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  • Writes… and Rights 12 Oct 18

    They say that life often mirrors art – and on the very day I interview Jodi Picoult about her latest novel A Spark Of Light (in which an armed man breaks into an abortion clinic), a Marie Stopes... Read More

  • Backing for the Battle-Weary 12 Oct 18

    “Whenever humans come into contact there’s potential for dispute,” offers Victoria Harris, CEO at Mediation Hertfordshire, a not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals and businesses who... Read More

  • A Joy-Ride in a Paint-box 28 Sep 18

    Even in his final years Winston Churchill was being lauded as the greatest Englishmen of his time, and more recently he has been described as the ‘greatest Briton ever to have lived’. When... Read More

  • Why So Serious? 14 Sep 18

    “As a child, it was always Sherlock Holmes with whom I was deeply in love, and whom I wanted really to be,” explains a wistful Emma Thompson on the character that has most fascinated her... Read More

  • Time is Running Out 14 Sep 18

    I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the naturalist Chris Packham. We agreed that the current crop of politicians were a hopeless bunch, fiddling while the state of the nation’s wildlife... Read More

  • Art and Nature 14 Sep 18

    Until recently, Robert Redford simply didn’t know when to stop. Well into his 82nd year, the actor, director, producer and founder of the Sundance Film Festival has been active in the movie industry... Read More

  • No Mean Achiever 31 Aug 18

    If veteran politician Ken Clarke were to sum up Jenni Murray’s latest book A History of the World in 21 Women and her earlier best-seller A History of Britain in 21 Women he might echo his 2016... Read More

  • What's in a Name? 31 Aug 18

    When tv presenter Dawn Porter married actor Chris O’Dowd, she joined the growing number of people choosing to blend their surnames to create a new ‘portmanteau’ one. “I am lucky that I have... Read More

  • Mothering The Mother-To-Be 17 Aug 18

    Seventeen years ago, a thin blue line appeared on a white plastic tube and changed my life. It was to catapult me into a brave new world of pain, anxiety, sleeplessness… and utter elation; but I... Read More

  • Where's Your Head At? 3 Aug 18

    She’s been called a mixed-race mongrel, an immigrant-loving ****, a feminist hag and, my particular favourite, someone with only ‘a with sad collection of politically correct luvvies... Read More

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