Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is accused of presiding over a full-blown crisis in the country’s prisons

Rising numbers of suicides in jails linked to spending cuts

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is accused of presiding over a full-blown crisis in the country’s prisons

Grant Shapps held a second job as a “multimillion-dollar web marketer” while also an MP

Grant Shapps under pressure over ‘code breach’ claim

Grant Shapps admitted he had ‘screwed up’ on the dates that he had held a second job

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood which has been labelled a terrorist organisation by the Saudi royal family and the current Egyptian regime

Muslim Brotherhood report: Favourable review is shelved

Officials admit that there are still wide gaps in the anti-extremism plans

George Osborne agreed to a live TV debate proposed by Ed Balls

Budget will help high street keep up with web rivals

The Government will announce a wide-ranging review of the business rates paid by 1.8 million retailers in England to see how the 30-year-old system can be modernised

Ed Miliband wants to rule out any form of post-election deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP), but is being blocked by Labour’s leader in Scotland

Conflict in Labour hierarchy over potential power-share deal with SNP

Ed Miliband’s desire to rule out deal opposed by Jim Murphy, the party leader in Scotland

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (left) and Chancellor George Osborne appearing on BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show

TV debates: George Osborne handshake with Ed Balls in apparent agreement to televised clash

Mr Balls sprang his ambush when the two men were sitting together at the end of BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls appears on The Andrew Marr Show on March 15, 2015

General Election 2015: Ed Balls and George Osborne repeatedly refuse to rule out deals with Ukip and SNP

On eight occasions Mr Balls sidestepped questions over whether a minority Labour government would look to the SNP

Speaking at a rally in Birmingham, Mr Miliband will insist that voters face a choice between hope and fear at the election.

Ed Miliband's 2015 pledge card: Policies to be promised from health care to tuition fees

Miliband will commit to balance the nation’s books, freeze energy bills, recruit more nurses, tighten immigration controls and cut university tuition fees

Plans for the Greens to hold a black (or green) tie event were jeopardised by anger among activists

Activists see red at Greens' £1,000-a-head ball

Anger grows among activists who believe the Greens are aping their rivals

Student unions are to be informed in statutory guidance that they are required to draw up policies “setting out the activities that are or are not allowed to take place on campus”. It also suggests that student union officers and staff should receive counter-terrorism awareness training.

Oxford and Cambridge unions win exemption allowing extremists to preach on campus

They have been excluded from new rules following lobbying from Conservative peers

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...