Christopher Hooton

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

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Odd Future have split up, confirms Tyler, The Creator

He implied their legacy will live forever

Man charged £223,000 for six craft beers

His payment was declined due to insufficient funds.

Bob Bob Ricard - The height of Russian decadence in London

It's not surprising that the 'press for champagne' button is the most talked-about aspect of Bob Bob Ricard - not only does it have an inherent hedonistic opulence but it just works so damn well.

Guy comes up with annoyingly obvious hoverboard solution, breaks world record

Inventor says it is capable of flying much higher

Cleveland police promise to stop pistol-whipping people

Decree follows damning report about police using firearms as impact weapons

Chris Pratt pre-apologises for any offence caused on Jurassic World press tour

It follows the widely unsuccessful one for Avengers: Age of Ultron

Arnie's Conan The Barbarian to get brutal, politically incorrect sequel: 'He despises civilisation'

'People can relate to the freshness of somebody who doesn’t give a damn about civilization'

12 UK stores that sound like the hottest rappers of 2015

Why these shops sound like they about to drop the most fire mixtape on Black Friday?

'The UK is becoming the world leader in censorship', says obscenity lawyer following porn ID checks proposal

Government is pushing for age checks using bank cards on porn sites

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific