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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Piper Ryan Randall leads a pro-Scottish independence rally in the suburbs of Edinburgh

i Editor's Letter: Britain survives, but change is afoot

Even though the union has remained intact, there's still great uncertainty about what the future holds

i Editor's Letter: The rules were simple: before the results are announced, don’t mention the S-word

Both Yes and No camps were  confident of triumphing, they told us yesterday, briefing that their private research indicated victory was near. Bull. I don’t believe they had much more of an idea than the rest of us.

i Editor's Letter: The campaigning is over. So now we wait...

Momentary calm. Short of taxiing people to polling stations, there is nothing more campaigners can do. Has the Yes campaign, fronted by Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, done enough to persuade voters in Scotland to choose independence when they leave their homes this morning?

i Editor's Letter: We are winning the fight against extreme poverty and hunger. It's time to up the ante

Sometimes the world becomes a better place. Today we can  celebrate a remarkable achievement: the number of children who die before the age of five is falling faster than ever before, dropping by half since 1990, even though  the world’s population is now much larger.

i Editor's Letter: The future of the NHS has become the elephant in the ward

A conspiracy of silence. That’s the verdict of Britain’s most respected independent health body. Not one of the Westminster political parties has revealed their plans for how we should pay for NHS and social care after May’s general election. It’s the elephant in the ward. How are we going to pay for all this in 10 years, let alone 50?

Steven Sotloff pictured in 2010 near Lulu Roundabout in Manama, which later became the iconic center for the 2011 pro-reform protests in Bahrain

i Editor's Letter: Why you won't find images of Steven Sotloff's murder on our front pages

We must all be careful not to spread Isis propaganda

i Editor's Letter: Still all to play for at our live iDebate

When we decided to stage a live iDebate in Scotland one week before the referendum, we were interested to see if the readers who applied for tickets reflected the national opinion polls.

Fairhead would be the first woman to permanently chair Trust

i Editor's Letter: The 5 biggest challenges facing Rona Fairhead, the BBC's first female chair

You don't have to be a media expert to know it's going to be tough job

i Editor's Letter: The key to being a good uncle is love, kindness and messing about

Nieces and nephews give us a chance to relive our childhoods

Tory whips were anxiously ringing round the “usual suspects” following Douglas Carswell's defection to Ukip

i Editor's Letter: Douglas Carswell's defection

The former backbencher has hastened the Conservative party clash

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam