Emily Jupp

Emily is a social media journalist for www.independent.co.uk. She also writes music reviews, food and lifestyle features for The Independent and i.

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The Pope may have joined Twitter over a week ago, but he's only just tweeted. How did he do?

After weeks of suspense, on 12/12/12 @Pontifex has finally sent some tweets. But has he got the hang of the microblogging site?

Towering achievements: Sam Bompas and Harry Parr

You can't make a Hamlet without breaking eggs

Food is centre stage in our theatres – and it's a riot for the senses

A year in Twitter: Hurricane Sandy, Obama, London Olympics and Justin Bieber are officially most tweeted in 2012

The annual Year on Twitter review reveals what got us talking

Girls Aloud, Calvin Harris, The Wanted and Pink, Jingle Bell Ball, O2 Arena, London

Girls Aloud proceed like pedigree poodles in circles around the stage

All mapped out: Arc de Triomphe

App vs map on a trip to Paris

Equipped with a smartphone, Emily Jupp aimed to navigate her way around the city. But did technology trounce the traditional guidebook?

Unsex them now: Harriet Walter (top right) in rehearsals for the all-female 'Julius Caesar'

An all female cast for Shakespeare's Julius Caesar at the Donmar? That sounds like progress to me

The Bard wrote mostly male roles for exclusively male actors. In a new production, his gender-bias is countered - and that counts as a victory for feminism

Kate Middleton and Ricky Gervais will promote British artists at a Royal Academy event on Monday

Wills and Kate: Best baby tweets

Some of the funniest, most controversial, surreal and joyful cpmments from the Twittersphere

Sheng Qi: 'Cutting off my finger was my proudest moment'

Chinese artist Sheng Qi committed an act of physical protest during the Tiananmen Square massacre. He tells Emily Jupp it is still his proudest moment

It's fruit - and nuts: mutant fruit hits Waitrose

Christmas has come early!

Air New Zealand carried stars of 'The Hobbit' to the New Zealand premiere in a special Lord of the Rings branded plane.

#Leveson, New Zealand, #freezing: Why are they trending?

What's trending and why?

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London