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The astonishing spread of Polynesian languages spans an ocean, but have they also reached space? PETER TRUDGILL wonders.

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

A once-in-a-generation exhibition, featuring most of Pieter Bruegel the Elder's surviving works, shines new light on a painter the world was slow to appreciate, ALASTAIR SMART reports.

In the most unlikely place, PATRICK SAWER finds a poignant family link to Italy's fascist past and a reminder that this dark chapter of the country's history is not yet closed.

He was the voice of the shy youth who left the party early, went home alone and cried. But of late Morrissey's once ​rapier rhetoric has acquired a darker hue, superfan NICHOLAS BARRETT investigates

Recalling the Paris riots of May 1968, when France's fate hung in the balance

'Too much death...' ALASTAIR CAMPBELL discusses the sad passing of his brother, the People's Vote rally and 'the masochism strategy'

Two contrasting images are likely to define the exact moment when Britain leaves the European Union at 11pm on March 29, 2019 - one year from now.

Theresa May believes EU negotiations are "not about a hard or soft Brexit".

Critical Brexit talks mean Britain is facing its most perilous period since the Second World War, with the stage set for a pre-Christmas crisis. But, says JONATHAN LIS, there are grounds for optimism

Brexit pressure is mounting on the Prime Minister over rules which could be imposed on Britain during any transitional period.

From losing seven attempts at becoming an MP to computer illiteracy - these are the 48 things you should know about the former UKIP leader.

Jeremy Corbyn has called the Prime Minister's Brexit update "Groundhog Day" and warned her biggest battle is with the "warring" Tory factions rather than the EU.

The Chancellor has admitted no Brexit deal could leave planes grounded in March 2019.

France might be home of its most famous race, but Italy is the country with cycling in its DNA. To find out why, Patrick Sawer makes a tearful pilgrimage to its shrine to the sport.

Brexit head banger Boris Johnson has suffered a bruising day at Tory Party conference as calls to sack him grow.

Theresa May has ruled out Britain staying in the European Economic Area or striking a deal with the EU similar to the one Canada enjoys during a speech meant to kick-step Brexit negotiations.

A top Brexit Whitehall official has been moved out of the Department for Exiting the EU amid rumours of a rift with David Davis.

A burgeoning gay rights movement in Europe in the early decades of the 20th century was crushed by rising authoritarianism.

These top chefs shared how lesser known European dishes and ingredients have inspired their own work

In a land of comfort food, Nutella is king - part of the choc-stained fabric of daily Italian life

"The Premier League is a world league that just happens to be played on our shores. The clubs are owned by Russians, Chinese, Americans, the Middle East. The managers and players and TV audience come from all over. It's no longer the English league full of British players that we grew up watching." To fans observers of the modern football industry this is not rocket science, but until Cambridge United manager, Shaun Derry, recently made this point to me on talkSPORT I had never heard it explained quite so simply before.

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