Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent. He has vast experience in political journalism and has also appeared on documentaries for BBC Radio 4.
13 January 2015 06:50 PM
One of the most shocking murders to take place on British soil in recent years was the shooting of PC Ian Broadhurst on a street in Leeds on Boxing Day 2003 – not least because of a heart-rending recording in which the badly wounded officer was heard pleading: “No don’t, don’t, please, please no,” before receiving the final bullet in his head.
12 January 2015 08:02 PM
One of the country’s longest serving council leaders, Keith House, a Lib Dem who has led Eastleigh council since 1994, has been through some upheaval in his private life.
12 January 2015 06:11 PM
Register shows former Education Secretary accepted £1,250 tickets to Capital FM’s pre-Christmas ball
12 January 2015 05:25 PM
Who is the expert who called Birmingham 'totally Muslim'?
08 January 2015 06:19 PM
While the world’s eyes were focused on the horror in Paris on Wednesday evening, MPs were engaged in a widely unreported debate on whether it is the Government’s job to protect you from a bad hair-do.
07 January 2015 05:57 PM
It has been a long time since Parliament has heard from Tony Blair but he has now, reluctantly, agreed to revisit the building.
06 January 2015 07:28 PM
It was no surprise today that Mark Pritchard should call for men accused of rape to be protected by anonymity. His fellow Tory MP Nigel Evans made the same call – that the law protects the anonymity of the accuser but not the accused – after his highly publicised trial for rape which ended in the Deputy Speaker’s acquittal.
05 January 2015 07:48 PM
The BBC presenter and comic who once confessed to being a former drug user, lives close to Galloway’s old constituency
02 January 2015 05:48 PM
The colourful love life and suspected treachery of a Russian countess exiled in London after the Bolshevik revolution kept the security services occupied for years. But what was the truth about Moura Budberg?
31 December 2014 05:35 PM
Cochrane's diaries are a lively, amusing read
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
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