Katie Grant

Katie Grant writes news and features for The Independent, i, Independent on Sunday and Independent Voices.

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Roberto Gomez Bolanos, comedian

Page 3 Profile: Roberto Gomez Bolanos, comedian

Who’s this Lycra-clad man and why the antennae?

Annie Murphy, inspirational speaker

Page 3 Profile: Annie Murphy, inspirational speaker

With age comes wisdom?

Manuel Parisseaux, Birthday Card recipient

Page 3 Profile: Manuel Parisseaux, birthday card recipient

Holding all the cards?

According to a new study, fruit juices marketed at children as being healthy can contain as much sugar as a glass of Coca-Cola

'Healthy' fruit juices have dangerous levels of sugar, study shows

A quarter of juices tested had as much sugar as Coca-Cola

Michael Cashman, the former actor, is Labour’s special envoy for LGBT people

Labour peer Michael Cashman, known for first gay kiss on British television, tops Rainbow List

The Labour peer Michael Cashman has topped The Independent on Sunday’s Rainbow List, which celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The annual chart, formerly known as the Pink List, features Britain’s 101 most influential LGBT people, including politicians, commentators, campaigners, actors and musicians.

Northern cities to get 'Home Rule' like London

Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield willl be given opportunity

Page 3 Profile: Emma Bond, campaigner

Quick, somebody call the lactation police: a mother has shared a photo of her breastfeeding her child!

Jon Bennett, fell-top assessor

Page 3 Profile: Jon Bennett, fell-top assessor

Want to escape the rat race?

Kenny G, saxophonist

Page 3 Profile: Kenny G, saxophonist

What’s he got to say for himself when he comes up for air?

Mike Read, former DJ

Page 3 Profile: Mike Read, former DJ

What’s all the fuss about?

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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
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'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

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The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

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