Ian Burrell

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

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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

YouView’s users will now have access to Netflix content, including hit US crime dramas, such as ‘Breaking Bad’, which was being promoted as the deal was announced at a public tent on the South Bank in London

Once-troubled YouView is now breaking good

Move comes as internet TV service predicts  customer base has grown to 2 million

'Last woman standing': Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall: ‘It's a scandal' there are not more women over 50 in television newsrooms

Journalists talk to parliamentary hearing on TV sexism and ageism

YouView offers 70 TV and radio channels, as well as catch-up services

Internet TV company YouView signs new deal with Netflix

Firm currently has 2m subscribers

Henry Blodget

Henry Blodget: Kicked off Wall St, now on Fleet St

When Henry Blodget was banned from banking, the media had a field day - unfairly, he felt. Now, as he explains to Ian Burrell, his journalists are told to be fair on those in the eye of the storm

Ian Burrell: Gamergate – gaming women deserve better

The Gamergate controversy has seen an outpouring of misogynistic bile aimed at women in the games sector.

Henry Blodget

Henry Blodget interview: Business Insider launches in the UK

The former Wall Strret supremo on his new venture - and why he'll always hate snark

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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