Zoe Hardman looks effortlessly chic in a cream coat and a slate grey jumpsuit

Zoe Hardman looks effortlessly chic in a cream coat and a slate grey jumpsuit as she makes a stylish entrance at Global Radio studios By Eve Buckland For Mailonline and Natasha Hooper For Mailonline Published: 09:23 GMT, 17 January 2021 | Updated: 09:23 GMT, 17 January 2021 She never puts a foot wrong with fashion.  … Read more Zoe Hardman looks effortlessly chic in a cream coat and a slate grey jumpsuit

Covid UK: As a hospital opens its doors, ROBERT HARDMAN reveals the scale of the battle

The calm is not just eerie. It feels almost shocking. Here is row upon row of unconscious, critically sick people – including a new mum, for heaven’s sake. All are clinging to life via a latticework of tubes and wires and on a scale which the most experienced old hands had never envisaged. The numbers … Read more Covid UK: As a hospital opens its doors, ROBERT HARDMAN reveals the scale of the battle

Covid UK: As a hospital opens its doors, ROBERT HARDMAN reveals the scale of the battle

The calm is not just eerie. It feels almost shocking. Here is row upon row of unconscious, critically sick people – including a new mum, for heaven’s sake. All are clinging to life via a latticework of tubes and wires and on a scale which the most experienced old hands had never envisaged. The numbers … Read more Covid UK: As a hospital opens its doors, ROBERT HARDMAN reveals the scale of the battle

ROBERT HARDMAN: How David Barclay, who has died at 86, rose to be one half of UK’s media mogul twins

His was the ultimate Thatcherite success story, even if Sir David Barclay did his level best to prevent anyone from telling it: the workaholic boy from the back streets who left school at 14 and who, with his twin brother, built one of the great business empires of his time. It encompassed great hotels, shipping … Read more ROBERT HARDMAN: How David Barclay, who has died at 86, rose to be one half of UK’s media mogul twins

ROBERT HARDMAN: How David Barclay, who has died at 86, rose to be one half of UK’s media mogul twins

His was the ultimate Thatcherite success story, even if Sir David Barclay did his level best to prevent anyone from telling it: the workaholic boy from the back streets who left school at 14 and who, with his twin brother, built one of the great business empires of his time. It encompassed great hotels, shipping … Read more ROBERT HARDMAN: How David Barclay, who has died at 86, rose to be one half of UK’s media mogul twins

ROBERT HARDMAN: Au revoir to all that… A front-row seat on Britain and the EU’s 47-year story

And so, come 11pm (midnight in Brussels), the divorce is final – four and a half years after calling time on this turbulent marriage. It’s well and truly over. For cork-popping Leavers and apocalyptic Remainers alike, this is a seismic parting of the ways. For most people, however, I suspect it’s a case of 52:48-ish … Read more ROBERT HARDMAN: Au revoir to all that… A front-row seat on Britain and the EU’s 47-year story

ROBERT HARDMAN: On the slippery slope at Covid Ground Zero

The sun is slowly sinking behind the mountain and the lights are starting to twinkle on snowy hillsides. All is snug and cosy — gemütlich, as they like to say in these parts — except for the most peculiar noise: silence. I am in Ischgl, the Austrian ski resort famous for the most boisterous apres-ski … Read more ROBERT HARDMAN: On the slippery slope at Covid Ground Zero

ROBERT HARDMAN: In such a gloomy year, the Queen finds the perfect way to lift our spirits

Even for the most experienced monarch in history, this was a tall order: how do you sum up the worst year in living memory without leaving the nation in floods of tears or reaching for the Off switch? The only solution, therefore, was to accentuate the positives. And that is what the Queen did yesterday … Read more ROBERT HARDMAN: In such a gloomy year, the Queen finds the perfect way to lift our spirits

ROBERT HARDMAN: In such a gloomy year, the Queen finds the perfect way to lift our spirits

Even for the most experienced monarch in history, this was a tall order: how do you sum up the worst year in living memory without leaving the nation in floods of tears or reaching for the Off switch? The only solution, therefore, was to accentuate the positives. And that is what the Queen did yesterday … Read more ROBERT HARDMAN: In such a gloomy year, the Queen finds the perfect way to lift our spirits