Author David Mitchell: Writing a music novel is ‘impossible’

Author David Mitchell has a prediction: “There’ll be a pandemic of art about the pandemic.” The award-winning writer of novels including Cloud Atlas and The Bone ...

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying ‘cancel culture’

Some 150 writers, academics and activists – including authors JK Rowling, Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood – have signed an open letter denouncing so-called cancel culture. They ...

Mesh, Primidos and valproate failings highlighted by review

Many lives have been ruined because officials failed to hear the concerns of women given drugs and procedures that caused them or their babies considerable harm, says a review. More ...

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn “kickstart scheme” on Wednesday to create more jobs for young people. The fund will subsidise six-month work placements ...

FBI director: China is ‘greatest threat’ to US

The director of the FBI has said that acts of espionage and theft by China’s government pose the “greatest long-term threat” to the future of the US. Speaking to ...

TikTok algorithm promoted ‘sickening’ anti-Semitic meme

TikTok has deleted a collection of videos found by the BBC to be using a sickening anti-Semitic song that gained more than 6.5 million views. The song surfaced on the app on Sunday ...

Cumberlege review: The patients who fought for answers

Over six decades, three very different treatments have been the subject of thousands of complaints from women. Initially, medical professionals rejected reports of side effects linked ...

Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO). The president had made his intentions clear in late May, accusing the WHO of ...

Coronavirus: Moguls and lobbyists get millions in government aid

The US government has distributed more than $521bn (415bn) to businesses from its emergency coronavirus aid. This week, the public finally got a glimpse of who’s been getting ...

Indiana officials probe alleged lynching of black activist

Media playback is unsupported on your device Authorities in the US state of Indiana are investigating allegations that a group of white men attacked and attempted to ...