Ian Burrell

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

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Mark Thomas claims he and others were spied on by a little-known Scotland Yard unit

Comedian Mark Thomas to sue Met Police over ‘snooping’

The Metropolitan Police is being sued by the television presenter Mark Thomas and five other journalists who claim they were unlawfully snooped on by a little-known Scotland Yard unit dedicated to “domestic extremism”.

The site bucks the industry trend

Independent website traffic tops 1 million unique users a day

Independent.co.uk bucks industry trends to post record figures

Increased internet speeds will mean a smoother viewing experience for smartphone streamers

Mobile internet speed boost as Ofcom opens up the digital spectrum

700 Mhz frequency will now carry mobile data

Nick Parker, senior reporter at The Sun

The Sun’s reporters called readers ‘plebs’, court told

Use of the word is damaging to the newspaper, which is currently fighting the 'Plebgate' libel action

Doctor Who is watched by millions across the world - many of whom do so illegally

BBC losing out on hundreds of millions due to international users pirating iPlayer

More than 35m in China alone are involved

Facebook at Work is the latest secret project in founder Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to extend the site’s audience beyond the 1.35 billion people who already use it

Facebook to rival LinkedIn with business-networking project

Privacy and security issues will come to the forefront

Robert Hanson and his wife Masha Markova at a Raisa Gorbachev Foundation party in 2010

Robert Hanson - his dad was Thatcher’s favourite tycoon, but now he’s accused of selling out Venezuelan newspaper to socialists

Caracas staff say son of Thatcherite peer has made his paper a Socialist Party mouthpiece

Jeff Pope: After Cilla, Biggs and Lucan, time for Danny Baker

Danny Baker, whose memoirs will be adapted for the BBC by Jeff Pope jack barnes

After 44 years, it is time that The Sun’s Page 3 went the same way as Dapper Laughs

Page 3 seems to belong to the world of Dapper Laughs, the determinedly sexist comic creation of Daniel O’Reilly, who was described as “a new Jim Davidson, at his worst”

No More Page 3 campaigners protest at News International offices in Wapping, London

After 44 years, isn’t it time ‘The Sun’s’ Page 3 went the same way as Dapper Laughs?

The convincing “No More Page 3” campaign has been running for two and a half years

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Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin