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January 27, 2017

By mid-afternoon it was clear even to Frank Dye that his summer cruise was not going to plan. The storm had been building in the northeast Atlantic since noon and by 5.30pm had reached what the Met Office described as a “severe gale”, force nine on the Beaufort scale....

January 26, 2017

One day last spring, Irina Bokova was at Unesco’s headquarters in Paris, a short distance across the Champ de Mars from the Eiffel Tower, when a group of colleagues came to her office to ask if she had seen what Islamic State had done in the Mosul museum. It wasn’t unu...

April 23, 2014

Norman John Gillies lives in a pretty village by the river Orwell in Suffolk, in a house with a tidy lawn, a privet hedge and large windows overlooking a cul-de-sac. But he was born in a much wilder place, on the most remote island group in Britain, St Kilda, which sit...

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