Ian Burrell

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

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Aaqil Ahmed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, ahead of the 60th TV broadcast of ‘Carols from King’s’

BBC’s head of religion Aaqil Ahmed calls for more ‘literacy’ at the top

"Muslim viewers want more programmes... where they see themselves"

Allo Allo creator Jeremy Lloyd

Jeremy Lloyd the sitcom stalwart dies aged 84

Lloyd was co-creator of the hit sitcoms Are You Being Served? and 'Allo 'Allo!

Danny Cohen said he has 'never felt so uncomfortable as a Jew in the UK' as it was revealed that antisemitic incidents in Britain hit record annual levels in 2014

BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever

He said: 'I’ve never felt so uncomfortable being a Jew in the UK as I’ve felt in the last 12 months'

Medyan Dairieh, of Vice News, who spent three weeks embedded with Isis
Sting at TED 2014

Radio 4 announces partnership with TED Talks

Collaboration begins in January

Sharon White has spent the past year as second Permanent Secretary at the Treasury

Senior Treasury official Sharon White will step into top Ofcom job

Ms White has already worked closely with Culture Secretary Sajid Javid

Clara Amfo will take over from Jameela Jamil on 25 January

Clara Amfo: Radio 1’s new chart host must placate pop's fan armies - the Swifties and Azaleans

Amfo describes her role as a 'fun ringleader'

Big employers have come to realise that this is where they should come to find talent for the modern news media, where an ability to use data and an understanding of coding is increasingly part of the required skill set
Director Peter Kosminsky used an Arri Alexa camera to film all Wolf Hall's night-time scenes by candlelight

New camera technology meant Wolf Hall adaptation could be shot by candlelight

Director Peter Kosminsky is known for minute attention to authentic detail

Alan Rusbridger is to let a ‘younger pair of hands take over the reins’

Alan Rusbridger set to take up new role as head of an Oxford college

Soon-to-be ex-Guardian editor is in line to become principal of the university's Lady Margaret Hall

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee