Natasha Culzac

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

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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

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General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
Sarah Lucas is the perfect artist to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale

Flesh in Venice

Sarah Lucas has filled the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale with slinky cats and casts of her female friends' private parts. It makes you proud to be a woman, says Karen Wright
11 best anti-ageing day creams

11 best anti-ageing day creams

Slow down the ageing process with one of these high-performance, hardworking anti-agers
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1: Five things we learnt, including Iker Casillas is past it and Carlos Tevez remains effective

Juventus vs Real Madrid

Five things we learnt from the Italian's Champions League first leg win over the Spanish giants
Ashes 2015: Test series looks a lost cause for England... whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket

Ashes series looks a lost cause for England...

Whoever takes over as ECB director of cricket, says Stephen Brenkley
Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power