Cyril Smith’s 1934 song resuscitated for Hallowe’en.
A robust defence of free speech from 200 years ago.
ALWYN TURNER listens to the stars of the 1960s – from Dusty to the Bonzos – sing songs from the music halls.
Remembering the Aberfan disaster in 1966, an extract from JOHN SUMMERS’s novel The Disaster.
He won Olympic medals, helped create the Commonwealth Games and, er, taught ALWYN TURNER.
A contemporary newspaper account of Oscar being seized in 1895.
‘The Norman had run riot on our fair South Saxon soil’: 950 years since Hastings.
Stephen Spender in 1936 on the political responsibilities of intellectuals.
From the News Chronicle in October 1936: Will there ever be a Labour government again?
ALWYN TURNER celebrates the work of novelist and humorist Barry Pain.
Theresa May isn’t the first Tory prime minister to promise a quiet revolution.
Amber Rudd is the latest home secretary to pledge to name and shame. But who was the first?