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.
29 September 2014 06:36 PM
France is a country that clamours for 'change' but detests changes. Chemists, lawyers, pilots and plumbers are all determined to resist it
26 September 2014 06:04 PM
Tobacco lobby prepares to fight move to abolish cigarettes over four decades
26 September 2014 12:00 AM
Our nearest small town in Normandy is a quiet sort of place which has never fully recovered from being bombed by the RAF in June 1944 and set alight by the SS two months later.
25 September 2014 06:34 PM
France ready to launch air strikes into Syria
24 September 2014 06:44 PM
Ten-day walkout over plans for no-frills subsidiary threatens very existence of national airline
24 September 2014 04:36 PM
Mr Gourdel was abducted on Sunday
19 September 2014 06:23 PM
Two Rafale fighter-bombers, accompanied by two support aircraft, attacked an Isis ammunition depot near Mosul
19 September 2014 03:39 PM
Former president will announce his return this weekend
18 September 2014 08:03 PM
François Hollande insists he will plough on to the end of his presidential term, despite his abysmal levels of popularity.
16 September 2014 05:27 PM
‘Television of the future’ up against one of the world’s most heavily regulated media markets
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more