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Roger Michell: a quiet genius still hitting his stride

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Roger Michell was the TV and movie director who had a midas touch with actors and with a particular type of English material: witty, literate, poignant and romantic. Michell was a master at directing anything on the c...

Starmer can’t pin his hopes for success on Johnson’s incompetence

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Keir Starmer faces a formidable challenge to overcome the structural reasons for Labour’s 10-year electoral decline, which led to the collapse in 2019. This is no fleeting unpopularity. During the past decade, nel ...

Peter Sutcliffe refused to be shielded from Covid, inchiesta sente

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Peter Sutcliffe, the convicted serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper, refused to be shielded in prison in the months before he died from the coronavirus, un'inchiesta ha ascoltato. Sutcliffe had been warned that he w...

Forget plans to lower emissions by 2050 – this is deadly procrastination

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The world has by and large adopted “net zero by 2050” as its de facto climate goal, but two fatal flaws hide in plain sight within those 16 characters. One is “net zero.” The other is “by 2050”. These two flaws provid...

Special relationship? Afghanistan has revealed how irrelevant the UK has become

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Il 9/11 terrorist attacks catapulted the US and UK into a more intensive period of security partnership than any event since the second world war. Tony Blair was the first world leader to visit Ground Zero in New Yor...

Africa’s park tourism crash is a wake-up call. Can we find new ways to finance conservation?

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That African governments have failed to mobilise funds to conserve their vast protected areas is not in doubt. Countries were just about managing to pay basic salaries to rangers who barely had enough to put fuel in t...

Let’s not return to flawed exams. We have better ways to assess our children

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After a week of GCSE and A-level results, we are in danger of missing the big point – our assessment system is not fit for purpose. It ruins the last four years of school on a narrow, stressful, unfair and badly desig...

Peter Kay gets standing ovation on return to stage at charity gig

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Returning to the stage is like “getting in a hot bath”, Peter Kay said at a special charity gig. The Bolton-born comic received a standing ovation as he appeared on stage at the Apollo, Manchester, for the first of tw...

Video of crime reporter Peter R de Vries after he was shot linked to killers

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Footage of the Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries taken shortly after he had been shot in the head in central Amsterdam is thought to have been filmed and posted on the internet by those involved in his murder. Inv...

The Great Barrier Reef is a victim of climate change – but it could be part of the solution

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We are fast approaching unstoppable climate change. If we don’t take drastic action to cut our global greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow this November, our children and...

Peter Rehberg, underground musician and Editions Mego head, muore invecchiato 53

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Peter Rehberg, the Austrian musician and record-label head who was a globally respected figure in underground music, has died aged 53 of a heart attack. His death was announced by the musician Kassel Jaeger, who wrote...

Peter Falconio murder: Northern Territory police renew appeal to find body after 20 anni

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Two decades after one of Australia’s most notorious outback murders, police are still searching for the body of missing British backpacker Peter Falconio. Northern Territory police remain hopeful they’ll one day provi...

The climate crisis will create two classes: those who can flee, and those who cannot

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Alcuni anni fa, after I gave a talk on water and climate change, I had an Arizona rancher come up and ask me if there would be enough water in the future for their livestock or if they should sell out and move north....

Retired judge Peter Herbert settles race claim against judiciary

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A retired black judge has settled a high-profile claim of racism against the judiciary just days before the case was due to be heard in court, saying that he has successfully held senior judges to account. Peter Herbe...

Peter Willis, Pride of Britain founder and ex-Mirror editor, dies at 54

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Peter Willis, the former editor of the Daily Mirror and founder of the newspaper’s Pride of Britain awards, has died suddenly aged 54. He had been at the newspaper group for 23 anni, rising up from the world of celeb...

‘We can actually make a big difference’: Peter Singer and philanthropic experts on giving well

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Just over a decade ago, Peter Singer issued a fundamental challenge to the relatively wealthy world. In The Life You Can Save, the Australian philosopher argued that most of us have more than we need to live a comfort...

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