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a law that threatens to jail for life anyone who has called for the abolition of the monarchy on a list of recently repealed offences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
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Pakistan vs Paul Smith: Sandal-wearers bemused by famed British designer's attempts to sell traditional Peshawari chappal-style shoes for the distinctly untraditional sum of £300
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow