Jamie Merrill

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

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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

Joseph Kynaston Reeves arguing with Russell Brand outside the RBS’s London offices on Friday

RBS analyst’s open letter to Russell Brand goes viral

Joseph Kynaston Reeves letter is the shot heard around the world

The wood-clad Hide overlooks Loch Nevis

Knoydart Hide, Inverie: Hide and seek in a stunning setting

You'll be torn between cosying up in this decadent retreat for two and exploring the scenery outside

Former soldiers Andy MacFarlane and Julie Taylor, who now work at the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull

Homeless Veterans appeal: Win-win covenant connects veterans with employers keen to use their skills

Jaguar Land Rover is helping former armed forces personnel make the transition to civvy street

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Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project