Ian Burrell

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

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The Telegraph only has itself to blame

Instead of investigating, the paper lashed out hysterically

Higgins says: 'You'd better be careful what you put out there because if I can find out about these [Russian] soldiers, I can sure as hell find out about you'

With Isis, Assad and Putin exposed, who's next on citizen journalist Eliot Higgins' list?

Any of us can pause a YouTube video or find an old friend on Facebook. But only one man has used these simple online tools to expose the world's darkest secrets. No wonder everyone from the police to Google wants a piece of the blogger from Leicester
An interview with Benedict Cumberbatch was a recent coup for 'The Big Issue'

'The Big Issue' enjoys big Christmas success

Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne have featured in recent editions

Robin Day interviews British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for the BBC Panorama television show on April 09, 1984
A million people died from starvation and disease during the Irish famine in the mid-19th century

Potato famine comedy prompts Irish outrage at Channel 4

Channel commissions sitcom called Hungry from Irish writer

Music producer Trevor Horn, part owner of SARM studios in Notting Hill

Trevor Horn interview: ‘Computers haven’t killed the recording studio yet’

Trevor Horn talks about his plan to turn west London’s historic Sarm Studios into a musical village

Stampy Cat has become a huge hit with young children

Stampy Cat: Joseph Garrett's cartoon from Minecraft that is bigger than Justin Bieber – and has just been linked to Disney

Joseph Garrett’s YouTube hit has gone global with a Disney-backed classroom deal

Stephen Hawking's wife Jane Wilde on their marriage breakdown: 'The family were left behind'

Jane Hawking was talking ahead of the release of a biopic made about the scientist

Ed Richards, the retiring head of Ofcom, has accused government representatives of showing favouritism to Rupert Murdoch’s companies

Government favoured Rupert Murdoch's media empire, says outgoing Ofcom chief

Ed Richards believes relations between politicians and News Corp were 'too cosy'

Jeremy Clarkson, left, and Richard Hammond upset the locals in South America

Top Gear: Patagonia Special part two, review: Controversial petrol heads come to a buddy end

Like Butch and Sundance, who fled the law to Argentina, they made a run for it - though perhaps not as heroically as they implied

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable