Katie Grant

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

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Inside and outside the Lawton Court Hotel in Llandudno, which has dazzled guests

Travellers' Choice Awards 2015: Family-run Lawton Court Hotel in north Wales named world's best bargain hotel

Guests hailed virtually every aspect of their stay there, from the owners and staff to the quality of food and impressive views

Graeme Lothian, war artist

Page 3 Profile: Graeme Lothian, war artist

A brush with death has made one painter more determined than ever…

Alex Rukin yesterday became the youngest person to petition a committee of MPs

Page 3 Profile: Alex Rukin, schoolboy

Be prepared… to square up to the Government

Kevin Jorgeson & Tommy Caldwell, climbers

Page 3 Profile: Kevin Jorgeson & Tommy Caldwell, climbers

Don’t look down…

Nick Mulvey, folk singer

Page 3 Profile: Nick Mulvey, folk singer

If music be the food of love, play on…

Paul Cummins, artist

Page 3 Profile: Paul Cummins, artist

Seeing red over something?

Chris Rock divorce: Comedian to separate from Malaak Compton-Rock after 19 years of marriage

The couple have two children and have asked for privacy for their family

David Cameron stresses his commitment to 'Christian values' in Christmas message

PM said 'giving, sharing and taking care of others' at home and around the world was something Britain could be proud of

Protesters in San Francisco last week

UN barred visitor from HQ because she was wearing patch on coat saying 'Black Lives Matter'

World body insisted the ban is in keeping with long-standing UN rules

A fighter of Libya's Fajr Libya group (Libyan Dawn) fires his gun during clashes in the hill village of Kikla, southwest of Tripoli, in October

Libya fighting could lead to prosecutions for war crimes, says UN human rights official

There have been hundreds of civilian deaths

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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
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
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

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
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10 best PS4 games

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Migrant crisis: UN official Philippe Douste-Blazy reveals the harrowing sights he encountered among refugees arriving on Lampedusa

‘Can we really just turn away?’

Dead bodies, men drowning, women miscarrying – a senior UN figure on the horrors he has witnessed among migrants arriving on Lampedusa, and urges politicians not to underestimate our caring nature
Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger as Isis ravages centuries of history

Nine of Syria and Iraq's 10 world heritage sites are in danger...

... and not just because of Isis vandalism
Girl on a Plane: An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack

Girl on a Plane

An exclusive extract of the novelisation inspired by the 1970 Palestinian fighters hijack
Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

Why Frederick Forsyth's spying days could spell disaster for today's journalists

The author of 'The Day of the Jackal' has revealed he spied for MI6 while a foreign correspondent
Markus Persson: If being that rich is so bad, why not just give it all away?

That's a bit rich

The billionaire inventor of computer game Minecraft says he is bored, lonely and isolated by his vast wealth. If it’s that bad, says Simon Kelner, why not just give it all away?
Euro 2016: Chris Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Coleman on course to end half a century of hurt for Wales

Wales last qualified for major tournament in 1958 but after several near misses the current crop can book place at Euro 2016 and end all the indifference
Rugby World Cup 2015: The tournament's forgotten XV

Forgotten XV of the rugby World Cup

Now the squads are out, Chris Hewett picks a side of stars who missed the cut
A groundbreaking study of 'Britain's Atlantis' long buried at the bottom of the North Sea could revolutionise how we see our prehistoric past

Britain's Atlantis

Scientific study beneath North Sea could revolutionise how we see the past
The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember,' says Starkey

The Queen has 'done and said nothing that anybody will remember'

David Starkey's assessment
Oliver Sacks said his life has been 'an enormous privilege and adventure'

'An enormous privilege and adventure'

Oliver Sacks writing about his life
'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

'Gibraltar is British, and it is going to stay British forever'

The Rock's Chief Minister hits back at Spanish government's 'lies'