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JOHN BIRD: MEMORY AND PEACE ARE AS DELICATE AS ANY OLD CATHEDRAL

Is Paris Burning? is a film and a book about Hitler's plans for Paris which involved a ‘scorched earth' policy, leaving nothing behind....

‘I am not yet convinced': Michael Gove on votes at 16, Heathrow and fracking

‘I AM NOT YET CONVINCED': MICHAEL GOVE ON VOTES AT 16, HEATHROW AND FRACKING

Across the UK, young people are growing frustrated with UK leaders who won't use their power to combat climate change. That's why The...

 
 
 

PAUL MCNAMEE: SOME THINGS ARE BETTER LEFT UN-ZED

Last week, Prince Charles was blasted, slammed and placed in the dock. He also came under fire. Poor Charles. Of course, nobody ever...

BRYAN ADAMS TEAMS UP WITH THE BIG ISSUE FOR NEW HOMELESS PHOTO BOOK

He may be more famous for his work behind the microphone than the camera - but Bryan Adams has teamed up with The Big Issue to produce...

 
 
 
Lewis Capaldi is putting anxious gig goers at ease with on-site support

LEWIS CAPALDI IS PUTTING ANXIOUS GIG GOERS AT EASE WITH ON-SITE SUPPORT

Scottish singing sensation Lewis Capaldi announced an innovative project making live music more accessible for fans with mental health...

Revealed: FOI requests detail impact of the Homelessness Reduction Act

REVEALED: FOI REQUESTS DETAIL IMPACT OF THE HOMELESSNESS REDUCTION ACT

When the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force on April 1 last year, it brought with it a fresh hope for ending homelessness in...

 
 
 
Neil Jordan: ‘Things can go insane without you knowing how, look at Brexit'

NEIL JORDAN: ‘THINGS CAN GO INSANE WITHOUT YOU KNOWING HOW, LOOK AT BREXIT'

Neil Jordan knows all there is to know about the lying game. In his new film Greta , Isabelle Huppert plays the titular character,...

‘I WAS LIVING ON THE STREETS AT 15. THE BIG ISSUE SAVED ME'

“I was 16 when I first started selling The Big Issue. Well, I was 15, but I lied about my age!” Sabrina Cohen-Hatton is a walking,...

 
 
 

‘DEEPLY IRRESPONSIBLE' MINISTERS PROBED OVER BURIED UNIVERSAL CREDIT REPORT

The chair of the work and pensions committee has confronted senior ministers over a report showing Universal Credit pushed people into...

SLOWTHAI, FAT WHITE FAMILY, MAC DEMARCO AND A HISTORY OF BAD TEETH IN MUSIC

A few years ago Shane MacGowan got new teeth, and while few could question the good wisdom of a man with a smile like a post-apocalyptic...

 
 
 
The arts overtake agriculture as a UK economic power - but cuts continue

THE ARTS OVERTAKE AGRICULTURE AS A UK ECONOMIC POWER - BUT CUTS CONTINUE

Theatres, libraries and museums are adding £10.8bn to the UK economy, overtaking farming as an “essential” economic contributor. Arts...

BIG ISSUE VENDOR GOES VIRAL AFTER PET CHIHUAHUA FIFI IS STOLEN

A Big Issue Australia vendor has hit the headlines across the globe after police launched a hunt for her pet Chihuahua Fifi. Ruth Reidy,...

 
 
 

‘DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE': COMPLETELY ROBBED BY THIS PUNISHING HEIST FLICK

We are currently in a mini golden age for Ronseal-named films. The exclamation mark in superhero movie Shazam! hints at its eager-to-please,...

Michelle Paver's top 5 Gothic thrillers

MICHELLE PAVER'S TOP 5 GOTHIC THRILLERS

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson ‘Some houses are born bad' writes Jackson - and yet four people decide to stay in this...

 
 
 

BBC PROMS 2019 GOES OUT OF THIS WORLD WITH SPACE-THEMED CONCERTS

It's one small step for man, one giant leap for music-programming mankind at this year's BBC Proms as the series celebrates the 50th...

Ian McEwan: ‘We thought we were on the cutting edge of experience. Nonsense'

IAN MCEWAN: ‘WE THOUGHT WE WERE ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF EXPERIENCE. NONSENSE'

At 16 I was a very slim, pale fellow with Buddy Holly glasses and very thick pile of dark hair, and I was embarking on an amazing awakening....

 
 
 

VEGANS, BREXIT AND USE-BY DATES: THE BIG ISSUE'S BIG EGG MYTH-BUSTER

Earlier this month it emerged that Brits are throwing away 720 million eggs each year , worth £139m, through strict observance of best-before...

RIGHTMOVE IS FOLLOWING THE CROWD IN BANNING ‘NO DSS' ADVERTS

The bid to end discrimination for renters has seen a move away from ‘No DSS' adverts and now Rightmove are the latest to bow to pressure...

 
 
 
Street Art: Paul's artwork treads the conscious and the unconscious

STREET ART: PAUL'S ARTWORK TREADS THE CONSCIOUS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS

‘Painting for Kahlil Gibran' By Paul Bellingham Working primarily in painting, drawing and collage, Paul is fascinated by the process...

Changemakers: Turly Humphreys' streetwear stores help young people into work

CHANGEMAKERS: TURLY HUMPHREYS' STREETWEAR STORES HELP YOUNG PEOPLE INTO WORK

Circle Collective is about more than hoodies, trainers and bags. The skate and streetwear stores, based in London's Dalston and Lewisham,...

 
 
 



Game of Thrones season 8: Emotional Brienne of Tarth scene reduces fans to...

Game of Thrones season 8: Emotional Brienne of Tarth scene reduces fans to tears 'I cried'

GAME OF THRONES season eight returned to the small screen tonight with a thrilling second episode, featuring a host of much-loved characters. But it was Brienne of Tarth, who... Read more ...

Three children of Scotland's biggest landowner killed in Sri Lanka terror...

Three children of Scotland's biggest landowner killed in Sri Lanka terror attacks

Billionaire Ander Holch Povlsen confirmed three of his four children were killed during the Easter attacks. Read more ...

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers brutal Manchester United verdict ahead...

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp delivers brutal Manchester United verdict ahead of Manchester City clash

The Anfield boss also admitted he will try and avoid watching the game at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. Read more ...

Champions League TV schedule: How to watch every game - fixtures, dates...

Champions League TV schedule: How to watch every game - fixtures, dates, kick-off times

Champions League contenders are gearing up for the semi-finals as the competition reaches boiling point. Tottenham stunned Manchester City after losing 4-3 in a stunning... Read more ...

Sri Lanka attacks: Eight British nationals now confirmed dead in Easter massacre

Sri Lanka attacks: Eight British nationals now confirmed dead in Easter massacre

Suicide bombers killed at least 290 people in a series of blasts at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka Read more ...

Kim Kardashian's mini-me North West, 5, boogies at father Kanye West's...

Kim Kardashian's mini-me North West, 5, boogies at father Kanye West's Sunday Service Coachella set

The daughter of Kim Kardashian, five, showed off her fancy footwork once again as she supported her dad Kanye, 41, during his Sunday Service at the Coachella Music and Arts... Read more ...

David Moyes rates Manchester United as outsiders in Premier League top-four...

David Moyes rates Manchester United as outsiders in Premier League top-four race after Everton defeat

David Moyes doesn't fancy Manchester United's chances of a top-four finish David Moyes believes Manchester United are ‘outsiders' to finish in the Premier League top four and... Read more ...

Chelsea v Burnley: How to watch Premier League on TV and live stream

Chelsea v Burnley: How to watch Premier League on TV and live stream

Chelsea are firmly in the hunt for a top-four place in the Premier League this season but need a big result against Burnley to continue their charge. The Blues have experienced... Read more ...

Arya Stark's Kill List: who's left for Needle in Game of Thrones season 8?

Arya Stark's Kill List: who's left for Needle in Game of Thrones season 8?

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The Punter's De-Brief: Pan's the man at Harbour Town

The Punter's De-Brief: Pan's the man at Harbour Town

Taiwanese golfer, C.T Pan, has won his first PGA Tour title and our man looks back at all the action from Hilton Head here... Read more ...