Chris Blackhurst

Group Content Editor of The Independent, i, The Independent on Sunday and Evening Standard - and former Editor of The Independent.

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London may have billionaires a-plenty, but what about funding for the next generation of businesses?

London is like the UN, even more  so than Silicon Valley, but what there is not is that tight community

Willie Walsh says the UK has become complacent with being top of the aviation tree

Willie Walsh interview: Gatwick or Heathrow? It’s just no contest, says IAG boss

The Chris Blackhurst Interview: The man who runs British Airways has a window on the comings and goings at our busiest airport – and believes that’s where we should be expanding

Home Secretary Theresa May said that police officers would now have to opt in to the Federation

Theresa May is right to challenge the police

That a Conservative can make criticisms proves there is a problem

High ideals: John Maynard Keynes (centre) at the UN International Monetary Conference at Bretton Woods in July 1944

The Summit by Ed Conway, book review: Did the economic convention of July 1944 leave an enduring legacy?

The convention was characterised by walk-outs, spying, revelry and even a heart attack
Topshop owner Sir Philip Green and Kate Moss

Ten years ago, Philip Green walked away from his bid for M&S – and it's been going backwards ever since

Midweek View: It sits there, like a giant bloated beast, unable to swish its tail and crush the faster, terrier-like opposition
Phil Shiner has spent years challenging Army conduct

Phil Shiner: ‘I will not rest until I know how many Iraqis died in British custody’

The Chris Blackhurst Interview: The lawyer tells of daily death threats and why he’s optimistic the ICC can now investigate alleged war crimes in Iraq

The Supergun plot, murders and a report we can't ignore

A number of mysterious deaths included a journalist found hanged in Chile

Chris Blackhurst: 'Aggressive' tax avoidance? It's time for politicians to stop offering soundbites and send out hefty bills

Midweek View: Aggressive is a weasel word, designed to offer a get-out rather than an easily prescribed target
General Sir Mike Jackson spent nearly 45 years in the British Army

General Sir Mike Jackson: ‘It’s vital we never say to an old soldier... we cannot help you’

The Chris Blackhurst Interview: General Sir Mike Jackson, the outspoken, granite-voiced, former professional head of the British Army, has answered a new call of duty to his ex-comrades as president of the ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity

Outside the City and Westminster, he is largely unknown. But he is someone who commands enormous influence in boardrooms across the globe

Alan Parker: Will the Pfixer emerge victorious in the biggest proposed takeover in British corporate history?

PR men don’t come much more powerful than the head of global giant Brunswick

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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there