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A few weeks ago, actress Emma Watson announced she wanted to be considered “self-partnered” rather than admitting to be – Shock! Horror! – single.
The extraordinary release of a dangerous terrorist like Usman Khan from prison to kill on the streets of London highlights again the acute but highly unpredictable threat of Islamist terror anywhere in the UK.
Judy Murray: I’m proud of the way Andy dealt with injury and the memory of that dark, dark day in Dunblane
Monday’s premiere was the first time I’d watched Andy’s new documentary on Amazon Prime the whole way through and I was in awe for a variety of reasons.
Fearless and forensic, Andrew Neil is having a better election than any of the party leaders.
The BBC’s inquisitor-in-chief Andrew Neil is enjoying a good election but are the big parties’ big ideas making it too easy for him?
He would not seem an unduly squeamish man but even this senior figure in the financial markets, operating daily in the bloodiest of blood sports, found it a hard watch: “To be honest I found it a bit much. By the end I was looking through my fingers, thinking, ‘Is this really fair?’.”
Donald MacLeod: The bank that likes to say Yes is now saying Forget It and politicians are saying nothing whatsoever
Never a truer word was spoken when Debbie Crosbie, boss of the TSB, admitted the bank’s performance was “not good enough” after another computer glitch locked 1.9 million of its customers out of their online accounts.
It seems like yesterday. Now, 22 years later, it still feels like one of the best things I’ve ever done.
Judy Murray: Old at 60? I don’t feel it. But age of retirement is not one-size-fits-all, so let’s plan for healthy older years
When I was in my twenties I looked at 60 as being the age of retirement and, frankly, old.
If there was a winner of Friday night’s Question Time grilling of the party leaders, it was the audience. It was one of the best events of its type I’ve seen – the crowd irreverent and uncowed, unwilling to accept the usual political blather, hacked off and up for a scrap.
In the same week the leader of the Liberal Democrats was forced to deny a fake news report that she fired stones at squirrels while calling them “pleb bunnies”, she also revealed an unequivocal willingness to fire nuclear weapons.
Chris Deerin: No referendum for two years, Mr Corbyn? The First Minister will be absolutely delighted
One of the SNP’s greatest tricks has been to persuade a growing number of people that Scottish independence is now somehow inevitable. Polls show that the number of Scots who think the nation will split from the UK within the next five years has risen at the same time as those who believe the opposite has dropped.