Ian Burrell

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

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Roy Keane has been a pundit with ITV since 2011

ITV left in the lurch as Roy Keane quits World Cup coverage team

Roy Keane left ITV’s sports department hobbling towards Brazil after the star pundit quit the broadcaster on the eve of the World Cup.

David Beckham Into the Unknown: Motorcycling documentary film is a cash cow for the BBC

According to the Warwick Business School, Brand Beckham is the British icon most recognised by Chinese consumers after the Royal Family.

Restoring trust: Ed Miliband

'I don't read much British news': Ed Miliband’s stock falls on Fleet Street

In the week that the new press regulator IPSO announces its board, Ed Miliband gives an interview to Buzzfeed in which he says: "It's always a good idea not to read the newspapers… I don't read much British news."

Nike has made a series of football films called ‘England Matters’, to coincide with the World Cup

Crisis in funding British documentaries threatens the quality of the content

An influx of money from 'good causes' is exerting a malign influence on the modern documentary

The Oldie's founder Richard Ingrams has resigned from the publication

Richard Ingrams quits ‘The Oldie’ in row with publishers

Richard Ingrams, the 76-year-old founder of The Oldie magazine, has resigned after falling out with the magazine’s publisher and refusing to attend a “disciplinary hearing” called to discuss his conduct.

'Is it sexist when you walk around in a museum and a lot of the statues have their boobs out?' asks Pharrell Williams in defence of 'Blurred Lines'

Pharrell Williams - profile: Happiness is his truth

After writing the biggest hit of last year, the king of R&B is set to storm Britain

Joan Smith becomes president of press reform campaign Hacked Off

The journalist and free speech campaigner Joan Smith has been announced as the next executive director of the press reform campaign Hacked Off.

This is England '86 actress Vicky McClure

Vicky McClure to make comedy series set in hometown Nottingham

The Bafta-winning actress Vicky McClure, star of the film and drama series This is England, is set to produce a comedy series based in her home city of Nottingham.

Lord Coe was Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games

Lord Coe in the frame to head up the BBC trust

After his acclaimed role in co-ordinating the 2012 Olympics, Lord Coe has emerged as a surprise candidate to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.

Independent Press Standards Organisation board members announced

The co-founder of the smoothie drinks company Innocent and the former UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia are among board members of a new press regulator set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.

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Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Evan Davis: The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing to take over at Newsnight

The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing

What will Evan Davis be like on Newsnight?
Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride