Natasha Culzac

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

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Hurricane Gonzalo is seen over the Atlantic Ocean in this NASA image taken by astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station yesterday - it will downgrade before heading to the UK

Hurricane Gonzalo puts UK on storm alert as Met Office issues weather warning

Gonzalo has passed through Bermuda cutting out power to half of its inhabitants and is now expected to downgrade before hitting the UK

New powers awarded to police and local authorities to deal with dangerous and anti-social dogs and their owners come into force on Monday

Owners of vicious and nuisance dogs face fines up to £20k if they fail to curb behaviour

Dog owners could be forced to neuter, muzzle or microchip their anti-social pet, or be forced to attend ownership classes - failure to comply with the 'Dogbo' - a play on Asbo - could result in a criminal record and a fine

Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour's plan to introduce a one-week cancer test, funded by a tax on tobacco firms

One-week cancer tests paid for by tax on tobacco firms, Labour promises

Quicker diagnosis will cost the NHS less in the long-run, Labour says, as it pledges to help inject more money into health services

George Osborne has been voted the most influential Londoner, ahead of Boris Johnson and David Cameron

George Osborne voted 'most influential Londoner', while David Cameron lags at number 10 just behind Victoria Beckham

Amal Clooney, a new entry, came in at fourth place, while Prince Harry was voted the seventh most influential Londoner by the Evening Standard

Chris and Sarra Hoy have welcomed their first child, Callum, into the world

Chris Hoy 'a little shocked' after baby son born 11 weeks premature

Little Callum David Robert Hoy was due on 27 December - mother and baby are "doing well", Chris has said

Mary Berry has brushed off the Danny Dyer 'ear licking' incident

Mary Berry on Danny Dyer manhandling: He was just a drunk chap, a naughty boy

The Great British Bake Off judge shrugged off the incident and said Dyer was just a "drunk chap"

Neil Patrick Harris has said that a kiss from Burt Reynolds in late 80s show B. L. Stryker made him realise he was gay

Neil Patrick Harris: 'I realised I was gay after kiss from Burt Reynolds'

The actor and father-of-two starred in late 80s/early 90s detective drama B.L. Stryker with Reynolds

John Lydon says he feels

'Russell Brand will make you all homeless', says former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon

Talking politics, the former Sex Pistol also called Ukip "morons" and called on the working classes to read as much as they can, while also dismissing Russell Brand's 'revolution'

Putin, here at the International Tiger Forum in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2010, released three Siberian tigers into the wild in May 2014

Vladimir Putin's Siberian tiger has 'strayed into China and eaten five chickens'

A Siberian tiger - one of three released into the wild by the Russian leader in May - is believed to have attacked a henhouse in China

Mark Bell of LFO and long-time Bjork collaborator has died

Mark Bell dead: Long-time Bjork collaborator and member of electronic group LFO dies

The DJ and Producer passed away last week following "complications after an operation", his label said

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there