If she keeps her promises, I'm assuming the Rotherham MP Sarah Champion will have paid back the £17 she claimed from the public purse to pay for a Remembrance Day poppy wreath.
To know that millennia of love-making are down to the romantic entanglements of a Scottish trout is enormously pleasing
Being as I have always been honest about my status as a sort of placebo wordsmith – giving the impression of having genuine journalistic acumen without actually having any quantifiable justification for doing so – one might imagine that few people within the serious media world would give me the time of day. Not so.
To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
There are a few bar owners in Glasgow I'd like to take to court
Two stories this week involving spurious lawsuits. First, New Jersey teenager Rachel Canning is suing her parents for £400-a-week “child support”, as well as demanding they pay her college fees and legal costs.
If you are a fan of musical theatre (and if you are, what the hell are you doing reading this? Shouldn't you be out in the back garden practising your big solo number at the end of Act Two?), you will be gutted to hear that Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest musical, which bears the decidedly unextravagant title of Stephen Ward, is to close after it lasted in London's glittering West End less than four months.
Merkel swept past me as I was riding my scooter to work this week
Irn-Bru also contains properties which assist in the rapid and soothing dissipation of the most brutal of hangover
Female capuchins throw stones at 'hot' males...so just like us, really
He's had enough of replenishing the sugar display in aisle six and wants to get his groove on again
Couldn’t you just pretend you’re going to buy a white boat (named Dirty Girl)?
I would never presume to be capable of adding anything of weight to those solemn odes to Nelson Mandela written by our body of accomplished scribes. I’ll therefore try to offer something perhaps more lightweight and just hope you don’t think me flippant (and I’m guessing you won’t, or you would have long ago given this daft wee corner of the internet a miss in favour of the far more legitimate journalism featured from elsewhere).
Black Friday will be followed by other equally dark US traditions
99 times out of 100, we tend to follow whatever the US does
For as long as anyone can remember, there has been a traffic cone on the statue