Jamie Merrill

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

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Curious Brew

Now lager's top as craft brewers transform perceptions of this long-maligned import

Jamie Merrill meets the British pioneers putting flavour first

Amazon under fire for ‘bullying and exploiting small retailers’

Small York firm accuses US online retail giant of using its supplier, then undercutting its price

The survery received more than 27,000 responses from patients who described themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual

Gay people more likely to have mental health problems, survey says

Bisexuals are the worst-affected group

Sublime: the new Jaguar F-Type coupé

Jaguar F-Type V6 S Coupe, motoring review: A car for today, despite reverting to E-Type

PRICE £60,235
ENGINE CAPACITY 3.0-litre supercharged V6
POWER OUTPUT (BHP @ RPM) 375 @ 6,500
TOP SPEED (MPH) 171
0-60 MPH (SECS) 4.8
FUEL ECONOMY (MPG) 32.1
CO2 EMISSIONS (G/KM) 213

Ensuring safe passage for 500 years: The need for lighthouse operator Trinity House is undimmed

This summer it celebrates five centuries of keeping the British mariner safe at sea
Iraqi Shia fighters prepare to fight Isis militants in Jurf Al Sakhar, 43 miles south of Baghdad AP

The world must 'wake up' to the scale of the crisis in northern Iraq, warns British aid worker

Many refugees feel 'abandoned' by the international community

Kia Cee'd GT, motoring review: Warm hatch could be a game-changer for 'dull, dependable' Kia

Price: £20,500
Engine capacity: 1.6-litre 4 cylinder turbo
Power output (BHP@rpm): 201 @ 6,000
Top speed (mph): 143
Fuel economy (mpg): 38.2
CO2 emissions (g/km): 171

Luxurious hunk: the new Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls-Royce Wraith, motoring review: Excellent touch and silky skills for such a big player

PRICE From £235,000
ENGINE CAPACITY 6.6-litre V12
POWER OUTPUT (BHP @ RPM) 624 @ 5,600
TOP SPEED (MPH) 155
FUEL ECONOMY (MPG) 20.8
CO2 EMISSIONS (G/Km) 317

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Oxford Street had high rates for fraud, theft and pickpocketing

Emirati tourists warned to avoid 'dangerous' Oxford Street

It’s a mile-long shopping destination known for chain stores, traffic jams, air pollution and crowds of meandering tourists, but London’s Oxford Street has gained an  unwelcome accolade after the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs listed it on a map of the most “dangerous areas” for Emirati tourists in the capital.

Commuters burning calories on the London Underground

Why commuting to work doesn’t mean your health has to go down the tube

In the battle against the middle-age spread, commuters have long been recommended to walk or cycle to work. But a major new study has suggested that taking public transport could also be beneficial.

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Robert Fisk on Syria air strikes

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Will Lindsay Lohan's West End debut be a turnaround moment for her career?

Lindsay Lohan's West End debut

Will this be a turnaround moment for her career?
'The Crocodile Under the Bed': Judith Kerr's follow-up to 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

The follow-up to 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'

Judith Kerr on what inspired her latest animal intruder - 'The Crocodile Under the Bed' - which has taken 46 years to get into print
BBC Television Centre: A nostalgic wander through the sets, studios and ghosts of programmes past

BBC Television Centre

A nostalgic wander through the sets, studios and ghosts of programmes past
Lonesome George: Custody battle in Galapagos over tortoise remains

My George!

Custody battle in Galapagos over tortoise remains
10 best rucksacks for backpackers

Pack up your troubles: 10 best rucksacks for backpackers

Off on an intrepid trip? Experts from student trip specialists Real Gap and Quest Overseas recommend luggage for travellers on the move
Secret politics of the weekly shop

The politics of the weekly shop

New app reveals political leanings of food companies
Beam me up, Scottie!

Beam me up, Scottie!

Celebrity Trekkies from Alex Salmond to Barack Obama
Beware Wet Paint: The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition

Beware Wet Paint

The ICA's latest ambitious exhibition
Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

Can 'The Endless River' carry on the tradition?
Sanctuary for the suicidal

Sanctuary for the suicidal

One mother's story of how London charity Maytree helped her son with his depression
A roller-coaster tale from the 'voice of a generation'

Not That Kind of Girl:

A roller-coaster tale from 'voice of a generation' Lena Dunham
London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice. In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence

London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with Malcolm McLaren

Vivienne Westwood 'didn’t want' relationship with McLaren

Designer 'felt pressured' into going out with Sex Pistols manager
Jourdan Dunn: Model mother

Model mother

Jordan Dunn became one of the best-paid models in the world