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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Osborne used his pre-election Budget to announce a 2 per cent cut in alcohol duty on whisky

Budget 2015 – Scotland: Whisky tax reduction welcomed north of the border

But Osborne is accused of being in 'denial about the damage he has caused'

From left: Ivan Massow, David Lammy, George Galloway, Amol Rajan, Janet Street-Porter and Maajid Nawaz at Tuesday night’s event

Independent Live: Homes 'must be built on green belt' to help solve housing crisis, claims Labour MP

David Lammy was speaking at an event organised by 'The Independent' which also featured George Galloway and Janet Street-Porter

Reg Bailey, the government's 'childhood tsar' and CEO of the Mothers' Union

Vloggers increasingly target children with ‘covert advertising’

Calls for tougher sanctions to deter YouTube channels from endorsing products

‘Top Gear’ presenter Richard Hammond, seen here with Jeremy Clarkson, has referred to himself as a ‘pikey’

Jeremy Clarkson ruling: Travellers group objects as BBC Trust says Top Gear presenter's use of 'pikey' was not racist

'There was no intended racist reference': BBC rules in favour of Clarkson to Travellers' fury

Trevor Phillips also attacked Tony Blair for overseeing a mass immigration policy that had caused multiculturalism to become a “racket” in many parts of the UK

Trevor Phillips condemned by anti-racism groups

Former head of Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) said politicians and the media had become “terrified” of discussing race

Changes aim to equalise the number of voters in each constituency

Plan to change election boundaries is 'too radical,' say MPs

The changes were originally due to come into force before the general election in May, but have now been delayed

The most frequently discarded items are cigarette butts – six billion are found every year in London’s Square Mile financial district

Littering becoming 'endemic' after dramatic rises in fly-tipping and Government inaction

A committee of MPs has suggested tougher littering fines should be considered to ease the huge financial burden of the clean-up operation

Jeremy Clarkson leaves his home in London, as he laughed off his latest controversy telling reporters he was 'just off to the job centre'

Jeremy Clarkson: Other channels prepare to poach presenter if he leaves BBC

Almost half a million people have signed an online petition calling for the presenter to be reinstated

Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre near Lincoln

Harmondsworth: Asylum seekers' hunger strike spreads to second centre

Solidarity protest reflects growing resistance to Government’s treatment of asylum-seekers

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No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor