Melanie Leather is Deputy Editor of The Independent's website.
21 December 2013 02:08 AM
December 21 is the year's shortest day and longest night
Elbows at the ready: Aldi offers 1973 Napoleon Vintage Brandy worth £107 for bargain price of £29.99
05 November 2013 02:48 PM
The discount retailer has slashed prices on a range of premium spirits
31 October 2013 07:24 AM
Join in with the spooky fun by adding ingredients to her cauldron
16 October 2013 01:44 PM
The Dalai Lama has joined the debate on the legalisation of marijuana by telling an audience in Mexico that he supports its use for medicinal purposes.
01 October 2013 12:23 PM
Actor James McAvoy has denied the claim that he would play disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile if novelist Irvine Welsh ever wrote a script about the sex predator.
24 September 2013 12:00 PM
The captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia has blamed his helmsman for the accident which caused the ship to crash off the coast of Italy last year.
11 September 2013 12:33 PM
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is set to meet David Cameron in London today.
11 September 2013 10:29 AM
Closure of border unit was a major blow to heavily indebted economy of North
06 September 2013 07:11 AM
Today's Google Doodle features a frame-by-frame sketch of Brazilian footballer Leonidas da Silva performing a 'bicycle kick' on what would have been his 100th birthday.
04 September 2013 10:16 AM
She slipped on ice and tumbled 500ft while snowboarding
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 3 World peace? These are the only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict
- 4 Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda': Singer finally releases predictable video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence