Issue 1459

21 Nov 2022
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Point of return
One of only a handful of Brits to graduate from the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Barnsley’s Tala Lee Turton tells Sarah Freeman why she is now on a mission to bring dance to the masses.

Tide changes on second homes
Visitor numbers to Whitby ebb and flow like the sea but a lack of affordable housing remains a constant, making it hard to recruit hospitality staff. Susan Griffin visits the coastal town, where taxing second home owners could be a radical solution.

Alone in the spotlight
The son of a Leeds policeman, singer-songwriter Jake Thackray was seen as Britain’s Leonard Cohen before fading into obscurity. Now a new biography finds out what happened to him.


News, arts and entertainment, columnist Roger Ratcliffe on boycotting Qatar, economist James Meadway on the autumn statement, author Melvin Burgess on his first novel for adults – and more.