Why the Department for Work and Pensions is failing the third sector

The Westminster government is expecting the voluntary sector to provide an ever-increasing range of services as part of its Big Society initiative. To stimulate debate...

From earthquakes to royal weddings: Pavement Poem Catcher at work

He cuts a striking figure in his Lindsay tartan kilt, black shirt and jacket with a black beard and long black curly hair straying...

Jeremy Vine and his team – living proof that men can multi-task

Never let it be said that men can’t multi-task. The midday news is being read on Britain’s most listened-to current affairs and music programme. Jeremy...

Accomplished and much-loved climber Doug Lang dies in avalanche

By Robin N Campbell Doug Lang was found dead in avalanche debris in Corrie Fee of Mayar above Glen Doll early on the morning of...

Helicopter crash robs Lake District tourism of significant character

The death of businessman Mark Weir, on the evening of Tuesday 8 March, brought to a premature end the career of one of the...

The Alternative Board – a lateral-thinking approach to business

When going to business meetings or attending networking groups, a vast army of “business coaches” seems to have grown up. At one recent meeting...

Pinnacles and pink fluff: not exactly your ordinary climbing guide

The climbing world lost a very capable and much-liked character on 19 February, with the death from oesophageal cancer of Chris Dale. A qualified mountain...

Ten years on from foot and mouth – a time to remember, and to...

Precisely when – or indeed where, or how – the 2001 outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) actually began is likely to remain...

Bono and the singing of revolutionary songs in South Africa

By Andrew Macdonell in South Africa Give U2 frontman, Bono, a microphone and a politically loaded question and you are unlikely to get a “no...

And the best person in music on Twitter is…

21st century music mags - even the ones on old-fashioned paper - these days run a modern equivalent of the Best Album Of All...