Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor of The Independent.

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Football revolution as disillusioned fans head for the non-league

Fans are rejecting the £2,000 season tickets, officious stewarding, and airline-stadium sponsorship of the Premier League

Former ‘Daily Mirror’ editor Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan: A smooth talker whose words may come back to haunt him

Morgan’s credibility, like his remarkable career, has waxed and waned

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BBC signs deal with 'Breaking Bad' station

AMC paid $200m (£125m) to the BBC’s commercial arm – BBC Worldwide – for the stake in the fast-growing channel BBC America

A whole new ball game: (from left) ‘Fresh Meat’ actor Greg McHugh; Andrew and Simon Salter

The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night: How two brothers helped a bereaved mother's message about testicular cancer go global

Wendy Gough lost her teenage son Matthew to the disease 16 years ago. Now, two of her disciples are using social media to shatter the taboo of talking about testicular cancer

The founder of the Northern & Shell publishing stable and owner of Express Newspapers, Richard Desmond, has recruited the peer

Daily Express appoints Ukip peer Lord Stevens

Commentators believe Express Newspapers will back Nigel Farage at next year's election

Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Ben Bradlee dead: He was a ‘true newspaperman’ – President Obama pays tribute to Watergate editor

Investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein issued a joint statement praising their former editor as 'a true friend and genius leader in journalism'

Contestants during this summer's Celebrity Big Brother grand finale

Channel 5 likely to push Big Brother to the margins of its schedule

Broadcaster attempting to change its image following sale to American media group Viacom

Frank Sivero in Goodfellas; Simpsons' wise guy Louie

Goodfellas star Frank Sivero sues for $250m over Simpsons character

Dan Castellaneta, who voices gangster Louie, maintains portrayal based on Joe Pesci

Twitter is rife with annoying internet colloquialisms

Epic win: The new social media tool that automatically edits out annoying internet idioms

If you use one Twitter app today, use Pre-Tweet

The increase in libel cases brought over comments made on Twitter and other 'new media' platforms is being attributed to a lack of understanding among social media users that they are legally responsible for what they write

Libel cases prompted by social media posts rise 300% in a year

Increase is blamed on users’ lack of understanding of their legal responsibilities

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

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, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker