Issue 1277

11 Mar 2019
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Country superstar Dolly Parton tells us why she was so happy to write the soundtrack for Dumplin’, the film adaptation of the young adult bestseller whose hero is inspired by… Dolly Parton.
The 17 year old who stabbed Daniel Gee-Jamieson, 16, to death in a Liverpool park is to be sentenced this week. As she campaigns to cut knife crime in Liverpool, Daniel’s mum Mandy says his death must not be in vain.
Campaigners in Berlin are seeking to use a little known provision in the country’s constitution to renationalise thousands of flats sold to investors. Will they succeed in making the city more affordable for its residents?
Plus, news, arts and entertainment, Simon Amstell’s letter to his younger self, columnist Saskia Murphy on the row over a Birmingham school teaching LGBT equality – and much more.