Brett Leppard

Brett Leppard is Deputy Social Media Editor for The Independent

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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

The best whisky for 2015 is not Scottish

Count Scotch out at your own risk

When it comes to whisky, there's no doubt that Scotch is king

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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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?