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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Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black and Ed Stoppard as her manager Brian Epstein

Cilla, episode 2, ITV, review: Sheridan Smith continues to shine

Cilla saw a change in fortunes and scored her first number one

Jake Quickenden sings his heart out in his second audition

X Factor 2014 review: Jake Sims, Jake Quickenden and Charlie Martinez brave the arena audience

Tonight it was about the boys, who wooed the crowd - but not everyone impressed the judges

This is the second number one for the duo

Sigma clinches number one in UK singles chart with 'Changing'

This is the second time the drum and bass duo have reached number one

'Africa' will be Angelina Jolie's fifth film as a director

Angelina Jolie to direct Richard Leakey biopic about ivory poaching

This will be the star’s fifth film in the director’s seat

Lauryn Hill performing at the O2 Brixton Academy last night

Lauryn Hill fans blast singer on Twitter after disastrous Brixton show

The vitriol was so bad that her name was trending on the social media site

George Clooney is set to go in for a kiss with the Dowager Countess - much to her surprise

Downton Abbey series 5: George Clooney to try and kiss Dowager Countess in charity Christmas special

The Hollywood star is said to be a big fan of the British period drama

Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister, who is set to make a return

Game of Thrones season 5: Tywin Lannister may return, says actor Charles Dance

The British actor has said that viewers have 'not seen the last' of his character

Foo Fighters lead man Dave Grohl talks about the band's forthcoming HBO documentary series

Foo Fighters announce live 2015 tour dates

The group will be releasing their new album in November  

X Factor 2014: Chloe-Jasmine Whichello and Raign Rabin dominated the arena auditions

The plummy singer wowed with some old school Hollywood crooning, while Raign won the crowd despite a monotonous speech

'New Tricks' star Dennis Waterman is departing from the show after he completes filming on two more episodes

New Tricks: Dennis Waterman to leave drama after a decade of crime-solving

The London-born actor best known for his hard-man roles decided to leave because the chemistry had changed on set

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In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible