It isn’t rocket science. Governments smuggle out announcements on the last Friday of August, when parliament isn’t sitting, for an obvious reason. They want to bury bad news – usually very big bad news specially saved up for this very day of supreme national inattention.
Unlike her siblings and mother, Adela Pankhurst has been overlooked in events marking the centenary of women’s suffrage because of the other controversial causes she championed. But, say LUCY WILLIAMS and BARRY GODFREY, nothing is gained by writing her out of history.
The second summer of love 30 years ago kickstarted the biggest cultural shift in the country since punk. ANDREW WOODS has his glowsticks at the ready to chart a course from Chicago to Ibiza to Manchester... and the M25.
Tens of thousands of us march against Brexit in Leeds, Edinburgh, Brighton, Oxford and the rest making it onto the national news agenda. A handful of Brexiteers throw dead fish off a boat and the coverage is everywhere.
Grassroots anti-Brexit campaigners are increasing the pressure on politicians ahead of a series of important votes this year. Here is a list of the events organised across Britain in the coming weeks and months.