Jamie Merrill is a news reporter and feature writer for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and i.
12 February 2014 10:30 PM
ENGINE CAPACITY: 2.1-litre turbodiesel
POWER OUTPUT (BHP @ rpm) 168 @ 3,000-4,200
TOP SPEED (mph) 144
FUEL ECONOMY (mpg) 64.2.8
CO2 EMISSIONS (g/km) 114
11 February 2014 05:56 PM
For some of the residents of Wraysbury by the River Thames the arrival of Zulu Company of the First Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was “too much” and came “too late”.
Free speech outcry as images of the Flying Spaghetti Monster are banned from London South Bank University for offending religious people
10 February 2014 05:08 PM
It was meant as a humorous poster to promote a secular society during a university start of term event, but the image of Michelangelo’s famous ‘Creation of Adam’ fresco featuring the satirical deity the Flying Spaghetti Monster has sparked an unlikely freedom of speech row.
10 February 2014 04:05 PM
Large swathes of the south of England are already underwater, but a small team of storm-chasing academics are still hoping for more wild weather in the weeks ahead. And they are intending to chase it down on their quad bikes.
Residents rage at peer they accuse of PR exercise while Somerset drowns as Environment Agency’s Lord Smith wins few hearts with belated visit
07 February 2014 07:03 PM
Local Tory MP calls EA chairman a 'coward' and a 'git'
‘I did not expect Britain to treat me like a criminal’: A reluctant fighter for Assad who fled Syria for the UK on why he is terrified of being deported
05 February 2014 08:23 PM
Muhammed Hatif is facing deportation to eastern Europe where he was 'punched like a boxer’s bag' by Hungarian police during his journey to the UK
05 February 2014 07:48 PM
Tim Haries told jurors he had scrawled on the portrait in Westminster Abbey to highlight the 'social catastrophe' of fathers' not being allowed access to their children
05 February 2014 07:00 PM
Fresh from struggling home on Wednesday evening London’s commuters prepared to face another day of dreadful Tube crushes, over-crowded buses and wet walks to work as the capital’s Tube looked certain to enter a second day.
'Worse than useless': Flood-affected locals on the Somerset Levels blame plight on Environmental Agency
04 February 2014 07:02 PM
A visit from avowed country sympathist Prince Charles lifted the spirits, but the area is still suffering
02 February 2014 12:00 AM
You might not think Jeremy Clarkson's brand of humour, Richard Hammond's haircuts or James May's shirts are worthy of celebration, but as the motoring programme returns for its 21st series since a 2002 relaunch in its current, laddish format, Jamie Merrill presents 21 things you never knew or never wanted to know about one of Britain's biggest TV exports
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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