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Laurence Green reviews the thought provoking and complex new production, by Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham, Things I know To True.

A complex and intense portrait of the mechanics of a family – and a marriage – seen through the eyes of four siblings struggling to define themselves beyond their parents’ love and expectations, is provided by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell in his touching, funny and perceptive drama, Things I Know To Be True (Lyric Hammersmith), […]
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How much? Auction house Bonhams launches ‘January Jewels’ campaign to reveal the true value of little-worn or inherited jewellery and precious stones.

Meteoric price rises for top-quality antique jewellery and gemstones mean tens of thousands of Britons may be sitting on valuable family heirlooms without knowing their true value, according to one of the world’s biggest auction houses. On the back of increases of more than 1,000 percent for some rare gemstones, Bonhams is launching a campaign to […]
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Does memory and brain function decline with retirement? NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines news analysis service examines the science behind the story.

“Retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, warn scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports, before adding that “workers looking forward to enjoying a long and leisurely retirement after years of toil, may need to think again”. In fact, the study being reported on – an analysis of thinking and memory (cognitive function) in retired civil servants […]
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RED HOT: THIS POPULAR HERO MIGHT PLAY SURIYA’S BADDIE

Suriya 36 directed by Selvaraghavan stars Suriya, Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet in the lead roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja scores the music while Sivakumar Vijayan takes care of the cinematography for this film produced by Dream Warrior Pictures. A little birdie hints us that Telugu hero Jagapathi Babu is apparently in talks to play the antagonist role […]
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Paul Gardner considers why some populist votes are being ignored while Brexit, which has a significant constitutional impact and the narrowest of majorities, is held as a beacon of the ‘will of the people’.

Let’s face it, the only reason this “will of very slightly more than half of the people” has even got this far is that it is the will of Rupert Murdoch, Richard Desmond and Arron Banks. I’m sick to death of hearing the phrase “the will of the people” in connection with a split of […]
Zeinab Badawi chairs this Intelligence Squared debate examines how Britain should leave the EU and what that deal is achievable.
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Zeinab Badawi chairs this Intelligence Squared debate examines how Britain should leave the EU and what that deal is achievable.

Recorded at the Emmanuel Centre in central London in November 2016, this Intelligence Squared debate brought together Douglas Carswell, Patrick Minford, Anna Soubry and Alexander Stubb to examine the post-Brexit landscape and the options for the UK in its negotiations with Brussels. So-called ‘hard Brexiters’ Douglas Carswell and veteran economist Patrick Minford take the uncompromising […]