Oscar Quine

Oscar Quine is a writer, reporter and editorial assistant across The Independent titles

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Alexander Armstrong: The comedian on insulting Mary Berry, his love of 'Bargain Hunt', and life as a llama farmer

Armstrong, 44, found fame as one half of 'Armstrong and Miller', and now co-presents BBC game show 'Pointless' with Richard Osman

Emilia Fox: The Silent Witness star on snoring corpses, and why her famous family won't be playing charades this Christmas

The 40-year-old actress was born into a renowned acting family and is best known for her role as Dr Nikki Alexander in the BBC drama

Wolfgang Puck: The celebrity chef and restaurateur on Barbra Streisand, catering at the Oscars, and what he'll be eating for Christmas

The Austrian-born chef has more than 20 fine-dining restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Spago in Beverly Hills, and is a television regular

Meet Britain's best dressed waiters: The most stylish people in your favourite restaurant are taking your order

From sophisticated, utilitarian chic at Spring to slick, made-to-measure suits at the Savoy, Oscar Quine reveals the uniforms that are turning heads

One of the 'face-sitting' protesters outside parliament

Porn protest: Westminster hosts a new take on 'sitdown protest'

Oscar Quine blushes as he watches campaigners against new anti-pornography legislation paint the town blue

Ed Miliband has delivered a formal commitment to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in elections from May 2016

Labour's Ed Miliband formally pledges to give 16-year-olds the vote during Leaders Live event

Promise for if Labour wins the general election was announced during a debate held via YouTube

Karen Blackett: The most influential black person in the UK on growing up in 'Mini Barbados', ambition and her favourite ads

Blackett is CEO of media agency Media Com UK and last month became the first woman to top the Powerlist 100 of most influential black Britons

Christmas 2014: 10 best gifts for teenage boys

Get them talking, rather than grunting, on Christmas morning with Oscar Quine's pick of the presents for teen boys

Farage used the event to tailor his points to a younger audience

Ukip leader Nigel Farage clashes with audience members as he tries to engage with young voters

Mr Farage was rarely off-message during a Leaders Live discussion, but most of his points were met with hostility

Amir Khan: The two-time world champion boxer on Muhammad Ali, training during Ramadan, and why he loves Bolton

"I love Muhammad Ali," he tells The Independent. "I think he was a great fighter and a great person outside the boxing ring."

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?