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A gallery assistant at the Royal Observatory, adjusts the minute hand of a turret clock inside the observatory, in Greenwich,  London. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA.

It is the time of year when we all begin to be thankful for the “grand stretch in the evening”. The signs of spring are not just daffodils and bird ch(...)

Peter Tork: role in the band’s TV adventures was as a goofy, dopey comic foil. Photograph:  Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
Peter Tork of The Monkees dead at 77
  • Music
  • February 21, 2019, 18:10

Peter Tork, bassist-and-singer of 1960s pop sensations The Monkees, has died aged 77. The actor and musician was best known as the keyboardist and bas(...)

The Church of England introduced contactless payment terminals in its more than 16,000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites with the aim of making portable card readers available. Photograph: Chris Marsh

Digital collection boxes are the latest innovation at church services to facilitate worshippers who no longer carry cash but may wish to make donation(...)

Till Roenneberg, professor of chronobiology, says employers should ban the use of alarm clocks and instruct employees to start work only once they had had adequate sleep. Photograph: iStock

Do you set an alarm to wake you up on weekdays, then hit the snooze button at weekends because you need more sleep? If so, you could be experiencing s(...)

Maira Kalman and her son Alex Kalman: “We are all rather tidy. I love routine and ritual.”

Celebrated New York based writer, designer and illustrator Maira Kalman has an expected passion – ironing – which she describes as a form of meditatio(...)

Edy Poppy: I had to look for the essence of what had happened, to look for the emotional truth rather than the factual one.

Bø, Norway, 1989. Fade in: I remember being 14, looking out of the window of our farmhouse and seeing the rest of my family on the cornfield. Picking (...)

The Door Was Open And The House Was Dark is the title of the third-last poem in Human Chain. Seamus wrote it in memory of his dear friend David Hammon(...)

Economist Tim Lee,  predicted that Turkey’s currency would collapse. Now, he foresees a broader financial crisis. (Nick Hagen/The New York Times)

For the last seven years, Tim Lee has been warning that a financial crisis in Turkey would set off a wider calamity in global markets. Just about nob(...)

Actor Dominic Cooper says he was not expecting to get the part in Mamma Mia! and wasn’t sure if he wanted it anyway. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

Dominic Cooper nearly didn’t try for the first Mamma Mia! film. He was in the middle of shooting something else and reluctantly went along to the audi(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

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