Women’s rights in the Catholic church | Letters

Jenny Tillyard addresses the issue of unwanted pregnancy and a ‘demographic disaster’ in Africa, while Judith A Daniels says the church needs to legitimise women’s much-needed accession to leadership rolesCherie Blair was right to mention the problem of forced pregnancy Read More

We have Roman fast food in Worcester too | Letter

Jane Evans responds to the news that a snack bar has been unearthed in Pompeii after 2,000 years, and points to similar discoveries in BritainWe may not have fancy frescoed bars (Pompeii fast food bar unearthed in ancient city after Read More

Mother’s Day card for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe delivered to Iranian embassy

Husband Richard Ratcliffe delivers card to mark his wife’s third year imprisoned in Iran The husband of the British charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has delivered a Mother’s Day card to the Iranian embassy in London to mark the third year Read More

Anger in Whitehall as Brexit strife delays key policies and legislation

Ministers and officials said to be exasperated as no-deal preparations result in paralysis Brexit is delaying key pieces of policy and legislation, angering ministers and officials, amid reports of paralysis across Whitehall as the government focuses on solving the current Read More

If you can’t embrace regional dialect, you can kiss my chuddies | Katy Guest

The Oxford English Dictionary’s inclusion of regional terms shows off what the UK has in common – linguistic ingenuity In a rare piece of happy news to distract us momentarily from all the chaos, those lovely linguists at the Oxford Read More