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Sky had to quickly take down a tweet using a comedy legend’s suicide note as a sales pitch. Was it a case of disrespect, asks Anna Savory, or pure ignorance?
The Oldie's doctor always recommended several drinks a day to improve your health. Now a new survey proves him right, says Harry Mount
At the Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Hampshire, 456 patients died after being given huge opioid doses between 1989 and 2000. In his new book, Dr James Le Fanu lays out the perils of over-prescription
Lucy Lethbridge meets Desmond Morris, the zoologist, painter and author, who, at ninety, has just written a book and had an art show
Why are some people paying good money for ruined clothing at a time when others have no choice but to wear rags, asks Nigel Summerley
Cambridge balls, taking place this week, used to happen in May. They were moved to June in 1882 – but still the name 'May Week' survives. Dafydd Jones has been taking sublime photographs of the celebrations for over 20 years
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
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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