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Issue 1459

  • Issue 1459

Point of return⁠
One of only a handful of Brits to graduate from the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Barnsley’s Tala Lee Turton tells Sarah Freeman why she is now on a mission to bring dance to the masses.⁠

Tide changes on second homes⁠
Visitor numbers to Whitby ebb and flow like the sea but a lack of affordable housing remains a constant, making it hard to recruit hospitality staff. Susan Griffin visits the coastal town, where taxing second home owners could be a radical solution.⁠

Alone in the spotlight⁠
The son of a Leeds policeman, singer-songwriter Jake Thackray was seen as Britain’s Leonard Cohen before fading into obscurity. Now a new biography finds out what happened to him.⁠

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on boycotting Qatar, economist James Meadway on the autumn statement, author Melvin Burgess on his first novel for adults – and more.⁠