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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One of the children is rescued from the apartment

Helmet cam footage captures terrifying rescue from burning California apartment

Three toddlers were found unconscious inside the flat

Game of Thrones star Jacob Anderson

Game of Thrones, season 5: Grey Worm actor Jacob Anderson is all for more male nudity – as long as he can keep his clothes on

The leader of Khaleesi's army in the HBO fantasy series thinks it doesn't have enough exposed flesh

The little red panda plays in the snow in New York

Watch adorable red pandas frolic in the snow in New York

The cute critters are not strangers to freezing temperatures

The robber try to get cash from the ATM

Watch masked thieves fail to rob cash machine

Despite being heavily armed, the men were thwarted by the security bars on the ATM

Caroline looks at her baby daughter Flora

Last Tango in Halifax, review: Can we ever really move on from Kate?

Episode 5: Neither Caroline nor the audience are ready to let go but the story is already moving on

Kara Tointon and Jeremy Piven star in Mr Selfridge

Mr Selfridge series 3: Actress Kara Tointon says 'we're starting to see his demise'

The series is based on the real-life story the American-born British entrepreneur Harry Gordon Selfridge

Mrs Doubtfire to be turned into musical

The project is the early stages of development, according to Alan Menken

Sir Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Kanye West have teamed up for a new track

'Four Five Seconds': Rihanna releases surprise new single ft Kanye West and Paul McCartney

It’s been two years since the singer has released new music

Benedict Cumberbatch has spoken about the lack of opportunities for black British actors in the UK

Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors

British stars like Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Oyelowo have found fame after crossing the Pond

Pixie Geldof broke the news to her fans on social media

Pixie Geldof signs recording deal with Stranger Records

The singer and model broke the news to her fans on social media

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own