Christopher Hooton

Christopher Hooton is a Senior Reporter for the Independent online

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Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook

Auto-suggest conflates grandmas and hip hop DJs

iPhone 6 pre-order day: How to buy the new smartphones

Device will ship in two sizes on 19 September

London's first 'poverty map' in 1899 shows a very different city to today

Maps dating back to 1575 exhibited by London map specialist Daniel Crouch Rare Books as part of Totally Thames festival

Woman 'finds herself' in South-east Asia with a little help from Photoshop to satirise Facebook bragging

Pictures of her at beaches and Buddhist temples were all fake

Apple Watch battery life: 'iWatch' could need charging every day

Apple anticipates its use 'throughout the day' with 'nightly charging'

The Simpsons gets The Simpsons meta crossover episode

1987 Simpsons will meet 2014 Simpsons

Mike Tyson flips out when news anchor suggests rape conviction might harm his Rob Ford endorsement

'You seem like a nice guy but you're really a piece of sh*t,' Tyson retaliated

Harry Potter Studio Tour to add Voldermort HQ and Death Eaters

Voldermort's snake Nagini will also be on display

Apple iPhone 6 release date UK: When can you buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

Device will be available for pre-order a week before

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

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A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?