Issue 1293

01 Jul 2019
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About this issue: Overview

‘Home is a beautiful word’

Shifting across smalltown America as a child, David Lynch developed a highly individual notion of home that informed works including Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks. So it’s fitting that his contribution to Manchester International Festival will be at the Home arts venue. In a rare interview he tells us about his creative process, his work with homeless people – and his morning coffee routine.

Forget me not

It’s not just the elderly who suffer from dementia but even doctors are missing the signs of it in young people. Lucy Milburn finds out about a new project aiming to put the condition, which affects people as young as 30, in the spotlight.

Clean-up kids

Neal Layton offers younger readers some great tips to help their families cut down on plastic use, which is so damaging to our environment.


News about Squash, the Liverpool community food project that’s just picked up a BBC Food and Farming Award, columnist Saskia Murphy stands up for Blackpool, BBC security columnist Frank Gardner’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.