Reporter, feature writer and sub-editor in news, sport, arts and travel, with experience across print and digital titles, including The Times, Guardian, Independent, Newsweek, Sunday Times Magazine and CNN. MS Journalism (Columbia University); MA English (St Andrews).
How the world’s largest accumulation of illicit antiquities got stuck in the UK, and why nobody can shift them
A trip to the private island of Petit St Vincent for a week of free-diving training with Hanli Prinsloo.
It is a rainy Sunday afternoon in Peckham, south-east London, and if recent sensational reports are to be believed, I am shortly going to risk my life. Behind a blue door on an...
It's a popular choice for students from the U.S.—and that's not just because Will and Kate went there.
At the age of eight, Jeff Sarwer was a chess champion. By his mid-teens he had vanished into the clutches of his abusive, Svengali-like father. Where did he go?
Andy Warhol said he came from nowhere, but his family's roots lie in a small town in Slovakia. More than 20 years after his death, relatives and neighbours are locked in a...
Louis Sarno left New Jersey to record the music of the pygmies in the Central African Republic. Thirty years later, he is still there - and has produced one of the world's most...
All the talk of phone-hacking this summer has brought the thorny issue of mobile device security to the forefront of the news agenda. But even the most scurrilous hack of Fleet...
Inside the Slovak training camp for Britain and America's strongest, most reliable service dogs
Two antiquities on sale at the Frieze Masters in London were once in possession of the convicted trafficker Gianfranco Becchina
Barely a day passes without news of another major computer security breach. Last week a hacking network named "Hollywood Leaks" began their attack on the personal data of...
Seventy-two hours of dolphin watching, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking and jeep riding in Madeira
It's a debilitating and incredibly common condition – and yet even doctors have to Google it. Now one sufferer is intent on helping millions out of their torment
As this weekend's Community Shield heralds a new Premier League season, more people than ever will be watching it online - without paying a penny. Is this plain old piracy, or...
A very early look at internet fakers--Munchausen by internet, catfishers and the like
The life and times of Britain's best known poker player
Europe's largest land mammal had been declared extinct in the wild at the end of the 1920s, but have now gradually reassumed their position among Poland's vibrant indigenous fauna
A series of interviews with a new breed of musical innovators at Oxford
What does a period of low sun-spot activity mean for our weather?
Poetry, it may appear, is back. Yet in many ways, it has never been away.