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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Easter travel woe on the horizon with predictions of a 'hectic' holiday getaway

An estimated 16 million people are expected to take to the roads for the first bank holiday of 2015, with the risk of jams on major routes

Women’s charities have urged action after reports of a man abusing his wife by putting super glue on her vagina.

Women's charities urge action after 'horrific case of man who glued his wife's vagina shut'

The 40-year old woman from South Africa said she has been scarred for life and will never be able to have sex again

Nearly a quarter of students consider sex work, study finds

Some students are turning to the sex industry to cover basic living expenses and reduce debt, according to Swansea University research

Schiphol airport is running on emergency power after a

Amsterdam airport cancels all flights after major power outage

Schiphol airport was forced to divert flights, with more travel chaos reported in the area, after a "technical fault" at a high-voltage power station just outside the Dutch capital

Wrong kind of kitty litter blamed for $240m radiation leak at New Mexico nuclear waste dump

"Chemically incompatible" contents caused Drum 68660 to burst open, contaminating 21 people

Jewish leader warns that anti-Semitism in Europe is "like the 1930s"

World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder has said that European Jews "live in fear" once again amid a surge of anti-Semitism on the continent

Woman held in psychiatric ward after (correctly) saying Obama follows her on Twitter

Kam Brock filed a lawsuit against Harlem Hospital's psychiatric ward, before telling her Twitter followers #IMNOTCRAZY!

Ken Gregory was the victim of a horrific domestic abuse attack which left him with first and second degree burns to his back and scalp

Woman who tried to 'boil her husband' jailed for four years

The horrific domestic abuse attack left Ken Gregory with first and second degree burns

An engine on the Boeing 727 had failed, according to a Russian aviation source

UTair passenger plane flying over Russia requests emergency landing in St Petersburg

An engine on the Boeing 727 had failed, according to a Russian aviation source

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

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The saffron censorship that governs India

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Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
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How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss