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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(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson  in the House of Commons: he   said it was right that foreign national offenders should be deported ‘in accordance with the law’. Photograph:  Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has used Boris Johnson’s personal history to accuse the prime minister of hypocrisy in deporting to Jamaica black men convicted of drug (...)

John Hegarty working on the Saoirse

The last surviving traditional wooden boatyard in Ireland stands outside Skibbereen, on the banks of the River Ilen, and has been captured in a new(...)

Gwyneth sometimes wields an ironic, sceptical smile herself as if to gently indicate that she’s in on the joke

Remind me, is “Gwyneth Paltrow” the name of the host body or the entity that has possessed her? I’m watching The Goop Lab on Netflix, a six-part info(...)

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Regardless of your feelings on Santa, anxiety over climate change is real. So with that in mind, we have pulled together a list of a few more env(...)

Recent unrest in Haiti – one of the Digicel’s most important markets. Photograph:  Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP/via Getty Images

Nicole Laframboise, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economist, didn’t mince her words on Monday when she wrapped up the fund’s latest review of t(...)

Jamaican Scotchies: honours my preconception about Jamaican food

You’d catch the aroma of Scotchies before you’d notice its sign. The smoky, meaty scent emanating from this famous jerk restaurant drifts all the way (...)

Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

Pierce Brosnan: #MeToo ‘has been relevant and significant and well needed’, so the Bond films ‘will have to address that’. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty

Pierce Brosnan has said it is time for a woman to take on his former role as James Bond. “I think we’ve watched the guys do it for the last 40 years.(...)

Wind and rain hit empty streets in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian moves along the southeastern US coast. Photograph: Lucie  Aubourg/AFP/Getty Images

The nearly deserted rain-lashed streets of Charleston, South Carolina, began to disappear beneath water on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned a few (...)

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