About this issue: Overview
On the rails
A cohort of children in Liverpool are becoming real highfliers, Steve Lee finds as he visits a centre dedicated to parkour and other aerial sports.
The melting Arctic is releasing ancient germs. Paul Hunter assesses how worried should we be.
Maker&Son liquidators report on progress
How the furniture business, owned by Manchester-founded company Inc & Co, ran into difficulties. By Kevin Gopal.
News, indie book publishing to look out for in 2023, columnists James Meadway and Roger Ratcliffe, and more.