Katie Grant

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

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Gillian Anderson has been nominated for a Best Actress Olivier for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Olivier Awards 2015: Young Vic upstages the National in British theatre award nominations

The Young Vic’s success has been driven by a string of critically acclaimed productions, including A View from the Bridge, The Scottsboro Boys, Bull and A Streetcar Named Desire

Barbara Roberts, hedgehog saviour

Page 3 Profile: Barbara Roberts, hedgehog saviour

What’s the prickly issue of the day?

Les Munro, Veteran Pilot

Page 3 Profile: Les Munro, veteran pilot

That’s a lot of precious metal to be carting around…

Amanda Stewart, Catherine Keeney, Yvonne McKenna, Suzanne McCormack and Laura McGuinness, cousins and mastectomy patients

Teenage pregnancy rates fall to their lowest level for 46 years

13 per cent drop in the estimated number of conceptions for women under the age of 18

Esther Okade, maths prodigy

Page 3 Profile: Esther Okade, maths prodigy

Hitting the books?

Autism campaigner Kevin Healey has criticised Twitter for failing to protect members of the public from online abuse

Twitter 'failing in its moral duty' to protect users from abuse, says leading autism campaigner

Kevin Healey from The National Autistic Society said he fears that the failure to clamp down on trolling could result in the deaths of vulnerable users

Jake Bowman-Davies, captain

Page 3 Profile: Jake Bowman-Davies, captain

Finding his sea legs?

Page 3 Profile: Rebecca Clarke, headteacher

Making the grade?

The secret to an eighty year marriage

With 42 per cent of marriages now ending in divorce, the Kayes, who have endured terrible tragedies during the course of their lives, give a new meaning to sticking together through thick and thin

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Machine Gun America: The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons

Machine Gun America

The amusement park where teenagers go to shoot a huge range of automatic weapons
The ethics of pet food: Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?

The ethics of pet food

Why are we are so selective in how we show animals our love?
11 best bedside tables

11 best bedside tables

It could be the first thing you see in the morning, so make it work for you. We find night stands, tables and cabinets to wake up to
No postcode? No vote

Floating voters

How living on a houseboat meant I didn't officially 'exist'
Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

By Reason of Insanity

Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell