Issue 1324

10 Feb 2020
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Travelling light
Following heart surgery, Michael Palin is ready to renew his travels with even more enthusiasm. Sebastian Oake speaks to him about his recent trip to North Korea and the work that makes him most proud – helping stammering children.

The lonely journey to justice
Maggie Oliver resigned as a police officer to speak out against the force’s refusal to properly investigate organised child sex abuse in Greater Manchester. Now an official report has highlighted the authorities’ failings, she feels further vindicated but, she tells Susan Griffin, action is needed to ensure justice for the victims.

Rock the house
Old punks never die but these ones, part of a Hamburg street paper family, have seen hard times before the good ones rolled round again, says Lukas Gilbert.


News, arts and entertainment, Michael Cashman’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.