Kevin Rawlinson

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

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Shop Assistant Dominic Aversano hands over a petition calling on Iain Duncan Smith to back up his claim that he could live on £53 a week by doing so for a year

Prove it! Campaigners deliver petition calling for Iain Duncan Smith to live on £53 a week to his Whitehall office

Petition with almost half a million signatures demands the Work and Pensions Secretary backs up his claim

Libraries to lend ebooks under new pilot scheme

Libraries could be loaning books electronically as early as this summer after a review commissioned by the government called for new e-lending capabilities in a bid to secure their future.

Mohammed Karrar (centre) denied trafficking vulnerable teens for sex

Sex trafficking accused denies preying on 'out of control' young girls

Mohammed Karrar also denied trafficking vulnerable teens

Girl consented to sex, says defendant as he denies trafficking

A defendant in the trial of an alleged sex gang has admitted having sex with one of his accusers, but insisted it was consensual. Giving evidence today, Mohammed Karrar denied "lying through his teeth" as he said allegations he raped and trafficked teenage girls for sex over a period of around five years were false.

Frank Field: 'There is a real crisis of representation'

Poverty tsar Frank Field: white, working class need own citizenship ceremonies

People from white, working-class backgrounds have become so disenfranchised and unsure of their identities that they should take citizenship ceremonies alongside immigrants arriving in the country, the government’s poverty tsar, Frank Field, has said.

Carole Smith, 62, said: ‘I would like to see him try. You have to payyour bills somehow. After that, there’s not much left’

£53 a week: ‘You can live on that money only
if you have nothing to live for’

Residents of Iain Duncan Smith’s constituency in Chingford tell him of the reality of life on benefits

James Best died of a heart attack in prison

James Best: Jailed in the riots for stealing a gingerbread man... dead in the prison that should have protected him

James Best had a history of mental health problems before being jailed after the riots of 2011. Now his brother has warned that the systemic failures which led to his death could happen again

Officials at the London embassy want to see an end to the legal and political impasse which has seen Mr Assange holed up inside the building ever since his asylum claim in June last year.

Ecuadorean government holds talks with Labour over Julian Assange embassy impasse

WikiLeaks founder hoping for change of UK government in 2015 to resolve his situation

Man denies part in Oxford child sex ring, claiming mistaken identity

A man accused of being part of a child sex ring has denied targeting young white girls as “easy prey”.

Nurse Jacintha Saldanha

Anonymity granted for nurse due to give evidence at inquest into death of Royal hoax call victim Jacintha Saldanha

A nurse due to give evidence at the inquest into the death of Royal hoax call victim Jacintha Saldanha has been granted anonymity to offer protection against similar media interest.

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam