Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.
18 September 2014 04:21 PM
Video of British journalist follows killing of three other Western hostages – James Foley, Steven Sotloff and David Haines – in recent weeks
17 September 2014 10:00 PM
‘We are not prepared to let these lunatics hijack our faith’ - read the letter and add your name to the #NotInMyName list
17 September 2014 05:07 PM
Is the huge gamble on oil keeping him up at night?
17 September 2014 12:00 AM
On the last day of campaigning before the polling booths open, the SNP leader and Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond writes a letter to voters in a final attempt to convince them to part ways with the UK.
16 September 2014 07:33 PM
Report highlights ‘questionable’ practices where sponsors’ companies charge for services
14 September 2014 07:47 PM
Some hostages, after the event, have been critical of the FCO
David Haines Isis beheading video: 'Now is the time for retribution' – calls grow for David Cameron to take fight to Islamic State
14 September 2014 10:43 AM
The video also included a threat to murder a second British hostage
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Former president says islands are fertile ground for extremists, with government’s tacit support
12 September 2014 01:40 PM
Latest figures show Yes vote on 49 per cent, and better Together campaign on 51 per cent
11 September 2014 07:18 PM
Government seeks to recoup £34,000 from fitness project that never began
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
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- 2 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 3 Jimmy Carr's controversial Oscar Pistorius joke goes too far at the Q Awards
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 NHS staff banned from drinking tea or coffee on the job because it looks like they're not working hard enough