John Hall

John Hall is Senior Online Reporter at The Independent. He also writes a column on new music for the newspaper.

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A 2011 photo of Steven Preddy (left) and Martin Hall, who were turned away from the guest house of Peter Bull and his wife Hazelmary

Christian guest house owners lose court fight over turning away gay couple

Supreme Court upholds Appeal Court decision that they must pay £3,600 damages

Birmingham hit-and-run: Wolverhampton man charged with causing death of elderly cyclist by dangerous driving and failing to stop at scene

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a hit-and-run in Birmingham that killed an elderly cyclist.

Plebgate: Crown Prosecution Service's full statement on charges against Pc Keith Wallis

A police officer has been charged with misconduct in public office over the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" affair.

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins pleads guilty to 11 charges – including two counts of attempting to rape a baby

36-year-old made a series of admissions in a last-minute change of plea

‘Alphabet killer’ Joseph Naso sentenced to death for decades-old murders of four women

79-year-old convicted of killing Roxene Roggasch, Carmen Colon, Pamela Parsons and Tracy Tafoya in the 1970s and 1990s

David Adam Pate charged with murdering friend in South Carolina woodland as intimidating police mugshot goes viral

24-year-old man accused of leaving Ricky James' decomposing body for local school children to find

Lion kills lioness at Dallas Zoo leaving hundreds of visitors shocked

Despite living together peacefully for years, witnesses say the male lion suddenly turned on the lioness

Dev Hynes is now firmly established as one of the most innovative and exciting musicians around

The Playlist: Blood Orange / Ghost Mutt / Barnaby

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

Is there an afterlife? The science of biocentrism can prove there is, claims Professor Robert Lanza

It’s a question pondered by philosophers, scientists and the devout since the dawn of time: is there an afterlife?

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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific