Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for Independent.co.uk

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Police call expert to remove snake from the back of computer, turns out to be a cable

It may have been the common 'Twin RCA Phono Stereo Red Black Audio Lead Cable' snake

Zero divided by zero: Ask Siri a simple question, have your social life mocked

At least 90% of all Siri use is for the novelty responses by this point, and one that is new to iOS8 has Twitter in hysterics this morning.

Police in Turkey blast pride parade with water cannons, 'accidentally create rainbow'

'Police reacts with water cannons. Karma reacts with rainbow.'

So many brands have gone rainbow-coloured I don't know whether to take pride in gay marriage or buy tea bags

Is there a place for the PG Tips monkey to have a political stance?

Photographer mocked by customer for support of gay marriage, donates their deposit to GLAAD on their behalf

'Wow, I would say this disappoints me, but I actually find this to be a good thing because our company now would now not like to work with you as well.'

NBC accused of changing its 30-year logo to 'gay colours'

People, brands and publications have been changing their profile pictures, avatars and logos to the colours of gay pride in their millions this week, in the wake of Friday’s landmark Supreme Court decision to bring in nationwide marriage equality.

Sam Smith didn't accept BET Award 'because he's white and didn't think he'd win'

Singer's absence at acceptance drew laughter from the audience

The female Ghosbusters reboot seems to have derailed the male Ghostbusters reboot

'That thing's gotten messy, I gotta be honest'

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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most