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Inside America's last whites-only church

Inside America's last whites-only church

In rural Minnesota, a fringe Heathen group known as the Asatru Folk Assembly has purchased a local church – and membership is strictly whites-only. They worship Nordic, pre-Christian gods and they call themselves a 'folk religion' that only accept...

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How UK housing segregates residents

How UK housing segregates residents

New residential developments in the UK are often segregating people based on those who own their homes and those that live in social housing. Inequality is designed into the buildings themselves with poorer people having to use separate entrances,...

The London bus driver who beat the bailiffs to stay in Lewisham.

The London bus driver who beat the bailiffs to stay in Lewisham.

When bus driver and single father of two Anthony Brathwaite was told he and his two children were no longer eligible for council housing in Lewisham, and was offered a property he could not afford outside the borough, he decided to fight back. Hav...

Saintmaking: the canonisation of Derek Jarman by queer nuns.

Saintmaking: the canonisation of Derek Jarman by queer nuns.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of film-maker Derek Jarman’s canonisation by an activist group of gay male nuns known as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. At the time in 1991, Derek Jarman was the most prominent person in the UK living ope...

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Driving Ms Margolyes: Miriam Magolyes' road trip through Europe in lockdown.

Driving Ms Margolyes: Miriam Magolyes' road trip through Europe in lockdown.

At the height of Europe’s spring Covid wave in 2021, the filmmaker Lucy Darwin offered to drive the actor and national treasure Miriam Margolyes from her home in Italy to London so that she could film the latest series of Call The Midwife. Along t...

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