Adam Withnall

Adam Withnall writes for http://independent.co.uk

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Liverpool bar becomes 'first in UK' to ban smoking outside

Barbacoa said its beer garden had become ‘an al fresco smoking lounge’

Sainsbury's could roll the lorries out across its whole fleet if they are successful

Sainsbury’s unveils UK’s ‘safest’ super-high-tech HGV to cut cyclist deaths in London

Boris Johnson – who tagged along to today’s launch – said he was worried about ‘problem lorries not fitted with safety equipment’

The cruise ship Crystal Serenity, which conservationists say likely has a carbon footprint around triple that of a Boeing 747

Luxury cruise line accused of offering ‘environmental disaster tourism’ with high-carbon footprint Arctic voyage

Cruise passengers will pay upwards of £12,000 to see polar bears and humpback whales in their natural habitat – before it disappears

Lionel Messi looks on at the end of the World Cup final against Germany

Lionel Messi tax evasion: Barcelona star to face prosecution over 'unpaid taxes', judge rules

The Argentina forward is accused of defrauding Spanish Tax Office of more than €4 million (£3.1 million)

Public Health England has contacted UK doctors to warn them to look out for signs of Ebola arriving in Britain

Ebola virus: UK health officials issue warning to doctors as experts admit the outbreak 'is not under control'

One of world’s deadliest viruses – which makes people bleed from their eyes, nose and mouth – has now been flown out of main affected countries

South Korean rescue team boats and fishing boats try to rescue passengers of the sinking Sewol ferry, off South Korea's southern coast,near Jindo, south of Seoul

South Korea ferry: Six teenage girls who survived Sewol horror describe 'floating out of cabins' as ship filled with water

Among the 75 teenagers who saw 250 of their fellow students drowned

A video released by the Israeli military purporting to show the destruction of a Hamas tunnel

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israeli military releases video footage from inside ‘Hamas tunnel’ – before spectacularly blowing it up

The clip purports to show the army’s Golani Brigade and Combat Engineering Corps in their crackdown on cross-border tunnels

Experts say the research does not necessarily mean there is a 'pressing need' for hepatitis E screening

World Hepatitis Day 2014: Study reveals UK blood donors ‘passing on Hepatitis E’

New figures released as World Hepatitis Day asks global leaders to ‘think again’ about set of deadly viral diseases

President Obama, one of the more enthusiastic users of the fist bump

Want to reduce the risk of disease? Abandon shaking hands, and start bumping fists...

Academics at Aberystwth University in west Wales came to the conclusion following a series of tests on hand hygiene

Palestinian children hold up plastic guns during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip following Eid Al-Fitr prayers on July 28, 2014, 2011 in front of the Dome of Rock at al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site in the old city of Jerusalem

Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel declares 'unlimited truce' across Gaza Strip but reserves right to respond to Hamas rocket fire

Israel will also continue its attempts to destroy cross-border tunnels

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

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Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

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Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
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The air strikes were tragically real

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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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