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Every day Shakespeare: phrases coined by the Bard still in use today

While it is neither here nor there, nor the be-all and end-all, you probably use phrases coined or popularised by William Shakespeare every day, writes Charlotte Runcie

7 Apr 2016 - 4:04PM

While it is neither here nor there, nor the be-all and end-all, you probably use phrases coined or popularised by William Shakespeare every day, writes Charlotte Runcie

Every day Shakespeare: phrases coined by the Bard still in use today
70-year-old Thomas the Tank Engine still a kids' favourite in iPad age

For his owners, Thomas has been a 'really useful engine' for 70 years. Paul Kendall finds out why such an old-fashioned character continues to thrive in the online age.

23 May 2015 - 10:36PM

For his owners, Thomas has been a 'really useful engine' for 70 years. Paul Kendall finds out why such an old-fashioned character continues to thrive in the online age.

70-year-old Thomas the Tank Engine still a kids' favourite in iPad age
José Mourinho, the man, the myth, the legend

José Mourinho, the celebrated manager of Chelsea Football Club, tells Mick Brown why it is absurd to think footballers are important and that he talks to God about everything except the beautiful game.

27 Apr 2015 - 3:44PM

José Mourinho, the celebrated manager of Chelsea Football Club, tells Mick Brown why it is absurd to think footballers are important and that he talks to God about everything except the beautiful game.

José Mourinho, the man, the myth, the legend
Click magnet: Why 73 million Weibo followers hang on Yao Chen's every word

With 73.2 million Weibo followers hanging on to her every word, actress Yao Chen wields some serious clout. So what is it about the 'middle-class' Christian from Fujian that has everyone so rapt?

14 Sep 2014 - 3:53PM

With 73.2 million Weibo followers hanging on to her every word, actress Yao Chen wields some serious clout. So what is it about the 'middle-class' Christian from Fujian that has everyone so rapt?

Click magnet: Why 73 million Weibo followers hang on Yao Chen's every word
Home strange home

From a gold pyramid to a concrete castle, Horatia Harrod looks at some weird and wonderful structures built single-handedly by their owners.

8 Jun 2014 - 12:57AM

From a gold pyramid to a concrete castle, Horatia Harrod looks at some weird and wonderful structures built single-handedly by their owners.

Home strange home
Marked with an X: real-life X-Men

Who among us hasn't pondered which superpower they would have, given the choice? Marvel comics ignited our imaginations but real-life 'mutants' are already among us. Jake Wallis Simons reports.

24 May 2014 - 11:31PM

Who among us hasn't pondered which superpower they would have, given the choice? Marvel comics ignited our imaginations but real-life 'mutants' are already among us. Jake Wallis Simons reports.

Marked with an X: real-life X-Men
The A theme

The base of a former testing site in Xinjiang is being turned into a 'red tourism' destination ahead of the 50th anniversary of China's nuclear debut, writes Tom Phillips.

7 Dec 2013 - 10:48PM

The base of a former testing site in Xinjiang is being turned into a 'red tourism' destination ahead of the 50th anniversary of China's nuclear debut, writes Tom Phillips.

The A theme
Failure can help students succeed

Despite the name, Paul Tough doesn't look like a Martin Amis character. He's a tall, groomed, optimistic New Yorker - and he thinks he may have discovered the key to our children's success.

17 Feb 2013 - 3:49PM

Despite the name, Paul Tough doesn't look like a Martin Amis character. He's a tall, groomed, optimistic New Yorker - and he thinks he may have discovered the key to our children's success.

Failure can help students succeed