Brett Leppard

Brett Leppard is Deputy Social Media Editor for The Independent

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Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel

Andaz Liverpool Street Review: East London art meets five-star comfort

If you’re a fan of architecture, art, and fine hotels, this may well be the hotel for you on your visit to London

Ed Sheeran shows off his awards at the Brit Awards 2015

Brit Awards 2015: 5 things they can do so it's not so mind-achingly boring and irrelevant next time

Can you imagine how great it would be to see someone like Noel Gallagher tearing into Kim Kardashian on live TV?

Glenfiddich Gallery: How to make your own whisky (sort of)

Connoisseurs of rare and aged whiskies: this is the website for you

Journalists shouldn't be afraid of Facebook — it's bringing democracy to journalism

News lists now rise and fall on the basis of whether content is worth clicking on or sharing

Lapping it up at Goodwood: the Jaguar D-type

Goodwood Revival 2014: Celebrating 60 years of the Jaguar D-Type

The Lavant Cup race at the Goodwood Revival showcased and celebrated the Jaguar D-Type's 60th anniversary

Apple Watch

Apple Watch designs: 'iWatch' colours, straps and models unveiled

Customisation is king as Apple announces the Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the Apple Watch

Apple Watch price: 'iWatch' price in UK and US revealed at iPhone 6 unveiling

Apple Watch price to start from $349 (£216)

The crowd use their devices to capture the Apple Watch

Apple Watch release date: 'iWatch' set for early 2015 release

The long-awaited smart watch has finally arrived... sort of

Twitch robbery: Dota 2 gamer held at gunpoint live on webcam

Gunmen forced their way into a gamer's home but were unaware their actions were being streamed live online

Professor Stephen Hawking shares World Cup data and explains England's best chances of winning

Will England win World Cup 2014? Yes, as long as it's cold and we wear red

Stephen Hawking reveals his World Cup winning formula and how to take the perfect penalty ahead of England's push for success in Brazil

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own