John Hall is Senior Online Reporter at The Independent. He also writes a column on new music for the newspaper.
'Angels exist, but are shards of light NOT winged cherubs': Top Italian priest and ‘angelologist’ Father Renzo Lavatori risks Christian wrath with angel claims
20 December 2013 05:41 PM
Father Lavatori added that acceptance of angels is very much ‘back in fashion’
Gennaro Langella death: Notorious Colombo mafia family underboss ‘Gerry Lang’ dies in prison hospital while serving 100-year sentence
19 December 2013 07:43 PM
74-year-old was convicted during the famous Mafia Commission Trial in 1986
Interpreter at Nelson Mandela memorial Thamsanqa Jantije ‘admitted to psychiatric hospital following possible mental breakdown’
19 December 2013 03:01 PM
Local media quoted his wife saying she took him to a hospital because ‘he might have had a breakdown’
Lee Rigby murder trial: 'Great' Islam is not in trial, jurors told, as judge says nothing in Michael Adebolajo's evidence amounts to a murder charge defence
17 December 2013 05:09 PM
Prosecutor Richard Whittam says what the men did was 'indefensible in the law of this country'
17 December 2013 04:32 PM
Appeals took place during the Prince's visit to the Syriac Orthodox Church
Wrong takeaways, dead squirrels and directions to the fireworks display: Metropolitan Police releases audio of the strangest nuisance calls received by the 999 emergency service in 2013
17 December 2013 01:38 PM
Over 18,300 calls to the emergency line deemed unnecessary
A Christmas offer they couldn’t refuse: Naples' Camorra mafia members arrested for forcing shopkeepers to buy €100 poinsettia plants
17 December 2013 10:19 AM
Shops vandalised if businesses failed to purchase overpriced festive flowers
Crisis? What crisis? Business as usual for North Korea’s laughing Kim Jong Un, as he tours bizarre frozen squid factory just days after executing 'traitorous' uncle Jang Song Thaek
16 December 2013 03:09 PM
Official photos released of a jovial-looking Kim Jong Un visiting a fishery
Man survives falling in front of New York subway train by ducking down beneath tracks as carriages thunder inches above his head
16 December 2013 02:22 PM
55-year-old miraculously escapes with only mild bruising to his left hand
Man's best friend just got better: Dogs can predict and understand human behaviour better than ever, and future generations may not need training
16 December 2013 12:25 PM
Study finds a dog’s understanding of our minds is increasingly instinctive
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more