Ian Burrell

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

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Innovative sources of funding are helping small businesses to raise cash as an alternative to traditional banks

Ian Burrell: Britain needs to understand what an incomparable asset it has in the BBC World Service, argues its outgoing head

The Media Column: Peter Horrocks knows the future of the World Service – now funded from the licence fee and not the Foreign Office coffers – depends on British public sympathy

The channel will kick off with music from Taylor Swift

Radio 1 takes on video rivals MTV and YouTube with permanent channel on BBC iPlayer

Youth music station’s transition follows five years of testing the online water

One Young World summit 2014: Meet the youngsters networking their way to world peace

Last month in Dublin, some of the planet’s brightest young minds came together to brainstorm conflicts that have plagued us for decades. Are they naive idealists? Or could these leaders-in-waiting deliver a little peace and light?
Sir Alan Moses said the power to levy £1m fines was ‘a big bazooka’ that Ipso was unwilling to use

Press watchdog Ipso says David Cameron 'promised the Earth to media victims' but could not deliver

'We want a free, fair, unruly press,' Sir Alan Moses tells newspaper executives in speech

A drugs trial involving Tulisa Contostavlos collapsed in July as a judge questioned Mazher Mahmood’s credibility

Fake Sheikh to be unmasked in BBC Panorama documentary

Mazher Mahmood failed to obtain an injunction

Sir Alan Moses is due to set out his proposals for the fledgling body in a speech tomorrow

Press watchdog chairman Sir Alan Moses wants more power for victims

"He is anxious for reform to investigate abuses and offer redress"

Yes, it's another piece on the John Lewis Christmas advert — but this one is the inside story

For advertisers in the UK, the Christmas period may as well be the Superbowl

Camilla Mankabady was the programme editor of ‘BBC News at Ten’

Camilla Mankabady: Another top female journalist quits BBC to join ITV

Ms Mankabady was the programme editor of ‘BBC News at Ten’

Al Jazeera's offices in central London

Al Jazeera chief: ‘We don’t take orders from Qatar on IS, or anything else’

Al Anstey: ‘We often get scrutinised - and we stand up to scrutiny’

The BBC said Ms Marshall was departing 'on health grounds'

BBC Education Editor Penny Marshall to return 'home' to ITV

Ms Marshall spoke at a parliamentary inquiry into women in broadcasting yesterday

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick