Katie Grant

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

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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?

Yeonmi Park, activist

Page 3 Profile: Yeonmi Park, activist

When silence is not an option…

Fiona Bruce with a student at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College in New Cross

Fiona Bruce inspires pupils at her old school

The BBC presenter spoke candidly to current students about her time at Hatcham College

Fahma Mohamed, activist

Page 3 Profile: Fahma Mohamed, activist

An inspiration to all?

Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress

Page 3 Profile: Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress

Permission to speak, sir?

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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

Homeless Veterans campaign

Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable