Katie Grant

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

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Eleven people were hurt, five seriously, when a van drove into a Christmas market in France

Eleven hurt as man drives van into Christmas market in Nantes

French officials call for vigilance but warn against jumping to conclusions after a pair of weekend attacks

Mohammed Islam, schoolboy

Page 3 Profile: Mohammed Islam, schoolboy

Laughing all the way to the bank?

George Cunningham, homeless man

Page 3 Profile: George Cunningham, homeless man

Christmas? Bah, humbug!

Ebola Fighters, Time magazine’s person of the year

Page 3 Profile: Ebola Fighters, Time magazine’s person of the year

Not your typical cover stars…

Swansea University physics undergraduate Courtney Mitchell Lewis died after taking 17 tablets at his flat in Swansea

Student killed himself after £100 payday loan debt soared to £800

Swansea student Courtney Mitchell Lewis had made ‘a cry for help’, said the coroner

Eric Pickles, politician

Page 3 Profile: Eric Pickles, politician

Weighing in on a big issue?

Najiba Ahmadi runs a shelter in Bamyan province and offers legal advice to women and girls

Najiba Ahmadi: The quiet revolutionary working to end violence against Afghan women

Death threats can’t stop Ms Ahmadi educating people about their rights

RJ Mitte, actor

Page 3 Profile: RJ Mitte, actor

What’s this young man smiling about?

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?

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War with Isis: Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria's capital

War with Isis

Iraq declares victory in the battle for Tikrit - but militants make make ominous advances in neighbouring Syria
Scientists develop mechanical spring-loaded leg brace to improve walking

A spring in your step?

Scientists develop mechanical leg brace to help take a load off
Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock: How London shaped the director's art and obsessions

Peter Ackroyd on Alfred Hitchcock

Ackroyd has devoted his literary career to chronicling the capital and its characters. He tells John Walsh why he chose the master of suspense as his latest subject
Ryan Reynolds interview: The actor is branching out with Nazi art-theft drama Woman in Gold

Ryan Reynolds branches out in Woman in Gold

For every box-office smash in Ryan Reynolds' Hollywood career, there's always been a misconceived let-down. It's time for a rethink and a reboot, the actor tells James Mottram
Why Robin Williams safeguarded himself against a morbid trend in advertising

Stars safeguard against morbid advertising

As film-makers and advertisers make increasing posthumous use of celebrities' images, some stars are finding new ways of ensuring that they rest in peace
The UK horticulture industry is facing a skills crisis - but Great Dixter aims to change all that

UK horticulture industry facing skills crisis

Great Dixter manor house in East Sussex is encouraging people to work in the industry by offering three scholarships a year to students, as well as generous placements
Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head

Hack Circus: Technology, art and learning

Hack Circus aims to turn the rule-abiding approach of TED talks on its head. Rhodri Marsden meets mistress of ceremonies Leila Johnston
Sevenoaks is split over much-delayed decision on controversial grammar school annexe

Sevenoaks split over grammar school annexe

If Weald of Kent Grammar School is given the go-ahead for an annexe in leafy Sevenoaks, it will be the first selective state school to open in 50 years
10 best compact cameras

A look through the lens: 10 best compact cameras

If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now

Paul Scholes column

Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
Why Michael Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
Tracey Neville: The netball coach who is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

Tracey Neville is just as busy as her brothers, Gary and Phil

The former player on how she is finding time to coach both Manchester Thunder in the Superleague and England in this year's World Cup
General Election 2015: The masterminds behind the scenes

The masterminds behind the election

How do you get your party leader to embrace a message and then stick to it? By employing these people
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?