Ian Burrell

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

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Gay and OK: a scene from 'Pride'

Pride: Are US film censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence. Ian Burrell reports.

Stinson Hunter is an unemployed former drug addict who has served a long jail sentence for arson

The paedophile hunter: Vigilante's success adds to pressure for greater police resources in child sex crackdown

But officers on force where his 'decoy house' is based express concern about his methods

Walter Tull was the first black army officer to lead troops into battle in the First World War

Walter Tull, footballer and WW1 hero, takes his place in history

Tull has become something of a cult figure and will take centre stage in schools at Black History Month

Brian Woods’s sister, Gill Edwards, left, and his wife, Deborah Shipley

The sisters-in-law who both faced cancer – one still here, the other gone

Story inspires their TV director husband and brother to make a film to 'de-mystify' the disease
Interview

A foul-mouthed decade of Modern Toss

No one captures the frustrations of modern British life more acutely, or scurrilously, than Mick Bunnage and Jon Link, aka Modern Toss
Virtual reality glasses could give the porn industry a new revenue stream

The future of porn: Virtual reality glasses at XBiz

Delegates at the London XBiz conference focused on potentially lucrative new business opportunities

Director of Communications at News International Guto Harri says that the company has cleaned up its act

Rupert Murdoch's media empire 'was seen as the mafia', his director of communications admits

Guto Harri tells PR industry that News UK's act has been cleaned up

A controversial new branch of Tesco in the Stokes Croft area was fiercely opposed when plans for its construction were first announced

Bristol crimewave could be a result of extreme anarchist groups, police say

24 crimes ascribed to domestic extremists

The John Peel Lecture has previously been given by Pete Townshend of The Who, Billy Bragg and Charlotte Church

Iggy Pop signs on to give tenth anniversary John Peel lecture

Godfather of punk to talk on free music in a capitalist society

Yes supporters march to BBC Scotland’s offices in Glasgow to protest against its perceived bias

Scottish Independence: It’s a Yes for the way the referendum was reported

The Media Column: Slurs of partiality are unjustified

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Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

Welcome to Maidenhead, the divorce capital of... Italy

A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Time to stop running: At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity

Time to stop running

At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence