Gillian Orr is an arts and features writer for The Independent.
23 November 2014 06:30 PM
Uuganaa Ramsay explores how the proud name of her people came to be used as an offensive term, and not just for those - like her son - with Down’s Syndrome
22 November 2014 12:00 AM
16 November 2014 12:00 AM
A community that has melded ancient religious beliefs with their daily lives deep in the rainforest
Photographer Susan Middleton captures extraordinary world of marine invertebrates in all their colourful, diverse, and prickly glory
09 November 2014 12:00 AM
Middleton has been taking portraits of rare plants and animals for 30 years
Maxine Peake & Mike Joyce: "It's quite funny when one of your rock'n'roll heroes comes to your house with a box of his veg"
09 November 2014 12:00 AM
Maxine Peake, 40
02 November 2014 12:00 AM
The 37-year-old visited the Discover Dogs event at London's Earls Court exhibition centre, where 34,000 visitors attend with 3,000 tail-waggers
From the White House to the Tower of London: Replicas of Western landmarks are springing up in the most unlikely places
29 October 2014 10:30 PM
There is a clone of the White House in Virginia, Vietnam and even Iraq, while in China you can find the Tower of London, Mount Rushmore and the entire Austrian alpine village of Hallstatt
23 October 2014 11:00 PM
23 October 2014 09:50 PM
The latest bonkers clip is dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
22 October 2014 09:24 PM
The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 VMAs 2015: Was Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus' awkward acceptance put-down real or staged?
- 2 If you're not already angry about the migrant crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 3 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 4 Chaos breaks out in courtroom as father attacks killer of three-year-old daughter
- 5 I like Corbyn, but let's face it: we don't need another white man at the head of a political party