Linda Sharkey

Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She is involved in different areas across the website and is currently the editor of our latest tool, Independent Plus. As the fashionista of the team, she looks after our Fashion section. Linda also shares her style on her pesonal blog www.fashioninsideout.co.uk

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Andy Murray takes to Twitter to show off his Christmas jumper

The tennis star joins an array of celebrities that have taken their festive attires to social media

Patrick Stewart in a singing Christmas hat is the best present his fans could hope for

The legendary British actor is seen doing what he does best: looking grumpy with something childishly fun

Maybe even Ooh! Snowglobes has a story to tell

Snow globe causes fire at charity shop on Christmas Day

The sun rays refracted and ignited the fake reindeer food in the shop's window display causing severe damage and evacuation from the area

Boxing Day sales: From Asos to Harrods, the best fashion deals

These are the best discounts for stylish bargain-hunters

A girl shows off her loom band designs

Loom bands: Doctors warn parents about the risks of popular toy at Christmas

Four children were treated in hospital in just one week after inhaling the rubber bands, proving they're more dangerous than you think

Victoria Beckham's clothing sales double to £30 million in one year

The former Spice Girls’ singer has turned into a successful award-winning designer as new figures reveal that she sold £83,000 worth of stock a day

Most controversial fashion moments of 2014

From Kim Kardashian's Paper magazine cover to American Apparel's banned ad, here's a roundup of the most talked about moments in the industry

Eddie Redmayne embraces a dapper style in fashion shoot for Mr Porter

The Oscar contender lands another fashion job, this time for the luxury menswear magazine's latest fashion spread

Amazing beard sculptures: One man takes the facial hair fashion to the next level

From a Christmas tree to an octopus, 'Incredibeard' gets creative with his lengthy facial hair and this is the result

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are Balmain’s stars

Kimye are unveiled as the stars of the luxury French fashion house

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Vanity project on a high-speed track to nowhere

France’s TGV network has become mired in controversy
Sports Quiz of the Year

Sports Quiz of the Year

So, how closely were you paying attention during 2014?
Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Alexander Armstrong on insulting Mary Berry and his love of 'Bargain Hunt'

From Armstrong and Miller to Pointless
Sanchez helps Gunners hold on after Giroud's moment of madness

Sanchez helps Gunners hold on

Olivier Giroud's moment of madness nearly costs them
A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect