Jamie Merrill

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

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The post by Bahrain's Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifaon Instagram was captioned: “That’s how its feels, and sounds when you run in the Hyde Park, London.”

Human rights activists demand arrest of prince accused of torture during Bahrain uprising

Campaigners hope today's 'dossier' will encourage police to question Prince Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa while he is London

Phillip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary

British naval base in Bahrain faces legal challenge over human rights abuses

Moosa Mohammed, allegedly tortured by Bahrain, is set to seek a judicial review over the decision

King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa is increasingly sidelined

British Navy base in Bahrain faces legal challenge after 'not taking human rights record into account'

Activists cite rules that call on ministers to consider 'human rights implications' on agreements with overseas allies

'Design by numbers': the new Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar, motoring review: I'm all for frugality, but stay away from the spare parts bin

It feels like Nissan's accountants spotted a segment they were missing out on

An anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama, last year

Government refuses to release details of relationship with authoritarian Bahrain

Campaigners asked the Information Rights Tribunal to intervene

End third-rate devolution: Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood on a doorstep campaign

Plaid Cymru scent Lib Dem blood in Wales as general election approaches

With polls showing the party's support sinking to 6 per cent, even safe seats are targets

A House of Lords report called this week for ‘geo-fencing’ to hardwire ‘no-fly’ zones into drones

Legal loophole allowing drones to fly with impunity over Balmoral and Chequers

Criminals and terrorists could launch an attack or steal vital information, security experts warn

Drones are increasingly used by hobbyists and private individuals

House of Lords inquiry calls for app to track suspicious drones

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry is enjoying a boom

The Lexus NX300h is their latest hybrid SUV

Lexus NX300h, motoring review: Built for Tokyo's streets, not rural British A-roads

Jamie Merrill was cursing the vague steering and bumpy ride on a drive from Cardiff to Aberystwyth

Expanding patients lists and problems with recruiting new doctors are among the main challenges for many general practices in England

500% increase in GP practises seeking advice on closure

169 GP surgeries contacted NHS England between April and December last year for advice on closing

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