Issue 1416

  • Issue 1416

Sew over it
It started with a map. And then local craftivists placed their works where offences took place. Now there are plaques and an exhibition – and it’s all helped Blackpool’s council win funding to make the streets safer for women. Antonia Charlesworth reports on a powerful grassroots campaign against male violence. Photos: Claire Griffiths.

Plateau’s steep growth
Thousands of Tibetans have depended on its land for their livelihoods and millions depend on the drinking water flowing from its rivers. But Tibet is also globally important for its minerals and metals, and that’s why there’s a reluctance to tackle China over its human rights abuses and environmental destruction. Charlie Jaay reports.

Hospital pass
Filming for his new role in ITV series The Good Karma Hospital may have been bedevilled by lockdowns but it gave Leeds-born actor Harki Bhambra the chance to immerse himself in Sri Lankan culture, writes Patrick Barlow.

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy, Kenneth Branagh’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.