Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez: The cabinet has approved the draft Bill of the so-called Sexual Freedom Law, which seeks to clamp down on sexual assaults and clarify sexual consent. Photograph: Ludovic Marin

A row over gender-equality policy has triggered the first major dispute between the two main partners in Spain’s leftist coalition government. The So(...)