John Hall is Senior Online Reporter at The Independent. He also writes a column on new music for the newspaper.
16 December 2013 09:48 AM
A 49-year-old man will appear in court today charged over an alleged bomb threat hoax that led to an aircraft being diverted.
13 December 2013 07:57 PM
15 Iranians and three Iraqis were killed during the gun rampage near Baquba
You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
13 December 2013 06:19 PM
Government admits it mistakenly included a law that threatens to jail for life anyone who has called for the abolition of the monarchy on a list of recently repealed offences
NYPD arrest 35-year-old son of notorious Genovese mafia family mobster Arthur Nigro on child porn charges in New York
13 December 2013 06:00 PM
Joseph Nigro was detained by officers investigating file sharing network
13 December 2013 01:52 PM
Nigella 'used drugs every three days at family home'
Eric Brandon jailed for life after shooting teenage stepson Alex Koser dead during row over the volume of his computer games
13 December 2013 01:05 PM
48-year-old, from Georgia in the USA, was jailed after calling 911 and confessing to the crime
Anti-mafia magistrate Nino Di Matteo rejects offer of armoured vehicle, despite fresh murder threats from Toto ‘The Beast’ Riina - the jailed boss of bosses of Sicily's Cosa Nostra
12 December 2013 08:01 PM
Officials say threat of bomb attack could ‘turn Italy’s clock back 20 years’
Italian court annuls prison sentence for elderly paedophile after 11-year-old victim tells investigators in Catanzaro that she loves him
12 December 2013 02:57 PM
Local Supreme Court judges sexual abuse to be a ‘romantic relationship’
Australia incest case: Deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
11 December 2013 02:05 PM
Hardly any were capable of intelligible speech and many were deaf and blind
Rats beheaded with scissors and mice kept in a 'pitiful state': Imperial College London vows to overhaul treatment of animals in labs after video emerges showing 'appalling suffering'
10 December 2013 04:44 PM
Footage was obtained by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
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- 4 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 5 Manchester United named Premier League's loudest fans despite late push by Chelsea according to 'Smart Meter' app