London horror: ISIS claims responsibility
As ISIS claimed last night that it ordered Saturday’s London Bridge attack, the world once again attempted to understand the motivations of the killers. Where does this evil come from?
Concert attack prompts culture and values row
Monday’s atrocity in Manchester was an attack on music and female empowerment — things the West holds dear. Yesterday some said it should do more to defend its way of life. Are they right?
UK threat ‘critical’ after bomb kills 22
The UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level last night. Many have pledged to defy the perpetrators by carrying on life as normal. But is this really possible, or likely?
‘Small acts of kindness’ follow city’s attack
Manchester’s attack was an act of evil hate. But the reaction was a tide of goodness, of free rooms, hugs, taxis and cups of tea. Isn’t this the real story that we should all focus on?
The street footballer who captained England
Wayne Rooney is England’s top footballer of the last ten years. As his era draws to an end and calls mount for him to be dropped by England and Manchester United, how will he be remembered?
Pep versus Jose: beauty against the beast
Football’s two most famous managers restart their feud this weekend as Manchester United play Manchester City. Which is better: Mourinho’s pragmatism or Guardiola’s idealism?
Greater Manchester to be ‘northern powerhouse’
Following London's lead, Greater Manchester is to have an elected mayor with substantial power over the region’s spending and policy. Is this a city-state model for a new devolved UK?
‘Bribe’ to the Scots sparks English backlash
As UK leaders on the eve of the referendum rush to offer the Scots huge new powers, what is on offer to aggrieved voters in the rest of the UK? Will England now demand its own devolution?
‘Out-of-control’ dogs kill 14-year-old girl
After a group of dogs savaged a schoolgirl in greater Manchester, calls to change the the law have intensified. But should regulation and punishment focus on the animals or their owners?
Calls to arm police force after officers murdered
Most British police go unarmed, but the double murder of two young WPCs has led to calls for tougher protection for officers and harsher treatment of offenders and suspects.
The secret life of Britain's violent gangs
Journalist Gavin Knight spent two years studying youth gangs in Britain. In a new book, published next month, he lifts the lid on a dangerous and often tragic existence.