Lucy Hunter Johnston

Lucy is the Commissioning Editor and Writer at Independent Voices

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People walk past Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC, on March 25, 2014 in London, England.

Poll: Should we tax sugar?

London Mayor Boris Johnson has agreed to be blasted by water cannon

Water cannons: What should Boris try next?

BoJo is happy to be blasted by his latest toy, and who are we to stop him? But he could go even further...

Poll: Should offices have nap time?

There's nothing worse than the 3pm post-lunch slump. But according to Professor Vincent Walsh, professor of human brain research at University College London, we should just sleep through it. “It’s best to give your brain downtime. I have a nap every afternoon" he said.

Should the Queen abdicate her throne?

Poll: Should the Queen abdicate?

King Juan Carlos of Spain will hand the crown to his son, Crown Prince Felipe. Should our Queen give hers to Prince Charles?

Have you heard the one about four ugly girls and the sexist footballer?

Joey Barton's appearance on Question Time really wasn't his finest hour

Pupils in class at Maidstone Grammar School

Should all grammar schools be closed?

New research shows that grammar schools 'increase inequality', and widen the income gap. If this is the case, then are they doing more harm than good?

An artist's impression of the Google car

Would you use one of Google's self-driving cars?

A fleet of 100 driverless cars will be ready for road-testing by this summer, says Google

Ed Miliband buys a bacon sandwich from cafe owner Antonios Foufas at New Covent Garden Market in London as he kicks off a day of campaigning on the eve of the local and European elections

Should Labour get rid of Ed Miliband?

It's been a bad week for the Labour leader, with polls suggesting that many are less likely to vote for the party if he is in charge. So should they replace him at the top?

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Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project