Jamie Merrill is a news reporter and feature writer for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday and i.
04 June 2014 05:53 PM
The granddaughter of non-conformist Welsh poet Dylan Thomas has said she has “no words to describe” the decision by a vote by local councillors to allow a wind turbine to "decimate" the view from the Carmarthenshire boathouse where he wrote some of his most famous works.
01 June 2014 12:00 AM
Waitrose sells produce disfigured by bad weather, and that’s good for farmers and customers alike
30 May 2014 12:00 AM
Forget romantic walks along tropical beaches or candle-lit suppers in European capitals. More and more British holidaymakers are opting for “me time” and going away without their partner, according to a new survey.
27 May 2014 06:25 PM
One of the most controversial councils in the country is facing an investigation by the Electoral Commission, after a local election vote count was finally competed Tower Hamlets in east London after five days of delays.
Steve Jones at the Hay Festival: Falling birth rates in Europe and rising ones in Africa could spell decline in atheism
26 May 2014 07:50 PM
A combination of surging population growth in Christian Africa and population decline in Europe could signal the decline of atheism, a world-renowned geneticist has claimed.
26 May 2014 07:13 PM
While individual 'scout' ants may seem chaotic in their movements, they are leaving a pheromone trails to allow other ants to follow them to food sources
Lord Browne at Hay Festival: Send gay employees to Russia to change attitudes, says fracking firm boss
26 May 2014 07:04 PM
The chairman of controversial fracking firm Cuadrilla has called on British businesses to send gay employees to Russia in an attempt to change that country’s attitude on homosexuality.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian wedding: Couple married in two-day celebration of celebrity branding and bling
25 May 2014 12:00 AM
22 May 2014 07:26 PM
Jamie Merrill visits the uncontested Tory ward of Otmoor, Oxfordshire, to see if it is a ‘blight on democracy’
21 May 2014 10:00 PM
ENGINE Capacity 3-litre twin-turbo diesel V6
POWER OUTPUT (BHP @ RPM) 313 @ 3,900-4,500
TOP SPEED (MPH) 155
FUEL ECONOMY (MPG) 41.1
CO2 EMISSIONS (G/KM) 179
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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- 4 George Galloway left with severe bruising after attack in Notting Hill by man 'shouting about the Holocaust'
- 5 Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam's history
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