Adam Withnall

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

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A lorry crash on the M25 at 1.50am on 9 December, which has killed one person and injured three others after the vehicle crossed through the central reservation, closing the motorway in both directions between junctions 25 and 27

M25 crash at Waltham Abbey involving four lorries leaves one dead and causes traffic chaos

Section of road will remain closed into the afternoon

Oscar Pistorius at his trial

Oscar Pistorius appeal verdict: Hearing to decide if athlete's conviction and 'shockingly inappropriate' sentence will be overturned

Both the Paralympian’s manslaughter conviction and jail term could be appealed by the state

Grumpy Cat: How a Reddit and YouTube star earned its owners $100m in two years

The business behind the world's most successful pet

File: Nigel Farage has blamed his lateness to an event in Wales on 'immigration' and the state of the M4

Nigel Farage blames late arrival at his own Ukip event on immigrants

Party leader claimed lateness due to ‘population going through the roof’ – meaning more traffic on the roads

File image of an Israeli jet: Syria has accused Israel of carrying out air strikes near the capital Damascus

Israel accused of launching air strikes near Damascus in act of 'aggression against Syria'

Defence officials decline to comment as explosions ring out near Assad’s capital

A handset created in Germany that allows users to play each other at Pong while waiting to cross the street

German traffic lights fitted with actual Pong games for pedestrians to play while they wait

Handsets let people play against those standing on the other side of the street

The entrance to Camp 5 and Camp 6 at the US military's Guantanamo Bay detention center at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
The letter Louisa Manning posted to Facebook

Oxford student stands up childhood bully who asked her out on a date as 'sweet, perfectly-timed revenge' goes viral

Louisa Manning has received an outpouring of support and congratulations from around the world

This undated photo shows the two faced cat named Frank and Louie, who died at the age of 15 on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

World record-holding two-faced cat dies at the age of 15

‘Frankenlouie’ was one of a very few Janus cats to survive with the congenital condition until old age

Jason Rezaian smiles as he attends a presidential campaign of President Hassan Rouhani on 11 April 2013 in Tehran, Iran

Jason Rezaian Iran arrest condemned by John Kerry as Washington Post reporter charged with unspecified crimes

Fully accredited journalist 'poses no threat to the Iranian government or to Iran’s national security'

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas