Katie Grant

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

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Denis Dighton’s painting of the Coldstream Guards defending Hougoumont

Take a relaxing break... on the battle field at Waterloo

The Belgian farmhouse at the centre of the allied victory 200 years ago will soon be available for holidaymakers to rent

Mark Gatiss, actor and screenwriter

Page 3 Profile: Mark Gatiss, actor and screenwriter

Toeing the party line?

The Bodies of Mothers: Project shows the real beauty of motherhood

In a bid to counter the effects of body-shaming, a US photographer has made it her mission to celebrate the beauty, 'flaws', and shapes of new mothers in “a world that thrives off women feeling insecure”

Ashton Kutcher, actor

Page 3 Profile: Ashton Kutcher, actor

Another Hollywood star causing a stink?

Saania & Muqaddas Tabaydar, singers

Page 3 Profile: Saania & Muqaddas Tabaydar, singers

Singing from the same songsheet?

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

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada