Revealed: The winner of the Russell Prize for the best writing of 2018

And so we come at last to that key annual moment in the life of licence fee payers everywhere: The Russell Prize. For those unblessed few who had the misfortune to miss last year’s inaugural event, this is a prize-giving ceremony…

Japan’s Nikkei index slides amid US uncertainty

Japan’s main stock market index has plunged, reflecting traders’ worries following a slide on Wall Street. The Nikkei closed down 5% on Tuesday, its worst finish since April 2017. Indexes in Shanghai, Bangkok and Taiwan also fell. Investors have been…

‘My Christmas parcel ended up being recycled’

Over the Christmas holiday season the number of parcels being delivered goes through the roof, causing headaches for delivery companies and frustration for customers when orders go astray. Can technology cope with the rise and rise of online shopping? Pippa…

‘Intimacy plus’: Is that what makes podcasts so popular?

If you mention the word “podcast” to people, many immediately come up with a list of “must listens”. But this popularity is fairly recent. Why have podcasts taken so long to become visible, and does that mean you can make…