Issue 1325

  • Issue 1325

The galaxy at their feet
Six years after their debut album, Babymetal are veterans at undermining metal fans’ snobbery with their catchy riffs. But the Japanese duo go about their task with just as much energy, enthusiasm and unlikely cuteness as before, finds Antonia Charlesworth.

Trials and co-operation
Far from being funded by wealthy pharmaceutical companies, the work of Alzheimer’s research pioneer David Allsop gets its backing from Lancaster community fundraising – which also assists sufferers with support and information, reports Ciara Leeming.

A taste of home
A social enterprise that has been teaching people how to cook for more than a decade is now helping homeless people. Sara Royle gets to grip with ham hocks and veggie tagines.

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy on trad wives, Robbie Robertson's letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.