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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Asked to name British people’s worst characteristics, 27 per cent of those surveyed ticked “drink too much alcohol”

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us

So says British Council’s survey of 5,000 people. And don’t get them started on the weather...

Businessman charged £75 for three small bottles of water in London hotel

The water came to £16.50, and a service charge of £8.33 was also levied on top of the £50.17 minimum spend

Although the scheme is optional, parents say they feel under pressure to take part

School accused of causing bullying through iPad scheme

A school which has asked parents to buy iPads for their children to use in class has been accused of creating a “two-tier” education system in which pupils who can’t afford the gadgets are bullied by their richer peers.

Internet piracy: Creative Content UK said that the new rules were about 'persuading the persuadable'

New internet piracy warning letters rules dismissed as 'toothless'

Creative Content UK claim letters are designed to educate infringers

Abdul Rashid Bangura

Commonwealth Games 2014: The amazing athletes who are already winners

A profile of the star competitors and their remarkable achievements

The study appears to contradict previous research

Banning mobile phones at the wheel might not cut accidents, new US study suggests

Banning people from using mobile phones while driving does not have an impact on the number of accidents on the roads, according to the surprising results of a study carried out in the US.

Leonard Cohen performing in New York in 2012

Cuadrilla and British Geological Survey bond over love of Leonard Cohen in embarrassing leaked emails

“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded,” runs the opening line of Leonard Cohen’s famous 1988 hit. Those bitterly pessimistic words, green campaigners claim, could now be applied to the extraction of shale gas under Lancashire.

Campaigner celebrate outside West Sussex County Council offices in Horsham after an application by a shale company to explore for oil and gas in a picturesque part of West Sussex has been turned down

Wisborough Green becomes the first village in Britain to fight off fracking

A picturesque village in West Sussex has become the first community in the country to successfully fight off an application by an energy company to explore for oil and gas, in a blow to the Government’s hopes of a British fracking boom.

Euan Burton, multiple World and European medal winning judoka poses with the Scottish Saltire flag

Will the Scottish referendum be the 'elephant in the stadium' at Commonwealth Games?

Leaders must avoid being seen to make political capital, while hoping to do just that

Sales of raw milk are subject to control because it may contain harmful bacteria such as E coli or salmonella

Raw milk should be sold in vending machines, says food standards body

Currently it can only be bought directly from farmers

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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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Jonathon Porritt sounds the alarm
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How did our legends really begin?

Applying the theory of evolution to the world's many mythologies
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Lambrusco is back on the menu

Naff Seventies corner-shop staple is this year's Aperol Spritz
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A new Russian revolution

Cracks start to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
Eugene de Kock: Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

Apartheid’s sadistic killer that his country cannot forgive

The debate rages in South Africa over whether Eugene de Kock should ever be released from jail
Standing my ground: If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?

Standing my ground

If sitting is bad for your health, what happens when you stay on your feet for a whole month?
Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
Israel-Gaza conflict: Secret report helps Israelis to hide facts

Patrick Cockburn: Secret report helps Israel to hide facts

The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
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The man who dared to go on holiday

New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business, from Sarah Millican to Marcus Brigstocke

Best comedians: How the professionals go about their funny business

For all those wanting to know how stand-ups keep standing, here are some of the best moments
The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

The Guest List 2014

Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks
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Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on