Issue 1402

11 Oct 2021
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Ground for hope

Some of it comes from recent conflict with Islamic State, some of it was laid during a war 40 years ago. Together it means Iraq is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world – and it’s a Manchester-based organisation that’s leading the clearance. By David Barnett. Photos and cover: Sean Sutton.

Walk this way

The pastoral scenes of Jason Allen-Paisant’s poetry contain a radical examination of who gets to go to the countryside. Liam Bishop meets the Jamaican-born poet in his Leeds hometown.


Marcus Rashford and columnist Saksia Murphy hit out at the Universal Credit cut, Queen drummer Roger Taylor writes a letter to his younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.