Ian Burrell

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

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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

The man who inspired Band Aid has mutated into a grumpy old nostalgist desperate for a platform for his prejudices

Michael Buerk: The moralist with a microphone

The man who inspired Band Aid has mutated into a grumpy old nostalgist desperate for a platform for his prejudices

The London mayor hatched plan in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator

Boris Johnson's elaborate ruse to persuade News Of The World he was a cocaine dealer

London mayor hatched plan in 1999 when he was editor of The Spectator

Mazher Mahmood’s face was revealed by BBC ‘Panorama’

Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood: Lord Goldsmith calls for review of convictions as undercover reporter is exposed

Solicitor representing Mazher Mahmood's victims claims case is 'more serious' than phone hacking

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Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?
How we must adjust our lifestyles to nature: Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch

Time to play God

Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
MacGyver returns, but with a difference: Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman

MacGyver returns, but with a difference

Handyman hero of classic 1980s TV series to be recast as a woman
Tunnel renaissance: Why cities are hiding roads down in the ground

Tunnel renaissance

Why cities are hiding roads underground
'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

Boys to men

The Backstreet Boys might be middle-aged, married and have dodgy knees, but a heartfelt documentary reveals they’re not going gently into pop’s good night
Crufts 2015: Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?

Crufts 2015

Should foreign dogs be allowed to compete?
10 best projectors

How to make your home cinema more cinematic: 10 best projectors

Want to recreate the big-screen experience in your sitting room? IndyBest sizes up gadgets to form your film-watching
Manchester City 1 Barcelona 2 player ratings: Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man?

Manchester City vs Barcelona player ratings

Luis Suarez? Lionel Messi? Joe Hart? Who was the star man at the Etihad?
Arsenal vs Monaco: Monaco - the making of Gunners' manager Arsene Wenger

Monaco: the making of Wenger

Jack Pitt-Brooke speaks to former players and learns the Frenchman’s man-management has always been one of his best skills
Cricket World Cup 2015: Chris Gayle - the West Indies' enigma lives up to his reputation

Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

Some said the game's eternal rebel was washed up. As ever, he proved he writes the scripts by producing a blistering World Cup innings
In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare and murky loyalties prevails

In Ukraine a dark world of hybrid warfare

This war in the shadows has been going on since the fall of Mr Yanukovych
'Birdman' and 'Bullets Over Broadway': Homage or plagiarism?

Homage or plagiarism?

'Birdman' shares much DNA with Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'
Broadchurch ends as damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

A damp squib not even David Tennant can revive

Broadchurch, Series 2 finale, review
A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower: inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

Inside the mansion of Germany's 'Bishop of Bling'

A Koi carp breeding pond, wall-mounted iPads and a bathroom with a 'wellness' shower