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News stories from Friday 18 March, 2016

Favicon for Culture » Stephen Hough 16:24 "Our concert halls are like museums." Yes, isn't it wonderful! » Post from Culture » Stephen Hough Visit off-site link
I was given a beautiful book for Christmas last year – Rendez-vous with Art by Philippe de Montebello, Director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for 31 years until 2008, and the art critic Martin Gayford. As I leafed through it, seeing photos of some favourite paintings, I was struck by how some familiar [...]

News stories from Sunday 13 March, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:08 Osborne must stop infuriating his backbenchers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
If anyone was planning to write a political version of How to Win Friends and Influence People, George Osborne would...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:06 Adults are rotten role models for sex education » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sex, porn, panic. Unthinkable images in ten-year-olds’ pockets, teenagers turned online flashers. A culture obsessed, children corrupted, adults floundering in...

News stories from Friday 11 March, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:16 The scandal of women’s violence towards men » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Tackling domestic violence is the government’s signature commitment to the women’s agenda. There’s just one problem with this. It’s not...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:13 Inhuman Resources » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The Islamic State Staff Handbook (available on intranet) 1. Welcome to the Islamic State. You do not have to be...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:09 Ho Ho Ho » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to the diktat on the use of exclamation marks, will Westward Ho! now be required to change its...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:33 Democracy doesn’t even deserve two cheers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Democracy. An unqualified good thing? There are times one wonders. Germany goes to the polls this weekend in local government...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:14 Once Rhodes has fallen, your kitchen is next » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Students from the #RhodesMustFall campaign descended on Oxford on Wednesday to protest not just against the continued non-falling of Rhodes’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:11 Fight for the soul of London’s towering skyline » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Aaronovitch is right to say that London’s distinctive character is a hybrid of history and progress (“London must...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:06 There’s gold in them thar potholes in Hatch End » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Much excitement in these parts after the sentencing of the perpetrators of the Hatton Garden raid. The police haven’t found...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:05 Turkey is milking this crisis for all it’s worth » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The leaked minutes of a meeting last year between EU leaders and the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan capture perfectly...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:58 If fear hadn’t ruled the NHS my son might have lived » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I am the father of three beautiful boys. Ben, nearly 11, rules his world. Ollie, nearly four, has plans to take...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:58 Mystique of monarchy will die with the Queen » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Could we not guess that loss of British sovereignty might trouble the British sovereign? The only surprise in the Queen’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:02 The killer in the black mask proves too elusive » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Much of the country has been battening down the hatches instead of enjoying the start of spring. Here in south...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:47 Delays Possible » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Good news about roadworks can be thin on the ground. The announcement that speed limits are to be increased from...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:32 Labour Pains » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership qualities have received much derisive criticism over the past six months, and not just from his own...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:31 Lives remembered: Sir George Martin and Nancy Reagan » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir George Martin Beau Dare writes: When I first moved to London, as an American actor-screenwriter, in 2002, I was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:31 Sext Ed » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
All parents of today’s teenagers share a wide and potentially dangerous knowledge gap. Their children are growing up in a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:29 Vlasta Dalibor » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When Vlasta Dalibor and her husband, Jan, created Pinky and Perky, they never imagined that their singing porcine puppets would...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:28 Sir Ken Adam » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
One of the first things that Ronald Reagan asked after being sworn as US president in 1981 was to be...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:05 Professor David Hey » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The historian Professor David Hey was one of the first to embrace the growing popularity of family history. Engaging and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:30 Beer duty and jobs » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Three successive beer duty cuts have boosted investment and confidence in an industry that supports nearly 900,000 jobs throughout...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:24 Energy tariffs plan » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Most of the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) proposals are quite basic, which raises the question of why Ofgem...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:23 Tango with the EU » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, John Whittingdale (Thunderer, (Mar 10) is mistaken in assuming that the sovereign nations he mentions would be willing and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 Battered men » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Melanie Phillips is right (“The scandal of women’s violence towards men”, Mar 11). In a long career writing crime...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 How delightful! » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Of course Westward Ho! must become grammatically “correct” (letter, Mar 11). This can be achieved, with the minimum of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:18 Words to swear by » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to Carol Midgley’s Notebook (Mar 11) on swear words, things were once very different. I have a copy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:17 Bard’s greatest exits » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, That Benedict Nightingale omitted Hotspur’s demise from his list of “best deaths” in Shakespeare (Times2, Mar 10) is particularly...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:16 Mouse house » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As a Dorsetshire lass, “giving it some welly” (letter, Mar 10) has always been my preferred method of rescuing...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:15 Hoglets and hedges » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Liz Truss offered some excellent advice in your report, “Go wild and boil an egg to save British hedgehogs”...

News stories from Thursday 10 March, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:19 Britain is strong enough to thrive outside the EU » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As a schoolboy, I campaigned in the 1975 referendum for Britain to stay in what was then the Common Market....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:48 It’s time to put these robots in their place » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The ancient Chinese board game Go was invented long before there was any writing to record its rules. A game...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:42 BBC must not give in to bullying by the badger lobby » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The grip that pop star Brian May and his Badger Trust has on the media and the dairy-farming industry loosened...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:42 China Syndrome » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Last October Britain and China unveiled an agreement to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. Five...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:39 Swear words don’t pack the punch they used to » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Salford Quays, where I was this week to watch stand-up comedy, has no truck with the potty-mouthed. The local council...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:37 Labour is finding an attractive voice at last » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In the Speaker’s Lecture series this week, Labour’s former education spokesman Tristram Hunt recalled an anecdote that Harold Wilson relates...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:23 John Gutfreund » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Hailed as “the king of Wall Street” by Business Week magazine, John Gutfreund was the swashbuckling businessman who transformed Salomon...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:06 Nuclear shambles ‘deserves the coup de grâce’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, What was to be the most expensive power plant on earth is now an enormously costly landscaping project, and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:51 Zero Option » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Europe has an inflation problem: there isn’t enough of it. For three years the European Central Bank (ECB) has undershot...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:45 ‘Looted’ cockerel » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The Nigerian National Museum in Lagos has many fine Benin bronzes. It was founded by Kenneth Murray, an English...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:29 Brexit and science » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your distinguished letter-writers should realise that by reclaiming sovereignty we would be in a stronger position to influence the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:28 Pensions revolution » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The pensions industry has persuaded the chancellor to drop the “pension ISA” for now (report, Mar 7). But what...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:25 Betting bill backed » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As The Times has reported, successive governments have not adequately addressed the issue of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs),...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:22 Computer says Go » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You write that until now, computers could only do what they were programmed to do, and that the AlphaGo...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:11 Model fifth Beatle » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When I was asked to “ghost” George Martin’s autobiography, All You Need Is Ears, his first requirement was that...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:09 Spartan Boris is an Athenian at heart » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The mayor of London has urged on us the contemporary relevance of Ancient Athens (“Boris names his ideal city,...

News stories from Wednesday 09 March, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:49 Borrowing Bard » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I don’t want to be a spoilsport but it would be wrong to think that Shakespeare was solely responsible...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:08 Only painful surgery will restore fiscal health » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Only by partial selection and careful omission of the numbers contained in their own government’s depiction of Scotland’s public finances...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:02 Cowardly lions running rampant to conform » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
After 2014’s independence referendum, grousing about the pitch of conflict in Scottish public life has become commonplace. The theory usually...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:46 Just Say No » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The prescription of antidepressant drugs to teenagers is rising, and in one respect this can be viewed as positive. The...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:45 Hire and Fire » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The traffic jams on the approaches to Paris yesterday morning stretched for 220 miles. Across France at least 90 lycées...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:42 London must carry on reaching for the sky » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
To be British is to be permanently torn emotionally between the ocean and the garden, between the call of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:41 Capitalism could be the loser in US election » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Perhaps it’s a mercy that the late, great Nancy Reagan won’t live to see it. I’m not primarily thinking of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:36 Curse of modern gambling must be curbed » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Did you know that it is possible for someone to gamble £18,000 an hour playing a Fixed Odds Betting Terminal...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:22 Don’t be dull when you’re pushing up the daisies » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As I was buying hyacinths, the florist staggered out of the back room with a huge anchor-shaped wreath. It was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:47 Deborah Ross: Sometimes a bush should be behind a bushell » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
To mark International Women’s Day this week, Kim Kardashian tweeted a naked selfie, which led to the usual fuss about...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:42 Points on Hinkley » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, My experience of the construction and operation of Hunterston and Torness nuclear stations suggests that the Department of Energy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:46 Sir George Martin » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When Brian Epstein sent George Martin a demo tape of the Beatles in early 1962, the producer was not impressed....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:42 Computer Says Go » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
On the face of it, “Computer beats human at board game” is not especially startling. It is, after all, more...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 EU boost to science » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The EU has boosted UK science in two crucial ways. First, increased funding has raised greatly the level of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:12 Brexit and the solution to the migrant crisis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Brexit will not, of course, “solve the migrant crisis” (Rachel Sylvester, Opinion, Mar 8) but it will create opportunities...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:06 Wader etiquette » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Writing in 1984 the late great Hugh Falkus, that doyen of salmon fishing, was adamant that wading accidents were...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:03 Give it some welly » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Daniel Finkelstein might like to try the following Dorset method for rescuing mice from his cat (Notebook, Mar 5)....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:02 Dispatching wasps » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The anaesthetic ethyl chloride can indeed be an effective (if expensive) means of dispatching wasps (letter, Mar 9). To...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:00 Persuasive style » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I am re-reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion. There are sometimes as many as three or four exclamation marks on a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:59 Best of the Bard » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your ranking of Shakespeare’s plays should provoke lively debate. Tolstoy would not have agreed with King Lear’s precedence. He...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:58 Early life chances » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Philip Collins confirms the main findings of the review that the prime minister commissioned and which I undertook in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:42 Law diary: Edward Fennell » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Women’s work Capitalising on this week’s International Women’s Day the Managing Partners’ Forum — which represents a good proportion of...

News stories from Tuesday 08 March, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:56 Carol Midgley: I cheated on the NHS health survey and still failed » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Are you a fine physical specimen? Do you always eat healthily, exercise daily, never touch alcohol or fags and sleep...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:03 Police talent ‘scared off by elected law chiefs’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Sir Tom Winsor is to be commended for highlighting the general dearth of candidates for chief constable appointments (“Top...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:04 When You Are Lonely » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Few British traditions are as durable and as lucrative as the business of liberating American tourists from their dollars in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:01 Sunday Best » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The greatest argument against new laws permitting Sunday trading is that we already have laws permitting Sunday trading. Within England...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:59 Sins of Commission » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
With hindsight it is clear that a primary healthcare system in which general practitioners are both buyers and sellers of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:00 EU’s foreign legion » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Edward Lucas (Mar 5) is not the first to have come up with the idea of recruiting a legion...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:00 Hinkley Point C » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In addition to Matt Ridley’s financial arguments (Mar 7) there are safety aspects. Hinkley Point C is claimed to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:56 Day for women » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, To suggest that International Women’s Day is about an “all in it together, ladies” approach is to miss the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:45 New Jerusalem » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Although some performances of God Save the Queen can be plodding and dirge-like, it is perfectly possible to make...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:44 Serial non-offender » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Thea Valman blames Julian Fellowes for the voiceover in Doctor Thorne (letter, Mar 8). Alas he is not to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:21 Surrendered bust » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, President Obama’s staffers may not have recognised Epstein’s superb bust of Winston Churchill that adorned the Oval Office (TMS,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:07 Beta male: I’m ahead of my time » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Working through backlogged episodes of Trapped, the latest dark, doomy Scandi thriller having reached top spot in the queue on...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:02 Giles Coren reviews The Clink/Kricket » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I don’t know whether you prefer to eat your lunch in a prison or on top of a bunch of shipping...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:07 Spinal column: ranting and raging » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
My husband is rare to rage. He prefers to laugh, but sometimes life with me and accompanying frustrations conspire to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:16 Why I hate... leather skirts » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I have to confess, I’m operating on the edge of my comfort zone here – rather as their wearers often appear...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:09 Why is the camel toe not fashionable? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
This is the Times special on fashion – a subject that is endlessly diverting because, along with different clothing items...

News stories from Monday 07 March, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:48 Fertile Research » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
As many as a fifth of pregnancies end in a miscarriage or stillbirth. The grief of loss can be compounded...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:43 Border Control » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There was a time when victims of conflict were rooted to their fate. Today, those who can migrate do so....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:41 Nuclear Disaster » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Nuclear power stations are complex and expensive. It stands to reason therefore that losing a project manager when trying to...

News stories from Sunday 06 March, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:04 Cripes! » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Bertie — let me go!” “But I haven’t got hold of you.” “Release me!” This poignant scene in PG Wodehouse’s...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:02 Plan Obsolescence » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain is the fifth-largest economy in the world. On rankings of the World Economic Forum, it is the 24th in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:00 An Autocrat in Ankara » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The European Union begins talks today with Turkey that are as fraught as they are crucial. European leaders are desperately...

News stories from Friday 04 March, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:25 Sporting Handicap » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Towards the end of a long life, PG Wodehouse disclosed his regret that “if only I had taken up golf...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:24 Home School Boom » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Home schooling is on the rise. In itself this is no cause for alarm, but it raises important questions about...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:23 Tech Tax » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is ten years since Facebook opened its website to anyone over 13. It is eight since the company opened...

News stories from Thursday 03 March, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:01 Anthem for Albion » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain’s national anthem has inspired the name of the Lutetian villain Navishtrix in the English edition of Asterix and the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:49 Rough Trade » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Hamlet is a short, unsubtle and unpoetic drama with pretty ropey grammar. That description may not accord with the recollections...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:46 Hold Fire » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The exodus of 4.6 million Syrians from their homeland to Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Europe can seem irreversible. It need...

News stories from Wednesday 02 March, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:42 Taxing times » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
No one doubts that council tax needs reform. A system that dates back to 1991, based on property values that...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:38 Golden Opportunity » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The welcome growth in longevity presents policymakers with a challenge: how to ensure that pensioners in the future will have...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:29 Trump That » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is too soon to declare Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee for US president. He has faced only a...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:23 Arctic Monkeys » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is widely and wrongly thought that fish have no memory. While no fish is likely to win a prize...

News stories from Tuesday 01 March, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:01 Intelligent Security » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain is not an oppressive nation. Our security services exist to protect citizens and the state, rather than to protect...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:59 No Backpedalling » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The city of Sydney may be giving people ideas. In New South Wales, cycle safety is increasingly becoming the responsibility...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:57 Reverse Thrust » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Children choke on tear gas as they try to enter Macedonia en route to the heart of Europe. Outside Calais...

News stories from Monday 29 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:31 Not So Supermarket » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When Amazon and Morrisons announced an online grocery shopping alliance yesterday, the markets approved. Morrisons’ share price rose while those...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:27 Bet Fair » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
For many, gambling is exciting and a bit of fun. For others, however, it is an addiction that ruins lives,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:24 Vapid Anti-Vapers » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The big tobacco companies, the health regulators and governments have not agreed on much. They have, however, formed an unhealthy...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:34 Grounds for Hope » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There may be no McDonald’s in Tehran for a while yet, but there is a good chance that the cautiously...

News stories from Sunday 28 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:04 Just a Minute » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Bazalgette’s sewage system. The 19th-century corn laws. The virtues of Somerset eggs. A fictional pig called the Empress of Blandings....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:36 A Fair Fight » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“We feel strongly that the impartiality of the civil service must be preserved and we therefore look critically at any...

News stories from Friday 26 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:56 Themselves Alone » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In Ireland’s general election today, Sinn Fein is hoping for a breakthrough. The party and its leader, Gerry Adams, do...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:56 Too Big To Care » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In the 1,000 pages of Dame Janet Smith’s report on Jimmy Savile and the BBC it is easy to lose...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:07 Brexit à la Boris » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A week ago the campaign to leave the EU was leaderless. It was in disarray despite David Cameron’s failure to extract...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:58 Remote Repose » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In the Soviet Union, it was said that a car brought joy twice in its owner’s life: when it was...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:57 Cease Firing » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Syrian government warplanes flew low over some of the country’s most battered townships yesterday scattering leaflets to persuade rebels to...

News stories from Thursday 25 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:29 Battle for Broadband » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There was a time not long ago when the average British citizen or company considered fast access to the internet...

News stories from Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:26 Reality Check » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Donald Trump is a man whose success has so far been largely confined to the real estate business and reality...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:14 Missile Men » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The first time Russian forces destroyed a civilian airliner in cold blood, social media and geo-tagging were mere twinkles in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:11 Numbers Game » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Electoral statistics for the United Kingdom rarely carry wide implications. Those released yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

News stories from Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:43 Business v Brexit » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Napoleon dismissed Britain as a nation of shopkeepers. It is of course much more than that; manufacturers and inventors led...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:43 Saxmania » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Once upon a time the Saxons were the poor relations in England’s exalted line of invaders and dynasties. Situated in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:42 Breaking Isis in Libya » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The fastest-growing branch office of Islamic State is a day’s sail from Malta by people smuggler’s skiff. There, in the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:41 Empowering the North » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The divide between the north and the south of England goes back to the 19th century at least. Then, the...

News stories from Monday 22 February, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:57 Pigs’ kin » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Scotland is establishing an enviable reputation for breakthrough discoveries in the field of genetic research. It is 20 years since...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:32 Snoopy’s Charter » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
No great national endeavour is possible without the selfless and whole-hearted commitment of large numbers of citizens. Ask Nelson. Ask...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:31 Birth Pains » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
For many women, giving birth represents the most intimate encounter they will ever have with the NHS. For a few...

News stories from Monday 11 January, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:36 Good health is as much in the mind as the body » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
This newspaper doesn’t always get it right. In 1854, as cholera raged through London and the government stepped in to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:52 David Bowie » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
To describe David Bowie as one of pop music’s most iconic and influential figures only begins to hint at his...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:44 Squealing Eurosceptics will not be silenced » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Listen for the squealing. That’s the easiest way to determine which side has the upper hand in any given political...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:43 I already had plans for my big lottery jackpot win » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Turns out I didn’t win the lottery. Bummer. Especially as I’d already spent most of the £66 million jackpot. My...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:21 Ipso complaint upheld: Spencer Oliver » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Richard Solash, acting on behalf of OSCE PA secretary general Spencer Oliver, complained to the Independent Press Standards Organisation that...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:47 Church should practise what Bowie preached » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
This debate is a saddening bore, ’cause we’ve had it ten times before. Still it’s about to be had again,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:47 Starman » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Popular music is growing old and its immortals die like everybody else. In all the arts, time ranks the greatest....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:09 Pension reform misery and the public sector » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The number of women who have been misinformed about their pension entitlement is distressing (Jan 11), but the reports...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:00 The master gardener made one grave error » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Already this is shaping up to be a bumper year for anniversaries, what with Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter but spare...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:58 Deep-freeze Britain faces its own Lost Decade » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
If, not all that long ago, you asked an economist to run through their greatest fears for the UK economy,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:57 It’s a race to push the self-destruct button » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:43 Demonisation of civil rights lawyers is threat to democracy » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A pervasive and corrosive force has been exposed by the decision to refer a law firm to a disciplinary tribunal over...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:33 Tenacious Tiger Mothers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It was a Yale law professor and mother who, in 2011, coined the phrase Tiger Mothers. Describing the ruthlessly efficient...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:30 Doctor, Doctor » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Barring an unforeseen breakthrough in negotiations, today will be a bad day to fall ill. The first doctors’ strike in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:40 Gender challenge » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Janice Turner’s piece (“Shape up, boys, or you’ll be keeping house”, Jan 9) would appear to be another nail...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:31 Sugar tax and teeth » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Dental disease was the most common reason for a child aged 5-9 to be admitted to hospital in England,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:30 Sex gang attacks » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Just one sentence in Allan Hall’s report (Jan 7) on the attacks on women by gangs of men in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:29 Right to offend » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Nigel Biggar (Opinion, Jan 9) strays into disturbing territory by seeking to qualify a legal right to offend with...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:27 Centrality of arts » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, We would like to congratulate Ed Vaizey, the minister of state for culture and the digital economy, who today...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:22 Good vibrations » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Will Pavia’s article (Jan 9) on phantom phone syndrome describes a sensation with which I am very familiar. What...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:21 Broad church » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As Anglican bishops prepare to meet, TMS (Jan 11) has drawn our attention to the Lincolnshire benefice of Old...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:21 Vanished battalion » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Many of the men in the 1/5th (TF) Sandringham Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, were drawn from King George V’s estate,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:18 Lesson in control » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Libby Purves (Opinion, Jan 11), who wants children to learn to sit quietly for lengthy periods without disturbing others...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 07:04 A Death Too Far » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
This article was amended on Jan 5, 2016. By nightfall in Tehran yesterday crowds that besieged and ransacked the Saudi...

News stories from Sunday 10 January, 2016

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:46 The Origin of Species » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Of all the Beast Folk living on the island of Dr Moreau, the setting of HG Wells’s prescient 1896 novel,...
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“Designing the city,” the Swiss architect Le Corbusier once remarked, “is like playing with the objects on your breakfast table.”...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:38 Kevin Maher: Since social media we’ve stopped thinking for ourselves » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Another day, another academic study into the limiting effects of social media and how it is essentially transforming us all...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:29 Britain is better prepared for zombies than Brexit » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
If the dead become the undead, America is prepared. US Strategic Command developed a plan, codenamed CONOP 8888, “to preserve...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:26 Shhh! Some stage noises are decidedly off » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As the national debate on yobbish youth, inadequate parenting and education simmers, let me offer a contribution. Teaching, these days,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:24 In a complicated world, how best to use British intelligence » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
How dangerous and unpredictable is the world in 2016? More so than it has ever been, as some commentators seem...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:50 Keep your sky palaces, I’m staying grounded » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The human race divides, I suspect, between those happy to live and work in extremely high-rise buildings and those who...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:32 Introdus » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
France would not be France without its Jews. Those were the words of Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, at...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:15 NHS stress: doctors’ strike is a last resort » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I read Jenni Russell’s article (“Better a decent 5-day NHS than this shambles,” Jan 7) with a mixture of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:50 Marjorie Lord » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Marjorie Lord was best known in Britain for her performance opposite Basil Rathbone in the 1943 film Sherlock Holmes in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:48 John Webster » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Seven decades after the Nazi concentration camp was liberated by British troops, the name Belsen still conveys its aura of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:42 Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As the long-term radio presenter of the BBC’s Junior Choice, Ed “Stewpot” Stewart introduced a generation of children to the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:37 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Robert Stigwood Graham Wade writes: I met Robert Stigwood (obituary, Jan 6) shortly after he came to England from Australia...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:29 Girl power » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, After reading Janice Turner’s piece suggesting boys will soon watch on as girls are busy running the world (Jan...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:25 Renting advantage » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, There are some advantages to renting (letters: “More-build-to-rent”, Jan 9). Having been a tenant with responsible social/charitable landlords for...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:23 Charlie Hebdo » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Professor Biggar strives to miss the point of satire (“Charlie Hebdo took offensiveness too far”, Jan 9). Of course...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 Osborne’s raid » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Re; “Osborne’s £6bn raid ‘could kill off company pensions’ ” (Jan 9), it is certain that the chancellor’s measures...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:13 Sugar tax » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, the chief executive of the TaxPayers Alliance (letter, Jan 7) is against a sugar tax because it will hit...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:11 Flooding fix » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, This winter’s flooding in Britain shows the need for a rethink of how we deliver and pay for improvements...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:10 Alcohol limits » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is a measure of how deeply ingrained and accepted alcohol is in our society that the publication of...

News stories from Friday 08 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:52 Hunger War » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Winter is fast encroaching on Syria and no more cruelly than in the mountain township of Madaya, which is being...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:20 Sweat Too, Brutus » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The Cloaca Maxima, ancient Rome’s main drain, has long been admired as an engineering marvel and a symbol of the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:20 Bullets and the Ballot » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Barack Obama loaded his musket, took aim at America’s most sacred cow, and missed. His executive order, born out of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:25 Let’s reclaim women’s bodies » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Three incidents, all seemingly unconnected. The first. I’m at the doctor, having the usual conversation. (“So, have they invented any...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:02 Stake Out » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In gambling many lose a little so that a few may win big. No purer example of the phenomenon exists...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:01 Sly and Retiring » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
One of this week’s defining data points is 120,969. That is the number of savers who have taken advantage of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:19 Seven-day NHS » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I was pleased to see that Jenni Russell supports the need for a seven-day NHS (Opinion, Jan 7). This...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:18 UN anniversary » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Tomorrow it will be 70 years since the symbolic opening in the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, of the first...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:16 Determining the risks of drinking alcohol » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, This latest set of guidance, seemingly designed to eliminate our alcohol intake (“Single drink is one too many, warn...

News stories from Thursday 07 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:15 Cocktail Hour » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Paul Samuelson, the great economist, noted laconically in the 1960s that the stock market had “forecast nine of the last...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:08 Further and Faster » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The likelihood that the Freedom of Information Act is to be extended to include charities is welcome, and overdue. The...

News stories from Wednesday 06 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:42 Kim Wild » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The possession of nuclear weapons can transform even erratic tinpot dictators into objects of global concern. Kim Jong Un of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:41 Demographic Timebomb » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
On New Year’s Eve, in Cologne and at least three other German cities, scores of women were assaulted by men...

News stories from Tuesday 05 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:47 Build Bigger » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
For half a century the rate of housebuilding in Britain has been in broad decline. The population has risen by...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:04 Laboured Joke » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
By late afternoon yesterday, well into the second day of Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle of the Labour front bench, he had...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:00 Red Light » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
British interest in Hong Kong is neither intrusive nor vicarious. Interrupted only by the Second World War, the former colony...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:59 Taxing Sugar » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Even in the upper echelons of government few have the power to save thousands of lives by championing one policy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:02 Beta male: to Hull and back » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Very Hull-heavy, my life thus far this winter. Four trips north in as many weeks. Christmas. Solicitor. Brother. Mum, obviously....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:53 Giles Coren reviews Bernardi’s » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
We are now moving into that part of January when it is time to prepare a face – as the...

News stories from Monday 04 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:56 Victory at Ramadi » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
As Winston Churchill said in November 1942 after the victory at El Alamein, it may not be the end, or...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:56 A Question of Honour » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Hundreds of deserving people are recognised in today’s new year’s honours list for unstinting service to causes greater than themselves....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:22 Dreams of Domesticity » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There was once thought to be no better voice of the suburbs than Mr Pooter, of The Laurels, Brickfield Terrace,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:20 Polarising Poland » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The European Union is in a state of dangerous drift, confused by the influx of huge numbers of migrants from...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 05:32 Held to Ransome » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Arthur Ransome was no gaumless dickup, and he wasn’t nonnacking neither. Far from being a fool and a layabout, he...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:11 A Time to Give » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Millions of elderly Britons will be lonely this Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian children will spend it in camps,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:10 Top of the Pops » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Television is changing rapidly. Traditional, or ‘linear’, television, where viewers watch programmes selected by channel executives at the appointed times...

News stories from Sunday 03 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:01 Not So Smart » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Ever since the collapse of the £20 billion NHS effort to digitise every patient’s medical records, it has been sensible...

News stories from Saturday 02 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:42 Academic Blindness » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain’s universities, colleges and institutes of higher education are among the great unsung export successes. They attract thousands of students...

News stories from Friday 01 January, 2016

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:34 Full Fathom Five » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir David Attenborough’s latest BBC documentaries on the Great Barrier Reef are not only a masterful explanation of the myriad...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:32 Exodus » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“A torrent of misery, swollen by sin, seems to contradict the fullness of time brought by Christ,” the Pope declared...

News stories from Thursday 31 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:54 Heads Up for History » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
History will soon weigh heavily in our pockets. Art and literature may also pass through our hands this coming year....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:52 They, Robots » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In Isaac Asimov’s 1942 story Runaround, a robot named Speedy is racked by indecision as he tries to adjudicate between...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:45 The European Question » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain is conflicted over Europe. Our state of the nation poll shows that an almost equal number of voters want...

News stories from Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:02 The Need to Know » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Unnecessary secrecy in government,” stated the white paper which introduced the Freedom of Information Act (FOI), “leads to arrogance in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:36 Icelandic Misadventure » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The tale of the four young British men rescued three times in little more than three weeks while hiking across...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:35 Crawling Towards Peace » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A year of anxiety is coming to a close. Some 60,000 soldiers and police are being deployed on French streets to...

News stories from Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:20 Classroom assistants under threat » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Classroom assistants have become an essential support in Scottish schools, as they are elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The help...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 07:54 Uncle Lemmy RIP » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When Lemmy Kilmister was thrown out of the band Hawkwind in 1975 he founded another called Bastard. Kilmister’s transgressive urge...

News stories from Monday 28 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:48 Catastrophe Calculations » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
For thousands of people, Christmas 2015 will stay in the memory for its misery and hardship. Floods in northern England,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:18 Remorse Without Remission » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Wartime myths are hardy and some are pernicious. So it is with Japan, an impeccably democratic and peace-loving nation that...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:06 Order of Merit » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There is something pleasing about a society honouring the best that has been said and done. Talent and service should...

News stories from Sunday 27 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:51 Convict Conundrum » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When Nick Hardwick declined to apply for a second five-year term as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons last year...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:42 Small Politics » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In British politics everything is changing, yet it all remains so familiar, at least for now. This was an election...

News stories from Friday 25 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:38 Bard Entry » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Shakespeare is universally recognised as the greatest writer in English. No one, however, regards him as the most readily comprehensible....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:37 Faith Under Fire » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The forces of theocratic fanaticism are perilously close to extinguishing Christianity in the region where Jesus of Nazareth came into...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:57 Arctic Aggression » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Vladimir Putin shows increasing contempt for the principles of international order and comity. In 2014 Russia demonstrated its intent to...

News stories from Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:03 Bad Apple » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Moments before terrorists began their murderous rampage in the Bataclan concert hall, one of the gunmen sent a message from...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:04 Paradise Found » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
An enduring cliché about creative types is that they must be troubled souls. “Happiness,” wrote the French essayist Henry de...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:03 High Rhodes » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
University is a place for experimentation: scientific experiments, personal experiments and, most importantly, experiments of thought. Scholars test ideas from...

News stories from Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:20 Beta male: a brush with the opposition » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Buoyed by last week’s trips to a panto and carol service, I venture forth on another outing – less seasonal,...

News stories from Saturday 12 December, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:11 Press Ganged » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It is nearly a decade since police began investigating claims of phone hacking in the press. In those years serious...

News stories from Friday 11 December, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:13 We mustn’t turn our workers into robot elves » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Hot dispatches from Santa arrive by the hour. That an obscure present idea can enter my head and, within 48...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:12 Quit while you’re ahead, prime minister » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
David Cameron has just marked ten years as leader of his party. He has discussed publicly the time of his...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:12 America needs the force to awaken again » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, a once-proud superpower was afflicted by economic malaise, political paralysis, war-wearinessand...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:11 Why stop at Trump? Here’s who I would ban » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Hey guys, listen, if we are going to start banning people from Britain for being total tosspots then why stop...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:37 My 2016 wish list » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
So we are nearly in 2016, and it’s time to consider what we want from the new year ahead. After...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:17 Cuts to ENO ‘threaten the Coliseum’s future’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Here in Europe the threat to ENO’s orchestra, chorus, principals and staff astonishes everyone. Such measures will destroy the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:45 Mercenaries don’t just fight war, they foment it » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Luck ran out for the British soldier of fortune in an ambush in the wilds of southwest Yemen. Colonel Arthur...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:36 Commander Geoff Higgs » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
If you spend your life testing and proving the capabilities of military aircraft — especially at sea — it is...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:33 Derek Hyatt » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For some years, Derek Hyatt was widely assumed to be one of those artists who grow old lamenting their few...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:29 Sir Naim Dangoor » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
An Iraqi-Jewish businessman, Naim Dangoor brought Coca-Cola to Iraq after the war and prospered during the 1950s as the soft...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:28 We ruin the landscape, then wildlife forgives us » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Whenever I want to know what the forgiveness of nature looks like, I head for Teesside. As the bus shook...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:28 The jury’s out on why I haven’t been called up » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I get an out-of-office message from a colleague saying that she can’t reply because she’s on jury service. I am immediately...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:27 Bryony Brind » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Bryony Brind was the poster girl for British ballet in the 1980s. Ballerinas at that time were still fashioned in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:21 I, Robot » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When researchers at an American university coined the phrase Artificial Intelligence in 1956, the government hoped that it would yield...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:18 Border Follies » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Europe’s borders are broken. Of the 65,000 refugees who have entered Italy from North Africa and the Middle East, fewer...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:10 Gove must bang judges heads together » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As ex-ministers and ex-prisoners, we are rare birds in the aviary of criminal justice commentators. Despite coming from opposite ends...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:07 Willem Baron van Dedem » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The mark of a true collector is the willingness to trade up as their connoisseurship grows, but probably no one...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:52 Prison reform » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your leader (“Rational Reform”, Dec 11) is right to praise Michael Gove for his imaginative approach to sentencing and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:49 Airport expansion » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The independent Airports Commission spent two and a half years and up to £20 million considering the need for...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:37 More whimsy, Sir? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, With the Taittinger English sparkling wine predicted to be “delicate, fragrant with a lot of femininity and its own...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:34 Locks for brocks » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Joanna Cox (letter, Dec 11) may like to try following the advice of my hairdresser who, on learning that...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:33 Discord at the Tate » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your correspondent (Dec 11) is surely right that Tate Britain should complement Tate Modern and not try to copy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:31 Clandon’s phoenix » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, A week before Clandon Park went up in flames I hosted a charity reception in the house’s marble hall....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:49 Spinal column: fresh hope » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
What we now call our living room used to be the cow byre, attached to the kitchen, with a small...

News stories from Thursday 10 December, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:21 Rational Reform » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A criminal should be punished, the Enlightenment philosopher John Locke argued, “only to retribute to him so far as calm reason...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:58 Donald Trump’s attackers are the real fascists » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In the Syria bombing debate last week, Hilary Benn set the Labour party alight by declaring that fighting Isis was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:09 Maomentum » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Free peoples need safeguards against the des- tructive powers of factions. From two and a half centuries this has been...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:44 Prisons: crime, punishment and redemption » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your series about imprisonment and Michael Gove’s reform agenda exposes two critically important issues. First, whether we want a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:41 What’s the point of politicians who can’t make a decision? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Where would be the best place to build a new runway in the southeast? Hyde Park would be very convenient:...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:35 The perfect gift for my jumpy four-legged friend » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
My dog Steve would make a terrible terrorist. Any loud bang, from thunder to the slamming of a car door,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:31 Labour’s turning into the stupid and nasty party » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Bored of the Wilson government in 1967, the Labour MP Tom Driberg had the notion of starting up a new...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:42 879 and All That » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
With all the confidence of a prolific journalist in possession of a great story, Churchill told Roose- velt and Stalin...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:14 Mattiwilda Dobbs » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The soprano Mattiwilda Dobbs was so nervous when she started performing that she leaned on the piano to stop herself...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:43 Kenneth Partridge » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
While Terence Conran and Habitat brought style to the high street in the 1960s, at the upscale end of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:32 Bride and prejudice » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As well as hymnody (letter, Dec 10), traditional entry and exit music at church weddings is also at risk....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:28 Flood of sympathy » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Tim Farron’s suggestion (Dec 9) that the owners of second homes in the Lake District should hand them over...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:28 Brittan and Exaro » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Exaro did not persecute or traduce the late Lord Brittan of Spennithorne as David Aaronovitch has claimed (“Why let...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:10 Carbon economics » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Tim Montgomerie (“Climate change reparations are a ridiculous idea”, Dec 7) is both partially right and wholly wrong. Yes,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:03 Terroir Incognita » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It was an English scientist who put the fizz into champagne, not a Frenchman (“Poet made life sparkle”, Dec...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:01 Sectarian divide » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Graham Norton grew up in southern Ireland so of course he says “haitch” (Matthew Parris, My Week, Dec 9,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:00 No man’s land » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Where I live there have been no changes in the local countryside, the gardens or farming practices, but a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:58 Tate is for art, not for a tête-à-tête » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I do hope Alex Farquharson, the new director of Tate Britain, does not take Rachel Campbell-Johnson’s advice to turn...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 03:06 Terroir Incognita » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The news that one of France’s most respected champagne houses is to start cultivation on English soil is certainly worth...

News stories from Wednesday 09 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:18 Flight Plan » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Concerns about air quality at Heathrow have given David Cameron an excuse to postpone, yet again, a decision on whether...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:19 Glut Economics » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
At the giant oil storage facility in Cushing, Oklahoma, the tanks are nearly full. The oil inside them has lost...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:43 Horrid haitch? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Matthew Parris might have a problem with the pronunciation of the letter “h” (My Week, Dec 9). But Graham...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:26 Brake Point » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The prime minister has reached an impasse in his attempt to negotiate a new settlement for Britain in the European...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:32 Wrong flightpath » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your suggestion that a second runway at Gatwick would be an easier option that expanding Heathrow is wrong (“Flight...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:26 On Britishness » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As to defining Britishness (Alice Thomson, Opinion, Dec 9), didn’t Henry Newbolt get it right? “Play up! Play up!...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:24 Trump card » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is already the law of the United States that the president may “by proclamation . . . suspend...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:15 Law Diary: Edward Fennell » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Christmas for lawyers Few readers will weep in sympathy, but the fact is that lawyers are having to wait longer...

News stories from Tuesday 08 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:58 Dancing Feet » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In a working-class home in the once industrial north, perhaps in the not-too-distant future, a father and his teenage son...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:52 Trumped » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In the form of a speech it sounded bad enough. As a press release, however, it read like the words...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:12 Beta male: a chance encounter » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As mentioned a fortnight ago, the best way that I’ve discovered to try to overcome – or at a minimum...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:02 Giles Coren reviews Black Axe Mangal » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Some restaurants are born in committee meetings – like last week’s mediocre north European brasserie, German Gymnasium – and will...

News stories from Monday 07 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:07 You ain’t no Muslim, Bruv » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The trick of a fine speech is to compress the meaning of the whole into an easily remembered part. Yesterday,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:02 Le Pen’s Surge » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Terrorist attacks on a democracy are intended to murder innocents and destroy a society’s belief in itself. The carnage in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:41 Lessons of the Flood » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
So far, the floods that have left much of Cumbria under water have caused few casualties. The northwest has been...

News stories from Sunday 06 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:14 Over by Christmas » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The season of Advent must have looked very different in David Cameron’s imaginings: a rattling tour through the capitals of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:36 Hue and Cry » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain’s last outstanding hunt prosecution collapsed last week in a £100,000 sink of ignominy. Country sports enthusiasts are justifiably calling...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:31 Rights of Assembly » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A law more often broken than observed is still a law, just not necessarily a sensible one. Under the Education Act...

News stories from Friday 04 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:51 Isis on the March » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
This week RAF Tornados joined the battle against Islamic State in the skies above Syria. The goal, David Cameron says,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:37 Educating Rons and Ritas » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The precise source of the maxim that not everything that counts can be counted is disputed. It is sometimes attributed...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:32 Rate Rise » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is getting on for a decade since interest rates in the principal English-speaking economies last went up. That pattern...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 04:00 Failed State » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“In the context of Latin America, Venezuela stands out like a great beacon,” declared Ken Livingstone on being appointed an...

News stories from Thursday 03 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:54 Calculated Risk » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The decision to become more deeply involved in the Syria war has not been taken lightly. David Cameron’s time in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:10 Beyond War » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A worthwhile debate is about far more than the vote at the end. Long after most have forgotten the detail of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:42 Softer Landings » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When Michael O’Leary appeared on Ryanair posters stroking a puppy, indeed a live puppy, many of the airline’s bruised passengers...

News stories from Wednesday 02 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:11 Bad Language » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A living language is always changing, and it’s legitimate to quicken the process. Racial epithets were common as recently as the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:28 Face Value » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Before returning to work from paternity leave, Mark Zuckerberg has celebrated the birth of his first child by promising to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 03:24 Lonely This Christmas » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Age, as Francis Bacon wrote, will not be defied. Nor in any civilised society should it be endured in a...

News stories from Tuesday 01 December, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:32 Words of the Wicked » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
An 800-page work of rambling, incoherent bombast and xenophobia is not the normal stuff of publishers’ dreams. Yet a historical...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:29 Human Wrongs » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Since coming into force 15 years ago, the Human Rights Act has enabled thousands of foreign-born criminals to remain in...

News stories from Monday 30 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:56 Flawed Deal » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Desperate times, desperate measures. The European Union, overwhelmed by a mass of migrating humanity, is about to outsource control over...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:54 Truth and Transparency » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is ten weeks since the young Conservative party activist Elliott Johnson took his own life. For most of those...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:46 Failure of Leadership » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Before the House of Commons votes on whether to expand British airstrikes against Islamic State into Syria, it will hold...

News stories from Sunday 29 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:26 Courage and Conviction » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The question of whether Britain should join in the bombing of Syria is a dilemma for the Labour party which...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:25 Cup Runneth Over » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
British tennis could not be in ruder health. Yesterday, for the first time in 79 years, Britain won the Davis...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:15 Sugar Crash » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It sounds flip and nanny-ish to say that sugar kills. Tobacco, you at least set fire to. Alcohol and drugs...

News stories from Saturday 28 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:52 Turkey Shoot » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The political friendship between Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin has been an anomaly in the historical relationship between the...

News stories from Friday 27 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:35 Coe Sees Clearer » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In 1981, at the height of his powers as a runner, Sebastian Coe persuaded the International Olympic Committee to let...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:34 Bombing Syria » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Since falling into the hands of the Islamic State group, the Syrian city of Raqqa has become a hub of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:50 Prickly Subject » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Christmas charity appeals should ideally be free from controversy. Most good causes, by definition, fit those criteria. The depredations of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:33 Climate Control » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
More than 190 delegations descend on Paris on Monday to grapple with a problem as vast and complex as the...

News stories from Thursday 26 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:05 Bad Bank » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Bob Diamond, then chief executive of Barclays, spoke to The Times in 2011 of the need for bankers to be...

News stories from Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:39 Failing State » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Brussels has for days been in a state of siege. There is particular symbolism in draconian security measures imposed on...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:50 On the Brink » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The destruction of a Russian fighter by Turkish warplanes has highlighted how perilous the world has become. This will not...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:50 Lucky George » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
An upbeat economic forecaster and the governor of the Bank of England have ridden to the rescue of a chancellor...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:17 Death of Poppi Worthington » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In December 2012 Poppi Worthington, 13 months old, was found seriously unwell in her bed in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. She died...

News stories from Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:36 Broader Minds » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In most European countries, private schooling has a strong religious element. That has never been the case in Britain because,...

News stories from Monday 23 November, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:24 Light in the Darkness » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Prayer is central to the lives of millions of Britons either as praise, thanksgiving or, as the Church of England...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:15 Conservative Way Backward » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
If the current or former Conservative party chairman were asked for the half dozen worst possible subjects for headlines about...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:11 Argentina Redux » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
President Kirchner of Argentina will leave office next month having run the economy into the ground. The country’s voters have...

News stories from Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:35 Stand-off in Knightsbridge » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
After 40 months as Britain’s most closely monitored fugitive, Julian Assange may well be in celebratory mood today. The Metropolitan...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:57 Scotland still has much to learn from Europe » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
We watched the Scotland v Samoa match in a café in Carcassonne. A medieval fortress in the heart of France’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:25 Churchill and the need for Trident renewal » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Sixty years ago Winston Churchill delivered his last major speech in the Commons. The subject was defence, and the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:23 I denied gay MPs the chance of salvation » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Reading biography, one is normally an outsider looking in on another’s life. But for the first time last week, and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:20 Sick man of Europe could infect the West » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is turning into the King Lear of the Near East. In his 1,000-room White Palace he rants...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:17 There is no alternative to capitalism, comrade » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
How can John McDonnell have announced at the Labour party conference that he supported the government’s fiscal responsibility charter and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:17 Despicable Tom Watson should stand down » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I used to admire Tom Watson. We may not have shared many interests — he is obsessed by gaming, Premier Inn...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:34 You may like Facebook, but it despises you » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
They might protest, these people over at Facebook, that this business of their company paying only £4,327 in tax last...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:29 Magna Carta holds up a mirror to China’s despotism » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
What defines dictators is not so much their contempt for public dissent as their utter inability to understand it. Do...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:26 Deflation Be Gone » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Deflation, like cholesterol, comes in good and bad versions, and it is vital to distinguish clearly between the two. That...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:24 Vatican III? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Never mind crusades, a few months after assuming his pontificate in 2013 Pope Francis embarked upon a Great Questionnaire. Roman...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:23 Red Light » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
David Cameron will be grateful this morning that he faces such lacklustre opposition. In another age, a Downing Street U-turn...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:53 Sheila Browne » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When Sheila Browne became senior chief inspector at the Department of Education and Science in 1974, she already had a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:52 Jim Diamond » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Jim Diamond was one of Britain’s most potent blue-eyed soul singers, topping the charts with I Should Have Known Better...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:48 Roland Collins » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
At the age of 19, Roland Collins showed his ink drawing of houseboats at low tide at Chiswick in the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:41 Major-General John Chester » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As “chief of staff” with 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, John Chester was at the heart of tactical planning for...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:37 Árpád Göncz » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A compelling part of the collapse of communist rule in Europe at the end of the 1980s was the arrival in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:32 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Lord Healey Sir Jack Stewart-Clark, MEP for East Sussex from 1979-99, writes: As many will know, Denis Healey (obituary, Oct...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:35 Israel ‘under siege’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Israel is experiencing a wave of terror not seen in a decade. The methods may be rudimentary but the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:28 Lawyers and Syria » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The full-page statement published in The Times on Monday and signed by a large number of lawyers with expertise...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:24 The glue of Europe » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The continuing debate about our membership of the EU currently seems to centre exclusively on issues of economics and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 Carol Midgley: don’t laugh at Jagger — no one can make hotel TVs work » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sniggering has greeted the news that the Rolling Stones on their recent US tour asked not for firm-thighed groupies and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 Quixotic donkey » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It’s all very well Michael Johnstone (letter, Oct 13) telling us that ballet lovers get round the problem of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:15 Doctor, take a bow » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Aaronovitch (Notebook, Oct 12) asks how the collapsed consultant knew that his helper was a medical man and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:14 Bags of potential? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, This morning I bought some plants at a well-known plant centre. The pots were dirty so I asked for...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:03 Flying Ladybirds » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Ladybird need not be ashamed of the white middle-class style of its earlier books (Oct 12). It was not...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:02 Remote satisfaction » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I heartily agree with the Rolling Stones (“Stones demand satisfaction (hotel TV with a manual)”, Oct 13). Too many...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:57 Railroad bogies and boogie-woogie » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, One form of music with a direct link between external rhythms or natural sounds and expressive musical technique (letters,...

News stories from Monday 12 October, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:32 Is Tom Watson a) a scorpion b) a dog or c) a weasel? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In the case of Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, I am conflicted. Mr Watson’s remarks about Leon Brittan, under parliamentary...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:59 In or Out? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The fight over Britain’s future in Europe is shaping up as a bewildering boxing match with many seconds and a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:36 Robert Crampton: Why selling your home for your kids is a terrible idea » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Robert Peston reckons that “selfish” members of his (and thus my) generation should sell our houses and use the proceeds...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:09 The real Labour party must refuse to work with Corbyn » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
‘The General Will is always right,” wrote Rousseau, “but the judgment which guides it is not always enlightened.” It’s the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:09 Let’s face it, Cameron’s heading for EU failure » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
So the battle lines are drawn. “Vote Leave, Take Control” (of which I am a vice-president) is the campaign to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:06 This is a kick in the teeth for hard-up tenants » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
May I raise a small hand in the midst of the wild scenes of joy celebrating the Tories as our...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:05 Why the arts put Britain on the world stage » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
You can’t fully appreciate the story of the modern economy without contemplating the industrial revolution. That means understanding places such...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:03 Taxing Fizzy Drinks » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Today the House of Commons public health committee will start its inquiry into childhood obesity and how to tackle it....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:57 Ministers at odds over desert kingdom deal » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There was just one line in Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech that got under ministers’ skins — the Labour leader’s call...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:52 Is it possible to put a price on Europe’s worth? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, More than a thousand years ago, invaders from Europe made our history. Peripheral invasions, endless battles on the bloodsoaked...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:16 Gordon Honeycombe » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For nearly two decades, Gordon Honeycombe was the main face of the daily television news on ITN and later TV-am....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:11 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Lord Howe of Aberavon Alexandra Kingstin writes: Like Denis Healey, Lord Howe (obituary, Oct 12) was always a welcome sight...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:10 Musical timetables » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to the link between musicians and railways (letter, Oct 12), I was for many years the timetable planning...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:06 Rural broadband » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Ed Vaizey, the minister for digital industries, gives the impression that all is rosy in the UK’s provision of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:05 Groundhog Labour » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Labour MPs are right to be concerned about the new hard-left organisation Momentum established by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:03 Refugee crisis call » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, For the signatories of the full-page advertisement yesterday on the refugee crisis to describe their views as a “call...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:59 Threat to liberty » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The prime minister continues to claim that he will cut net migration to tens of thousands. The Immigration Bill,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:56 Tip of the tongue » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Valentine Low (“Don Quixote? Choke on it, or you’re not saying it right”, Oct 12) omitted one of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:54 O tempora! » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, After a lifetime of teaching classics and inspecting the subject for Ofsted, I felt it was time to thin...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:53 Feeding the scrum » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I have watched a great deal of rugby during this excellent World Cup. Not once have I seen the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:50 Lost generation » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I was interested to read the review of Frank Auerbach’s exhibition at Tate Britain (Oct 8). The article describes...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:49 Lord Howe of Aberavon » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Few resignations speeches have been as devastating in their impact as the remarks made to the House of Commons in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:48 Henry V’s flagship » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is just as possible that the supposed ship identified in the River Hamble is not the Holigost (report,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:12 After Ankara » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The Syrian war has bombed its way into the heart of a Nato ally. It is too early to say...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:34 Why junior doctors will support strike action » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Conflating the government’s rhetoric on a seven-day NHS with the BMA’s decision to ballot junior doctors on industrial action...

News stories from Sunday 11 October, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:11 Independent thinking » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
What is the chief end of the Scottish government? This is not a metaphysical question. Is it the good governance...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:00 Kevin Maher: We need a Green Cross Code for bedroom selfies » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Modern relationships, eh? You meet someone online, and you find that you have an instant emotional connection, a witty rapport....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:54 Poor actors – so much strain on their joints » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
My admiration for actors grows. Thursday night was the Oresteia at the Trafalgar Studios (once the Whitehall Theatre where Brian...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:41 Gift of language is what migrants need most » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
You’re six years old. Maybe a bit older, but feeling small in a strange country. All around is a weird...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:41 Ignore the snipers. Faster broadband is spreading fast » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Parliament returns today, and the first debate will be on the vital issue of broadband. If you believe our fiercest...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:30 Blue Genes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Ah, Mr Jones. Thank you for coming in. Now, as we discussed on the telephone, we have the results back...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:29 Criming Up » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Overkill is the bane of reform. Too often, public services function like a pendulum, with problems not so much solved...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:28 Morality demands that we go to war in Syria » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
After Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya we thought we could take a holiday. Voices from the world-weary right urged Britain to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:26 Help! I’m being love-bombed by the Tories » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Never kissed a Tory”: the slogan was all over mugs and T-shirts at the Labour party conference, and worn by...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:28 Multipurpose » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When I was much younger we used a toilet paper with Izal Germicide printed on every sheet which was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:27 The beat goes on » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Having previously debated the greatest rock guitar riffs, may we now consider the best drum solos, after Daniel Finkelstein’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:24 Sign of the times » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Being a signwriter of the pre-computer era, it was a pleasure to note that the new lettering on the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:23 Sound effect » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your article “Rod Stewart goes loco over toy trains” (Oct 9) brought to mind a small book published in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:22 Paws for thought » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The Queen’s hidden passion for labradors (report, Oct 10) may, we hope, help in our campaign to get recognition...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:20 Cake off the menu? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is easy to correlate fizzy drinks and Coca-Cola with the problem of increasing obesity (report, Oct 9, and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:18 Solar collapse » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The failure of solar energy firms (report, Oct 8) is par for the course: similar problems happened with home...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:17 Get the best results » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Having marked A-level English literature for a variety of boards, I can make a small contribution to the current...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:15 Be an apprentice » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The myth that apprenticeships are second-class to degrees is well and truly bust (“Best apprentices earn more than university...

News stories from Saturday 10 October, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:14 Why we shouldn’t hate hipsters » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
So, two weeks ago, protestors attacked the infamous “cereal café” in Shoreditch. A 200-strong masked mob, brandishing torches, daubed “SCUM”...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:32 Hugh Scully » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Hugh Scully was best known for nearly two decades as the avuncular presenter of the hit BBC TV programme Antiques...

News stories from Friday 09 October, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:42 Cum Dignitate Otium » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Caecilius est in horto” might just be the most boring sentence to have achieved cult infamy in its own right....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:24 Spinal column: a small epiphany » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When you are well and young, or young at heart, and busy devouring the joyous tear-and-share of life, working, playing,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:08 Coca-Cola and the debate about sugar » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is extremely important that there is robust scrutiny of interactions between scientists and the food and drink industry...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:57 Sir Cliff’s legal limbo brings shame on the police » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I am a bit worried about Sir Cliff Richard. More than a bit actually. A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:57 Theresa May and the immigration debate » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The reaction of the business lobby to Theresa May’s lucid and wide-ranging Conservative conference speech on immigration and asylum...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:28 The halfwit hate mob has taken feminism hostage » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s great about Suffragette. It’s great that women are in control of a women’s subject. That women are writing, directing...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:27 I’m living the electric dream in my new car » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I have just bought an electric car. It’s been an ambition since, 60 years ago, my father told his eldest boy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:46 Lucia Ottobrini » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
At the Miss Italy contest last month, the winner, 18-year-old Alice Sabatini, told the judges that if she could go...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:36 Paul Prudhomme » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Paul Prudhomme was the flamboyant New Orleans chef who brought the lipsmacking Cajun flavours of his childhood to restaurants and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:13 Rural idyll that’s hidden away in the urban jungle » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Having a dog can transform how you think about the place where you live. In my pre-dog days London seemed...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:08 It’s high time the West called Putin’s bluff » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A year ago, the Russian military expanded its push into eastern Ukraine once it became clear that Europe and the United...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:32 Growth Deficiency » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Paul Samuelson, the great economist, once observed ruefully that the stock market had predicted nine of the last five recessions....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:29 Weekend Working » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The quality of care on offer in NHS hospitals at the weekend is notoriously worse than during the week. A...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:28 Good mental health » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Today many organisations and individuals will be involved in activities to highlight the 2015 World Mental Health Day. We...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:25 Losing the plot? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Had Patricia Fletcher been fortunate enough to have been in a cinema for the live relay from Covent Garden...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 The importance of preserving our rich marine life » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Tuna is being fished to death and non-sustainable fishing techniques are endangering marine species the world over. Against this...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:59 Just a small slip » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Dr Durrani’s recollection of “there was not a single coma that I missed” (letter, Oct 8) reminds me of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:58 Throne room » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The British Empire was not founded on two-ply fluffy absorbent toilet paper (Celebrity Watch, Oct 9). British fundaments, at...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:57 X marks the spot » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Whether or not women are “too sensitive” for some jobs, they usually possess two X chromosomes and are not,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:56 Royal etiquette » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Much has been made of Jeremy Corbyn’s non-attendance at the Privy Council because of a prior engagement, and the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:52 No blackouts » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The suggestion that the UK is at risk of “blackouts” this winter due to an energy capacity margin of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:13 An elk by any other name would look as sweet » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There was consternation when we received this email from Mike Parrish, of Etchinghill, in Kent: “Perhaps we should be worried...

News stories from Thursday 08 October, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:40 Football Fiasco » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The decision by Fifa to suspend Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini is welcome. It is also overdue. There were many...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:33 Putin’s War » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Vladimir Putin is preening himself as the man who acted while the West dithered. The 30 long-distance cruise missiles launched...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:33 Clear as Coke » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Rising consumption of sugary drinks has been a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.” So says the website of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:50 The next move » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Stewart Reuben’s response (letter, Oct 7) to Ray Keene’s chess column lamenting the lack of official support for women’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:46 Brittan’s suffering » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Parliamentary privilege and freedom of the press are the lifeblood of our parliamentary democracy. MPs and journalists are the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:39 Royal compromise » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In much the same way as courts accommodate non-Christian and atheist versions of swearing on the Bible, the interactions...

News stories from Wednesday 07 October, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:31 Radical Centre » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
After a week in Brighton in which Labour vacated the political space it once dominated, David Cameron yesterday made a...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:00 Tuna Revolt » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The labelling of food is all too often an elaborate act of selective concealment. Free range, grass-fed, sugar free, organic:...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:59 Abuse of Privilege » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Three days after Leon Brittan’s death in January this year, Tom Watson, a Labour MP and now the party’s deputy...

News stories from Tuesday 06 October, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:39 John Worst Tuna » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Four years ago John West, Britain’s biggest supplier of tinned tuna, promised that by 2017 100 per cent of its...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:15 Trusting Turkey » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Turkey’s reputation in the west has become that of an ambiguous ally led by a man determined to use the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:41 Chill out, Chaps » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Anger, a new study has revealed, truly is a deadly sin — and not just in the moral sense but...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:41 Repelling Borders » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Wise counsel on immigration notes a duality which is not easily reconciled. Populations across the European Union are ageing, without...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:42 Trouble at Yard » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Britain’s most powerful police officer, was appointed in the midst of an emergency. His task as the...

News stories from Monday 05 October, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:39 The Knowledge » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Collectively we are wise. Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has become one of the most prominent sites on the internet through...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:04 Clerical Sex Abuse » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The habit of obedience to authority is double-edged: it is essential for social cohesion, yet it invites the unscrupulous to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:02 George the Builder » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
George Osborne yesterday gave a speech to the Conservative party conference that was the mark of a man of great...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:19 One Nation » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Five minutes before polling stations closed on May 7 few expected a majority Conservative government but five years before the...

News stories from Friday 02 October, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:59 Making Prison Work » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When Michael Gove was education secretary he was the government’s most ingenious reformer. Now, as lord chancellor and justice secretary,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:06 Age of the Egg-Timer » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Three minutes: sufficient to boil a kettle, walk a dog, sprint for cover before a nuclear attack or, with some...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:59 Shameful Slaughter » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Many hours’ travel from the nearest town, an extraordinary elephant oasis survives in the jungle of the southwestern Central African...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 05:41 By the Book » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Start with Jonathan Franzen, Boris Becker, Chrissie Hynde, Meera Syal, Clive James, Sandi Toksvig, Sir Terry Wogan, Marian Keyes, Nigella...

News stories from Thursday 01 October, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:38 Sleepwalking to Brexit » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In Brussels and other European capitals, Britain’s efforts to renegotiate its relationship with the EU are beginning to look increasingly...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:36 Putin’s War » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The United States and its allies have for four years relied largely on diplomacy to resolve the conflict in Syria....

News stories from Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:56 Stop talking and deliver some medicine » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
GP surgeries are the front line of the NHS, where the connection between patient and practitioner is at its most...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:24 Kingdom in Crisis » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Eleanor Roosevelt and other drafters of the United Nations declaration of human rights would have been appalled. The choice of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:09 National Insecurity » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
With one word Jeremy Corbyn has set off down a road to unbridgeable party disunity from which there is almost...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:42 Record of Recovery » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
George Osborne suffered much criticism for his plans for cuts in public spending when he took office five years ago....

News stories from Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:42 Life-Giving » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is a tragedy for tens of thousands of women that they are medically unable to bear children. About 50,000...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:15 Danger in Kabul » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
On his first anniversary as president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani hoped to be able to point to progress on rebuilding...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:14 Left Behind » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The Labour party had low expectations this week but managed to live down to them. Yesterday, in his first conference...

News stories from Monday 28 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:04 McDonnell’s Myths » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In his first conference speech as Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell declared yesterday that the party was “embarking on the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:38 Helping Heroes » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Help for Heroes says that it provides direct, practical support for wounded and sick service personnel, veterans and their loved...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:36 Martian Habitat » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When Nasa deliberately raises expectations about an announcement, it runs the risk of leaving non-spacefaring humans underwhelmed. We have no...

News stories from Sunday 27 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:36 Hard Labour » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A pier, James Joyce once said, is nothing more than a disappointed bridge. He meant that just when it thinks it...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:24 Putin’s Chance » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The Vladimir Putin who today will address the United Nations General Assembly for the first time in ten years is...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:44 The Great Tradition » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Education is not only instruction in the classroom; it is the habit of reading. If the government’s imaginative scheme to...

News stories from Saturday 26 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 05:12 Sceptic Schisms » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Sigmund Freud referred to “the narcissism of small differences”: the tendency of closely allied people to engage in constant feuds....

News stories from Friday 25 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:32 Rubio’s Race » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The scramble for the United States Republican nomination has been an unedifying spectacle dominated so far by the garrulous Donald...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:31 Exhausting Dishonesty » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
All the worst scandals have a prequel in which they are open secrets. Anybody even on the periphery of the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:53 Housing Plots » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Not since 1945 has housing featured prominently as an issue in a general election and 2015 was no exception. There...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:04 Lip Disservice » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The most shocking aspect of our investigation today into cosmetic lip surgery among teenagers is that some untrained, unqualified, and...

News stories from Thursday 24 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:23 Alarm over Lariam » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There are three common types of anti-malarial medication. Only one, marketed as Lariam, is listed by the NHS as having...

News stories from Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:03 Europe Adrift » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The confusion and panic sparked by the mass exodus from Syria has brought relations between west and eastern Europe to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:39 Failing on Fraud » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The typical victim of cyberfraud in this country, if inclined to report it, will be given a phone number to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:22 Wisdom of Yogis » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Carmen Berra, the wife of Lawrence “Yogi” Berra, the celebrated baseball player who has died at the age of 90,...
Favicon for Culture » Stephen Hough 08:34 The perfect number? » Post from Culture » Stephen Hough Visit off-site link
I met a woman recently who told me that the thermostat in her apartment was set to an unchanging 24 degrees Celsius, from January to December. We can't (yet) control the sun and clouds even if we can create a home bubble of thermal perfection. But rather than a fixed temperature maybe we should have [...]

News stories from Friday 11 September, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:58 Salmond’s bile sank the Yes campaign » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
This time last year I thought the United Kingdom was a goner. Just days before the referendum on Scottish independence...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:13 Sexism in the City » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The days when middle-aged professional male dinosaurs, so often found in the legal profession, can make a passing comment...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:28 Clear your cupboard, clear your conscience! » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I ’ve come late to the KonMari party. I know because people smile whenever I mention this bizarre international bestseller, The...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:12 Americans mind their language in a crisis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The year was 1797. The United States, flushed with early nation-building zeal, was becoming ever more contemptuous of the British....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:10 If we must bomb Syria, at least tell us why » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The drumbeats grow. We’re being softened up to join the fight in Syria. This week’s announcement about that drone strike...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:08 Beat sexists with sarcasm, not sledgehammers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Let’s just be clear here, no woman alive — not even a “FemiNazi” — wants to ban a man from...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:03 Ignore the slippery critics of assisted dying » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Adam Smith described in his letters the death of his dear friend, the philosopher David Hume. We learn of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:02 A new collection of Times obituaries » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Since the first edition was published in 2005, extraordinary lives have continued to be recorded in The Times. The following...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:01 Mushroom pickers are stripping our forests bare » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Autumn calls, and the fungi season is upon us. But all is not well in the fungi world. Perhaps stimulated...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:00 Kidman is wrong about her DNA heroine » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s not been a good fortnight for actresses and scientific accuracy. Last week Emma Thompson told the BBC that the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:50 Sorry Mum, but I’ll be switching on this morning » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
My Mum always had a thing about us watching television in the morning. When I was growing up, turning on...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:30 Royal train coverage leaves readers steaming » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
‘A great tribute to HMQ in today’s paper, well done,” wrote Brian Austin from the Wirral on Wednesday, which was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:26 Blast! If I don’t kill something, I’m dead meat » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Walter Palmer, the dentist who shot the lion, went back to work this week with the grim cloud of unnecessary...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:26 Merkel’s panic move is an open door for the far right » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Germany has been turned upside down in its efforts to shelter those on the run from Syria. A thousand asylum-seekers...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:14 Called (or perhaps wolf-whistled) to the Bar » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Over the last quarter century or so at the Bar I have noticed that the number of sexist comments...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:04 Hospice pay scales » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your report on hospice executive pay overlooks the level of expertise needed to deliver modern hospice care (“Hospices rely...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:48 King of sportsmen » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The answer as to who is Britain’s greatest sportsman (letters, Sept 8 & 10) is obvious: it has to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:33 Changing at Agincourt » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As we approach the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt next month, might this not be the occasion...

News stories from Thursday 10 September, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:34 Should we support or oppose this suicide law? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Daniel Finkelstein (Sept 9) argues that safeguards in the Assisted Dying Bill will prevent patients choosing death to avoid...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:18 The delicious smell of Great Bake Off revenge » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Alvin had to go. It wasn’t just that his salmon en croute and chicken with vermouth vol-au-vents were raw in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:39 Thank goodness oldies are showing us the way » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s the surge of the elders. For twenty years political leadership in Britain and America has been dominated by fortysomethings....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:39 Accepting these migrants is a huge mistake » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In Germany, posters saying “Refugees welcome” and “Nobody is illegal” have been appearing at bus stops and demonstrations. At a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:21 Unreliable Ally » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Vladimir Putin has a strange way of showing it, but he wants to be loved or at least respected by...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:04 Students Out » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A wise rule of politics is to avoid self-inflicted embarrassment. A more important rule is to avoid unnecessary damage to the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:59 Expensive police inquiries don’t keep the streets safe » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The Metropolitan Police is thinking of sacking its 1,000 community support officers, marking the end of walking the beat in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:56 Devil’s Advocate » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Incoming message: Hey! Delighted to connect! I appreciate this is probably horrendously politically incorrect, but that is a stunning picture!!...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:26 Alberto De Martino » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Alberto De Martino was a highly successful if entirely shameless director of numerous films which aped the style, if not...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:25 Tessa Ransford » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Tessa Ransford believed that being a poet was not enough. She wanted to share the experience of poetry and create...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:23 Buddy Emmons » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
No instrument captures the twanging, melancholic heart of country music more evocatively than the bittersweet sound of the pedal steel...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:16 Margaret Harrison » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A two year-old, utterly naked, and carrying a carving knife stumbled across a busy road in Leicester. His mother, Lorraine, close...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:07 Jean Darling » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Jean Darling was one of the last surviving stars of silent cinema. Her career would probably never have happened had...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:04 Sir Kenneth Stowe » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
One morning in 1981, Kenneth Stowe, then permanent secretary of the Northern Ireland Office, received a visit at his London...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:31 Small beer, son » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I am reminded by your article about the 13th-century student who wrote to his parent begging for more beer...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:23 Board to tears » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The answer to the question raised “Does boarding school harm you for life?” (Times2, Sept 2, and letter, Sept...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:22 Syrian sanctuary » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, If we are indeed blocking the arrival of Christian refugees from Syria, as Melanie Phillips claims (Sept 10), then...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 Ulster crisis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Events in Northern Ireland this week have been deeply depressing but the truth is this crisis has been coming...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 Drone warfare » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The recent use of drones does indeed raise important questions of law and morality (leader, Sept 9, and letters,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:05 Baby I don’t care » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir All three of my children were summer babies (letter, Sept 10). All three thrived at school and all three...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:04 Haven for harriers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Defra has achieved exactly what the RSPB demanded in 2012, a hen harrier recovery plan endorsed by the landowning...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:31 Drone strikes dodge our real problem with Isis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
David Cameron used the word “clear” four times in his short but foggy statement to the Commons about the legality...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:10 The future looks rosy for the Brexit brigade » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s been a good couple of weeks for the Brexiteers. They defeated David Cameron on Monday night in the House...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:10 No failure please, we’re British (and afraid) » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
‘So how many times have you failed?” I was asked this summer while staying in Silicon Valley with friends. “Have...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:08 This suicide law will not turn us into killers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
To assist someone with their death is a crime. But you probably won’t get prosecuted for it. That’s how the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:49 Young and hedonistic? You’d better watch out » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I t is late August in Aberdeen — a time and place that brings to mind Mark Twain’s quip that the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:44 Backing for Fracking » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It is not hard to engender scare stories about fracking. It can be made to sound perilous by reciting worrying...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:07 Harmonised » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Only one member of Tony Blair’s first cabinet in 1997 still holds a senior position in the party. On Saturday,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:06 Power to the Parents » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For most children in this country, the issue of when they start school is straightforward. They do so in the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:04 Tough Choices » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Not before time, Jean-Claude Juncker has stepped into Europe’s leadership vacuum. The president of the European Commission used his first...

News stories from Wednesday 09 September, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:47 Was the government right to order a drone strike? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As you recognise in your leader (“Just War”, Sept 9), the government is entitled in international law to take...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:18 Labour’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It was my first Labour party meeting in several decades, after I rejoined in May. At the cheapest pub in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:52 Sinn Fein is still bent on kicking the Brits out of Ireland » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For the IRA and Sinn Fein, the collapse of Ulster’s power-sharing executive shortly before Irish voters go to the polls...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:23 Just War » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Even among Reyaad Khan’s former friends there were some yesterday who said ruefully that in the end, cut down by...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:48 Ben Kuroki » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When the Japanese high command sprang their surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor on December 7,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:43 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Brian Stewart Magnus Linklater writes: Brian Stewart (obituary, Sept 9) was not only a highly distinguished soldier and intelligence officer,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:45 Rich man, poor man » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The UK has the fourth-highest level of income inequality of 30 developed countries. The poorest fifth of households have...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:36 Suicide bill ‘defects’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Baroness Butler-Sloss (letter, Sept 8) expresses an important defect in the Assisted Dying Bill. Another issue is that a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:16 Cream off profit » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I understand the point that Andy Harrison, the chief executive of Whitbread, is making about the cost of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:12 Coming in to bat » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Trying to decide who is Britain’s greatest sportsman (Matthew Syed, Sept 7, and letter, Sept 8) is an almost...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:10 Tracks of my tears » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, To what level of mediocrity should one aspire in order not to be suspected of doping (“I’m no cheat,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:09 Born in summer » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As a summer-born child myself I don’t feel that delaying my schooling for a year when I was four...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:08 Kings and queens » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Monarchs of Britain? Of those you list under this heading (Sept 9) none before James VI of Scotland and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:06 BBC star harried » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Chris Packham’s attack on the Hawk and Owl Trust in claiming that it failed to support the hen harrier...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:37 Rise above the blame game for the refugees » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Nicola Sturgeon sets a good example when she says that she and her husband will take in a family of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:34 Let’s not make a pig’s ear out of school tests » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In the fight against inequality you can be an ally or an obstacle. How depressing, then, that two of Scotland’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:20 Victoria, not Elizabeth, is the queen of feminism » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Today Elizabeth II outstrips her great-great- grandmother Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch. While we celebrate our Queen’s astonishing capacity...

News stories from Tuesday 08 September, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:26 Sir Adrian Cadbury » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir Adrian Cadbury’s grandfather, George, taught people to read in a Birmingham pub when he was not running the big...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:25 Daredevil navy lark took my breath away » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Fate found me in strange places. Thursday evening I was drinking rum aboard a three-masted schooner moored at Canary Wharf,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:39 Vivat Regina » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In the 63 years since Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne Britain has changed utterly. It has lost an empire but...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:37 Grimm Reality » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Once upon a time in the middle of winter, when the flakes of snow were falling like feathers from the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:31 ‘Feeble’ safeguards undermine the Marris bill » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When my old, admired and formidable friend Sir Keir Starmer, QC, thunders (Sept 8), many quake. Alas, even he...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:21 Corbynistas loathe the nation they want to lead » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
To lead is to choose but it’s also to empathise. Politicians don’t just have to persuade the voters to support...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:17 China can’t just be a glorified assembly line » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
If you’re wondering why China seems to be running into crisis after crisis, you’ve probably got at least part of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:33 Rico Rodriguez » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Rico Rodriguez played a seminal role in the development of Jamaican ska and reggae and the music’s popularisation in Britain,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:31 Andy Mapple » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It was Andy Mapple’s misfortune that waterskiing did not become an Olympic sport in his lifetime. In all probability he...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:29 Raymond Booth » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Despite seldom leaving his native Yorkshire, Raymond Booth had a reputation as a botanical artist around the world. His work...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:13 Barbara Brecht-Schall » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In theatrical and academic circles, Barbara Brecht-Schall enjoyed a fearsome reputation. As the administrator of the estate of her father,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:07 Brian Stewart » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There was never any question of Brian Stewart’s suitability to become an intelligence officer for MI6. He was, in every...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:42 Maverick road toll » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The toll booth proposal for national parks (letters, Sept 5 & 7) reminded me of a Council for the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:31 Aerodynamic doll » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, What my mother failed to mention in her letter (Sept 7) was that the Barbie doll had to undergo...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:30 Sting in the tale » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Due to the cold summer in this part of Scotland, wasps have been rare this year (letter, Sept 5)....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:29 Boarding life » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It was hugely frustrating to read an article once again taking aim at boarding schools (“Does boarding school harm...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:26 Genetic bonuses » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Dr Ian Jessiman (letter, Sept 8) notes that germ cell alterations will be passed on to future generations without...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:25 RAF drone strike ‘was fully justified’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The political furore over the use of an RAF drone to kill a member of Isis in Syria highlights...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:21 Hurricane Nicola » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I propose that storms threatening a “high impact” on the Westminster area be named (according to gender) Jeremy or...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 Out, damned spot » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When I was reading natural science at Cambridge in the early Fifties, many of my bacteriology teachers had grown...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 Bed and bored » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Oliver Dobbs may be able to wake up at 4am on a regular basis (letter, Sept 8) but clearly...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:14 Housing refugees » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Retired Air Commodore Dr William Coker (letter, Sept 8) makes the mistake of believing that all married quarters accommodation...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:39 If the UK is to stay the same it must change » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I f things are to stay the same, they’ve got to change. Nowhere is that truer than in the United Kingdom...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:34 How I learnt to stop worrying and love the bomb » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Here’s how the argument about whether we should join airstrikes against Islamic State (or Isis, or Isil, or Da’esh depending...

News stories from Monday 07 September, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:40 How can we improve hospital end-of-life care? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Oliver Moody states that “hospitals struggle to cope with patients who are dying” (“Lack of training blamed as doctors...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:10 Rare spectacle is more like Rumpole of the Bailey » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Little did Alistair Carmichael know that the leaking of a story hostile to Nicola Sturgeon would end up in legal...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:39 Troubled by racist flags in a Scots graveyard » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
T aking a shortcut through Dean Cemetery on my way to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, a splash of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:09 Don’t blame refugees for seeking a better life » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
At no time in recent history has there been a greater need for leadership to deal with the consequences and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:32 Robert Crampton: The reasons I’d make a brilliant action hero » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In a magnificently pointless — and yet, for my present purposes, essential — information-gathering exercise, an eager-beaver cineaste has calculated...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:26 Trumped Up » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For a long time the story about the contest to be the next president of the United States was all...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:24 Assisted dying must be legalised » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In 2009, the highest court in the land required me, as director of public prosecutions, to publish guidelines for prosecuting...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:11 If you want right royal rivalry, look at our house » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As someone named after Prince Philip, I am looking forward to the Queen becoming Britain’s most durable monarch tomorrow in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:07 Smile! Genetic engineering is here to help » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Fifteen years after the first sequencing of the human genome, the genetic engineering of human beings is getting closer. Will...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:58 Has David Cameron done the right thing? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons (report, thetimes.co.uk, Sept 7) could be interpreted as him being prepared...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:45 Handle with Care » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Last year, British supermarkets gave out 8.5 billion plastic bags, roughly 133 for every shopper. In terms of waste, pollution...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:40 Striking at Source » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Reyaad Khan first appeared on British television screens 15 months ago, cradling an automatic rifle in the shade of a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:18 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Major James Dunning Fred A’Court writes: Your excellent obituary on James Dunning (Sept 2) mentions that his first book was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:13 Patricia Crone » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There can be few more sensitive and potentially perilous areas of academic research than early Islamic history. To question the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:05 Latest Chatterley » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, “It bleeds”, was Lawrence’s blunt response when changes were proposed for Lady Chatterley’s Lover. He would have been as...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:57 Genetic pitfalls » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Matt Ridley presents genetic engineering as if it were good for everyone (“Smile! Genetic engineering is good for you”,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:46 BBC and local news » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I read with dismay of the BBC’s plans to employ 100 reporters to supply coverage of Britain’s law courts...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:43 Judges’ dilemma over assisted dying » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The attempted safeguards contained in the Assisted Dying Bill are utterly inadequate and will not protect vulnerable individuals. I...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:40 Who is the best? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Sir Bobby Charlton is the greatest British sportsman, according to Matthew Syed (The Game, Sept 7). He is certainly...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:39 Schools for scandal » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I can understand Giles Coren’s dislike of cheating parents (Opinion, Sept 5). However, I am wondering what is so...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:38 Body clock classes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As a 17-year-old passing through sixth form I am left bemused by calls for schools to open later to...

News stories from Sunday 06 September, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:59 Succour for Syrians » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The horrific consequences of Syria’s civil war were dramatised last week in the harrowing picture of a little boy lying...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:46 Monumental Mystery » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In his Historia Regum Britanniae, Geoffrey of Monmouth, the 12th-century chronicler, recounts the history of Stonehenge. It was, he says,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:44 Lord Moser » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Education costs money, but then so does ignorance,” Claus Moser once famously declared. Of ignorance, he could never be accused:...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:33 Queen shows Isis the true power of faith » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
How much does a religious label mean any more? How much does it really tell us about someone? Last week,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:10 Labour moderates must fight Corbyn if he wins the party » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There is no route to centre-left government outside the Labour party. Britain is a more civilised place because of reforms...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:08 Mystery of New Agers in the middle of nowhere » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
How, exactly, does one identify a person in need if they’re on a remote single-track road near Loch Lomond? The...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:27 Gobbledygook: A Meta-Analysis of the Evidence » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Abstract: It has been observed by a statistically insignificant number of members of the research community (The Times 2015) that...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:49 Broadcast Behemoth » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A public-service broadcaster funded by a compulsory levy has a uniquely privileged position. The BBC is today responding to concerns about...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:20 It’s a doll’s life » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The only time I can remember my daughters playing with their Barbie doll (report, Sept 4, and letter, Sept...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:19 Treats in store » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Daniel Finkelstein should be pleased with the birthday offers he received (Notebook, Sept 5). On my 60th birthday a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:18 Dead air » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Good luck to the BBC with its newly announced efforts to broadcast to North Korea (News, Sept 5). It...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:17 Takes a toll » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, To introduce an Australian-type toll booth solution (letter, Sept 5) to help to fund national parks denies the fact...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:15 Going loco » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Michael Binyon describes the royal train being hauled by the A4 60009 Union of South Africa along the new...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:14 Gift of the fab » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In the late 1940s my parents insisted that I read a dry weekly publication called The Children’s Newspaper (“Experts’...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:12 History repeated? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In AD376 a large number of Goths, fleeing from the barbarity of the Huns, threw themselves on the mercy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:09 School ‘apartheid’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Giles Coren is right to “out” the hypocrisy that surrounds getting access to good state schools (“Thanks for nothing,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:05 Don’t blame sugar » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your article (“Bitter consequences of the nation’s sweet tooth”, Sept 3) identifies that sugar is being painted as a...

News stories from Friday 04 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:41 Sickly Sweet » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The health problems of rich societies are not, strictly speaking, epidemics because they are not contagious diseases. That does not...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:38 Europe in the Dock » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
For 48 hours an identity crisis that threatens the foundations of the European Union has been played out on a...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:08 Not Adding Up » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A week from today it is likely that Jeremy Corbyn will become leader of the Labour party. If so, Mr Corbyn’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:58 Chill out and relax » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Surely a “chilcot” (letters, Sept 1 & 4) is a place where establishment figures can chillax? David Howard Chislehurst,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:55 Children’s section » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Small children are encouraged these days to be vocal in public libraries (“Chapter and terse”, letter, Sept 4). However,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:53 Toll for park access » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, That national parks need more funding is beyond dispute (Richard Morrison, Times2, Sept 4). A solution could be achieved...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:37 If I opened a theme park... » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
So, Banksy’s opened a theme park in Weston-super-Mare. As one might expect, it’s angrily, wittily dystopian – paparazzi taking pictures...

News stories from Thursday 03 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:36 Spirited Fight Must Go On » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The SNP government has faced an uphill battle in its campaign to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. It has experienced...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:16 No More Arguments » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The thousands of refugees trapped in Budapest and Calais are the lucky ones, though they may be forgiven for not...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:43 Doing More » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There is a gap in the diplomacy of the European refugee crisis in the shape of the United Kingdom. This...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:40 Ding Dong » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The global economy has been transformed by the rise of China in 20 years to the status of superpower. The...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:19 Open the Vaults » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In the heady early years of the Bolshevik Revolution, people’s artists and artisans tore up every fluffy bourgeois convention on...

News stories from Wednesday 02 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:47 Ditching the IRA » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
On the evening of August 12, at about 9pm, a man in his early 50s parked his car outside his...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:46 Patient Power » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, a former equality and human rights commissioner, has a disability which requires her to sleep on...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:08 Leviathan » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A public service broadcaster funded by a licence fee for which one can go to prison for non-payment holds a uniquely...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:05 A time to govern » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
No Scottish politician in the devolution era has known the kind of political supremacy Nicola Sturgeon currently enjoys. The SNP,...

News stories from Tuesday 01 September, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:40 Watch and Learn » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Darling?” “Hmmm?” “What are you watching on your computer?” “Nothing!” “I can’t believe you turned off the monitor as soon...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:24 Beta male: putting my foot down » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
And so we find ourselves nudging into September, and thus – not for all of us, but for many of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 04:15 Faslane Fallout » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Politics and nuclear weapons are indivisible. Ever since supporters of CND took to the streets in the 1950s, the campaign...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:34 Spinal column: in bed with a bat » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Over the course of an ever optimistic youth, I have, just once or twice, looked across the pillow and thought:...

News stories from Monday 31 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:44 Poor Little Rich Kid » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Pity the rich. The challenges can be wearying. Which yacht to buy? How large a villa to rent? Where to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:43 Arctic Sunrise » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The last American president to pay an official visit to Alaska, Warren Harding, went there to glory in the scenery...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:42 Political Fallout » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
George Osborne’s announcement of a £500 million investment in the Faslane submarine base is a robust and welcome demonstration of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 04:50 ’Ello, ’Ello, Is there a Medium Here? » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Right, for this morning’s lecture we’re going to look at psychics, witches and clairvoyants and how they can help the...

News stories from Sunday 30 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:36 A Farcical Verdict » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
President Sisi is well aware of the damage done to Egypt’s standing abroad by the first trial of three Al...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:34 General Knowledge » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
David Cameron initially chose David Richards, now Lord Richards of Herstmonceux, to be his chief of the defence staff to...

News stories from Saturday 29 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 05:57 Get Well Cheaper » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Corporate reputations are hard-won and easily tarnished. This basic rule of business applies now as it did in 1874, when...

News stories from Friday 28 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:57 I’ll defeat Tories with the new people’s politics » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For those of us inside and outside the world of politics, it’s been a summer like no other. For the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:53 House in Order » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In April Nicola Sturgeon said “no chief constable is or ever can be allowed to be a law unto themselves”....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:51 Indecent exit from Afghanistan shames us all » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The dead dog, half buried in a field of opium poppies and putrefying in the Afghan sun, presented us with...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:48 Augusta Chiwy » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When in December 1944 the front line of the bloody Battle of the Bulge overwhelmed the sleepy, snow-covered Belgian town...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:48 Yentob Skewered » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Alan Yentob has enjoyed a long and successful career at the BBC as a programme-maker, presenter and controller of both...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:11 Indian tortoise will overtake the Chinese hare » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Thirty years ago, a young Indian economics doctoral student, blown away by reading Pushkin in a San Francisco bookstore, abandoned...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:03 Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Wassup! » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
O bro Ne-Yo, o bro Ne-Yo! Wherefore art thou so . . . so-so? Bill Shakez iz much da phatter spitter,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:41 A Stain on India » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In northern India a council of male elders has ordered that two young women be raped. It is intended as...

News stories from Thursday 27 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:17 Red, White and Blue » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
France is thanking its lucky stars and stripes for transatlantic saviours once again. After four Americans, one Brit and a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:16 Next Train Not Approaching » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The news that the introduction of the night Tube is to be delayed will be greeted by long-suffering Londoners with...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:09 3D images plan to thwart Isis vandals » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Palmyra is rapidly becoming the symbol of Isis’s cultural iconoclasm. If Isis is permitted to rewrite the history of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:01 We must save the scholars persecuted by Isis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In October 1933, Albert Einstein called on the world to provide safe havens for scholars fleeing repression in Nazi Germany....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:20 How should the House of Lords be reformed? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I have been a member of the House of Lords for 16 years, so my neck would be on...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:58 Gagging police is a kick in the teeth for whistleblowers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Remember those fine words about whistleblowers made by ministers after the Mid-Staffs hospital scandal? No longer would they be ignored,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:57 Mine is an accent waiting to happen » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A new report by the pollsters YouGov has ranked British regional accents by their attractiveness. Or, as it turns out in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:18 Here’s how to prevent the next China crisis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
China’s slowdown is only to be expected for an economy that’s reached middle-income status after three decades of astonishing growth....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:18 Saddam’s evil regime had to go, Mr Corbyn » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Jeremy Corbyn can apologise for the invasion of Iraq if he likes. But not in my name. Saddam Hussein’s regime...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:13 Francis Nichols » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Wherever he travelled — and he covered most of the globe — Francis Nichols was interested in helping and encouraging...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:11 Out of Control » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Neither David Cameron nor Theresa May will be surprised by the latest migration figures from the Office for National Statistics...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:08 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The Earl of Devon Michael Olizar writes: Your obituary of the 18th Earl of Devon (Aug 22) mentions that he...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:56 Sir Neville Bowman-Shaw » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir Neville Bowman-Shaw was a rambunctious businessman who kept his company Lancer Boss — which at its height was Britain’s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:50 Arthur Dorward » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Arthur Dorward epitomised the manliness of rugby as it was played in the 1950s. The first person from Galashiels to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:46 Hen heaven » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Jeremy Corbyn became my hero on Wednesday for recommending women-only carriages (report, Aug 27). I could have done with...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:24 Calibrating grades » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Towers’ proposal of a norm-referenced system of grade allocation (letter, Aug 27) would be a return to the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:22 Mobiles in schools » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The letters (Aug 26) objecting to Tom Bennett’s comments about use of technology in schools come from excellent independent...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 Live TV murder » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, There should be a simple question about the choice of photographs from events like the murder of the journalists...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:12 Stick it to him » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When I spoke to the late Christopher Robin Milne for a BBC anniversary programme about the celebrated stories of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:11 Faithfull Ophelia » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The best Hamlet? (Times2, Aug 26, and letter, Aug 27). Nicol Williamson at The Roundhouse in 1969 was the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:09 Bongs and pennies » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You report (Aug 26) that the technique for speeding or slowing the clock where Big Ben is housed involves...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:07 Hospital prices » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The hospitals brought profit-maximising into their world by dropping the shops run by “Friends” groups, and contracting with national...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 03:44 We can’t hold back this tide of humanity » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It was a bishop of Lincoln, the strangely nicknamed Alexander the Magnificent, who commissioned one of his clerical underlings, Henry...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:04 BBC ‘bias’ against independence was essential » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Two summers ago I spent some time chatting and plotting with an American friend who, among other things, makes documentary...

News stories from Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:45 It’s Their Party » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It seems to be a perverse rule in British politics that the party that loses an election (or a referendum)...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:44 Europe’s Challenge » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is building walls again. Bulgaria has planted 50 miles of razor...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:18 Proctor’s fury is justified but police inquiry must go on » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Outrageous. Appalling. Unbelievable. The adjectives apply to the sex abuse allegations made about Harvey Proctor by an anonymous witness —...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:03 The last thing women want is their own carriage » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
On a late-night train, a group of blokes with a stash of buffet Special Brews are getting lairy. One has...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:02 Professor Sir Bob Hepple » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Fighting alongside a young Nelson Mandela as the incipient struggle for racial equality in South Africa began, the lawyer Bob...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:43 Wanted: executive assistant. Must call my mum every day » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Oh, to be rich and powerful, like Jermain Defoe, the Premier League footballer who plays for some club or other...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:30 Chilcot and ‘aggressive’ tactics by witnesses » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Some of the discussions about the “Maxwellisation” process in the Iraq Inquiry have compared it to the procedure I...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:04 Catherine Fraser » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There are still too few women working in sports journalism, but when Catherine Fraser joined The Times in 1999 there...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:38 Anna Kashfi » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
An actress of exotic beauty who played Indian, Korean, Mexican and African-American characters, Anna Kashfi caught the eye of Marlon...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:00 Degrees of Wealth » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The sharp increase in the number of British millionaires may be a good thing, but it creates a problem. While...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:57 Lords Above » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Clement Attlee once joked that the House of Lords is “like a glass of champagne that has stood for five...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:26 Quasi-police group » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Mike Flynn (letter, Aug 19) makes a fair point in respect of the SPCA’s referral of its private prosecutions...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:25 The Uber effect » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The increase in taxi and minicab use (report and Thunderer, Aug 26) is to be welcomed in reducing car...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:22 Royal exam board » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to the letters (Aug 20 & 25) on a single exam board, I was an examiner of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:20 Forbidden museum » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I fully agree with Philip Collins (Notebook, Aug 25) about the inept way Italian heritage is administered. Two years...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 Save Damascus » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Can the world save Damascus? Should the world save Damascus? Is there time to save Damascus? My answer to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:11 The best Hamlet » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, No, no, no! The best Hamlet, eclipsing even Ben Whishaw’s gut-wrenching performance at the Old Vic in 2004 (Times2,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:58 Poohstick shortage » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I am grateful to Dr Rhys Morgan for his advice on the perfect poohstick (report, Aug 26), but anyone...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:57 Sober as a judge? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to FE Smith’s “drunk as a judge” comment (letter, Aug 24), until the creation of the Supreme Court...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:56 Door of perception » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is not only dementia sufferers who need guidance when exiting the toilets (letter, Aug 26). I used the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:54 Doing the rounds » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, What concerns me more than WH Smith overcharging in its hospital shops (report, Aug 26) is that it no...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:53 Educational Titan » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to the letters (Aug 25 & 26) on the “Madras” educational system developed by the Rev Dr Andrew...

News stories from Monday 24 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:59 Cloudy With a Chance of Happiness » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Thank goodness the BBC has announced that the Met Office has lost its weather contract with the corporation before announcing...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:20 Several Directions » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Beatles Reaction Puzzles Even Psychologists.” So ran a headline in the American Science News Letter in February, 1964. Yesterday it...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:18 Welfare to Work » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The Conservatives’ manifesto made big promises on welfare. A Tory government, it said, would deliver a system “fair to those...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:12 Great Fall of China » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
This was supposed to be the Chinese century. The world’s second-largest economy had already overtaken the United States in terms...

News stories from Sunday 23 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:56 Warning Flag » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Historic moment,” Philip Hammond tweeted on arriving in Tehran yesterday to reopen the British embassy there. The foreign secretary later...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:55 Payback Time » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The NHS may be widely envied, but too many of the doctors it helps to train are using the service’s...

News stories from Saturday 22 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:23 Phonophobia » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Four in ten children aged five to fifteen own a mobile phone. Three quarters of those own smartphones, ostensibly omniscient...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:23 Nudge Nudge » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The behavioural insights team set up by the prime minister 18 months ago has had some notable successes. Known as...

News stories from Friday 21 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:23 Wrong again » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The discovery that Jeremy Corbyn equates the barbarity of Islamic State in Syria (Isis) to the actions of American forces...

News stories from Thursday 20 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:32 Coping with Doping » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The men’s 1,500 metres finals at the Moscow and Los Angeles Olympics provided between them seven of the most thrilling...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:21 Criticism Works » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
To sell tickets and accept criticism, or keep rehearsing behind closed doors until the show is good and ready? That...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:31 Damaging Delay » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Gordon Brown announced the Iraq war inquiry to parliament in June 2009. The government was criticised for commissioning the inquiry...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:20 Kim’s Shooting Script » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The increasingly dangerous leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, is determined that the world takes him seriously. For almost...

News stories from Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:52 Must Try Harder » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Nicola Sturgeon is not the first party leader to put education at the top of their agenda. This, after all,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:49 Passengers First » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A peculiar junction has been reached in the Labour leadership race. Jeremy Corbyn has taken a position that he shares not...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:36 Free and Fair » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The elections this week in Sri Lanka were encouraging for all who care about its future as a peaceful and...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:59 Teaching by Numbers » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Nicky is secretary of state at the Department for Education. Because of reforms introduced by her predecessor, Michael, more young...

News stories from Tuesday 18 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:57 Party Poopers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
If the leadership contest has shown anything, it is that the teachings of Karl Marx are as relevant to Labour...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:50 A Silly Rural Idyll » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Announcing that the Scottish government intends to prohibit the growing of genetically modified crops in Scotland, Richard Lochhead, the rural...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:44 State of Horror » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The grim conflict that rolls like thunder over Iraq and Syria is no longer a single war. Blood is being...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:43 Dongle Geezer » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For about the time it takes a human child to grow up, or a human grown-up to despair, a small...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:38 Miliband’s silence as his party falls apart is a disgrace » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Gordon Brown has spoken. Will it change the dynamics of the Labour leadership campaign? No. It was too little, too...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:13 How you can’t reheat your passion for a novel » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In How to Take Intelligent Vacations Umberto Eco suggests the ideal holiday reading. “Just take with you the Grundrisse, the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:52 Rock’n’roll can save us all — even from Eton » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
An album review in this newspaper’s excellent Friday arts section left me disconcerted, and I’ve been mulling over the reasons...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:36 Mind Their Heads » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In one of David Cameron’s first speeches as prime minister he fizzed with enthusiasm about a new approach to public...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:10 Rail passengers are getting a good deal, so why nationalise? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A Martian with the misfortune to land on Earth in the midst of Labour’s leadership contest could easily think Britain’s railway...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:33 I’ve never had a TV and I’m not missing anything » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Growing up without a television was odd. When other children discussed Crackerjack, Top of the Pops and The Wombles we...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:35 The smart money’s on Isis destroying itself » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There’s a straightforward reason why Isis’s reign in the Middle East is ultimately doomed. If all else fails, we can...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:06 Down Under » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The man with the mottled hair and trainee beard walked into the dusty roadhouse bar 60 miles outside Alice Springs...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:59 Take nostalgia and give it a modern twist » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The best silly season story of recent years was The Sun shocker that a constellation in the night sky resembled...

News stories from Monday 17 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:57 The fate of the Earth and population growth » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Lord Rees of Ludlow (“This crime against future generations”, Opinion, Aug 15) and like-minded thinkers have oversold the insurance...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:53 Professor John Hull » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Most sighted people have imagined being blind, closing their eyes while walking along a street, but the futility of such...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:53 John Campbell » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Emanating from a Russian émigré family domiciled in Belgium, Peniakoff formed the PPA with two fellow officers of the Libyan...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:53 Coleen Gray » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Early in her career Coleen Gray’s agent put her up for the part of John Wayne’s ill-fated sweetheart in the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:53 Carol Brown Janeway » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Carol Brown Janeway translated books from Hungarian, Austrian, French, Yiddish and Dutch, but she was chiefly known for her numerous...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:51 Jazz Summers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Managers of ego-fuelled stars in the brash world of pop music tend to fall into two schools. The first is...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:51 Caspar Bowden » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Caspar Bowden made a career out of warning against government encroachment on individuals’ online privacy. His work, however, was not...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:22 Robert Crampton: Bin Laden’s audio tapes are a bore. What about his porn? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
My first reaction on discovering that Radio 4 was putting out a programme (broadcast last night) called The Bin Laden...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:22 Hamid Gul » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Spy chiefs are not usually known for their high public profile, fondness for chat shows and comparisons with reality TV...
Favicon for Culture » Stephen Hough 07:31 When I don't play the piano » Post from Culture » Stephen Hough Visit off-site link
A concert pianist is someone who plays the piano in concerts. So far so good, although it may be worth adding the adverb 'regularly' to that description. Someone did once tell me that his Aunt Ada was a concert pianist. "She had a lovely touch and played to great acclaim in a concert in our [...]
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:21 Farming tariffs » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to your report (“Why dairy farming has turned sour”, Aug 15), subsidy was essentially removed from New Zealand...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:19 Emergency service » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I do hope that Gerald Ratner’s daughter is recovering well (letter, Aug 15). Last month, on the advice of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:17 Back to the future » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The NHS is apparently considering an initiative which it is hoped will transform the nursing care given to patients....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:15 Chilcot deadline » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When I chaired the Cleveland child abuse inquiry in 1987, my report was critical of a number of witnesses....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:12 Corbyn-mania » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, We are united in rejecting the charge of “economic illiteracy” against Jeremy Corbyn, and in recognising that his economic...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:07 Gordon Bennett! » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Gordon Brown’s pacing up and down while delivering a speech was clearly exasperating for the audience (“A dizzying return...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:03 Desert rats » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, While serving in Aden in the 1960s I was often visited by a desert rat as I shaved in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:01 Hitchhiking bliss » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The prospect of travelling through France, down to the Côte d’Azur, with three teenage sons in the back of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:00 Luxury noise pads » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The growth of companies such as Airbnb (report, Aug 15) is not just a threat to hoteliers. The management...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:59 ‘Flaky’ film degrees » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I have much sympathy for Kevin Maher’s experiences in having his hard work and expertise devalued after “merely” studying...

News stories from Sunday 16 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:44 Charities in crisis are ripe for radical cleansing » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
David Cameron, luxuriating in the prospect of weak opposition, has a chance to think about radical reform of both the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:43 Hippy Replacement » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
More and more middle-aged people are taking recreational drugs. Surprising as this may sound, a better way of understanding the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:42 Brazil Wanes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A political leader whose poll ratings are substantially lower than a country’s benchmark interest rate is in serious trouble. That is...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:42 Green Shoots » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The debate around genetically modified crops would almost certainly puzzle an alien. “I don’t get it,” he’d beep, arriving for...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:06 We should be careful of this pension bonanza » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
August is usually a quiet month for tax wonks. The chancellor is on his holidays, the next budget is a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:54 Veterans and relatives respond to VJ Day » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As one of the veterans who took part, may I express to the Royal British Legion my profound admiration...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:47 Endless fun: match the child with the parent » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
August in London allows me to do something that can’t be accomplished the rest of the year. It’s the result...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:47 Lord John FitzGerald » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Lord John FitzGerald was fortunate to have survived beyond his teenage years, let alone work as a trainer who had...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:41 Don’t change the law to protect Prince George » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
You know how it is when you’re two. You get tired, you graze your knee and howl, you wet yourself,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:23 Spoiler alert » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, A reader expressed concern about the difficulty of your crossword (letters, Aug 15), mentioning the answer to a clue...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:18 Blue murder » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I witnessed a similar drowning (“Cats and rats”, letter, Aug 13): a sparrowhawk grabbed a blue tit from my...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:15 Exploring Amazon » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, May I put in a word for Amazon and online book publishing (“Last chapter for village bookshop”, Aug 10;...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:06 Academy schools » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is reported that the prime minister contemplates academy status for all schools, with schools regarded as failing being...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:01 Apprenticeships » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Boys and girls are increasingly choosing apprenticeships over university (“Boys trading in university places”, Aug 15) but they are...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:47 HMS Hood » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is understandable that the recovery of the bell of HMS Hood should stir strong feelings among some of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:39 Fracking benefits » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I am not surprised that the government is stripping councils of their right to determine fracking applications. Our indigenous...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:32 The migrant crisis » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Andrew Green (“We’re too soft”, Aug 13) appears determined to make immigration an anti-EU issue. But the challenge comes...

News stories from Friday 14 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:13 Privacy and the Paparazzi » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Last week, near a playground where Prince George was playing with his mother, a man was found spying on them...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:11 Twitter Tw*tter » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
10.00 PC de Beers here to keep you abrest of dvtps! Looking 4ward 2 helping restore some order 2 Magaluf!...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:08 Atonement » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
One of the most brutal and xenophobic regimes in modern history was finally defeated 70 years ago today. The allied...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:30 Spinal column: this sporting life » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
How quaint – no, how positively prehistoric – it must sound to the young, but when I was growing up...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:59 Beta male: salamis and sun worship » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Having finally returned from holiday, I must confess I am yet to get my head back into that whole inconvenient...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:36 The pleasures of the mundane » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When you are, say, 12 – about as clever as you’ll ever be, in many ways, but in many others,...

News stories from Thursday 13 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:36 Hillary at Bay » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Hillary Clinton’s release of the personal email server that she used in office while secretary of state was meant to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:35 Flight of the Bungled Fee » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There has clearly been a misunderstanding among British retailers about the meaning of the phrase “duty free”. The waiver of...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:34 Four-legged Artist » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In loving memory: Uggie the Jack Russell, beloved of cinema audiences, Oscar judges and silent film aficionados. A latecomer to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:09 Bigger is Better » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The ritual of jumping for joy by A-level students in possession of their results can seem staged for newspaper photographers....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:19 Preachers of Hate » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Religious faith, when manipulated by the unscrupulous, is the most divisive of human impulses. Western democracies manage such fissures by...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:04 Fighting Words » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In the sixth century BC, Sun Tzu wrote that “the supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without...

News stories from Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:08 Waste Not » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is rare to find an issue attended with so little moral ambiguity as Britain’s collective wastefulness with food. According...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:07 Trading Places » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Turmoil in China’s financial system and a slowdown in its economy appear to threaten global economic recovery. Hence the decision...

News stories from Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:59 Myopia in Ankara » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In a region where friends of enemies make temporary common cause with enemies of friends, there can be little more...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:59 No Jobs for the Illegals » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Wigan, as George Orwell discovered 80 years ago, can be a bleak place for those with no money and no...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:54 What Ho, Jeeves! » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is the favourite drink of the home counties — as English a tipple as it is possible to imagine....
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:28 Handset, Prince of Denmark » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
SCENE 1 Enter Ghost GHOST: I am thy father’s spirit, doom’d for a certain term to be stuck in an...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:19 Fight Again » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Under the leadership of Michael Foot, the Labour party entered the general election campaign of 1983 with a manifesto so...

News stories from Monday 10 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:56 Unsafe as Houses » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Burglary is rightly regarded by its victims as a personal violation. It is a crime capable of stoking emotions in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:55 Hearts of Darkness » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“The wise man takes delight in privacy; the man of no virtue is his own worst enemy, and is afraid...

News stories from Sunday 09 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:14 A Royal Des Res » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“If you will just step this way, Your Royal Highness, you can see the wonderful view from what the previous...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:16 Trump Card » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The US election campaign has kicked off with a public and surprisingly penetrating inquisition of the Republican party’s ten frontrunners...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:16 Political Parasites » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
A free people, argued James Madison in the Federalist papers, requires a safeguard against the destructive power of factions. It is...

News stories from Friday 07 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:38 Is Sturgeon scared of her own membership? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Angus Robertson is not a man given to self-doubt. The SNP’s group leader at Westminster has iron-clad confidence and his...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:34 Truth is our best weapon in the new Cold War » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Robert Conquest, who died this week, was one of the great truth-tellers of the past century. He unearthed in unprecedented...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:38 The humble elevator may give Google a sales lift » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
You may not expect the humble lift to capture the interest of Silicon Valley’s boffins, but Google is studying the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:32 Going soft on SAS selection would be a terrible mistake » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Selection for the SAS is supposed to be hard and risky. It pushes every candidate to the limit of their...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:26 If Heath was a child abuser, I’m an aardvark » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
‘Oh hi,” says the voice on the phone. I butt in immediately because “oh, hi” is how broadcast assistants always...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:08 Giles Coren reviews Oldroyd, London » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
You have no idea how it pains me to give a negative review. How I sweat and tremble as I...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:36 That keep-fit app will be the death of you » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A few weeks ago, as part of a forthcoming article for this newspaper’s magazine, I had a very active day. Like,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:35 Don’t be afraid of the pop-up economy » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Where the artists lead, the capitalists will follow. So Hackney graduated from hipster’s heaven to banker’s boudoir, and now the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:19 His Honour Evelyn Monier-Williams » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Judge Monier-Williams did not believe in long sentences — or in prison much at all. He did his utmost to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:16 Giovanni ‘John the Eagle’ Riggi » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In 1999, HBO began broadcasting its mafia series The Sopranos on Sunday nights. FBI agents were delighted to discover that...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:07 Dawn Palethorpe Wofford » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
From the age of three when she won her first race — trotting — for the Pony Club, Dawn Palethorpe...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:03 Johanna Quandt » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In 1994, the fate of what was left of Britain’s carmaking industry was in the hands of Johanna Quandt, the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:59 A splash and Ratty shows how he can disappear » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I ’m in Dorset for two weeks, looking after a friend’s house with a large garden, orchard and section of riverbank....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:59 Ignore the snobs – Christie was a genius » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The new BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Tommy and Tuppence” novels, Partners in Crime, has sensibly updated the Wodehousian silly-ass...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:27 Immaculate Complexion » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In ancient times they used clarified butter, liberally applied with honeydew and perhaps a touch of mandrake root — enough...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:11 Why Cilla’s name is a black and white issue » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Anyone who had a heart, wrote Martin Davies from Truro, would surely have felt that Cilla Black deserved some sort...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:00 These amateurish charities aren’t fit for purpose » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In his essay Politics as a Vocation Max Weber said that charismatic leaders often fail to turn their magic into...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:06 Caitlin Moran: don’t mess with my cheese » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s 11.07pm. We are lying in bed, playing the third most dangerous game in the world, after 1) Russian roulette,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:45 Ben Machell on TV: How to talk about sex — from a Sheffield brothel to the classroom » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When is it OK to laugh at sex workers? I was pretty sure I knew this one. I was pretty...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:43 How to tan like a man » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Way back in the early Sixties, half a century ago, shortly before I was born, my mum and dad spent...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:20 Odds on » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Whether postcode or house number lottery (letter, August 7), the police will be the only winners in my street....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:19 Every one a winner » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Tim Hands’ ironic suggestion that scholarships might be awarded for “resilience or well-being” (“Scholarships are an out-of-date nuisance, says...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:16 Flying saucers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You are to be congratulated on your report and leading article about Frisbee (August 7). However, Frisbee is no...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:15 Space debate » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, My late father would have been delighted by Adrian Lane’s communication with the ISS (“Garden shed to international space...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:14 Musical legacy » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I was astonished to read Richard Morrison’s response (August 7) to the letter from a group of distinguished composers...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:12 Strike day » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, James Wilson (letter, August 6) suggests that strikes over night-time operation of the Tube could be avoided if driverless...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:10 Corbyn’s silence » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Aaronovitch writes that in 1987 Jeremy Corbyn took part in a minute’s silence for the eight IRA men...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:09 Regional flights » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Robert Lea’s article “Heathrow whining could get worse” (August 3) hits the nail on the head. Discussion is focused...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:04 A balance of compassion and accountability » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The solution for charities is not to make them bigger bureaucracies (“These amateurish charities aren’t fit for purpose,” August...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:04 Judgment call » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The Assisted Dying Bill discriminates between those people who are suicidal and will be permitted medical assistance to end...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:43 Spinal column: worrying times » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Oh well, I thought darkly, as I drove home the other day, at least that’s one thing I can be...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 04:39 Beta male: it’s grim being a Wolves fan » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
So it’s all starting again. The football season. With all its ancient rivalries, petty grievances, live matches on Sky and...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 04:36 Freezing is a Feminist Issue » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Sometimes, as Dolly Parton sang, it’s hard to be a woman, and rarely more so than in the office. Why?...

News stories from Thursday 06 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:32 Police and crime commissioners are failing the public » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Britain’s police and crime commissioners have been beset by negative news stories ever since the tragicomic elections that introduced them...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:32 Kids Games » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In a series of media appearances yesterday Camila Batmanghelidjh complained that she is being ignored. After claiming knowledge of establishment...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:25 Assisted dying reform and the ‘slippery slope’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When Maria Caulfield, MP, thinks about casting her vote in relation to the proposed legislation for assisted dying, she...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:22 I won’t be reclining on a hairshirt this summer » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As a fashion editor I’ve always treated holidays as a break from self-improvement rather than an opportunity for more. Don’t...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:16 Philip Walwyn » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Philip Walwyn undertook 17 transatlantic crossings in a self-confessed attempt to escape from authority. He did not concern himself with...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:14 Hispanic vote is a headache for Republicans » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The boardwalk at Santa Cruz is the oldest amusement park in California. Amid the din and pleasing aroma of deep-fried...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:07 Nature Notes: Gannets » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Gannets can often be seen far out to sea now, almost anywhere off the coast. They are enormous, gleaming white...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:21 Disc World » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It is a moment of belated honour for the efforts of every parent weary of lobbing things to small children...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:19 Ending the Exodus » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A rescue operation was under way yesterday for scores of migrants from a crowded capsized boat in the Mediterranean. It has...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:30 Pretty in pink » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The term “blazer” (letters, August 5 and 6) was derived from the vivid scarlet jackets worn by members of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:28 Rural escape » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Scottish islands may be “remote” (letter, August 1) but here in Suffolk the mandatory prefix is “deep”, or, more...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:27 Eeny meeny . . . » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Burglars will presumably now target houses with odd numbers (“Police ignore break-ins at odd-numbered homes”, August 5). Will this...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:26 Spelling bee kids » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As five-year-olds at the end of the war, we were given ten words each week to learn and given...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:25 Brutal landscape » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Putting aside Historic England’s argument that by 1972 Robin Hood Gardens represented an outworn model for social housing (“Architects...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:22 Some like it hot » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your leading article (“Freezing is a Feminist Issue,” August 4) suggests opening a window as the solution to keeping...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:20 Nearly an armful » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The problems at NHS Blood and Transplant are self-inflicted (report, August 5). They arise from the appointments system introduced...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:07 Estate’s End » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Commies, wrote the US satirist PJ O’Rourke, love concrete. The Robin Hood Gardens estate in east London is all about...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:07 Venezuela’s Nadir » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“In the context of Latin America, Venezuela stands out like a great beacon,” declared Ken Livingstone in 2008 on being...

News stories from Wednesday 05 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:28 Suspect Strike » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is hard to conceive of a less justifiable strike than the industrial action under way on the London Underground....

News stories from Tuesday 04 August, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:35 Symbolic Error » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
On Monday, the Independent Police Complaints Commission announced an investigation into whether Wiltshire police abandoned a trial in the 1990s...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:39 Loss Leader » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The banking crisis of 2007 to 2009 has been a grievous burden to British taxpayers. They have paid the direct...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:57 Necessary Conquest » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Perhaps nominative determinism helps to explain the writer Robert Conquest’s extraordinary life, which came to an end on Monday in...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:59 Unfair Play » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Sporting competition is a metaphor for all social achievement. Excellence in educational results, in professional life, in scientific success from...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:58 Price of Fraud » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Fraud is not a victimless crime. The fixing of financial markets by extravagantly rewarded traders at some of the City’s...

News stories from Monday 03 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:14 Labour Pains » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Parties must ever exist in a free country, wrote Edmund Burke. Yet no individual party has a right to permanence....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:13 Cilla Black » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As the undisputed queen of Saturday night television, Cilla Black joked that it was an unlikely role for someone who...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:08 A Dirty War » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
On the fringes of Europe peace is supposedly being kept by an accord, the Minsk ceasefire, signed by the leaders...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:47 Jeremy Corbyn is the right man for Labour » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Jeremy Corbyn is now the frontrunner to win the Labour party leadership. The parliamentary party and its media cheerleaders are...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:03 Lessons in staying alive if you meet a madman » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The most American thing I’ve done since moving to Washington last month is learn how to cope with a maniac...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:02 The SNP needs to grow up about reform of the Lords » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The House of Lords is an easy target, especially now with the Lord Sewel scandal staining its reputation and the...

News stories from Sunday 02 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:36 Migrant crisis is not only a British problem » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to David Aaronovitch’s article suggesting that we have “brought this bad dream on ourselves” (July 30), I couldn’t...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:34 How absurd to ban asylum seekers from doing a job » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
At least Adam and Muhammad, two Sudanese asylum seekers living it up at the £70 a night Best Western Park...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:10 Is Joe Biden poised to dash Hillary’s hopes? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Just one month after he became US Senator for Delaware in 1972, Joe Biden’s wife and 13-month-old daughter died after...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:05 Henry B Platt » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When Jackie Kennedy Onassis was a book editor at Doubleday in the late 1970s, she commissioned the first of a...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:25 A Greek tragedy just waiting to happen » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The chorus for Bakkhai arrived on stage dressed like a weekend camping expedition mounted by the Older Feminist Network. The...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:20 ET hasn’t phoned but don’t take it personally » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The search for another world that can sustain life is getting warmer. We now know of 1,879 planets outside the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:12 Dogged Detection » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In a famously vicious review, QD Leavis, the literary critic, poured scorn on the character of Lord Peter Wimsey, the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:05 Hannah Betts: Spare me the ‘great’ British summer time » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Even vampires such as myself are compelled to admit it is now officially summer, that time when stiff upper lips...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:39 Kevin Whyman » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Kevin Whyman loved winning so much that he was warned a record 132 times by the umpire as he coxed...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:28 Fertile ground » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Your new pets pages in the Register section hold to the tradition of announcing births and deaths, but no...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:27 Hole in one » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Robert Colbeck would like to know what to call the divot hole (letter, August 1). From a quantum perspective,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:25 Room to breathe » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, When I started work my job entailed substantial rail travel. On my first such trip I was accompanied by...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:23 Spell cheque » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You report that proofreaders have been hired by West London Free School to check reports before they are sent...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:22 Grape and grain » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As one who was for many years in the brewery trade and also the wine and spirit trade, I...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:19 Role models? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Great news that exercise has been proven to be an alternative to HRT (report, August 1) but did they...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:18 Fight for the BBC » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Henry Zeffman makes the case for licence fee reform very well (Opinion, August 1). When, however, he accuses the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:16 Charity woes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I suspect the incidence of “chugging” is more extensive than many realise (“Charitable Trust”, leading article, August 1). We...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:13 The Long view » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You describe the British Library by Colin St John Wilson as “his life’s work” (“Beauty lies in the eye...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:12 Our green belt » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, On this day in 1955 green belts became government policy. Sixty years on we are in danger of fatally...

News stories from Saturday 01 August, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:55 Slaking the Thirst » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A glass of gin was, in Victorian times, cheaper than a glass of clean drinking water. A similarly deplorable state of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 02:54 Stopping the Meltdown » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The complex breakdown of Libya as a nation state has become a critical problem for Europe. The Islamic State terror...

News stories from Friday 31 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:03 Outdated Auntie can’t get out of first gear » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I ’m not into cars. When friends babble excitedly about engines and exhausts, I nod and grin politely. I failed my...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:21 Spinal column: mega-watt smiles » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I met an old friend the other day. Haven’t seen him for ten years. He approached me in the queue at...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:06 Airport expansion must give UK-wide benefit » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The mayor of London is right that Heathrow expansion must deliver UK-wide economic growth and it will (“Heathrow will...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:58 Sugar pushers have had it sweet for too long » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
My, how the mighty fall, eh? Ribena, the syrupy drink once fêted as a wholesome cut above the likes of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:54 No offence, Cecil, but I feel sorry for your killer » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
This is a column about the dentist from Minnesota who killed Cecil the lion. Yes, it is August. Before we...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:54 Stop moaning, we’ve never had it so good » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Try this thought-experiment. Name a time in recent memory when you could look at the prospects for Britain and the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:33 Why politicians like to get ahead of themselves » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Politicians should be careful about calling kettles black. Tuesday’s story headlined “Burnham to attack headline-grabbing gimmicks”, was a case in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:32 Lake that’s bursting with legends and wildlife » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Every self-respecting lake should have the reputation of being bottomless. Optional extras might include concealing a lost village, or having...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:01 This museum will glorify violence against women » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Which would you rather take your 13-year-old daughter to: an exhibition about women’s history or one about women’s dismemberment? Mark...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:48 Charitable Trust » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Chugging is an ugly word with a serious meaning: it is the act of being “mugged” by a charity soliciting...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:14 Rosemary Dinnage » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Only a bold and confident person would show up at the Blackfriars offices of the Times Literary Supplement in her...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:10 Major Grahame Vivian » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Grahame Vivian was a soldier who loved the sea, disliked parties but danced well. He courted his first wife by...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:20 Sod’s law » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As an enthusiastic golfer of dubious ability I am more than familiar with the divot, but have always understood...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:19 Amber nectar » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I can assure Richard Godwin (“Just what the world needed: another new microbrewery,” July 30) that warm, flat beer...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:18 In a faraway land » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It seems almost mandatory that whenever a Scottish island is referred to it is prefixed by the word “remote”,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:17 New drone laws » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Reports highlighting the use of drones to transport blood for transfusions, collect whale snot for conservation purposes and photograph...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:15 Crowning glory » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Further to the letter from the National Churches Trust (July 21), could I plead the case for St Nicholas...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:14 Oldest rail works » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Derby Railway Works is definitely not the oldest such institution in the UK (Business, July 30). Wolverton Works was...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:11 Posthumous appeal » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Ben Macintyre’s appeal for a pardon for Roger Casement (July 31) appears to conflate two different things. To seek...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:09 Migrant ‘swarm’ » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Cameron has been criticised for using the metaphor of a swarm of bees to describe the behaviour of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:05 Immoral court fees » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The recent outcry over the criminal court charges imposed by the last justice secretary, Mr Grayling, is justified (letter,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:04 Joys of Radio 3 » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In the light of the current debate about the role of the BBC in our lives, we would like...

News stories from Thursday 30 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:57 Change in the Wind » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When the Scottish government unveiled its strategy for control of wind farms in June last year, the dilemmas it threw...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:30 Trouble Across the Water » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The chaos on both sides of the Channel is now costing Britain £250 million a day in lost trade. The...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:27 Chinese Puzzle » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The decision by the government to grant Ai Weiwei, the dissident Chinese artist, only a truncated visa to visit Britain...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:58 What can be done about the crisis in Calais? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, David Aaronovitch is right to suggest an alternative solution to the Calais problem (“We’ve brought this bad dream on...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:32 Blessed are the Geeks » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s a common teen movie trope: shy nerd gets bullied by popular sportsman. But if the emergence of computer gaming...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 02:09 Cecil’s Last Roar » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Cecil, the Zimbabwe pride lion, barely had a chance to open his mouth wide before being killed by an American...

News stories from Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:58 French Farce » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
There are as many reasons to dislike aspects of the Saudi regime as there are reasons to do business with...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 08:57 City for Sale » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
London prospered from the 20th century. It now jostles for position with New York as the world’s financial capital. Multinational...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 03:09 The Times Top Ten » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The only thing that is more fun than going to the movies, is listing movies. People love lists. They love...

News stories from Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:44 Trimming the Fat » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
America is frequently lampooned as the land of colossal portions and artery-clogging diets, but new evidence shows that the super-sized...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:13 Thicker than Water » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When the German poet Heinrich Heine died in 1856, he is said to have bequeathed a fortune to his widow...

News stories from Monday 27 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:07 Hunting Isis » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Outside Iraq and Syria the much-trumpeted war against the Islamic State terrorist group remains fitful and hesitant. David Cameron vowed...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:44 Wiping the Slate Clean » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It’s painful, but you can remove that tattoo of an inky heart. You can burn love letters; you can change...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:43 Our House » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Twelve days ago Lord Sewel wrote a blog outlining the new mechanisms for suspending or expelling members of the House...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 05:10 Full of Noises » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
If the average internet user were to read in full the privacy policies for every website he visited in a...

News stories from Sunday 26 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:44 The Burning Circle » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
For ten years a small island in the Sea of Marmara has been one of the most unlikely and secretive...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:36 Silence of the Lambs » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Only against a backdrop of stupefying blandness could Jeremy Corbyn have emerged as a serious contender for the leadership of...

News stories from Friday 24 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:00 Trolley Folly » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
With a trolley and a trolley pilot, a train is inhabited before a single passenger steps aboard. It is eager...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:23 United Statement » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
President Obama wants Britain to stay inside the European Union. He has made the appeal before and his officials hint...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:22 Call Home » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
The most reassuring of the mysteries of the universe is that everyone, everywhere, speaks English. That, at least, is the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:19 Chamber of Anachronisms » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Mhairi Black, the youngest MP since 1832, is not a fan of Big Ben’s bong. She tells The Times that...

News stories from Thursday 23 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:19 EL Doctorow » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like,” EL Doctorow once declared....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:17 Next to the global giants the BBC is a minnow » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
I came back to the BBC for one simple reason — I believe it’s the greatest cultural force this country has...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:16 Is your privacy more important than mine? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Somehow, when I visited Ottawa in Canada a few years ago, I managed not to have an adulterous affair. The...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:48 Homes Wanted » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
House prices are a national obsession. Only the weather rivals them as a subject in which everyone takes a keen...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:48 Money for Nothing » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
At the Times CEO summit, David Cameron boasted that the UK was the only major country to meet both the...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:47 Teenage Kicks » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It is unfortunate that public debate about drugs and decriminalisation can tend to the hysterical. The news that there has...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:43 White tux’s power » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Fashion faux pas or not (report, July 23), my white tuxedo had an advantage at formal gatherings apart from...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:40 Police and the prosecution of cannabis users » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The police and crime commissioner for Durham must be applauded for proposing that police officers take no action if...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:30 Social integration » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, As a head teacher in Tower Hamlets, east London, I despair of headlines about “integration”. I am constrained by...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:24 New airport vision » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, While MPs are on holiday I hope they are thinking about the vastly expensive third runway proposed at Heathrow....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:12 Major David Goddard » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
David Goddard collected Bahrain pearling dhows and Venetian gondolas and brought them to the waterways of Devon where he founded...

News stories from Wednesday 22 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:01 Dr Death’s show is what the Fringe is all about » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It is more than 50 years since a naked girl raced across the stage of an Edinburgh Fringe show, causing...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:39 Jeremy Corbyn and the leadership contest » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Having done many mad things in my life, I recognise mad behaviour when I see it. An obvious sign...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:36 A left turn for Labour can only mean defeat » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
V iewed from Scotland, the contest to become the next leader of the Labour party (London office) appears to be taking...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:30 Britain is right to cut out the Islamist cancer » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Islamic extremism is a cancer that is spreading around the world, claiming innocent lives from Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:25 Seagulls and foxes bother you? Better adapt, then » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
One hapless Yorkshire terrier in Newquay and a tortoise called Stig are picked off by sea birds and now the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:23 Blind to the need for change, Labour’s going for a quick fix » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The Times poll yesterday showing the Labour party is on the verge of choosing a leader, Jeremy Corbyn, whom no...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:15 Farron’s faith is a strength, not a fatal flaw » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Mr Wilberforce, I know you’re here to talk about your campaign to abolish the slave trade but I must insist...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:09 The relief of not going on hateful holidays » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
For the first time in years, and for reasons too tiresome to go into, and which I wouldn’t choose to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:30 Corbyn cheats are both stupid and wrong » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Ed Muskie couldn’t understand what was going on. On the surface of it, the Maine senator’s presidential campaign seemed to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:29 Emotional Spasm » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It is to be wondered what Margaret Beckett, Jon Cruddas, Frank Field, Sadiq Khan and David Lammy are thinking now...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:10 GCSEs are agony for everyone. Just ditch them » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When Sir Keith Joseph first sent Margaret Thatcher his proposal for new exams called GCSEs to replace O levels, she...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:02 Tour de Force » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It is hard not to view with amusement the disbelief in France that an Englishman is winning the Tour de...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:01 Trump Trump » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
At least the Labour leadership election is only four months long. In the US, there are already 16 Republican candidates...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:00 A Streamlined State » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
George Osborne is moving quickly to redefine the role of government in Britain. In the budget he called time on...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:43 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Gillian Clarke David Smith: I too had the good fortune to meet Gillian Clarke (obituary, July 14) when in the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:37 Nova Pilbeam » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Her name echoes charmingly through British cinema of the late 1930s. Nova Pilbeam might have been an enduring presence on...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:35 Bill Clarke » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Bill Clarke was allowed just 20 minutes to decide whether or not to take up the task of building —...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:27 Ekaterina Genieva » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Libraries were at the centre of Ekaterina Genieva’s life — but not as passive places of mere book storage or...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:52 Singapore brollies » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The Chinese lacquered paper and cane umbrellas (letter, July 20) were known by servicemen in Singapore in the 1950s...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:51 Overseas viewers » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You report (July 22) that the BBC closed its Global iPlayer trial last month. Were the BBC to make...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:49 Beach smoking ban » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, A pro-smoking group warns against allowing “tyranny by the majority” to dictate laws (“Brighton plans smoking ban for beach”,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:48 Foreign aid budget » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, You report that Britain’s foreign aid budget is being used to pay the pensions of former civil servants living...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:44 Full disclosure » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Jack Straw (letter, July 21) is correct when he states that only public authorities listed in the Freedom of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:42 How to achieve the Treasury’s cuts » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The chancellor has announced that he expects “unprotected” departments to make savings in their budgets of up to 40...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:40 Name of the rose » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Some years ago our then vicar was describing the difficulties experienced during baptism services in interpreting some of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:37 Towel trouble » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, There may be an alternative to having to rise early on holiday to try to beat the Germans to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:36 The Black Shorts » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, PG Wodehouse beat Charlie Chaplin to it (“Parody of Hitler”, letter, July 21). In The Code of the Woosters,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:34 We’re jamming » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is indeed hard to make good homemade jam without using sugar (letters, July 21 & 22). I have...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:33 Lone gull sighted » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Fergus Dignan (letter, July 21) may be right that overfishing is what brings seagulls inland. They were so seldom...

News stories from Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:54 Backspin, Meet Upload » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The prospect of another great corruption trial in China has had the effect of reminding the world of one of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:21 Black showed the flaws, now we need a plan » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Never in the field of British politics has a single maiden speech been viewed by so many. Ten million hits...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:57 Carol Midgley: How much sympathy should we feel for adulterers? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
On a scale of one to ten — and let’s put our cards on the table – how much sympathy...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:21 Integration and the need to tackle extremism » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir The prime minister’s urgent call to tackle the radicalisation of young people needs an immediate response from schools (reports,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:17 Give us control over our health and it’ll save us a fortune » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The consumer is king in virtually any industry you can think of, but not in health. Too much NHS care...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:15 Forgive me. This bloody scene shows I was wrong » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Perhaps somebody is up there watching, after all. For Saturday’s Times I’d written inveighing against the Christian notion that it...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:36 Frontline Massacre » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The students who gathered at trestle tables for lunch in the Turkish town of Suruc on Monday represented hope where...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:32 Lives remembered » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The Rev Professor Owen Chadwick Chris Cornish-Lawrence writes: I went up to Selwyn College in 1975, at the height of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:21 Elio Fiorucci » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci,” sang Sister Sledge on their 1979 hit He’s the Greatest Dancer, and if disco was the music...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:29 BBC’s market share » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, James Purnell is being disingenuous (letter, July 20). The BBC’s income has not “fallen”, but has continued its inexorable...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:28 Seagull-free zone » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Jaki Davis (letter, July 21) will be relieved to know that some of her fellow Cheltenham residents are taking...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:27 Our right to know » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, From the day it became law, ministers and civil servants have been trying to emasculate the public’s right to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:06 Jam today » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The advice to cut down on sugar need not affect home jam-making (letter, July 21). Instead of a 1:1...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:43 Surrogacy in USA » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In your Times2 article on surrogacy (July 20) you report that Alice Jolly researched surrogacy “and found that in...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 06:02 Ipsa’s pay scale » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, John Slinger says that I receive a pro rata salary of £182,000 (letter, July 20). My salary was set...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:59 Attendance rates » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Attendance rates at private schools are not higher “due to stronger levels of trust between parents and the school”,...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 05:57 Campaign to save historic spires » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, An analysis by the National Churches Trust of Historic England’s latest Heritage At Risk Register shows that more than...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 05:44 Making Britain Work » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
On May 7 voters stunned pollsters and politicians with an emphatic endorsement of a vision of the country based on...

News stories from Monday 20 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:27 Accessories to Evil » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
On July 17 last year Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine by a Russian anti-aircraft system with...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:21 Teaching Tolerance » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Islamic schools too often inspire mistrust in those who fear that they foment segregation and isolation. Occasionally, those fears have...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:54 The Renzi Way » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
When the then 39-year-old Matteo Renzi became Italy’s youngest prime minister in February last year he had never even been...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:29 Life is Short » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
“Darling? I’m afraid there’s bad news. I’m not sure how to tell you this. But I’ve been hacked.” “Oh my!...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:26 An Appeal to Reason » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
After his speech yesterday on combating extremism, David Cameron was twice asked if he was worried about alienating the moderate...

News stories from Sunday 19 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:32 Long-range Curiosity » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In the annals of space flight there has been nothing — so far — more cool or terrifying than Neil...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:22 Living History » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Seventeen seconds of grainy black-and-white film uploaded to the internet on Saturday show that even at the age of seven...

News stories from Friday 17 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 13:25 Bad Medicine » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Earlier this week David Cameron promised that he would deliver a genuinely seven-day NHS. Hospital consultants would no longer have...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:23 Politics of Pulchritude » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It has started to look as though there might be something intrinsically attractive about Europe’s left-wing politicians: how else to...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 11:22 Making Prison Work » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Michael Howard’s mantra of “prison works” was a powerful riposte to campaigners more interested in cutting prison numbers than keeping...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:39 Addicted to Secrets » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
School’s out. High summer is upon us and even busy, serious minds are tuned to the Lord’s Test and St...

News stories from Thursday 16 July, 2015

Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:12 Illiberal Democrat » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
It was appropriate that Tim Farron was announced as the Liberal Democrats’ new leader on Twitter. The names of all...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:53 Emergency Service » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, described the speech he gave yesterday about the NHS as the most important of his...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:51 Slimming Auntie » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Norman Fowler warned the House of Lords this week that the BBC has a fight on its hands. He was...

News stories from Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:54 Closing the pay gap between men and women » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I am glad that I was able to congratulate the prime minister in person at the Times CEO Summit...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:49 Animal Spirits » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In addition to his position at the Board of Trade, where he enacted the legislation that in 1862 created the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:48 A Reckless Gamble » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Few gambits are more seductive to an American president than the grand realignment of relations with a hostile regime. As...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 12:40 The fracking revolution » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Scotland stands on the brink of an energy decision that will affect the future of its economy for a generation....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 11:00 Satoru Iwata » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Chief executives of Japanese corporations — traditionally sober-suited, reticent and highly conservative — do not usually talk about fun. However,...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 10:19 Wrong Man, Wrong Place » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
Today Lance Armstrong will ride the first of two stages of the Tour de France, a day before the peloton....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:36 As Greece shows, threats will get you nowhere » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The moment I learnt that Greece had appointed an expert in game theory as its finance minister, I knew it...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:36 Fight Clever » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In last week’s budget, George Osborne pledged to meet the Nato target of spending 2 per cent of GDP on...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:35 This cheater’s charter has saved Iran’s skin » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A neighbour enters a local bicycle shop every weekend over decades and comes back with a spare part. One day you...
Favicon for Leading Articles | The Times 09:34 Full Speed Ahead » Post from Leading Articles | The Times Visit off-site link
In 2007, 13 long years after the opening of the Channel tunnel, Britain’s first high-speed railway line connected it to...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:33 Blame the EU for foreigners buying up our new homes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There is a 1970s Joe Walsh song in which a world-weary rock star sings of his mansion: “Ain’t never been...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:33 Asia’s tiger mothers have much to teach us » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Last weekend I went to a glamorous 21st birthday party. It was at a big country house, and there were...

News stories from Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 13:25 The SNP is right to embrace immigration » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
T his week I come to praise the SNP, not to bury it. I am sorry — by which I mean...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:28 Principle sacrificed on the altar of opportunism » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“The time has come for all good men to rise above principle,” observed Huey Long, politician, demagogue and sometime governor...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:24 Tim Hunt inquiry » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Whether or not Sir Tim should have left UCL, everything else that has been reported over the past month...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:53 Perhaps I’m too old to be Darth Vader on wheels » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Dirt biking! Yikes! I gave it a go last week and came off. I’m still limping a bit, but what...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:46 Shooting the Scottish Fox » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
When Nicola Sturgeon promised her party would play a constructive role in Westminster politics most people assumed she was speaking...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:43 Carol Midgley: Why are banks still treating us all like children? » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Isn’t it time we gave the banks a break? They’ve had a terrible press recently what with mis-selling this, rigging...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:43 Labour could soon be as dead as a dodo » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Adapt or die. Charles Darwin’s observation that “it is not the strongest species that survive nor the most intelligent but...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:42 Women’s raw deal on pay has to end now » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
As a father of two daughters, I want them to experience complete gender equality in the workplace when they start...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:40 Nuclear-hungry Iran is pulling the wool over our eyes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
A deal between Iran and the West, Russia and China on its nuclear programme is due to be unveiled any day...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:40 Gillian Clarke » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The day an MP’s wife described Gillian Clarke as “so sweet, so mumsy,” there was a brief, embarrassed silence. Then...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:39 Kathrine Sorley Walker » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The dance critic Kathrine Sorley Walker was the author of a number of definitive dance biographies, including one of the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:29 Joseph Phelps » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Best known as a builder, not a wine producer, Joseph Phelps was the unsung founding father of the modern Napa...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:24 Marujita Díaz » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It was often said that Marujita Díaz could sing before she could speak. One of Spain’s great folclóricas, she belted...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:41 Apprentices plea » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Pennant Jones (letter, July 10) suggests the need to revive engineering apprenticeship training. Mention should also be made of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:38 Executive salaries » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Bringing soaring boardroom pay under control will not be an easy task (“Tories: mind the gap between rich and...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:37 Evel and hunting » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It is worth noting that the current proposals for “English votes for English laws” (Evel) would not enable the...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:33 Flower power » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, In 1961, while at my theological college at Cuddesdon I partnered in a game of croquet the saintly Michael...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:29 Hard standing » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, I cannot see what all the fuss is about concerning cramped airline seating and the reference to Ryanair’s supposed...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:26 Welcome cold calls » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, One needs to be careful what one wishes for in banning cold-calling “in its pernicious entirety” (letter, July 14)....
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:24 Weidenfeld’s quest » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, It was sad to read the quoted remark by the US State Department, in response to the work of...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:23 Teaching tolerance » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Although it is undoubtedly good news that the schools within the Tauheedul Education Trust (leader July 14) now apparently...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 07:15 Hannah Betts: The body politics of Serena Williams » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sport, I find, is something that happens to other people. Yet even refuseniks such as myself can see that Roger...

News stories from Monday 13 July, 2015

Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:23 The euro-exit genie is now out of the bottle » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Hugh Dalton, Britain’s first postwar chancellor, had a secret weapon to get him through long, late-night economic negotiations: speed. He...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 12:22 Agreekment » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
By the skin of its teeth Greece has survived ejection from the eurozone. It has been a harrowing crisis that...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:16 Meetings with famous men (all called Clive) » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
The New Yorker famously described Clive James as “a great bunch of guys” and I meet all of them when...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 10:09 Grammar schools’ effect on the class system » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, Graham Brady has failed to understand the true story of the divided grammar school/secondary modern school system (“Grammar schools...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:37 Bobbies on Bikes » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
There can be few occupations as iconically British as that of the bobby on the beat. Yet the patrolling policeman...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:36 Mad Fun Amid the Mud » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Complaints about T in the Park being too muddy this year must be taken with a pinch of salt. Three...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:36 Trust Slipping Away » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Police who regularly deal with matters of life and death are all too aware that a failure of communication may...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 09:35 Why proud parents just have to let out a whoop » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
It was my elder son’s graduation a few days ago, and with it came a social etiquette question: to whoop...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:54 Ajit Singh » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
In the spring of 1966, when passions about the Vietnam War were running high on western university campuses, the Oxford...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:50 Michael Masser » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Michael Masser trained to be a lawyer and became a successful stockbroker on Wall Street, but it was in his...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:41 Giles St Aubyn » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
“I don’t want to give the wrong impression to the boys,” said Giles St Aubyn when asked why he did...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:16 Charity cold calls » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, The news that some constraints will be placed on the activities of cold-calling charities is welcome (Law, thetimes.co.uk, July...
Favicon for Opinion | The Times 08:14 Greek austerity » Post from Opinion | The Times Visit off-site link
Sir, If eurozone countries are wary of trusting Greece to implement the newly agreed reforms, perhaps they might consider establishing...