Laura Davis

Laura Davis is Commissioning Editor for Independent Online (Food & Drink, Travel, Health, Gaming) and editor of weekly gaming column The Console

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Are you as smart as a GCSE student?

Last week it was A Level results, which showed the number of pupils scoring top grades dropping for second year running.

Simon Cowell (C) with (L-R) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne from One Direction attend the 'One Direction This Is Us' world premiere

One Direction ‘This Is Us’ premiere: the reaction

Thousands of fans waited eagerly to catch a glimpse of Harry Styles - and the others - as they attended the UK premiere of One Direction's debut film This Is Us. You could hear the screaming from Manchester.

Gamescom 2013: The battle is on with Microsoft's Xbox One as Sony announces PS4 launch date

Huge announcements in the gaming world will be taking place this week at Gamescom, the biggest gaming conference in Europe.

Lady Gaga accuses Perez Hilton of stalking: Do celebrity critics tend to cross the line?

They used to be friends. He called her his 'wifey'. And now she's calling him a stalker.

Who's, they're, you're: It's the apostrophe quiz

Apostrophes.

The best A-Level results day excuses

Thursday 15th August.

Stephen Fry's Keys to the City

TV review: Stephen Fry's Key to the City, ITV

Extreme OCD Camp, BBC3

Leftover Swap: Would you eat leftovers from a stranger?

Waste not, want not.

Peter Capaldi is revealed as the new Doctor Who

It's been a long day for Doctor Who fans.

Ready for a 12th Time Lord: Who has been your favourite Doctor Who so far?

When rumours first circulated that Matt Smith might be leaving Doctor Who back in March, fans immediately started guessing who might take his place.

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions