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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British firm scores with cybersecurity breakthrough

A British firm could be set to net billions of pounds after making a major breakthrough in cybersecurity.

The Angel of the North

It’s not because I’m sentimental about the North that I believe it needs devolved powers

This is a region that deserves the opportunity to reinvent itself

How The World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere: Peter Conrad, book review: A chronicle of our obsession with the US

Conrad tells how, after 1945, America did come to dominate, serving a dual role, where one complements the other: of protector and entertainer

Getting fired is the only punishment that will make the City’s bad boys and girls sit up and take notice

Banks getting round the table with the watchdog to negotiate their fines shows what’s wrong with the system

1. Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Barrow-in-Furness the ‘least happy’ in the UK? Let me put you right

My home town has qualities no ‘survey’ can uncover

Tesco is not the first retail giant to lose its crown, but the grocer is still in denial

Midweek View: None of it mattered until sales dropped. Then, Tesco lashed out, blaming everybody but itself for its fading performance

Tesco profit probe: There is something very suspicious - and you can't blame this one on Aldi or Lidl

This isn’t the fault of Aldi or Lidl, or austerity Britain, or recession in Europe. This is to do with Tesco’s own housekeeping.

Chris Blackhurst: Phones 4U is a parable of our times - sold high and then sweated to death

Private equity owners only knew to cut costs, hire cheaper staff and drive hard bargains

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Greece debt crisis: EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

An outbreak of malaria in Greece four years ago helps us understand the crisis, says Robert Fisk
Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge: The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas

Gaza, a year on from Operation Protective Edge

The traumatised kibbutz on Israel's front line, still recovering from last summer's war with Hamas
How to survive electrical storms: What are the chances of being hit by lightning?

Heavy weather

What are the chances of being hit by lightning?
World Bodypainting Festival 2015: Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'

World Bodypainting Festival 2015

Bizarre and brilliant photos celebrate 'the body as art'
alt-j: A private jet, a Mercury Prize and Latitude headliners

Don't call us nerds

Craig Mclean meets alt-j - the math-folk act who are flying high
How to find gold: The Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge

How to find gold

Steve Boggan finds himself in the Californian badlands, digging out crevasses and sifting sludge
Singing accents: From Herman's Hermits and David Bowie to Alesha Dixon

Not born in the USA

Lay off Alesha Dixon: songs sound better in US accents, even our national anthem
10 best balsamic vinegars

10 best balsamic vinegars

Drizzle it over salad, enjoy it with ciabatta, marinate vegetables, or use it to add depth to a sauce - this versatile staple is a cook's best friend
Wimbledon 2015: Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Serena dispatched her elder sister 6-4, 6-3 in eight minutes more than an hour
Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

Greece referendum

Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
Ten years after the 7/7 terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?

7/7 bombings anniversary

Ten years after the terror attacks, is Britain an altered state?
Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has created

Versace haute couture review

Beautiful evening dresses are some of the loveliest Donatella has ever created
No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
Fashion apps: Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers

Fashion apps

Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy