Natasha Culzac

Natasha Culzac writes for http://independent.co.uk

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Ukip candidate Mark Reckless has a nine-point lead over the Tories for his Kent seat, a new poll shows

Ukip's Mark Reckless in a nine-point lead over Tories for Kent seat

The former Conservative MP for Rochester and Strood is standing again under Ukip, with an opinion poll of the by-election placing him as an almost-certain winner

A letter has been signed by 300 priests and parishioners urging gay bishops to come out

Gay bishops encouraged to come out in petition by Church of England priests and parishioners

More than 300 members of the clergy made the appeal to the episcopate, but warned against the involuntary outing of bishops

Two container ships on the Suez Canal crashed on Monday

Watch two container ships collide on Egypt's Suez Canal

The German and Singaporean vessels made contact on Monday, causing delays on the important trade route

Ukrainian parliamentarian Nestor Shufrych is beaten up by a mob of activities

Ukrainian politician and former Yanukovych ally Nestor Shufrych beaten up by activists

The parliamentarian was campaigning in Odessa ahead of the 26 October elections, but was set upon by people who do not want to see him in a position of power

Couples who boast about their relationship have been condemned as the most annoying Facebook users

Couples who gush about each other are the 'most annoying' Facebook users

A quarter of those surveyed said public declarations of love were irritating, while others said the worst were those who bragged about their "perfect lives"

This Banksy mural in Clacton has been removed by the council

'Offensive' Banksy immigration mural in Clacton scrubbed off wall by council

The mural appeared this week in Clacton-on-Sea but the council, which said it did not know it was a Banksy piece, removed it following a complaint

Red wine could help combat acne, researchers say

Antioxidant in red wine could help reduce acne, study says

Researchers at UCLA found the antioxidant resveratrol, which can be found in grapes, wine and berries, worked wonders when combined with the traditional acne treatment of benzoyl peroxide

10,000 pigeons were subject to anal examinations before being released as part of China's National Day celebrations - seen here in 2009

China performs cavity searches on 10,000 pigeons ahead of National Day event

National Day happens annually on 1 October and celebrates the founding of the People's Republic of China

The Docotch 01 watch, unveiled today by NTT DoCoMo

Wearable tech for kids: Children's GPS-enabled watch tells parents where they are

The Docotch 01 watch will not be available until March 2015

An Internet security expert has warned that voice recognition technology needs to be more secure

Voice recognition software may be convenient but it's also a security risk, expert warns

The CTO of AVG Technologies says that manufactures need to let us configure our voices to the activation of important commands

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...