Who were the Vikings?
Viking fever is everywhere, as exhibitions and TV programmes explore these ancient raiders and sea-farers. Were they savage plunderers like pirates or deeply...
The General Election 2015
The General Election is almost upon us with the Conservatives’ David Cameron and Labour’s Ed Miliband fighting it out to become the next prime minister. Who will win, and why does it matter?
Critics divided over Sainsbury’s WW1 advert
Millions of people have watched Sainsbury’s Christmas advert about the 1914 Christmas truce during the First World War. But should a supermarket really be using a war to sell turkeys?
Pompeii in peril as ancient walls collapse
The Italian prime minister has called an emergency meeting this week to address the situation in Pompeii. Who should be in charge of saving this archaeological treasure?
Cornish people declared a national minority
This week, Cornwall’s special language and culture have been formally recognised by the government. Will the move encourage some people to push for Cornish independence?