Time for some Levantine wine

Aldi Specially Selected Lebanese Red 2019 (£7.99, Aldi) The mainstreaming of Levantine, and Levantine-ish, food has…

The leaves are starting to fall at the summerhouse

I light a small fire every morning, to ward off the early chill. Winter is coming…

My husband shows no interest in me and won’t talk about it

Philippa’s answer The counting of the years, 22, 10, 6, 4… I am reminded of a…

The Observer view on the government’s flawed winter plan for Covid | Observer editorial

A small room, with the windows shut, packed tightly with more than 30 people, none wearing…

Tofu Vegan, London: ‘Bring on the big hitters’ – restaurant review

Tofu Vegan, 105 Upper Street, London N1 1QN (020 7916 3304). Starters and dim sum £5.50-£8.50,…

New Zealand coronavirus update: 24 new cases reported ahead of Auckland lockdown decision

New Zealand recorded 24 new local cases of coronavirus on Sunday, all in Auckland, a day…

MPC’s rates dilemma: protect the recovery or tackle inflation?

Economic growth is losing steam and inflation is heading for boiling point. When the Bank of…

Legends of the fall: is autumn all it’s cracked up to be?

Depending on your view, autumn has a bad rap, or an easy time of it. Overdue…

Covid and Afghanistan ‘reveal weakness of UK’s security policy’

The rapid fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic have…

Aukus pact could push New Zealand to deepen relations with Europe and Pacific

During the announcement that America, the United Kingdom and Australia had formed a new Aukus defence…

Kent beat Somerset to lift T20 Blast trophy with Jordan Cox the hero

The smoke from the pre-game pyrotechnics clung to the Edgbaston turf. The low hanging mist clearing…

Amir Khan says he was escorted from US flight ‘for no reason’

British boxer Amir Khan has said he was escorted from a flight in the US by…

Tim Dowling: my dad is 100 and there’s something in my eye

What do you give a 100-year-old man for his birthday? The answer appears to be: whisky.…

TV tonight: How the grunge icons achieved Nirvana in the UK

To celebrate Nevermind’s 30th birthday, this charming film explores the relationship between Nirvana and Britain. “The…

Private hospitals profit from NHS waiting lists as people without insurance pay out

When Fabien needed to have a decayed tooth removed in May, his dentist told him that…