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Ahead of the new F1 season, MICK O’HARE looks at the extraordinary stories of the drivers who - whether through luck, misfortune or tragedy - managed just one victory each.

The Labour leadership’s support alone will not guarantee a People’s Vote - but it is a crucial step towards one, argues ANDREW ADONIS.

Across Europe, the fight against the extreme right is being lost, and it is the fault of mainstream conservatism, writes ZOE WILLIAMS.

As historical turning points go, the tragic events at a hunting lodge in the Austrian countryside 150 years ago this week are perhaps not as well known as others. Yet, as CHARLIE CONNELLY explains, the Mayerling Incident was to reverberate through the following century.

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the mysterious death of the sublimely-talented footballer Matthias Sindelar. CHARLIE CONNELLY revisits the tragic story of a true Austrian hero

The castrato singer Farinelli was the undoubted superstar of an era in which musical advances were made not just with compositions, but instruments too. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

Ray Kershaw travels to a city which has been through many reincarnations over the centuries, but none so dramatic or violent as its most recent

At the end of a momentous year, JOHN KAMPFNER surveys the febrile European political scene and finds embattled leaders, emboldened populists and a looming election in which everything could be up for grabs.

Former Tory party adviser Barnaby Towns​ picks apart an idea which is gaining currency among many politicians

The Russian ruler’s strategy is short-termist, simple and successful, says John Kampfner. But it is ultimately hollow

Never mind Brexit Britain – next year will be a defining one for the EU. Former Europe minister DENIS MacSHANE looks ahead to a momentous 2019

Trials for a new heart drug has been halted due to fears over Brexit.

As the Conservatives gather for their conference in Birmingham, their Brexit policy in crisis, they should consider what lessons can be learned from the former PM, says GAVIN ESLER.

Labour are losing the battle to control the national conversation while the Tories continue their inevitable march into Brexit chaos, writes Michael White.

Logic- and despots - might favour other systems, but, as Peter Trudgill explains, traditional units of measurements still endure.

As conference season looms one party has the chance to seize the initiative, says JANE MERRICK, as she outlines why their annual gathering is vital for the Lib Dems

The foreign secretary has warned of a “messy divorce” unless the UK and European Union get their act together.

The ‘Özil Affair’ has melded together the two topics that have dominated Germany’s lousy summer- football and immigration. IAN WALKER reports, from Munich, on where it could lead the country.

German culture’s enduring and changing relationship with the mythical Dr Faustus and his deal with the devil has coloured how the country views itself, says Ian Walker.

PETER MILLAR reports from the region which could yet trigger Merkel’s downfall

In a provocative article, former UKIP official GAWAIN TOWLER describes the significant shift which has taken place in Brussels, as the EU blinks first over immigration.

MICHAEL WHITE on more own goals from the Foreign Secretary as he dodges Heathrow vote and patronises the public.

Europeans must rekindle post-war values to combat the hostile treatment of migrants, argues YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN.

RACHEL JOHNSON reflects on travels with her husband, Brexit business concerns and how trying to have fun can be such hard work.

The World Cup has never lived up to its lofty ideals, says GLENN MOORE, as he recounts a history of corruption, match-fixing, boycotts and giving succour to dictatorships.

MICHAEL WHITE is on the hunt for solutions as Europe prepares for its showdown summit.

Three decades after the death of Kim Philby, perhaps Britain’s most notorious spy, CHARLIE CONNELLY ponders the changing nature of espionage

With the UK entry in Lisbon this weekend unlikely to go with a boom-bang-a-bang, Roy Delaney investigates the reasons behind Britain’s malaise and wonders whether the country can transform its fortunes

Just how much blame for the disasters of the last two centuries can be placed at the feet of this overbearing gang?

Following the death of Anna Campbell -the first British woman to die fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria- YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN asks how we should treat the ‘jihadis’ who return home.

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