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Who needs a hosepipe? The watering cans worth investing in

13 August 2022 9:00 am

In the hot, dry summer of 1976, I was working as a gardening student at Arboretum Kalmthout in Belgium. The…

Should you grass on a neighbour who breaks the hosepipe ban?

13 August 2022 9:00 am

A neighbourly feud is worse than a hosepipe ban

What I’ve learnt from editing a newspaper letters page

13 August 2022 9:00 am

The joys of editing a newspaper letters page

Water woes: who’s to blame for the shortages?

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Who’s to blame for the shortages?

The high life of stonemason James Preston

13 August 2022 9:00 am

The high life of a stonemason

Liberté, égalité, nudité: France’s new sexual politics

13 August 2022 9:00 am

France’s new sexual politics

State-building is a Tory tradition. It’s time to rediscover it

13 August 2022 9:00 am

It’s time for some old-fashioned Tory state-building

What happened when I took my son to Drag Queen Story Hour

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Why are protestors so angry about a children’s story hour?

Going bananas: Biden's America is fast regressing

13 August 2022 9:00 am

America is fast regressing

Baby bust: China’s looming demographic disaster

6 August 2022 9:00 am

The demographic crisis might stall its rise

How to be PM: ten rules for the next Tory leader to live by

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Ten rules for the next Tory leader to live by

How to blend your own beard oil

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Every few months I take out a box of essential oils and carefully lay them out on my kitchen table,…

Why must my mobile provider harass me all through my holiday?

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Why must my mobile provider harass me all through my holiday?

What foreign policy would look like under a PM Truss

6 August 2022 9:00 am

What foreign policy would look like under a PM Truss

Sanctions are working – whatever Putin says

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Sanctions are working — whatever Russia says

What we can all learn from Jim Corbett’s tiger tales

6 August 2022 9:00 am

What we can learn from Jim Corbett’s big-cat tales

How Rishi Sunak won over the Tories of West Suffolk

6 August 2022 9:00 am

How Sunak wowed the Tories of West Suffolk

The parallel universe you can explore on two wheels

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Many of us daydream about escaping into an imaginary parallel universe. The good news is that Britain has its own…

Rishi’s mad dash: can he catch up with Truss?

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Why Sunak suddenly finds himself facing defeat

The China threat our politicians don’t seem to have noticed

30 July 2022 9:00 am

The threat our politicians don’t seem to have noticed

The small NHS failings that let down patients like my mother

30 July 2022 9:00 am

The NHS is letting down patients in small, crucial ways

Is technology killing nostalgia?

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Making memories is different in the digital age

‘You can’t have your cake and eat it’: Rishi Sunak talks to Charles Moore

30 July 2022 9:00 am

As the leadership contest hots up, Charles Moore and Rishi Sunak sit down for a chat

The toxic cult of the superhero

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Why this mad insistence that everyone has special powers?

What’s behind Africa’s love affair with country music?

23 July 2022 9:00 am

What’s behind Africa’s love affair with country music?