Greece is the word for Paul Mason and Labour

After years keeping his radical politics off the air, the TV journalist aims to turn Corbyn’s gang into a Syriza-style mass movement

Why I’m now saying no to selfies

Twitter trolls be damned, I’m not posing cosily with anyone I don’t know from now on

Gallery: A right royal occasion for stars of the stage

Prince William, Sir Elton John and Glenn Close were all in attendance at the 62nd London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

How to cook classic canelés

These custard-filled cakes take the crème brûlée to the next level of deliciousness

Five of Leonard Cohen’s best songs

The Canadian singer-songwriter has died at the age of 82

Beware the pooper snoopers

DNA testing of dog mess is the stuff of dystopian nightmares

How to get the best service in restaurants

Fred Sirieix from First Dates offers essential tips for ensuring you receive the best treatment when sitting down for dinner

The fruit of many talents

Lemons are magnificent, whether you use them for salad dressing or stain removal

42 peaks, 67 miles, all in 24 hours… can I conquer Britain’s greatest outdoor challenge?

The Lake District’s Bob Graham Round defeated me three times in one year. Now it’s time for one more try.

All the presidents’ drinks

A brief history of the Commanders in Chief who loved a drop

How to bake Bonfire Night toffee apple cake

A surefire way of turning the perennially disappointing ‘treat’ into a thing of beauty

Gallery: Pergola on the Roof returns for winter

The rooftop eatery and drinks venue is back on top of the old BBC car park

It’s hard to be a Trump fan in California

Living in a liberal utopia means keeping contrarian opinions to yourself

Thanks to roadkill, there is such a thing as a free lunch

‘Ethical carnivore’ Louise Gray on how to find and cook pheasant that met a sticky end

Watch: First trailer for Trainspotting 2

The follow-up to the 90s cult classic will be released in cinemas in January 2017

Gallery: Bob Dylan’s new art exhibition

The latest collection of paintings by the newly-crowned Nobel Laureate is set to be unveiled in London

A raw deal in a vegan paradise

At Notting Hill’s Nama the food comes clean, crisp and barely cooked

Emma Watson and Keira Knightley rule at Women of the Year awards

Laura Trott and Olivia Colman also picked up prizes at the awards hosted by Harper’s Bazaar at Claridge’s

Life’s still too short to drink bad wine

Jonathan Ray on how he updated and expanded Simon Hoggart’s classic guide for wine connoisseurs

How to make smoky pumpkin and bacon soup

A reviving and delicious recipe, just in time for Halloween

Mezcal: The Day of the Dead’s most potent spirit

Leave tequila on the shelf and give Mexico’s other fiery booze a try

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an insult to a noble fruit

Starbucks’ seasonal special is a Halloween horror

A virtual trip to Sicily with Antonio Carluccio

The great Italian chef has the final word on the spag bol furore

Animal magic at the V&A

Conservation Couture: The Animal Ball Collection is an exhibition in aid of a good cause