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Corbyn, the spy and the cold war’s long shadow

The claims about the Labour leader’s meeting with a Czechoslovakian agent are rooted in the conflicted politics of the UK left in the 1980s – and in attitudes that persist today It’s the mid-1980s and a group of Islington North Labour party activists are in a quandary. Some want to …

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‘Narcolepsy isn’t funny’ – living with a sleep disorder

The journalist and author Henry Nicholls has been struggling with several sleep disorders for decades, but for many it’s just a joke For a serious examination of the devastating and incurable disability that is narcolepsy, Henry Nicholls’s book, Sleepy Head, is a surprisingly funny account. There is the obvious, if …

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New Zealand v England: first ODI – live!

Live updates from Hamilton at the first of five ODIs Email Simon here or use Twitter instead @Simon_Burnton 12.44am GMT The New Zealand team: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Colin De Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult. 12.43am GMT So …

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Britons told to get a good night’s sleep

Long-hours culture behind epidemic of sleeplessness damaging workers’ health Britain is suffering an epidemic of sleeplessness, according to a book that takes a forensic look at the physical and mental consequences of failing to get a good night’s rest. In The Business of Sleep,Professor Vicki Culpin, a clinical psychologist and …

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