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A new study says we split infinitives more and more in conversation. It's fine to do it on the page, too
Thanks to decisions taken by councillors in Southampton, its superb art gallery is increasingly shut, including on Sundays – that most gallerian of days
The Book of Common Prayer is 'Shakespearey’, says the Prayer Book Society, which is now explaining 'hard' words to trainee priests. Is nothing sacred, wonders church and chapel singer A.S.H. Smyth
With the resurrection of Roman numerals and a CEO in a comfy cardigan, Apple is embracing our style
They dominated a tenth of the earth's surface for 700 years - but they've been forgotten because they produced no surviving literature
It’s native to Britain but cookery columnist Elisabeth Luard suggests you dress it 'as the Greeks like it', with olive oil and a little lemon
The famous Yellow Pages ad was filmed in the Oldie radio columnist's home
The queen's grandchildren led the great powers during the war. Could she have been a more benign influence on them?
Conker season has arrived - and so has my childhood nostalgia
Our farewell lunch at the Savoy starred Henry Marsh, Paula Byrne and John Preston
The Gulf Coast is hurricane country, where deadly weather is a fact of life
As George Orwell could testify, this isn't the first time Barcelona has seen bloodshed
Nowadays, it’s not the tame homoerotic love story but the Thatcherite economics that is truly radical in this 1985 classic
Erudite, witty and utterly unpatronising – the new magazine for children is much more than a great read, says Valerie Grove
Penzance's Jubilee Pool has an unusual, triangular shape. Goodbye, boring lengths. Hello, the joy of freeform swimming!
Hot news from the land of chlorinated chicken and hormone-inflated beef: the geeks of Silicon Valley don’t eat that stuff either, preferring a swig from a screwtop, throwaway, biodegradable plastic bottle of Soylent.
Naples and Campania have been the artistic heart of southern Italy since the Ancient Greeks colonised the area, known to the Romans as Magna Graecia – ‘Great Greece’.
Cabinet ministers and journalists flocked to the King & Keys on Fleet Street to consult T E Utley, the PM's guru, reveals his son Charles Utley
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