Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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The practice of 'revenge porn' is becoming increasingly widespread

New Canadian 'revenge porn' law could land teenagers in prison, critics argue

Justice secretary Chris Grayling has said the Government is 'very open' to the idea of changing the law

The former City worker stalked Miss Hewitt, 35, after she ended their year-long relationship

Violent criminal Al Amin Dhalla: Home Office ignored warnings from stalked young doctor's family

Thug was able to return to the UK, where he set their house on fire and attempted to kill them

Yvette Cooper speaking at the Labour Party conference last year

Exclusive: Labour to end ‘culture of defeatism’ over rape convictions

Police would lose the power to unilaterally “drop” rape investigations, even if they think there is insufficient evidence to proceed, under Labour plans to revolutionise the way sexual crimes are handled.

Alex Salmond claims Britain is on a 'fast track out of Europe'

Scottish independence exclusive: Alex Salmond accuses Cameron of playing ‘roulette’ with Scotland’s future

Alex Salmond opens up a new front in the Scottish referendum campaign today as he accuses David Cameron of playing a game of “European roulette” with Scotland’s future in the EU.

Simon Danczuk revealed that Lord Brittan had seen papers detailing an alleged Westminster paedophile ring

I was warned off asking Brittan what he knew about paedophile dossier, says Labour MP Simon Danczuk

Campaigning Labour member says Tory minister ‘stepped out of the shadows’ to confront him

David Cameron and Boris Johnson get ready for tennis in 2011. A game with the pair was auctioned by the Tory party for £160,000

£160,000 for a tennis match between David Cameron and Boris Johnson - with Lynton Crosby as ball boy

The Conservatives offered up their Australian election chief to act as a “ball boy” for a fund-raising auction tennis match between David Cameron and Boris Johnson which was successfully bid for by the wife of a wealthy Russian oligarch, it has emerged

Conservative researchers posed as students to secretly record comments by the party’s policy chief Jon Cruddas

Labour claims ‘dirty trick’ was used to obtain Jon Cruddas comment

Labour is considering making a formal complaint after Conservative researchers posed as students to secretly record comments by the party’s policy chief Jon Cruddas.

David Cameron is under pressure to explain his party’s links with a lobbying firm representing high-profile Russian clients

Exclusive: Tories under fire for links to pro-Russia lobbyists

Firm donated one third of its profits to party in year leading up to 2010 election

The Prime Minister has been accused of trying to buy power

David Cameron under pressure to name wealthy Tory donors invited to party's summer fundraising ball

Labour has accused the Prime Minister of trying to 'buy his way to power'

Both companies are concerned that they are being singled out by ministers as unpopular and easy targets

Microsoft and Hewlett Packard: The IT giants who fear losing the Government’s favour

Microsoft and Hewlett Packard are worried Treasury plans to give more contracts to small suppliers

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Evan Davis: The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing to take over at Newsnight

The BBC’s wolf in sheep’s clothing

What will Evan Davis be like on Newsnight?
Finding the names for America’s shame: What happens to the immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert?

Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen