What I Miss Most
I Never Thought I'd Miss Pub Smoking Areas So Much
All I ask is for just one pub garden, where I can ash into a discarded can of beer. That, and your pity.
Searching the Peak District for 'The Lord of the Roaches'
The British eccentric and his beauty queen wife fought a 12-year war against the modern world from their hut in the wilderness.
The Decades-Long Rivalry of London's Two Vampire Hunters
In the 1970s, several animals were found dead and drained of blood near Highgate Cemetery. In the years that followed, two men went to war over the narrative.
The Fight for Glasgow's East End
We spoke to the Labour and SNP candidates battling it out over Brexit, Scottish independence and potholes.
The Last Rag-and-Bone Man in London
Until the end of the 1970s, the scrap collectors were a familiar sight all over the city. Now, not so much.
The Man Who Deleted His Past Before He Was Found Dead
In June of 2009, a man calling himself Peter Bergmann was found washed up on an Irish beach. Ten years later, police, journalists and internet sleuths are still trying to work out what happened.
Thousands of Prisoners Are Stuck in Endless Limbo in British Jails
Long after its abolition, the discredited IPP sentence still means thousands are stuck in prison indefinitely.
Inside the Colossal Super-Sewer Being Built Under Your Feet
We descended 60 metres below ground to see the vast new sewer system that will to transport Londoners' bowel movements for decades to come.
The DM That Changed My Life: Domino’s Will Send Me Promotional Texts Until I Die
The sad fact is that outside of family and close friends, I think Domino’s might be my longest running correspondence.
Inside the Global Exorcism 'Boom'
So many people are needing their demons exorcised, the Vatican recently had to put on a dedicated "exorcist training convention".
Rory Stewart and the Myth of the 'Good Tory'
Try not to get taken in by sweet, courteous, opium-huffing Rory.
What We Can't Talk About When We Talk About Our Grandparents
Most of us don't think much about what happens at the end of life for our loved ones, but it might be better for everyone if we did.