Jamie Merrill

Jamie Merrill is a news reporter and feature writer for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and i.

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A wild beaver: the animals are said to be ‘unpredictable’

Rewilding: Reintroduction extinct species back to Britain will be 'enormous' challenge, study finds

There are ambitious plans to revive biodiversity by reintroducing native species, including wolves, beavers and lynx

The days of leaving the farm gate open are gone, as farmers seek to protect their flocks

Sheep thefts spark fears of poisoned meat

Stolen livestock treated with strong drugs may be sold to unsuspecting consumers

The Russian crew of the Novorossiysk enjoyed a night on the town in Ceuta, just 19 miles off Gibraltar

Spain accused of 'provocation' after letting Russian submarine refuel off Gibraltar

Exclusive: Defence experts have condemned the sub's three-day visit

The Red Arrows delight the crowds at Clacton Air Show, Essex - the country's first major air show since the Shoreham plane crash

Shoreham crash: Clacton Airshow draws crowd of 100,000 as spectators pay tribute to victims

The two-day event is the first air show since the West Sussex disaster

Underwhelming: the new Nissan Juke Nismo RS

Nissan Juke Nismo RS, motoring review: A hot hatch challenger? It's not even a nasty neon

While the power is there, the Juke Nismo RS never feels quick enough

Floral tributes are left by representatives of the emergency services, close to the scene of the disaster

Shoreham Airshow: Medic at scene of crash says he saw shocked members of public who were filming on mobile phones

'At this scene there were bystanders moving around taking videos as we rushed to attend to the pilot'

Floral tributes to victims of the crashed Hawker Hunter fighter jet line a bridge in Shoreham

Shoreham plane crash: Heavy rain and flooding hamper investigation process

Police say it is 'increasingly likely' that the death toll will remain at 11

Gerry Adams has insisted that the IRA was not involved in the murder of Kevin McGuigan

Gerry Adams denies IRA link to murder of former gunman Kevin McGuigan

It is the latest twist in a dispute that has engulfed Northern Irish politics

Smoke rises from the scene of the crash (PA)

Shoreham air show plane crash: Police say death toll may rise above seven as pilot fights for his life

It is the worst airshow disaster in this country for 60 years

The heavily armed shooter was taken down by three unarmed US men outside Arras

France train shooting: Gunman's weapon highlights rise in black market firearms

The shooter was reportedly carrying a Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle

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