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The Banshees of Inisherin is a curious tonic for these bleak times
Opinion

The Banshees of Inisherin is a curious tonic for these bleak times

The story of a fracturing friendship in The Banshees of Inisherin offers us a lesson in how to live, and how to live well

Food banks are at breaking point. We need to change the script.
Food banks

Food banks are at breaking point. We need to change the script.

Food banks are under strain like never before. We need to rethink how we’re helping people in poverty, says Sabine Goodwin

Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise
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Living starring Bill Nighy is an elegant film but it’s not a 1950s I recognise

Bill Nighy is brilliant in Living, but the reality of life in the Fifties was altogether more chaotic and colourful than the film suggests

The desire for Scottish independence is not going away
Paul McNamee

The desire for Scottish independence is not going away

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead
Layla Moran

The fight is on to ensure the Vagrancy Act stays dead

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The government must measure the true cost of austerity
John Bird

The government must measure the true cost of austerity

How we lost sight of the Beveridge Principles
Dr Lee Gregory

How we lost sight of the Beveridge Principles

Awaab Ishak’s shocking death will be the housing sector’s defining moment
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Awaab Ishak’s shocking death will be the housing sector’s defining moment

I’m an NHS psychiatrist – this is my advice to football fans who gamble during the World Cup
Dr Max Pemberton

I’m an NHS psychiatrist – this is my advice to football fans who gamble during the World Cup

Autumn Statement: What Jeremy Hunt needs to do to end rough sleeping for good
Homelessness

Autumn Statement: What Jeremy Hunt needs to do to end rough sleeping for good

Cézanne left me jaded, but I still dream of owning one of his works
Opinion

Cézanne left me jaded, but I still dream of owning one of his works

British politics urgently needs more imagination. Competence alone will not save us from this ‘polycrisis’
Geoff Mulgan

British politics urgently needs more imagination. Competence alone will not save us from this ‘polycrisis’

Sam Delaney: ‘My cat Nelson has gone and I’m absolutely gutted’
Opinion

Sam Delaney: ‘My cat Nelson has gone and I’m absolutely gutted’

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The John Lewis Christmas advert is a powerful challenge to foster care stereotypes
Marie-Claire Jones

The John Lewis Christmas advert is a powerful challenge to foster care stereotypes

Austerity doesn’t add up and hits those in need hardest
Opinion

Austerity doesn’t add up and hits those in need hardest

Rishi Sunak says he wants to make the UK a ‘clean energy superpower’. His record suggests otherwise
Jon Burke

Rishi Sunak says he wants to make the UK a ‘clean energy superpower’. His record suggests otherwise

Bristol’s clean air zone is finally here. Now we need every city to crack down on polluting vehicles
Rob Bryher

Bristol’s clean air zone is finally here. Now we need every city to crack down on polluting vehicles

Matt Hancock as the I’m a Celebrity… fall guy must not distract from our real-life trials
Paul McNamee

Matt Hancock as the I’m a Celebrity… fall guy must not distract from our real-life trials

Robin Ince: Sydney Jewish Museum is a reminder of the terrifying power of ideology
Opinion

Robin Ince: Sydney Jewish Museum is a reminder of the terrifying power of ideology

We need to start looking after our journalists by prioritising mental health in newsrooms
Leona O’Neill

We need to start looking after our journalists by prioritising mental health in newsrooms

Our have-nots hope Rishi Sunak will be a shining knight
John Bird

Our have-nots hope Rishi Sunak will be a shining knight

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We are facing an energy emergency – government must treat it like one
Mike Thornton

We are facing an energy emergency – government must treat it like one

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book
Letter To My Younger Self

Why ‘inspirational women’ was an obvious theme for our new Letter To My Younger Self book

The Public Order Bill uses anti-terror tactics against peaceful protesters. We need to unite against it
Shami Chakrabarti

The Public Order Bill uses anti-terror tactics against peaceful protesters. We need to unite against it

Sam Delaney: ‘I don’t like getting stuff in the post, it might harbour traces of ricin or anthrax’
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Sam Delaney: ‘I don’t like getting stuff in the post, it might harbour traces of ricin or anthrax’