Kevin Rawlinson

Kevin Rawlinson is a reporter at The Independent, writing about technology, and social media and protests/riots.

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Police at Riddlesdown railway station near Purley, South London where a woman and a young boy, believed to be three years old, died today when they were hit by a main line train in the morning rush hour

Mother and 3-year-old son killed by train at Riddlesdown station in south London during morning rush hour

Witnesses say woman jumped in front of train in Surrey, dragging child with her

Nick Buckles, G4S chief executive: “Hopefully we can put that [the Games] behind us... we won’t be doing it again”

G4S 'struggling to fulfil its obligation to house asylum-seekers'

The controversial security firm G4S is facing new scrutiny of its government contracts after a senior executive admitted it is struggling to fulfil its obligation to house asylum-seekers.

James Best was arrested for stealing a gingerbread man during the London riots in 2011, which saw buildings in some areas of London destroyed in blazes

London riots prisoner who died after gym session was 'failed by system of checks that had fallen by wayside'

A man who died in prison, where he was being held after admitting to the theft of a gingerbread man during the London riots, was failed by a system of safety checks which had “fallen by the wayside” over the years, an inquest heard today.

Under initial proposals by campaigners seeking tighter controls on internet porn, customers would have had to contact their ISP if they wanted the automatic filter switched off

Child pornography is top web concern, but how do you report it?

Around 1.5 million people have stumbled upon child pornography while using the internet, a survey has found. But the study suggested that 40 per cent would not know how to go about reporting it, if they did see it online.

£136m down the drain: MPs berate HMRC for 'woeful' record in answering phone calls

The new HMRC target for answering taxpayer calls within five minutes
John Catt argued that, as he has not engaged in any criminality, the retention of data about him on the National Domestic Extremism Database was unlawful

'Police surveillance of this kind undermines our democracy': Judges rule that action against peaceful protester John Catt was unlawful

Police face having to rethink their whole strategy for public demonstrations after judges ruled today that the surveillance they placed a peaceful protester under was unlawful.

Feel like the sole single? Well, you’re
not alone: half of women have never got married

Nearly half of women have never married, according to figures that also show almost twice as many people live alone than in 1971

Relatives pay tribute at the burial of nurse Jacintha Saldanha

Exclusive: Family of royal hoax suicide nurse Jacintha Saldanha denied legal aid for inquest into 'suicide' after Duchess of Cambridge phone call

The family of the nurse who apparently took her own life after answering the Duchess of Cambridge hoax call has been denied legal aid for her inquest, The Independent can disclose.

Five-year-olds among thousands of young people accused of sex offences

Children as young as five are among thousands of under-18s who have been accused of sexual offences against other children, according to new statistics.

Sir Robin Jacob ordered Apple to apologise in the dispute over the iPad and Samsung Galaxy tablet

Judge who issued ruling for Samsung against Apple is...advising Samsung

He was the judge who handed a major PR win to the South Korean electronics giant Samsung when he chastised rival Apple in court last year during their long-running and bitter legal fight. Now, the Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob is to be involved in another Samsung legal case – this time employed as an expert on its behalf.

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own