‘My best, healthiest worry is about tulips. I can’t change the colour scheme as they are already planted and it doesn’t matter a jot anyway. But that’s the beauty of it.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill

As a new decade is about to begin, I find myself worrying about a lot of things. For a start, there are my year-11 economics students, who sit their G(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson gives a thumbs up after delivering his speech during the Conservative Party conference at the Manchester Convention Centre, Britain. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Pool/EPA

When Boris Johnson returned to Westminster in triumph after the general election, he was cheered into the Commons chamber by his 365 Conservative MPs,(...)

Faiza Shaheen, Labour candidate in Chingford and Woodford Green in north London: pitching herself as  a local working girl fighting for working people who “were on the raw end of Iain Duncan Smith’s cruel and heartless welfare reforms”. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

“But it’s my name on the ballot,” implores Faiza Shaheen to a constituent on Cherrydown Avenue in north London as the Labour candidate aims to score o(...)

Charlize Theron: “Unless it’s something where I really feel like I’m going to go scare myself, I don’t really want to do it.” Photograph: Amy Harrity/The New York Times

Charlize Theron knew it wouldn’t be easy to make Bombshell, a movie about sexual harassment at Fox News. After all, when it comes to plotlines, that o(...)

If Jeremy Corbyn cannot say what he believes on Brexit, voters cannot believe him on all the other things he cares about. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

THE BRITISH LABOUR PARTY HAS NO CHANCE OF WINNING A MAJORITY IN THE UK GENERAL ELECTION NEXT WEEK. A LARGE PART OF THIS FAILURE IS JEREMY CORBYN’S (...)

Kevin the carrot escapes injury and rushes back to his disturbingly attractive carrot-wife.

It’s Black Friday, the pre-Christmas religious festival that celebrates, I believe, the time Jesus went shopping (he went to a Temple; there are other(...)

There are new challenges for the Queen. The World is Changing, something which is ever surprising to people in period dramas.

The Crown is back on Netflix. The first two series covered our hero’s rise from a plucky underdog engaged in backstreet underground Queening contests (...)

Photographer Terry O’Neill  at the Sunday Times Magazine 50th Anniversary Party at Saatchi Gallery in February  2012 in London, England. File photograph: Stuart Wilson/Getty

Terry O’Neill, who as a novice photographer found himself shooting pictures of an up-and-coming group called the Beatles and never looked back – spend(...)

Ronnie O’Brien playing for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Maridoe is one of the newest and most difficult golf courses in America. A gargantuan Dallas track that stretches nearly 8,000 yards from the back tee(...)

New UUP leader Stephen Aiken at the party’s  office in Ballyclare. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Politicians often use nautical terminology, though few of them know one end of a boat from the other. And then there is Steve Aiken, the new leader of(...)

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