John Connolly

Top floor: Minton tiles inspire a remarkable devotion

20 March 2021 9:00 am

It’s only since I moved to Staffordshire that I’ve come to appreciate that some of the finest works of public…

Boris Johnson: the second wave is coming in

19 September 2020 4:26 am

There has been growing speculation this week that Britain is heading back towards a second lockdown. Today, it was reported…

‘It’s my job to challenge the government’: Andy Burnham interviewed

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Andy Burnham on challenging the government, social distancing and how his city copes in a crisis

Has the UK ignored its own expert advice on facemasks?

9 April 2020 4:08 am

The use of facemasks in the fight against coronavirus has become a contentious topic in recent weeks, as different countries…

Could freeports help ‘level up’ the north?

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Could freeports help ‘level up’ the north?

Jo Swinson to Laura Pidcock: the seven biggest scalps from election night

13 December 2019 5:15 pm

It’s been a remarkable election night. The Tories have won a big majority in the House of Commons and stormed…

10 bellwether seats to watch on election night

12 December 2019 5:49 am

It’s easy to imagine prime ministers on election night, either nervously grinning or groaning in despair when the results for…

‘Boris bounce’ puts Farage in the shade

28 July 2019 8:48 pm

Boris Johnson has two big advantages: the ability to drive his opponents quite mad, and strikingly low expectations. Pick up…

The weird and wacky world of Goop

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The other day, as I walked with my partner through Notting Hill, we came across a shop which deserves to…

The first Booths — the north’s answer to Waitrose

In praise of Booths, the north’s answer to Waitrose

19 January 2019 9:00 am

If you mention the word ‘Booths’ anywhere south of Knutsford, you will usually be met with a blank expression, followed…