Issue 1478

  • Issue 1478

Top of the poops
Privatisation of water in the UK has resulted in soaring bills and sewage-filled rivers. Chris Moss asks how we got here and how we change course.

Comeback kipper
Butterflied smoked herrings were once a cheap meal but almost disappeared from our plates. Now the kipper is making a comeback, Roger Ratcliffe reports.

Becoming Matt Cain
Matt Cain grew up in a macho environment in the North and it took until his 40s for him to realise his dream of becoming a published author. He tells Christian Lisseman how he’s lived a life in drag, despite not wearing a dress since he was a boy.

News, arts and entertainment, economist James Meadway, columnist Antonia Charlesworth, crossword, Sudoku and more.