Neela Debnath

Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's Online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism (NCTJ accredited) from Brunel University. She is interested in current affairs, media and dipping into other areas of journalism.

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Paul Spector walks away from a crime scene

The Fall, series 2, episode 5, review: Gotcha! DCI Gibson finally gets her man but the games continue

Allan Cubbitt's drama starring Gillian Anderson is like an American cop show  - but with less sunshine

Frances O'Connor and James Nesbitt in 'The Missing'

The Missing, episode 7, review: A last-minute bluff crushes expectations

Viewers seeking answers were sent off course with a deft bluff tonight

Ed Sheeran claims the number one single in the charts this week

Ed Sheeran returns to UK number one singles chart with 'Thinking Out Loud'

The track first topped the charts back in November

JK Rowling published six essays on Pottermore.com for Halloween

JK Rowling to publish new Harry Potter material on Pottermore site over Christmas

The new pieces will be on the Pottermore.com website from next week

Martin Freeman would rather bare all when filming nude scenes

Martin Freeman on nude scenes: 'I prefer going with what God gave me'

The Sherlock star found it was easier to bare all during filming

Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher in the eleventh season of Two and a Half Men

Two and a Half Men series finale: Final episode to bring Ashton Kutcher's run as highest-paid actor on US TV to an end

Kutcher topped Forbes list of the most paid TV actors this year

The Doctor looks pensively as he holds a tangerine

Doctor Who Christmas special: BBC releases new pictures for Last Christmas

But the question everyone is asking is: what’s the significance of the tangerines?

Band Aid 30: 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' artwork will be projected onto Houses of Parliament

The cover artwork has been designed by British artist Tracey Emin

Paul Rosolie wrestles with a snake in the Amazon rain forest

Eaten Alive: Paul Rosolie describes 'absolutely terrifying moment' he was swallowed by anaconda

Details of how he escaped from the giant snake remain vague

Ariadne appears to be taking tips on style from Katniss Everdeen from 'The Hunger Games'

Atlantis, A Marriage of True Minds – TV review: Cliché is replaced with real drama

The fantasy series tentatively shakes off the shackles of over-sentimentality

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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
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick