Oliver Wright

Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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'Thick of It' writer Simon Blackwell; poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz; writer Neil Gaiman

Chorus of disapproval: Artists attack Labour over funding cuts

Attempt to deny Tory claims about spending plans backfires

Ed Miliband addresses Labour activitists as he launches the party's 2015 election campaign at the Lowry Centre on 5 January 2015 in Salford, England

Ed Miliband launches Labour's 'long election' campaign, warning that re-elected Tories would strip public services to 'bare bones'

Party leader says it would protect interests of working people against those of millionaires who 'have reaped huge benefits'

David Cameron with, from left, Jamie Cullum, Trevor Phillips and Jane Moore on ‘The Andrew Marr Show’

David Cameron: Labour spending plans put economic recovery at risk

Labour believe the prospects of the deep cuts proposed by the Tories are politically toxic

Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband launches Labour election bid: 'We will win by having millions of conversations'

Miliband will pledge to contact more voters than any party has ever done in an election campaign

David Cameron will tell the German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week that he cannot back Britain’s continued membership of the EU unless she helps him secure an agreement that would allow the Government to restrict migrant welfare benefits

David Cameron will push Angela Merkel on welfare restrictions

The PM is due to meet the German Chancellor in London on Wednesday

Muslim groups have been attempting to compile details of online abuse and report it to Twitter and Facebook (Getty Images)

Twitter and Facebook 'allowing Islamophobia to flourish' as anti-Muslim comments proliferate

Number of postings, some of which accuse Muslims of being rapists, paedophiles and comparable to cancer, has increased significantly

David Cameron in front of the new Conservative Party election poster yesterday

Tories accused of lying in campaign poster that claims deficit has halved

Spectator editor: "The Tory leadership is prepared to use dishonesty as a weapon"

Nigel Farage is expected to commit his party to a series of populist policies

Ukip looks to the left in search for Labour votes in general election

Nigel Farage is expected to commit to ring-fencing the NHS budget

Fewer students are taking up apprenticeships

Key Government strategy in decline as apprenticeships fall

Labour said the full range of information on the way in which apprenticeships were working in practice gave significant cause for concern

GCHQ's 'spook first' programme to train Britain's most talented tech entrepreneurs

Exclusive: Surveillance agency to set up training schools for top graduates, while budding entrepreneurs will be put through Israeli-style 'spook' courses

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The Last Word: Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Justin Gatlin knows the price of everything, the value of nothing
The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower