Issue 1388

05 Jul 2021
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About this issue: Overview

It’s not all about you, you know
Are our new attitudes to mental health as enlightened as we like to think? Chris Moss thinks we’re being taken for a joyride.

Unrest assured  
Forty years since protests erupted on the streets of Liverpool 8, as well as other towns and cities in the UK, Gerry Corner asks residents and civic leaders what, if anything, has changed for black communities.

Linear thinking
News of ambitious proposals to transform a 23-mile stretch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal between Blackburn and Pendle into a “linear park”, complete with sports facilities, arts venues, live-work spaces and even an urban farm.


Arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy on the latest in weight loss torture, crossword, Sudoku and more.