Kevin Rawlinson

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

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Right-wing American speakers planning to join the EDL's Woolwich march 'should be banned from entering the country'

Keith Vaz calls on the Home Secretary to ban the founders of Jihad Watch and the American Freedom Defence Initiative who hope to join the EDL's march in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby

Kim Dotcom said he wept on hearing data had been wiped

Kim Dotcom's files are wiped in 'largest data massacre in history'

Megaupload founder lambasts Dutch hosting company for deleting 630 dedicated servers

Julian Assange is trying to help Edward Snowden claim asylum

Claim asylum like me! WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange aims to help whistleblower Edward Snowden

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is trying to help intelligence agency whistleblower Edward Snowden follow in his footsteps and claim asylum amid fears the latter will be extradited to America over his leaking of sensitive data.

'Mamma Mia!' has been a runaway success in the West End

Radio comes alive with the sound of musicals

A new station plans to play just showtunes, with its presenters drawn from the cream of London’s talent

Tom Odell

‘Hello, NME? I’d like to complain about your Tom Odell review. Why? I’m his dad’

Singer’s no-star strike-out prompts paternal fightback and backlash against music magazine

Disability campaigners celebrate 'victory' after government rethink over plans to make it more difficult to claim disability benefits

Group of activists threatened to take legal action over proposed tightening of the rules, which would have left fewer people eligible for the top rate

Police block off an area of Panton Street after protesters attempted to occupy a building during protests in November 2011

Police acted unlawfully in demanding legal observer hand over personal details and submit to filming after being kettled in trade union protest

Campaigners claim High Court victory will force police to rethink their approach to demonstrations

Abu Qatada made his request from Belmarsh prison

Abu Qatada's deportation battle costs the UK taxpayer £1.7m

Qatada was convicted of terror charges in his absence in Jordan in 1999

They are targeting one of the capital’s

Protesters set to converge on London’s business district as part of anti-G8 protests

Protesters are targeting the capital’s 'economic power centres'

The original portrait, left, by Ralph Heimans and on the right, the defaced portrait

Fathers for Justice member arrested after Jubilee portrait of Queen is defaced with paint at Westminster Abbey

The painting, by Ralph Heimans, went on display in the Chapter House area of the Abbey last month.

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