John Lichfield has been The Independent's man in Paris since 1997, covering French news. Before that, he was the paper's Foreign Editor and he has also worked in Brussels and Washington.
11 June 2014 06:31 PM
Dr Nicolas Bonnemaison is accused of poisoning seven patients who were hours from death in order to spare them intense suffering
09 June 2014 06:02 PM
France was spellbound on Monday by a spectacular public row between the Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen and her father, Jean-Marie, the party’s founder, over apparent anti-Semitism.
09 June 2014 11:28 AM
A section of the metal mesh on the Pont des Arts footbridge over the Seine in Paris collapsed last night under the weight of the thousands of "love-locks"
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Nivelle offensive - when the lambs refused to march to the slaughter
08 June 2014 10:43 PM
06 June 2014 04:14 PM
Over 300 British veterans of the battle of Normandy – one in four of those still alive – joined the Queen in a war cemetery in Bayeux today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
D-Day 70th anniversary: Seven decades on, a band of brothers meet to pay their respects one last time
05 June 2014 07:24 PM
As world leaders head to Sword Beach, John Lichfield reports on the private ceremony being ushered into the pages of history
05 June 2014 12:00 AM
Normandy has been invaded. Every time you turn a bend, you almost run into a military vehicle. Some are smart new French armoured cars. Most are old American jeeps and trucks, driven by Dutch or Swiss enthusiasts.
04 June 2014 08:43 PM
Seventy years after the invasion, Allied bombing that killed 10,000 civilians is being questioned
02 June 2014 07:29 PM
Filmmaker and sea explorer Fabien Cousteau is attempting to outdo his celebrated grandfather by staying 31 days underwater without surfacing.
02 June 2014 04:19 PM
French police arrested four alleged jihadist organisers today as the record of the man suspected of the museum attack in Brussels deepened fears of terrorist contagion from the Syrian civil war.
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
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
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
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football