Jamie Merrill

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

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High and Over’s architecture is of ‘outstanding importance’

High and Over for sale: Amersham's modernist gem where architecture students pay homage goes on the market for £2.8m

It has long attracted building design aficionados. Now it could be theirs - for a price

London's New Year's Eve fireworks event is being ticketed this year for the first time at £10 a head

New Year's Eve: Stay away from central London unless you have fireworks ticket, advise police

100,000 paid £10 each to be near the fireworks - but everyone else told to avoid large areas near the Thames

The endangered Persian leopard is thriving thanks to landmines

Landmine sanctuary: rare leopard finds haven in the lethal legacy of Iran-Iraq war

The endangered Persian leopard is thriving thanks to landmines

Dominique Gonzalez-Foester's installation 'TH.2058' which opened in October 2008 at the Tate modern

Tate galleries forced to disclose the extent of controversial BP sponsorship deal

Tate has 35 days to disclose details of 25-year arrangement

‘Cinderella’ at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, is designed to appeal to children with autism and sensory disorders

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to entertain autistic theatre-goers

‘Relaxed’ performances – featuring quieter songs and no pyrotechnics – proving popular

Gavin Barwell, MP for Central Croydon

Tory MP is told to stop pestering his constituents

Gavin Barwell's campaigns are a 'running joke' and blatant electioneering, says local paper
This year’s near-perfect growing conditions have led to the largest sprouts for 10 years

Bumper Brussels: Sprouts set to be biggest in 10 years after near-perfect growing conditions

Much-maligned Christmas dinner vegetables are also set to be sweeter than usual

Shoppers peruse the shops and stalls around Camden Market in London

Camden Market stall holders in 'state of fear' over development plans

11-acre site to be floated on Monday

Peugeot 308 SW, motoring review: Worthy of awards - but save money and opt out of sport mode

PRICE From £22,095 (e-THP 130 model tested)
ENGINE CAPACITY 1.2 litre 3 cylinder petrol
POWER OUTPUT (bhp @rpm) 126 @ 3500
TOP SPEED (MPH) 127
FUEL ECONOMY (MPG) 60.1
CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km) 109

A huge rise in visitors to exhibitions at subsidised venues such as the British Museum has increased the number of wealthy charity beneficiaries

Middle classes use charity services far more than Britain's poor

Those on more than £55,000 used an average of 3.9 charity services last year

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