Ian Burrell

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

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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

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

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'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk