The first service station opened in Watford Gap in 1959 – and the motorway meal was born. What does its evolution tell us about British tastes, past and present?On a drizzly day, Britain isn’t looking – or tasting – its best. I’m at Watford Gap service…Read more
He started posting YouTube videos when he was 15. Ten years and 11 million subscribers later, the vlogging superstar and his girlfriend Zoella are looking to diversifyWho is Alfie Deyes? “That’s a tricky one,” he – Deyes – says. Not because he doesn’t …Read more
Some people are stockpiling food, medicine and even pet treats in anticipation of mass shortages after a no-deal Brexit. Are they overreacting, or should we be following their example?Jo Elgarf doesn’t look like you would imagine a prepper to look. She…Read more
Move over Poundland – a shop where everything costs £5 is trying to muscle in on the high street. But will its wares satisfy our writer’s family and friends?‘Hello darling, back again, still buying,” says Sharon, cheerfully, to Vinod, the manager at On…Read more
To open a new series about business malpractice, the film-maker presents a thorough – and thoroughly angry – investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal
I thought I knew the VW emissions scandal story quite well. But I’ve never seen it so well laid out as in this documentary, Hard NOx, one of a new investigative Netflix series from Alex Gibney about scandal and corruption in the business world.
It is mainly told from a US viewpoint but the story is a global one, from 2015, when the German car manufacturer was discovered to have installed defeat devices to dupe emissions tests, affecting 11m vehicles.Read more