Living off-grid for almost 80 years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLiving off-grid for almost 80 years Margaret Gallagher has lived off-grid for almost 80 years. When she was was born – near the Irish border in County Fermanagh in 1942 – it…

The Theresa May story

Theresa May to resign as prime minister Ministerial resignations and parliamentary rebellions that would have spelled the end for a prime minister in normal times seemed to bounce off her. She ploughed on, seemingly oblivious to the chaos around her,…

Why a Danish tycoon bought the Highlands

Image copyright Martin Kaufmann Image caption The 18,000 acre Kinloch estates near Tongue in Sutherland was bought by the Povlsens in 2011 The Danish businessman, who is reportedly worth £4.5bn thanks to his Bestseller clothes retail empire, bought the 42,000-acre…

‘Catch-22’ does justice to Joseph Heller’s masterpiece

Hulu’s fantastic new Catch-22based on Joseph Heller’s divisive and critically acclaimed 1962 military novelnails down the author’s core revelations about war, brotherhood, American bureaucracy, and sanity. Great directing and Christopher Abbott’s riveting portrayal of protagonist John Yossarian elevate the adaptation,…

Blood victim’s ‘life of fear and anger’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionContaminated blood inquiry: ‘It messes with your head’ A man who was infected by contaminated blood has told a public inquiry of a life of fear, paranoia and anger. Hearings into what…