Ian Burrell

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

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Members of the Ukrainian national guard stand at a checkpoint nearby the town of Slavyanoserbsk, in Luhansk region

Ukraine crisis: BBC issues Russia with 'formal complaint' after news team is beaten up on eastern Ukraine border

The corporation says the attack was 'clearly part of a co-ordinated attempt to stop accredited news journalists reporting a legitimate news story'

The programme sees four specialists creating what they believe are three perfect couples, based on scientific matchmaking. The couples will not meet until they walk down the aisle together

Scared at first sight: UK wedding show is jilted

UK edition of hit show 'Married at First Sight' forced to recast twice after wave of drop-outs

Presenter Michael Palin and film-maker Roger Mills look back on 25 years of globe-trotting

Without the award-winning film-maker Roger Mills, there would never have been a Michael Palin, travel presenter. Here, the duo look back on a decade spent criss-crossing the world - the tiffs, the bungee jumps, the fermented spittle…

Technology is said to be shifting the dynamic between the catwalk and the high-street

London Fashion Week: How the internet has helped break the big name monopoly

London Fashion Week opens today but the power of big catwalk shows is being rapidly eroded by young designers exploiting fast-changing technology to sell their wares directly to a global customer base.

Journalists hit out at 'draconian' new MoD laws on reporting links to media

Journalists have reacted with anger to “draconian” new Ministry of Defence rules which demand that members of the armed forces must report any social contact they have with people who work in the media.

Union Jacks are waved during the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012

Scottish independence: Losing the Union Jack flag could cost 'brand Britain'

Flagmakers are quietly rejoicing, however

Rona Fairhead outlined her vision to MPs

New BBC Trust chair Rona Fairhead will keep working for HSBC and Pepsi

Ms Fairhead is the first female chair of the Trust

Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic orchestra for Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show

Jess Glynne will also join the band for the live broadcast

The Google “right to be forgotten” ruling is creating a boom time for reputation management PR companies, which are charging clients for having personal information erased from the Internet

Google 'right to be forgotten' ruling enriches PR companies scrubbing the web

Controversial EU ruling worries freedom of speech groups

Andrew Mitchell, the former chief whip at the heart of Plebgate, the scandal that stirred a hornet’s nest
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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam