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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Members of the Royal Family arrive for the Christmas Day Service

Duchess of Cornwall misses Christmas Day church service at Sandringham after 'putting her back out'

This is not the first time the royal has missed an engagement due to ill health

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

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee