?<p>Mon, Mar 9, 2015, 06:00<p>A parent wrote …

Scott Brown

A Nazi in the family

My German grandmother lived in Berlin during the war and saw through all but one of the Nazis. Minna Niemann poured scorn on the man she called Herr Hitler and lambasted his odious deputies: “That Goebbels is a gangster!” she would declare indignantly. Within four walls, the woman who was adored by …

Hung Up

Morecambe Bay report exposes 'lethal mix' of failures that led to baby deaths

A “lethal mix” of failings at almost every level led to the unnecessary deaths of one mother and 11 babies in the maternity unit of a Cumbrian hospital, according to an independent report (pdf).<p>The investigation into deaths at Furness general hospital in Barrow between 2004 and 2013 found maternity …

Radiation Therapy

Richard Dawkins is right: children need secular education, where all rights are respected

We should never forget that within living memory on this island, religious institutions held an unaccountable grip on public institutions<p>Thu, Feb 26, …

Religion

Nur noch Modeketten können sich die Mieten leisten

<b>Den Booster gibt es bereits seit fast 40 Jahren. Was hat Sie 1976 dazu gebracht, im Niederdorf ein Kleider- und Schuhgeschäft aufzumachen?</b> <b><br>Pierre:</b> …

The Top 10 Irish beaches according to Tripadvisor readers

Inchydoney in Co Cork wins first place with Derrynane and Inch in Co Kerry following<p>Early morning horseriders make their way across the sand flats at …

Ireland

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also <i>not</i> given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I …

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason. Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Plans, done correctly, can be a …

Opening old wounds

<b>The Graves are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People.</b> By John Kelly. <i>Henry Holt; 416 pages; $32. Faber and Faber; £16.99</i><p><b>The</b> …