Oliver Duff

Oliver Duff was appointed Editor of i in June 2013. He was previously Executive Editor at The Independent, i and The Independent on Sunday, running the newsroom. Formerly a reporter, gossip columnist and news editor, he was fired as the magazine's bar critic after three weeks. A diver and surfer, he's interested in nature and science, politics and diplomacy.

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i Editor's Letter: Science versus religion in the three-parent baby debate

We lead today’s i with an epic clash between church and scientists. On Tuesday, the House of Commons will vote on allowing “three-parent” babies – IVF embryos created by merging the genetic  material of eggs from two women with one man’s sperm.

i Editor's Letter: Keeping the kids entertained

In praise of boredom. Parents need to stop filling up kids’ time and teach them how to cope with occasional boredom, according to the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan. She’s probably right.

i Editor's Letter: Cancer drugs to be denied to NHS patients in England

What price hope? That’s what you buy with a cancer drug costing £60,000, £70,000, £90,000 per person. Some of the therapies are not “life saving” – they prolong it by a few months. But it’s impossible to put a cost on that extra time and quality of existence for patients and their families.

Journalists from the press agency Agence France-Presse observe a minute’s silent at their headquarters in Paris yesterday

i Editor's Letter: Charlie Hebdo and the battle against stupidity

Editors are now more determined to speak stridently, and show fearlessness in the face of bigotry

i Editor's Letter: The life-affirming triumph of a couple’s love

A film recommendation for you this morning. The Theory of  Everything, based on the memoirs of Stephen Hawking’s ex-wife, Jane, is quick, affecting, gloriously  scored and inventively shot. It is not a perfect film, clinging to the rigid biopic format, telling us  little we didn’t already know about the cosmologist, and will be a bit light on the science for pointy-headed types.

i Editor's Letter: Where does the government intend on finding these cuts? No-one really knows.

So where are the cuts going to come from Mr Osborne? And  Mr Balls, for that matter?

i Editor's Letter: A home genetics test? Think I’ll give it a miss

Will you resist the lure of a home genetics test? Quick saliva swab, £125 payment, then sign in to your online page a few weeks later to read the analysis of 100 health and personal traits.

The truth about sharks: Far from being 'killing machines', they have personalities, best friends and an exceptional capacity for learning

A tribe of marine scientists has set up base on the tiny island of Bimini in the Bahamas to unravel the secrets of the creature most misunderstood by man. Oliver Duff dives in...

i Editor's Letter: The demise of a Sixties monster

Do speak ill of the dead. Not all  of them are good eggs. Twenty-three years after newspapers  first erroneously reported his death, when he was shot in the  head outside a nightclub, today Frankie Fraser will receive the obituary treatment.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links