Issue 1312

11 Nov 2019
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‘A win for people power’
The government’s moratorium on fracking has brought the industry to a halt – even if the timing of the decision seems to have been an electoral ploy. Campaigners are hailing it as a victory but, Antonia Charlesworth reports, with energy firms hoping to overturn the suspension, they won’t be dropping their guard.

Selfie help
Two years ago Melissa Rice made the best use of specialist addiction treatment to stop drinking, and now she’s the host of a prize-winning podcast. The Merseysider tells Saskia Murphy the embarrassment of going public will have been worth it if she can just help one person.

Autumn walks
From Britain’s newest mountain to sites of old industrial relics, Roger Ratcliffe lays out four great seasonal walks.


News, arts and entertainment, The Who guitarist Pete Townshend’s letter to his younger self, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on humanity’s difficulty marriage to the atom, crossword, Sudoku and more.