Ten reasons why Farming Today is show of the year

News Fri 19 Dec, AT 00:00

Radio 4’s sweet-yet-subversive dose of news from the rural front line is wasted on insomniacs and farmers, says Antonia Quirke

Christmas shopping guide: triple treat

News Fri 19 Dec, AT 00:00

A selection of the finest high-street tech for every budget

After Madoff, America’s own Ponzi fraud unwinds

Fri 19 Dec, AT 00:00 Alexander Cockburn

Uncle Sam has been running a gigantic Ponzi scheme, but unlike Madoff, America can print dollars

Democracy comes off worst in a bruising EU encounter

News Fri 19 Dec, AT 00:00

A boorish and xenophobic attack on the Czech president unmasks the European Parliament’s disdain for democracy