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34 minute 18 second

Like Norman Foster's gherkin? Meet his cocktail cornichon

Once the cheeky darling of the London skyline, has become increasingly crowded by a dense thicket of chunky towers and steroidal slabs. Hemmed in and overshadowed, the mischievous silhouette of 30 St Mary Axe now barely registers on most views of the city, merging into . Now its architect wants to put that right. In one of the most extraordinary planning applications the City of London has ever seen, has proposed to build a Mini-Me version of the Gherkin right next to it, hoisted up on a great pole above the city for all to see. Like a cocktail cornichon...
58 minute 7 second

Harry Kane: probably not best in the world, but perfect for this England team

Oh, Gareth. We almost made it. Although, who knows, with a little time those remarks might just start to make their own kind of quietly insistent good sense. The end of November will mark two years since Gareth Southgate’s as England manager, a reign that began with a public apology deep in the grey concrete bowels of Wembley stadium. It has become commonplace to suggest Southgate is yet to put a foot wrong in that time, an impression confirmed by at Wembley on Sunday. England teams fade out. England teams never learn. England teams just keep battering away at the...
1 hour 11 minute

Hold the maggots: can I'm a Celebrity survive the vegan era?

As fun as is for audiences – really, who doesn’t like seeing someone you vaguely recognise from EastEnders scream in mortal terror night after night? – it seems as if some of the contestants have started to wise up. Three of this year’s intake – the X Factor runner-up Fleur East, The Vamps’ James McVey and the Coronation Street actor Sair Khan – are all said to be vegan, and will therefore not be participating in any of the challenges requiring them to eat piles and piles of live insects. As for the television presenter Nick Knowles’ stance on the...

1 hour 11 minute

Nick Cave on his darkly exquisite new work: ‘Is there racism in heaven?’

Peering through the vast glass windows at Nick Cave’s latest installation in Sydney feels festive: like staring at an elaborate Christmas display in a posh London department store. Or perhaps a giant Christmas tree, which has grown and spread like magical weeds across the cavernous floor, bauble-like discs spinning slowly. There are millions of plastic pony beads; thousands of ceramic birds, fruits, and animals; 13 gilded pigs; more than 15km of crystals; 24 chandeliers; one crocodile; and 17 cast-iron lawn jockeys. Yet get closer and you notice that guns are imprinted on to some of the 16,000 wind spinners. There...
2 hour 9 minute

David Hockney’s $90.3m painting reminds us what great art looks like

Bittersweet – you don’t really know what that word means until you have contemplated David Hockney’s 1972 Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures). This painting is a calm distillation of love and sorrow, a sad song about a broken heart – and that heart was Hockney’s. for an awe-inspiring $90.3m (£70.2m), a new world record for a living artist, adds more layers of bittersweetness. For Hockney at 81, this is a recognition of his place as one of the most remarkable artists of the past 60 years. Yet it comes with barbs. For many people, including me, the...
2 hour 12 minute

The Crown writer Peter Morgan on William Goldman: 'He was just a sublime storyteller'

The first way I met him was through his movies, the same way as all of us, growing up watching Marathon Man and All the President’s Men. My first experience as a writer was on Madame Sousatzka for John Schlesinger, who had directed Marathon Man, and I remember quizzing him all about Bill Goldman, and him saying how lovely he was. By that point I had read Adventures in the Screen Trade. The film was utterly riveting and I don’t know if it’s ever been equalled: both a guide to how to write and a guide to how to navigate...

2 hour 17 minute

Damien Hirst's gigantic uteruses are a bold correction to shocking ignorance

As a child, I remember asking my mum where babies came from. Whatever she said left me with the distinct impression that it involved her eating some sort of magic egg. Later, after my sister was born, I drew a picture of a woman in a delightfully patterned dress, beaming as a baby popped down from between her legs. The “labour” of labour had clearly not been made known to me. The whole affair was shrouded in mystery. In my 14 years in the education system I learned scarcely more of the female anatomy. It’s only with the arrival of...
4 hour 55 minute

Sofa so … bad: why Scarlett Moffatt’s celebrity status ruined Gogglebox

There was a time when was appointment TV. The premise was brilliantly simple, even if it was a bit of a rip-off of the 00s, Richard Bacon-fronted series Flipside TV: we watch telly watching people watching telly. When it began, Gogglebox’s genius was in its relatability. The audience could see themselves on the show, sitting there at home, having a snarky pop at or shuffling awkwardly on the sofa when Game of Thrones got a bit racy. And all human life was there, too, from pickled poshos Steph and Dom to Brixton bezzies Sandra and Sandi; from lovely June and...
5 hour 41 minute

Big shocks, big scores and big shirt numbers in the Checkatrade Trophy

Few will remember it by its original title, the Associate Members Cup. Many will be familiar with its official name: the EFL Trophy. But for those of us who have seen a Leyland DAF Trophy semi-final at Tranmere, an Autoglass Trophy preliminary round group game at Rochdale, Auto Windscreens Shield ties at Millwall, and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Morecambe, the current is rather surreal. Results so far this season include: Yeovil Town 4-0 West Ham, Newport County 3-0 Chelsea, and Cheltenham Town 6-2 Arsenal. Yes, these were the young reserve teams of the high and mighty, but just revel in...

5 hour 45 minute

Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Moore makes life merrier for Reading Fara Williams stole the headlines again by scoring two more goals in Reading’s 4-1 win over Brighton, but there was another key player more quietly effecting proceedings a little further back. It is almost exactly a year since Jade Moore suffered an ankle injury that was to end last season and it is probably no coincidence that since her return to the starting XI against Bristol in their last match Reading have secured back-to-back wins for the first time this season. It has been a frustrating 12 months for her – maybe even more...
5 hour 45 minute

Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault

The former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman onboard a train. The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham station on 20 August and on Monday British Transport Police confirmed he had been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching. A spokeswoman for the force said: “A man is due to appear in court next month charged in connection with the sexual assault of a woman onboard a train from York to Durham. It added that Gascoigne was charged “with one count of sexual assault by touching, contrary to section 3 of the Sexual...
6 hour 38 minute

Enable will stay in training with bid for historic Arc treble as prime target

The 2019 Flat racing season could conclude with history being made in the Bois de Boulogne following the news that Enable, the winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the last two years, will remain in training as a five-year-old and attempt to complete an unprecedented hat-trick in Europe’s most prestigious race. Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah, Enable’s owner, said in a statement on Monday that no racing programme has been decided for Europe’s outstanding middle-distance performer, but confirmed that “it will feature the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe as a prime target”. Ksar, who...