Farm flavour: how to make a summer pork cassoulet

FARM FLAVOUR: HOW TO MAKE A SUMMER PORK CASSOULET

If you ask Gregory, the farmer and youngest Gladwin Brother, why his pork tastes so much better than the equivalent meat from a supermarket,...

Pitch up by the sea: 12 coastal campsites to try this summer

PITCH UP BY THE SEA: 12 COASTAL CAMPSITES TO TRY THIS SUMMER

There's no denying that there's something special about pitching a tent next to the sea. Zipping open your own canvas cocoon right...

 
 
 
What's new to watch on Amazon Prime

WHAT'S NEW TO WATCH ON AMAZON PRIME

While the coronavirus might have delayed filming for now, the big streaming services are still managing to put out new content - at...

Comedy can brings us back together

COMEDY CAN BRINGS US BACK TOGETHER

I first met my future wife in 1999, at the Brixton Comedy Club. I was opening, having been performing for about three years. She meanwhile...

 
 
 
Is now the time to invest in buy to let?

IS NOW THE TIME TO INVEST IN BUY TO LET?

Buy to let remains a popular investment option for Brits, despite being the subject of major reform over the last three years. Government...

How to downsize your wedding

HOW TO DOWNSIZE YOUR WEDDING

“I know Claridge's better than the team at the hotel!” says peerless wedding planner Mark Niemierko who once adorned Althorp House...

 
 
 
Where to eat al fresco in London

WHERE TO EAT AL FRESCO IN LONDON

Summer's here and the cobwebs in pub and restaurant kitchens are being shaken out. But when they do start opening their doors from...

The week in facts: what inspired Paul Merton's surname?

THE WEEK IN FACTS: WHAT INSPIRED PAUL MERTON'S SURNAME?

Every weekend the Spectator brings you doses of topical trivia - facts, figures and anecdotes inspired by the current week's dates...

 
 
 
Word of the week: History

WORD OF THE WEEK: HISTORY

Definition: The study of past events, particularly in human affairs. Many educators argue that we study history in order to challenge...

Military Wives captures the lost joy of collective singing

MILITARY WIVES CAPTURES THE LOST JOY OF COLLECTIVE SINGING

I am pretty sure I am not the target demographic for the movie “Military Wives.” Yet to my surprise I found myself getting emotional...

 
 
 
10 American drinks to try on July 4th

10 AMERICAN DRINKS TO TRY ON JULY 4TH

It's vital, during these dark days, to find something - anything - to celebrate, even if it is the loss of the Thirteen Colonies almost...

Football pundits flip flop on whether to wear BLM badges

FOOTBALL PUNDITS FLIP FLOP ON WHETHER TO WEAR BLM BADGES

Football has been keen to demonstrate its support for the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks. Players have been taking the...

 
 
 
The best BAFTA-winning TV shows

THE BEST BAFTA-WINNING TV SHOWS

With the Baftas fast approaching, it's the perfect time to revisit some of the greatest hits of twenty-first century British television: This...

Why forest bathing could be just the tonic you need

WHY FOREST BATHING COULD BE JUST THE TONIC YOU NEED

Forest bathing shouldn't, despite its name, actually involve getting wet. But while the weather in Japan, where the practice originated,...

 
 
 
Boris says build - but where are the missing houses?

BORIS SAYS BUILD - BUT WHERE ARE THE MISSING HOUSES?

Build, build, build, read the message on the Prime Minister's lectern as he announced a £5 billion Roosevelt-style new deal of infrastructure...

A car for the mistress: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet reviewed

A CAR FOR THE MISTRESS: THE MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS CABRIOLET REVIEWED

It is now summer, and a woman must have a cabriolet, specifically the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class to be closer to grass; and further...

 
 
 
The best Independence Day films to watch on 4th July

THE BEST INDEPENDENCE DAY FILMS TO WATCH ON 4TH JULY

Jaws Nothing says ‘Murica' quite like insisting the beaches stay open - killer shark or no - because it's the 4th July weekend. It's...

Table talk with Rory Sutherland - plus a breakfast kedgeree recipe

TABLE TALK WITH RORY SUTHERLAND - PLUS A BREAKFAST KEDGEREE RECIPE

Rory Sutherland is the vice-chairman of the renowned advertising firm, Ogilvy, and the Spectator's ‘Wiki Man' columnist. On the podcast,...

 
 
 
Six treehouse holidays for the summer

SIX TREEHOUSE HOLIDAYS FOR THE SUMMER

As the UK tourism sector sets to reopen over the coming weeks, it's time to get holidaying once more. But for those still nervous of...

London's best pubs with beer gardens

LONDON'S BEST PUBS WITH BEER GARDENS

With pubs due to re-open on Saturday - albeit with some pesky restrictions - all eyes will be on those establishments with decent beer...

 
 
 



Controversial teacher Mary Kay Letourneau who married student dies of cancer

Controversial teacher Mary Kay Letourneau who married student dies of cancer

Mary Kay Letourneau caused controversy after she began a relationship with 13-year-old student Vili Fualaau, going on to marry him after she was imprisoned for her actions Read more ...

Income support WILL continue past JobKeeper's planned end date says Scott...

Income support WILL continue past JobKeeper's planned end date says Scott Morrison

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is expected to outline a rejigged job support plan alongside an economic update on July 23 as Melbourne enters a six-week lockdown due to a rise in... Read more ...

Samoan man serves five more years in jail than he had to

Samoan man serves five more years in jail than he had to

Credits Getty Images Alt Text Prison And other stories from the stranger side of life One-Minute Read Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 5:59am A man in Samoa spent nearly five extra... Read more ...

Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea: Frank Lampard's Champions League chasers hold...

Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea: Frank Lampard's Champions League chasers hold off Eagles

Chelsea held off a tenacious Crystal Palace effort to claim a thrilling 3-2 win at Selhurst Park and continue their charge for the Champions League. Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Note 20 event: How to watch and what to expect

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Note 20 event: How to watch and what to expect

Samsung is holding a virtual-only Galaxy Unpacked event in August. It is expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series. The event will be live-streamed so everyone... Read more ...

Clamp for our carers! Free parking for NHS staff will end, government confirms 

Clamp for our carers! Free parking for NHS staff will end, government confirms 

Matt Hancock announced on March 25 that the Government would cover the costs of car parking for NHS staff who he said were 'going above and beyond every day' at hospitals in... Read more ...

Ian Wright disagrees with Mikel Arteta over Jamie Vardy and Eddie Nketiah...

Ian Wright disagrees with Mikel Arteta over Jamie Vardy and Eddie Nketiah red card claims

Mikel Arteta was furious that Mikel Arteta was not sent off Arsenal legend Ian Wright dismissed Mikel Arteta's claim that Jamie Vardy should have been sent off in the Gunners'... Read more ...

Matthew Perry slashes the price of his Batman-inspired 'Mansion in the Sky'...

Matthew Perry slashes the price of his Batman-inspired 'Mansion in the Sky' LA penthouse apartment

Matthew Perry has been trying to sell his lush Los Angeles, California penthouse for close to a year, and now he's lowered the asking price by $8 million. Read more ...

Arsenal vs Leicester City - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates

Arsenal vs Leicester City - Premier League: Live score, lineups and updates

The battle for the European spots next season hits a pivotal fixture as Arsenal host Leicester City to round off the evening's Premier League action. Follow the 8.15pm action here. Read more ...

Man City boss Pep Guardiola delivers John Stones transfer verdict with...

Man City boss Pep Guardiola delivers John Stones transfer verdict with Arsenal eyeing deal

Pep Guardiola has indicated John Stones is running out of time to prove he still has a long-term future at Manchester City. Read more ...