The Observer

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Cain’s Jawbone: how crime novel’s puzzling plot still keeps us guessing
In 87 years, only four readers have solved the fiendish murder mystery devised by former Observer crossword setter Edward Powys Mathers

Andrew Anthony

27, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Nigel Hawkes obituary
The Observer’s former foreign editor was an unflappable and witty journalist

Robin McKie

24, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Robert Richardson obituary
Crime writer who drew on his experience as a Fleet Street journalist to colour his thrillers

Mike Ripley

06, Oct, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Colin Jones obituary
Royal Ballet dancer who became a celebrated photojournalist of social history in Britain and beyond

Peter Crookston

01, Oct, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Jonathan Mirsky obituary
Journalist and historian of China who went from admiring the regime to being one of its sternest critics

Jonathan Steele

09, Sep, 2021 @4:15 PM

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The day before 9/11: what was life like before the world changed?
The age of Big Brother and famous football victories seems like another time. But did the terrorists’ planes, as it seemed, really come out of nowhere?

Tim Adams

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Saddam Hussein’s spies in London laid a trap – and sent my son Farzad to his death’
Nosrat Bazoft, mother of the Observer reporter executed by the tyrant in 1990, reveals for the first time how the unreported theft of a briefcase of documents on a secret Iraqi weapon may have sealed her son’s fate.

Mark Townsend

14, Aug, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Tony McGrath obituary
Outstanding photographer who went on to become a pioneering picture editor of the Observer

Mark Seacombe

27, Jul, 2021 @5:27 PM

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The Observer’s Tony McGrath: fearless picture editor who refused to flinch from brutal reality
The newspaper’s former picture editor, a great photographer and believer in photojournalism as an agent for change, has died

Peter Beaumont

25, Jul, 2021 @8:45 AM

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David Randall, former assistant editor of the Observer, dies aged 70
Respected journalist who also served as executive on the Independent and advised newspapers around the world on new technology

David Connett

18, Jul, 2021 @9:15 AM

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Guardian typos hot off the press | Brief letters
Brief letters: Finland | The Suez crisis | Guardian typesetters | The Home Office


21, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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'Brilliant and versatile' Observer and Guardian journalist Sarah Hughes dies at 48
Hughes’ work ranged from hard-hitting overseas reports, to sport and television writing as well as candid accounts of coping with cancer

Ben Quinn

06, Apr, 2021 @2:45 PM

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