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Steven Cutts Can privatisation save the space race?

There is a very American conviction that the private sector is far better placed to develop the next generation of piloted spacecraft than Nasa, writes Steven Cutts. But don’t give up on the shuttles of the 1960s just yet

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Louis Tomlinson: ‘Being in One Direction was like a drug. The break-up hit me like a ton of bricks’

The former boyband star’s first solo album, ‘Walls’, has taken four years to make, a period in which he has lost his mum and his sister. He talks to Fiona Sturges about grief, getting arrested and why he’s sure 1D will reform

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Sara Tor Turkey’s ‘marry your rapist' law will put women in extreme danger

To say this is alarming is an understatement. With the president conveying this message, it will only be a matter of time before society buys into the idea that women's rights don't matter

Louis Tomlinson: ‘Being in One Direction was like a drug’

The former boyband star’s first solo album, ‘Walls’, has taken four years to make, a period in which he has lost his mum and his sister. He talks to Fiona Sturges about grief, getting arrested and why he’s sure 1D will reform

Love Island cannot survive on one sulky boyfriend alone

‘Love Island’ has from the start struggled with a slightly creaky premise which lacks an inbuilt mechanism for conflict. Ed Power argues that this season’s ‘sensible’ (read, ‘boring’) contestants are causing the show to die a slow death

14 best CBD and hemp-derived beauty products you need to try

Reap the benefits of the trend that keeps on growing

This is what it’s like to have cervical cancer at 24

Diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, 29-year-old comedian Karen Hobbs shares what she learned about illness, boyfriends and putting on your own knickers

China rushes to build hospitals following coronavirus outbreak

Wuhan to build two dedicated hospitals in matter of days as disease continues to spread

Co-op faces equal pay claim from hundreds of workers

More than 400 staff bring discrimination case against supermarket

Just Eat competition probe ‘shocking and unwarranted’, says investor

Competition and Markets Authority announces last-minute inquiry into the deal that would create one of the largest food delivery companies in the world