Lost at sea - what happened to the Ouzo? (FT magazine)
I remember the radio broadcast - three bodies found in the Channel, a yacht missing. But I only took a close interest a few days later when it was reported that accident investigators were examining the hull of the P&O ferry Pride of Bilbao.
Violent teens explain how they got into gangs (Guardian Weekend)
'They put a gun to the back of my head. I heard them cock it. It jammed'
Life goes on? (Independent on Sunday)
Up close it looks like a normal, if rather high-powered, literary event. We're in the hall of the British Library. On stage is Mark Lawson, the nation's undisputed master of cultural ceremonies, holding aloft a new book and chatting breezily to the thirtysomething celebrity author sitting alongside him.
The first anarchic free schools (BBC News Online)
In the 1970s, idealistic young activists created a wave of experimental schools - no compulsory lessons, no timetables, no rules. So what happened to the kids who attended these free-for-alls? You wait an age for the green man to let you cross Liverpool's Scotland Road.
Confessions of an EU election observer (Sunday Times magazine)
Democracy’s jet-lagged volunteers stumble out of Simon Bolivar international airport into the full glare of the Venezuelan sun. The two security men, locals employed by the mission, hurry us onto the waiting buses, eyes raking the space like Bren guns. We pile on, bemused by the urgency.
A team of my own (Daily Telegraph magazine)
I'm standing on a sunny playing field in a corner of post industrial Kent, trying to take in the fact that what Im watching is a football revolution.