John Hall is Senior Online Reporter at The Independent. He also writes a column on new music for the newspaper.
Revealed: Alcohol and drug abuse accounts for almost one in five hospital admissions among those in their 40s
09 December 2013 09:31 AM
The figures come despite an overall decline in binge drinking.
Cobalt-60 theft: Lorry transporting radioactive cargo found EMPTY in Mexico, but hijackers expected to die within days
05 December 2013 04:28 PM
Radiation levels could be so intense that criminals only have days to live
03 December 2013 11:18 AM
Thousands of fans attempt to diagnose bizarre condition
4Chan suicide attempt: 200 people watch live stream of young man trying to set himself on fire, encouraging 'Stephen' to take his own life
02 December 2013 11:24 AM
University of Guelph confirms man suffered severe but non-life threatening burns
Lambeth night bus attack: 26-year-old arrested after gang of laughing men kick woman unconscious following argument over her dress
02 December 2013 09:36 AM
Savage attack begun at 1.15am on Thursday when a group of men boarded a 344 bus to Clapham Junction at a stop on Lambeth Road
Dresden cannibal: German police worker ‘obsessed’ with cannibalism charged with torturing, butchering and eating man he met on fetish website
29 November 2013 02:11 PM
Police says victim had been fantasising about being killed and eaten by someone else since his youth
29 November 2013 11:14 AM
A further 19 hospitals are to have their links with disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile investigated, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.
Rudy Giuliani says mafia put $800,000 bounty on his head – but ex-New York mayor admits Islamist terrorists scare him more than the mob
28 November 2013 01:10 PM
69-year-old was a successful anti-mafia lawyer before entering politics
DVLA reveals list of banned number plates – censoring combinations including OM63 WTF, SL14 AGS and BU63 GER
27 November 2013 12:26 PM
The DVLA has revealed a list of personalised licence plates it has banned for being in ‘poor taste’ – barring drivers from taking to the road in a vehicle adorned with plates spelling out rude words or controversial statements.
Ian Watkins: South Wales Police face questions after singer's ex-girlfriend says she warned officers he was a paedophile four years ago
27 November 2013 11:46 AM
Fans took to websites to request help after discovering sickening child abuse images on the 36-year-old’s computer
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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