Helena Williams

Helena Williams is a freelance writer and producer. Her work has been published by the Independent, The Sunday Times, Reuters and Wired, among others. Her website is http://helenaewilliams.com

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Five reasons 'Crabzilla' is definitely not real

Leading invertebrate researcher says "a hoax is an understatement" of photograph appearing to show a colossal crustacean basking off the Kent coastline

One per cent of the global population owns nearly half of the world's wealth

Credit Suisse report says that wealth inequality has increased since 2008

Passengers removed from flight after displaying 'flu-like symptoms'

Emergency crews in protective gear boarded the flight from Dubai after the alarm was signalled "out of an abundance of caution"

Indian news anchor fired over Chinese President blooper

The news reader referred to visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing the name with Roman numerals XI

Ten ways to ward off spiders this autumn

The mild weather means this season is set to be a bad one for arachnophobes. Keep the creepy crawlies at bay with the following techniques.

British man killed two days in to his honeymoon in tragic jet ski crash

Jeremy Hope, 39, died from internal injuries after allegedly colliding with his friend, who has been arrested

Ebola outbreak: Eight bodies found in village latrine after attack on Guinea education team, as Sierra Leone imposes three-day curfew to stop spread of disease

The group, which comprised of local administrators, medical officers, journalists and a preacher, had been abducted by locals armed with rocks and knives in the southeast of the country.

Steve Coogan attends the Alpha Papa premiere in character as Alan Partridge

The best place to be a kid is.... Norwich

The city that has given us Stephen Fry and Alan Partridge has been named as the happiest place for children to grow up

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond defends party's acceptance of major donation from businessman who backed anti-gay campaign

The First Minister defended the decision, saying that it was an example of "honesty and integrity" in politics

Alex Salmond and the nationalists reject claims that Scotland's economy would suffer if the UK broke up

Alex Salmond 'confident' that Scotland will vote for independence next week

But latest poll finds that the Better Together campaign has clawed back a 4 per cent point lead, with just six days to go before referendum day

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links