Chris Green

Chris Green is Senior Reporter at The Independent. He was previously Deputy News Editor, and before that a freelance news reporter. He has worked for the paper since 2007.

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Local authorities are disabling camera networks to save money after cuts to funding from Whitehall

Cash-strapped councils forced to switch off CCTV cameras across UK's towns and cities

The move has been welcomed by civil liberties groups

Peter Tiley, 31, owns The Salutation, the Camra pub of the year, in Ham, Gloucs

Pub landlords are getting younger, new research shows

The number aged between 25 and 34 has risen by a quarter over the last three years, handing the struggling industry a much needed boost

President Filip Vujanovi’s daughter’s passport was sent to the wrong person

UK visa outsourcing firm closed by Montenegrin authorities over tax avoidance and being found operating illegally

Exclusive: Teleperformance is being paid £300m by the Government over five years to deliver similar services in 74 countries across the world

Young offenders escorted by staff at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

Rainsbrook G4S youth prison: The history of a 'ghetto' institution

In the six months before the Ofsted inspection, there was an average of eight assaults a month and 27 fights at the centre

Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre in Warwickshire
Previous research has shown that playing action games can improve people’s mental functions

Playing action-based video games could make you more prone to mental disorders, study claims

Research found regular gamers had reduced activity in the hippocampus

The Speculative Society was formed at Edinburgh University in 1764

The University of Edinburgh's Speculative Society to begin accepting female members

The debating society's alumni includes Robert Louis Stevenson

Here for the beer: the pub chain has more than 930 premises throughout the UK

How did JD Wetherspoons become the nation's local?

The cheap booze certainly helps, discovers Chris Green

From left: Blue band members Lee Ryan, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Duncan James, who are all now bankrupt

Blue singer Lee Ryan becomes final member of boyband to declare themselves bankrupt

The 31-year-old singer was reportedly forced to declare his bankruptcy by a debt collection company, and will now have all of his assets frozen

The Coronet, a Wetherspoons pub on Holloway Road, North London

JD Wetherspoon ordered to pay £24,000 in damages after judge rules staff denied Gypsies and Travellers entry

The judge ruled that the act amounted to 'racial stereotyping' - in what lawyers described as a 'seminal case'

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