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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Chris Blackhurst: 'Ghost gazumping' and other estate agent tricks are inflating house prices – but lack of new homes is root of the problem

Midweek View: They were nice, terraced houses in a smart area. And they were commanding silly, frightening sums

Lord Allen is known for running tight ships and cutting expenditures

Lord Allen: Putting an obsessive attitude to work – and making it pay

The Chris Blackhurst interview: Juggling roles that range from chairman of Global Radio to an adviser for Goldman Sachs, Lord Allen is seemingly all business, all the time. And that’s how he likes it

Apparently it is winning that counts: UK Sport’s approach to distributing funding is deeply troubling

It’s a cold attitude. And distinctly un-British

Chris Blackhurst: We have a strong, regulated City and foreign money has always been key – so why do some hark back to the past?

Midweek View: We can don rose-tinted glasses but can we really get soppy about corporate raiders and junk bonds?
David Cameron opens a new JCB factory in Sao Paolo

Printing money has helped only the rich

The PM is quick to don his hard-hat, but he must also invest in infrastructure

All That is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster by Danny Dorling, book review

The madness of Britain's housing policy laid bare

I won’t be holding my breath for an apology from the IPCC

Being editor of a national newspaper can be a lonely job at times, especially if you go big on a story that you believe to be true, only for an official body to shoot it down.

Chris Blackhurst: Forget a prawn cocktail offensive – Labour's hysterical anti-big business stance is causing boardroom disquiet

Midweek View: It shows a level of ignorance and rank hypocrisy and ill-thought-through opportunism that is frightening
American magician David Blaine (pictured) kept Chris Blackhurst spellbound during a show this week

David Blaine interview: Just how does he do it?

Chris Blackhurst hoped that a close encounter with David Blaine would reveal the secrets behind the magician’s tricks. The evening left him in awe – but none the wiser

Chris Blackhurst: Which?, the vibrant consumer body, is on the side of 'good business', says its chief executive – whoever's in charge at Westminster next year

Midweek View: In other words, Mr Miliband, it's not there to be bandied about as a Labour election accessory, so hands off
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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Ebola outbreak: Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on the virus

Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC

Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie: Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise

Nick Clegg the movie

Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

Waxing lyrical

Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
Texas forensic astronomer finally pinpoints the exact birth of impressionism

Revealed (to the minute)

The precise time when impressionism was born
10 best men's skincare products

Face it: 10 best men's skincare products

Oscar Quine cleanses, tones and moisturises to find skin-savers blokes will be proud to display on the bathroom shelf
Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention