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Glasgow's heart has been ripped out by the tragic fire at Charles Rennie Mackintosh's masterpiece. Roger Lewis remains enchanted by the city's vibrancy, surviving buildings and tough humour
Deep in the Cotswolds lies the enchanting manor house where the Mitfords grew up. Now, in summer, it plays host to a new sculpture festival, writes Harry Mount
A look at what's included in the latest issue
Long before the present World Cup, Russian football proved itself able to baffle and confound off the pitch as much as on it. It all kicked off with Dynamo Moscow’s bizarre 1945 tour of Britain, writes Robin Stummer
Harry Mount was sitting in Regent's Park when he bumped into a very neurotic individual. Are animals more worried than humans?
England won football’s greatest prize in 1966. On the opening day of the World Cup, ex-Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams recalls his taste of glory in 1998 and gives some winning tips to the current team
On the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we should end the disastrous 60-year experiment, says Harry Mount
Britain’s greatest furniture-maker was born 300 years ago this month. William Cook celebrates by visiting two Scottish houses crammed with his work
North and South Korea battled with each other in the Korean War (1950-53). Nearly 100,000 British soldiers fought on the South Korean side. War veteran John Miles remembers celebrating Christmas 1952 in the frozen bunkers of Hill 355
The RA's 250th Summer Exhibition opens today. In 1768, the Academy began as an artists’ club and art school. Now, says Andrew Lambirth, it is obsessed with money and blockbusters
In 1950, aged seven, Josceline Dimbleby joined her mother in Syria, where her stepfather had just taken up his post as minister to the British legation in Damascus.
Barry Cryer on Tony Hancock. Barry recalls the comic genius of his friend, and how Hancock discarded his brilliant writers before finally, tragically discarding himself.
The actress wishes she'd had more than one child. William Cook, an only child, is relieved he's a father of two
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