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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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices