Issue 1401

04 Oct 2021
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Merseybee’s sweet sound
If you want to know about bees in Liverpool you speak to Barry. In words and photos, Ryan Ashcroft follows this well-worn trail to Toxteth – and inevitably finds a sting in the tale.

Stuck on you
Best known for his creative partnership with Nick Cave, fellow Australian Warren Ellis has written a new book about the chewing gum that links him to another supremely talented musician. Steve Lee unwraps the story.

Cumbria-born novelist Sarah Hall interviewed, Lakes International Comic Art Festival, MPs call for more English devolution, columnist Roger Ratcliffe – and more.