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
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 4 Revealed after 75 years of secrecy: 'Fifi' the glamorous WW2 special agent who tested British spies' resolve
- 5 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair