Jerome Taylor

Jerome Taylor first came to The Independent in 2005 and joined the Foreign Desk. He is now a news reporter and the paper's Religious Affairs Correspondent.

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daughter, 13, from Facebook

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Sergei Magnitsky: The lawyer tasked with investigating the alleged fraud against Hermitage died in prison in 2009 after he was beaten and prison officials refused him treatment for a medical condition

Family of Sergei Magntisky accuse Russian embassy in London of 'deliberately disseminating false information'

The whistle-blower died in a Moscow cell after months of torture

The posters were a pun on a similar campaign run by the gay rights group Stonewall which used the slogan: “Some people are gay, get over it”.

'Gay cure' group takes TfL to court over banned advert

A Christian group who believe gay men and women can be “cured” of their homosexual leanings is taking London Underground to court over an advert that was banned from the city’s buses and trains.

Vicky Price arriving at Southward Crown Court this morning

Vicky Pryce 'let Chris Huhne stand as MP despite knowing that he was a criminal'

Chris Huhne's ex-wife let the former energy secretary stand as an MP for Eastleigh despite knowing that he was a criminal, a court heard today. 

Priests should be allowed to marry and have sex, says Britain's top Catholic

Cardinal Keith O'Brien says new Pope could consider changing rules on priestly celibacy

Muslim students take legal advice after City University shuts down Friday prayer meeting

Muslim students at a London university who had their weekly Friday prayer meeting on campus shut down because they refused to allow staff members to view and pre-authorise their sermons before delivery have told The Independent that they are seeking legal advice.

A shot from the video showing the transgendered woman being held down by police

Police accused of mocking transgender woman during arrest

Witnesses claim the woman had her wig ripped off and handbag and purse emptied on to the street

King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa is increasingly sidelined

Bahrain's royal family infiltrated by hardliners hostile to Britain and US

Western concerns rise as ultraconservative Sunni faction strengthens grip on island's monarchy

Jonathan Malia was studying to be a sports therapist

Admitted to hospital for depression – two weeks later Jonathan Malia was dead

Family demand answers over death of relative under psychiatric care

The Queen meets Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a reception in London last June

Revealed: UK sells arms to Sri Lanka's brutal regime

Exclusive: Government database shows that sales continue despite litany of rights abuses

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Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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After years of isolation, Iran is reopening its embassies abroad. Soon, there'll be the chance for the adventurous to holiday there
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‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
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Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
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