Issue 1304

16 Sep 2019
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Songs and steel
Though Richard Hawley remains firmly rooted in Sheffield, where his music has been forged throughout his 20-year career, he tells Stuart Holmes his new album attempts to look further afield.

All points north
Nowhere are rising temperatures more noticeable than in Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town, situated on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. There, icebergs audibly fizz as they dissolve, while landslides and thawing permafrost threaten communities. Alex Fraser reports.

Look back in anger
The 1960s gave us The Beatles, the Moon landing and Woodstock. They also gave rise to groups prepared to use armed struggle to achieve their aims. On the fiftieth anniversary of a year of momentous events, James Riley asks how we should remember these militant groups.

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on the illusion of the green car, news presenter George Alagiah’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.