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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Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club actor Michael O’Neill: I didn’t recognise Matthew McConaughey the first time I saw him on set

Michael O’Neill plays the film's antagonist Richard Barkley, who is hot on the heels of McConaughey’s Ron Woodruff for drug smuggling

The Mountain and the Red Viper do battle to determine the outcome of Tyrion's trial

Game of Thrones season 4 episode 8 review: The Mountain and the Red Viper do battle

Fans were served another shocking twist that left jaws on the floor

Macaulay Culkin with his pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band

Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground cancel remaining UK gigs: 'Believe it or not we had fun'

The band have been met with criticism and flying pints of beer during some their UK performances

Steven Moffat cast Peter Capaldi as the Doctor to ensure the show did not become

Doctor Who series 8: Steven Moffat says this year will feature the biggest changes since 2005

The new series will be starting in August with Peter Capaldi as the new Time Lord

Nicole Kidman poses as she arrives for the Opening Ceremony and the screening of her film

Nicole Kidman says she had 'no control' over Grace of Monaco film

The Australian actress said that she had little to do with the editing process

Jennifer Saunders is working on the script for the new film at the moment

Jennifer Saunders confirms Absolutely Fabulous film is going ahead

The film has been delayed but is now back on track, according to Saunders

Julie Hesmondhalgh attends the British Soap Awards

British Soap Awards 2014: Coronation Street dominates with prizes for Julie Hesmondhalgh and David Neilson

The long-running soap cleaned up the awards ceremony at the Hackney Empire

Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor

Doctor Who series 8: date set for return

The first teaser trailer for the forthcoming series has been released

Alexander Ortega is apprehended by airport police

Man sparks security alert after wandering on to runway at Florida airport

Airport authorities are looking into the security breach

The boys picks up the black and white cat before hurling her over the fence

Bradford teenager hurls cat over a fence in shocking CCTV footage

The RSPCA is now lo0king for the two teenagers

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A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
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The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
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Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
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Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
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Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
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Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn