The new charity single that will help dementia sufferers in lockdown

When memory goes, and it is often gradually and sometimes spasmodically, words can become a jumble. But music retains its appeal, touching somewhere inside old memories and, it would appear, bringing great comfort.  Way back when I was Home Secretary, more than 15 years ago, I agreed to take part in a fundraiser for another […]

‘I had a huge amount of guilt when I decided to stop being a doctor’

School is terrible, isn’t it? I don’t trust anyone who says it was amazing. When you’re 12, you’re not going to be popular unless you’re captain of the rugby team or 6ft 8in tall, but being funny seemed like a good way of fitting in. I got wise to that principle, and...