Kevin Rawlinson

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

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Bringing Amazon to book: 160,000 sign independent shops petition amid tax anger

World's largest online retailer under renewed pressure to pay corporation tax in Britain

The hacking group LulzSec's logo

LulzSec leader named as Matthew Flannery faces 12 years in jail after arrest in Australia

Local media name man as Matthew Flannery, who allegedly uses online name 'Aush0k'

Thousands of children in care go missing every year

Nearly 3,000 children placed in care were repeatedly running away last year, with one able to go missing a total of 67 times in twelve months, figures released today reveal. The news raises fears about the vulnerability of children to child sex grooming gangs preying on the care system, such as those which operated in Rotherham and Rochdale.

Police make first arrest in North Wales children's homes abuse inquiry

A man has been arrested by officers investigating allegations of serious sexual abuse at care homes in North Wales, police have confirmed.

Carine Patry Hoskins and David Sherborne are accused of 'undermining the integrity of the inquiry'

Press exposes two Leveson lawyers' affair

Claims it could have affected report are denied

Video: 360 degree panorama view of Margaret Thatcher funeral procession

The Independent's Kevin Rawlinson captures footage from Ludgate Circus of Margaret Thatcher's funeral procession.

The London Mayor Boris Johnson has told LBC Radio that police in the capital are prepared for a riots and disorder over Baroness Thatcher this weekend.

Boris Johnson accused of 'hyping up' the threat of violence at Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Organisers accuse mayor of using riots warning to provide excuse for pre-emptive arrests

Police fear ‘death parties’ will disrupt Margaret Thatcher’s funeral procession

But officers rule out the use of rubber bullets and water cannon in the event of any trouble

Ryan Ackroyd admitted using the persona of a 16-year-old girl to hack Sony and 20th Century Fox

Lulzsec members admit cyber attacks on CIA and Serious Organised Crime Agency

Jake Davis and Mustafa Al-Bassam also pleaded guilty to blocking access to Sony, News International and the Westboro Baptist Church

Ed Miliband speaking in Ipswich yesterday

Ed Miliband attacks 'nasty' George Osborne as DWP faces court challenge over benefit reforms

Disabled people say the government’s consultation over the new system was unlawful

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