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

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Bangladeshi Garment workers sew T-shirts at a factory in Dhaka on March 18, 2009

Bangladesh Alliance is funding clothing factories to boost safety standards

Following the tragedy of Rana Plaza building collapse, global retailers join forces to improve the workers' environment

Kanye West performed at London's Koko last night

Kanye West makes surprise performance at Paris Fashion Week for Fondation Louis Vuitton

The rapper and fashion designer takes over the French auditoriums to entertain the fashion crowds and debut his 'All Day' music video

Is this the world’s most versatile shirt? Morf is the top that can be worn 24 different ways

What makes the long-sleeved tee so versatile is its double-layer construction that allows it to change colours, cuts and styles

10 best women's backpacks

Follow the fashion pack and invest in one of these two-strapped style solutions for spring

Mother's Day 2015: Fashion gift guide for last-minute shopping

From a tote handbag to a timeless watch and classic stilettos, here's our pick of the best stylish accessories for mum

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty: V&A releases trailer ahead of exhibition opening next week

The London museum teases the thousands of visitors expected with thrilling film

Kim Kardashian’s dyed blonde hair breaks the internet

The reality TV star debuts her edgy new look  during Paris Fashion Week and causes a stir

Man in the mirror: Karl Lagerfeld's self-portrait

Karl Lagerfeld fights back against Peta and defends use of fur in fashion, saying 'a butcher shop is worse'

The legendary designer has a few things to say about fur and the business behind and questions those who criticise it

Snoop Dogg performs during Paris Fashion Week in another blockbuster lingerie show

Etam's autumn/winter 2015 show seemed a bizarre lingerie show, but it counted with the performance of the American rapper

Jeremy Meeks poses for his mugshot

From criminal to catwalk: Convict Jeremy Meeks wins modelling contract in the most unusual fashion scouting – behind bars

The 30-year-old's mugshot has made him a potential fashion model, but is this the rarest way to land a modelling contract?

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How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
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Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
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Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
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13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
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Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
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