Issue 1403

18 Oct 2021
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Fly away home Guy Richardson flies cross country and around the world but, at least for him, the ultimate destination is the one he calls home. He tells Saskia Murphy how he swapped the cars on the driveway of his London house for paragliding in the Derbyshire peaks. Photos and cover: John Anderson

Life after the bomb Survivors of the Manchester Arena bomb attack will never forget the tragedy of 2017 – but many are also keen to show that they are getting on with their lives as best they can, as a new documentary reveals. By Susan Griffin

In the news we have report on the patchy regional response to the mental health impact of long Covid, Billy Bragg writes a letter to his younger self and there’s the usual arts, reviews and listings for things to do in the area.