About this issue: Overview
Maud out of mind
Newcomer Morfydd Clark sets the screen terrifyingly alight in new psychological thriller Saint Maud. She’s happy to explain to Simon Bland why the film is close to home for her – and tightlipped about her role in the TV version of Lord of the Rings.
Grist to the mill
The Northern Powerhouse, levelling up and the Red Wall are new ways to talk about an old problem. Chris Moss talks to Tom Hazeldine, author of a new book that takes a long view of the north-south divide.
Taking a lead
On the day he brings her home, Christian Lisseman loses his dog but finds someone who might just be able to help. Michelle Newns-Peers tells him about the sacrifices she’s made to complete her rescue missions.
News, arts and entertainment, Billy Ocean’s letter to his younger self, columnist Saskia Murphy, crossword, Sudoku and more.