Should heavy drinking in pregnancy be a crime? A recent test case in the UK was thrown out, but in the US hundreds of women have been imprisoned. We meet women and children affected by foetal alcohol syndrome
My mother, the alcoholic: living with foetal alcohol syndrome
Nicole Pisani used to work in a celebrated London restaurant; now she cooks couscous and preserved lemons for 500 children at primary school in Hackney. They love it – but questions remain over whether the model can be replicated
The new dinner lady: 10 years on, can an Ottolenghi chef prove Jamie Oliver's revolution wasn't a flash in the pan?
Did the codpiece – highlight of male fashion in the Renaissance – gradually succumb to the ‘peascod’ belly? As a Cambridge conference investigates the subject, follow the pouch’s rise and fall through European portraiture•
Saucy postcards Saucy cartoon postcards, epitomized by the work of ex-naval draughtsman Donald McGill, became widespread in the 1930s and, at their peak, sold 16 million a year. The Conservative government of 1951-5, concerned at the supposed deterioration of morals in Britain, decided on a crackdown. Their main target was 79 year-old McGill. He was found guilty in Lincoln on 15th July 1954 under the Obscene Publications Act 1857 and fined £50 with £25 costs. McGill never received…