Adam Jacques

Adam Jacques is a features and technology writer for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday.

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Brad Bird interview: The director on his love for hand-drawn dogs, misunderstanding the B52s, and turning down Star Wars

The director, screenwriter and animator is best known for his digitally animated films such as 'The Iron Giant', 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille', as well as live-action films including 'Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol'

Lindley, right, says: 'We've both dedicated our work to improving the world, and we both feel that business profits can be used for social good'

Emmanuel Jal & Paul Lindley: 'We talk mostly about food. He has terrible habits'

The entrepreneur and the hip-hop artist met at a One Young World event in Johannesburg and established The Key is E, a social-enterprise project to support African entrepreneurs whose businesses benefit children

Conchita Wurst interview: Last year's Eurovision winner on dealing with insecurities, elephantine visions and marmalade

Wurst, aka Tom Neuwirth, will perform at this year's Eurovision on Saturday

Idris Khan & Charlie Mortimer: 'I've got all sorts of health issues and Idris is a hypochondriac'

The art collector and the artist met at the Victoria Miro gallery in London

Thea Gilmore interview: The folk singer on fighting Ukip, the demon she keeps in a cage - and why children are terrifying

The singer-songwriter's new album, 'Ghosts & Graffiti', is released next month

Rafe Spall & Jack Savoretti: 'We had very different upbringings. He's very cultured in talking about his craft. I sometimes reject it'

The actor and the singer met through Savoretti's wife, the actress Jemma Powell

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock interview: The Sky at Night presenter on Spock, quantum spanners - and her plan to retire to Mars

Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist and runs Science Innovation Ltd, which aims to engage schoolchildren in space science

Alan Rickman & Helen McCrory: 'With us it's mostly about laughter and the odd Martini'

The two actors met in 2008, on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Middle Class Problems: Dinner at 5:20pm? NHS hospitals have got meal times all wrong...

As an inpatient of two NHS hospitals recently, I came to the realisation that there is a systemic crisis affecting hospital meals.

Camilla Schneideman & Lara Pulver: 'I realised the flapjacks I gave her were hard as rock, but she graciously asked for the recipe'

Schneideman is a close university friend of Pulver's husband Raza Jaffrey and the pair struck up a friendship when Pulver organised a surprise birthday party

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