Gillian Orr is an arts and features writer for The Independent.
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
22 October 2014 12:00 AM
16 October 2014 10:00 PM
If there was still a myth that antipodean artists lacked culture, then the latest Man Booker win for Richard Flanagan has put paid to that. And about time, too, says Gillian Orr
05 October 2014 12:00 AM
Photographer Gina Soden has broken into places all over Europe to capture their eerie attraction
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
Calais crisis: For desperate migrants it is 'England or death' as they brave dogs, riot police and speeding trains
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