Kit Harington in character as Jon Snow.

  • Snow Slays 30 Jun 17

    For nearly half a decade the battle to be rated the greatest show on the box has been conquered – series in, series out – by Game of Thrones, screened by American cable/satellite television... Read More

  • Pink Collared and Proud 16 Jun 17

    Recently I spent hours, online and off, trying to buy my teenage daughter a second-hand car. I had Auto Trader on speed dial and soon became an authority on the relative performance of every small car... Read More

  • Genning Up 2 Jun 17

    The generation in which we grew up defines us just as much as our nationality, class or gender; it informs our values, our outlook on life, and probably even our economic status. As we approach the... Read More

  • What's Cooking? 19 May 17

    As emotional as MasterChef finals go, this one even brought a tear to John Torode’s eye. He was seen discreetly wiping his sleeve across his face after he and co-judge Gregg Wallace presented... Read More

  • Online… and Immortal 5 May 17

    ‘See your memories...’ Every day, Facebook invites us to look back: at the parties, at the weddings, at the banal status updates. The ‘On this Day’ feature, introduced in 2015, seems harmless... Read More

  • Take a Walk on the Wild Side 5 May 17

    Someone once suggested to me that my role as a writer was to point out things that other people were in too much of a hurry to notice. I’m not sure I’d attribute to myself something so... Read More

  • Gemma's Finest Hour 21 Apr 17

    Since making her cinematic breakthrough a decade ago as the head girl at notoriously anarchic all-girls school St. Trinian’s, Gemma Arterton has embodied a number of iconic British female roles... Read More

  • All Things Wild and Wonderful 7 Apr 17

    A fuel policy that has demoted renewable energy, and promotes the destructive and divisive process of fracking. A High Speed rail project which, between London and the West Midlands alone, is going to... Read More

  • Viola's Triple Crown 10 Mar 17

    Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons – the list of actors who have won the prestigious Triple Crown of Acting is a veritable Who’s Who of the industry’s greatest talents. The... Read More

  • Classroom Conundrum 24 Feb 17

    As anyone who has ever booked a summer holiday knows, prices soar the minute schools break up. The same is true for Christmas, Easter, and half term. Nor is it a question of just a couple of pounds... Read More

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