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Jessie Williams How close are we to a cure for multiple sclerosis?

After watching her mother struggle post-diagnosis, Jessie Williams investigates the breakthroughs and dead ends that could improve our understanding of the ‘invisible’ disease... and one day halt it altogether

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Tommy Hilfiger: ‘Brands that don't embrace sustainability will be out of business in three years’

Ahead of his all-star London Fashion Week show, Harriet Hall sits down with the designer to talk the future of fashion, being ‘woke’ - and anything but Donald Trump

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How a British soap opera institution came to normalise extreme violence

From heads flushed in toilets to characters pushed off cliffs, in the fictional borough of Walford acts of vicious brutality have long been painted as everyday. As the series celebrates its 35th birthday, Adam White surveys the cultural damage

Sport

Miguel Delaney How capitalist self-interest took football’s soul

Football is now primarily driven by greed, coming right down from the top. As Miguel Delaney outlines that is the one thing that has trickled down the pyramid, even if the money hasn’t

Tom Peck The only thing eugenics ‘works’ for is delusional white men

Andrew Sabisky’s comments have drawn forth the same old dreary people. The ones who like to think they are not afraid to speak the truth, when what they’re actually not afraid of is speaking complete, well, rubbish

Culture

Diyora Shadijanova The best books on race in Britain

Racism is defined by those who experience it, writes Diyora Shadijanova. Here’s what to read if you want to understand how racism manifests itself in Britain today

How EastEnders came to normalise a culture of extreme violence

Whether it’s Ian Beale getting his head flushed in a toilet or Barry being pushed off a cliff, ‘EastEnders’ has long painted acts of vicious brutality as entirely everyday. As the show celebrates its 35th birthday, Adam White surveys the cultural damage

10 best unisex perfumes that smell so good you won't want to share

Why should nice scents be divided by gender? Find one that suits your tastes

Hotels

Tommy Hilfiger: ‘Unsustainable brands will go out of business’

Harriet Hall sat down with the designer before his all-star London Fashion Week show

BBC pundit taken off air for comments about Derby’s ‘young black lads’

Former footballer removed by broadcaster after claiming players need ‘pulling down a peg or two’

Japan's economy on brink of recession after shrinking 6.3%

Tourism industry set to take further hit from coronavirus, adding to impact of higher sales tax and damage from typhoon, experts warn

Laura Ashley seeks emergency funding from bank

Homeware retailer says it needs cash to meet ‘immediate funding requirements’