Issue 1328

09 Mar 2020
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Cracking the whip
Dita Von Teese is wearied by years claiming that burlesque isn’t anti-feminist. But her new show, she tells Susan Griffin, will be confirmation the diamond-encrusted campaign has been won.

Boxing clever
A boxing gym might seem the last place that children with mental health or behavioural problems would thrive. But at Liverpool’s Rotunda, one of the country’s leading amateur clubs, the kids in the ring are proving otherwise, says Steve Lee.

Missing pension payments
A Manchester tech firm has been reported to the Pension Regulator over missing payments into its employees’ pensions. Special investigative report by Ciara Leeming.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on how the rich can assuage their climate guilt, Craig Charles’s letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.