Christopher Hooton

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

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We should be getting a new Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens trailer today

Han and Leia expected to feature

Batman vs Superman teaser trailer: Dawn of Justice glimpsed in 20-second clip

Stand down, it's just an empty Batsuit

Why don't we just compost the dead?

This way we could grow new life after we die, and our survivors could plant a tree using some of our soil

Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling

The volume and the irritation and the frustration has ratcheted up'

Paul Walker and Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious 5

Fast & Furious 8 is looking increasingly like a certainty

Fast & Furious Forever

The IKEA Monkey is being evicted and needs your help

He could die if not found an appropriate new home

The Sopranos ending: David Chase goes into more detail than ever on that final scene

The Sopranos was such a masterpiece start-to-finish that it's a bit of a shame everyone obsesses about just its final shot, but obsess they do. Creator David Chase is usually a bit cranky when asked about it, not really getting why it's so controversial or talked-about - but this week he actually gave a pretty in-depth response.

This robot can cook 2000 dishes, is the future of laziness and on sale soon

It already knocks up a mean crab bisque

Fox Sports anchor Katie Nolan hilariously rips into her own network's sexist article

'It is very easy to try type 'Cosmopolitan.com' and accidentally type 'FoxSports.com' if you’ve just got your nails done.'

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence