When was it we all began to regard dying as such a failure?

The Vice-Chancellor of Melbourne University, Professor Duncan Maskell, is right to raise a discussion in these pages around "our tolerance for death in this global pandemic". From the moment we take our first breath, we begin our demise yet we clamour in fear that life be preserved at any cost while perversely hiding away the […]

Could we develop a vaccine for political memory loss, urgently?

We haven’t seen such desperate need of a vaccine against memory loss – or an outbreak of the “don’t knows” – since the banking royal commission, when a large proportion of the nation’s top financiers came down with near-crippling cases of failure to recall. It’s grown to a pandemic in the rarefied air of big-time […]

Prince Charles warns we will need 'four planets like earth to survive'

Prince Charles warns that we will need ‘four planets like earth to survive’ as we just ‘take and take’ and urges companies to focus on the ‘green recovery’ following coronavirus The Prince of Wales spoke via recorded message from Balmoral, Aberdeenshire He stated that at current rate we would need ‘four planets like earth to survive’ […]

We tried out two dog-friendly staycations – so which one will YOU book?

WE tried out two perfect staycays for you and your bestie. Luxe rural escape or city break, tail wags are guaranteed! Bethnal & Bec, Hertfordshire Writer Siobhan Ludlow, husband Mike and eight-year-old patterdale lakeland terrier Charlie opted for a luxe rural escape. THE PAD Bethnal & Bec are two chic adults-only converted stables surrounded by […]