Surjeet Kaur, 77, displays a telegram which was sent by her husband on her birthday in 1955. Photograph: Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

India’s last telegram went out at the weekend, marking the end of a 163-year-old colourful era of messaging that was launched by an Irishman working f(...)

The voice of a post-war generation: director Ken Loach. Photograph: Tullio M Puglia/Getty Images

Ken Loach has made an excellent documentary about the changes wrought in the aftermath of the 1945 British general election. As everyone used t(...)