Janice Turner: more evidence for the miserabilists?

Janice Turner’s memory of teen pregnancy rates in her childhood clashes with statistics.But there is no denying the difficulty some places have coping with the loss of manufacturing/reliable work for the untutored bloke.

Write novels if you’re old, pop if you’re young

The Times take pop too seriously. It’s not high art and the stars of yesteryear do not produce great music forever. Forget them, or risk missing out on the one and a half album wonders of today.