Issue 1307

07 Oct 2019
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Stout and to the point
Eleven years, the Pennine hills and their chosen form of expression separate Guy Garvey and Simon Armitage, but as Christian Lisseman finds over drinks, the Elbow frontman and the Poet Laureate have some similar views on the creative process. Photos and cover: Howard Barlow.

‘My life was a nightmare’
The government taskforce created to atone for the Windrush scandal is beginning to help establish victims’ right to live in the UK. But many others remain at risk, warn campaigners. In Black History Month, Ciara Leeming investigates the shameful hostile environment.

Anti-frackers will stay at Preston New Road
Energy firm Cuadrilla is dismantling equipment at its Lancashire site and has admitted it won’t be fracking there for the rest of the year. But protesters who have lived on site for 30 months tell Antonia Charlesworth that they’re going nowhere until Cuadrilla does.

Plus Arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy praises good young common sense, cartoonist Gerald Scarfe writes a letter to his younger self that Freud would also relish taking a look at, crossword, Sudoku and more.

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