To Philip Roth, writing was as natural as breathing

He wrote standing up. He paced around as he thought. He once said he walked half a mile for every page he wrote....

Margot Kidder: Actor who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in Superman films

Margot Kidder was the raspy-voiced actress who played reporter Lois Lane in the Superman phenomenon opposite Christopher Reeve. Kidder, who has died aged 69, was a...

Lisa Stansfield: ‘Corbyn comes across as a real smart-arse’

Looking out across the London skyline in a quiet, half-empty London restaurant, I’m waiting for Lisa Stansfield to arrive. The singer is next...

Theresa May slaps down minister who admits UK will pay £39bn divorce bill regardless...

Downing Street has slapped down a minister who admitted the UK will be legally bound to pay its Brexit ‘divorce bill’ regardless of...

Brunch on Saturday: Enoteca Rossa review: Italian chefs know what they’re doing, but locals...

Brunching out...  There are thousands of restaurants in London. New ones are opening – and closing – all the time. It’s almost impossible to...

Police investigating ‘child’ spotted at swingers club discover she was just a short woman

Police in County Durham swooped on a notorious swingers club after reports a child had entered the venue – only to discover the person...

World Cup 2018: Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero ruled out of Argentina squad with...

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has been ruled out of the World Cup 2018 after injuring his knee. The Argentina No 1 damaged his...

Britons say ‘thank you’ more than anyone else in the world, study claims

When it comes to manners, Britain is as famed as it is mocked for its unrelenting penchant for politeness. It should therefore come as no...

Labour promises crackdown on accounting firms to stop them acting like a ‘cartel’ after...

A complete overhaul of the accounting industry would be carried out under Labour to prevent a repeat of the Carillion scandal, John McDonnell...

Diverse school pupils feel ‘warmer’ toward other ethnic backgrounds, reveals study

Students in ethnically diverse secondary schools are much more positive about youngsters from backgrounds different to their own, according to new research.  Teenagers in secondary schools...

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