Ian Burrell

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

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Harry Dromey, Paddy Power’s mishief champion

Ian Burrell: We hear you Paddy Power, and it's the sound of silly stunts

We always need to be saying something, there needs to be a point

Richard Peppiatt confronts Hugh Whittow, editor of the ‘Daily Express’

The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Hugh Grant said the film would highlight issues raised by Leveson

Russia Today’s new UK channel began broadcasting yesterday. Discussions so far have included why Britons see Russia as ‘the bad guy’

Russia Today: The stories you won’t see on the BBC – or anywhere else

Russian news channel RT has launched a UK station

Al-Jazeera will be opening its new European hub on the 16 floor of the Shard

Al Jazeera to open new European hub in the Shard

Britain’s position as a global media centre will be further enhanced next week when Al-Jazeera opens its new European hub on the 16 floor of the Shard, the continent’s tallest building.

Football revolution as disillusioned fans head for the non-league

Fans are rejecting the £2,000 season tickets, officious stewarding, and airline-stadium sponsorship of the Premier League

Former ‘Daily Mirror’ editor Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan: A smooth talker whose words may come back to haunt him

Morgan’s credibility, like his remarkable career, has waxed and waned

Nick Harding is '

BBC signs deal with 'Breaking Bad' station

AMC paid $200m (£125m) to the BBC’s commercial arm – BBC Worldwide – for the stake in the fast-growing channel BBC America

A whole new ball game: (from left) ‘Fresh Meat’ actor Greg McHugh; Andrew and Simon Salter

The Feeling Nuts Comedy Night: How two brothers helped a bereaved mother's message about testicular cancer go global

Wendy Gough lost her teenage son Matthew to the disease 16 years ago. Now, two of her disciples are using social media to shatter the taboo of talking about testicular cancer

The founder of the Northern & Shell publishing stable and owner of Express Newspapers, Richard Desmond, has recruited the peer

Daily Express appoints Ukip peer Lord Stevens

Commentators believe Express Newspapers will back Nigel Farage at next year's election

Barack Obama awards Ben Bradlee with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Ben Bradlee dead: He was a ‘true newspaperman’ – President Obama pays tribute to Watergate editor

Investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein issued a joint statement praising their former editor as 'a true friend and genius leader in journalism'

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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all