Oscar Quine

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

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About 100 million sharks are slaughtered each year, mostly to meet demand from affluent Chinese for shark fin soup

Illegal shark fins discovered at exclusive London Chinese restaurant

The stock has been confiscated and destroyed by Trading Standards

Lou Direito interview: KFC's development chef on the challenge of chicken, and the Colonel's heavily-guarded secret recipe

Direito has worked in the food industry for 17 years and oversees the development of products including dipped bites, the Godfather burger and pulled chicken

Box-fresh at 200mph: A bullet train races past Mount Fuji

Joy of bullet-train bento: the world's finest packed lunches

Ekiben form part of a rich global tradition of good nosh helping to pass the time on a train journey. Oscar Quine tucks in

Oscar Quine tries out the wearable sleeping bag during his ‘faux-festival’ experience in Holland Park, London

The Sleepwalker is the latest festival gear

Oscar Quine takes to a London park to try out the innovative onesie

One half of Lion Babe Jillian Hervey

Lion Babe on working with Pharrell, Mark Ronson and developing their sound

The New York duo hit six million streams for their first EP. No wonder Pharrell and Mark Ronson are on board

George Mpanga has been shortlisted for the Critics’ Choice prize

George the Poet, Village Underground, review: Spoken word artist brims with infectious energy

On the page, his words can seem academic and a little clinical. Performed live though, his energy and charisma leaven them

Waiter service for diners begins at 6pm with Pret A Manger’s new ‘Good Evenings’ menu, at its Strand branch in London

Can Pret a Manger cut it as a dining venue?

One central London branch is piloting dinner service until 11pm - part of a wider trend of fast food establishments branching out into the restaurant world

Jeremy Vine with the BBC’s 2010 swingometer bbc

General Election 2015: BBC reveals new swingometer as Britain enters age of multiparty politics

But Jeremy Vine revealed to The Independent that the broadcaster has developed a new four-faced device, modelled on Big Ben

Neil Hamilton interview: The former Conservative MP on Margaret Thatcher, boozy lunches with Nigel Farage, and the odd regret

Hamilton entered Parliament as MP for Tatton in 1983. After being accused of accepting cash for raising questions in Parliament, he was defeated in the 1997 election. Now the UKIP deputy chairman, he withdrew as a potential candidate for UKIP in Basildon in December after an expenses row

Richard Branson has described Edwards as the 'walking definition of the word entrepreneur' while The Sunday Times Rich List puts his worth at £8m

General Election 2015: Can SBTV founder Jamal Edwards persuade young people to vote?

Jamal Edwards has had audiences with Cameron and Miliband and is seen as a poster boy for young businessmen. The YouTube mogul is now the face of a campaign encouraging young people to vote. But there's just one problem... as Oscar Quine finds out
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John Palmer: 'Goldfinger' of British crime was murdered, say police

Murder of the Brink’s-MAT mastermind

'Goldfinger' of British crime's life ended in a blaze of bullets, say police
Forget little green men - aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert

Forget little green men

Leading evolutionary biologist says aliens will look like humans
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: An Algerian scientist adjusts to life working in a kebab shop

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

An Algerian scientist struggles to adjust to her new life working in a Scottish kebab shop
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy

Dying dream of Doctor Death

Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
UK heatwave: Temperature reaches 39.8 degrees on Central Line - the sweatiest place in London

39.8 degrees recorded on Tube

There's hot (London) and too damn hot (the Underground). Simon Usborne braved the Central line to discover what its passengers suffer
Kitchens go hi-tech: From robot chefs to recipe-shopping apps, computerised cooking is coming

Computerised cooking is coming

From apps that automatically make shopping lists from your recipe books to smart ovens and robot chefs, Kevin Maney rounds up innovations to make your mouth water
Jessie Cave interview: The Harry Potter star has published a feminist collection of cartoons

Jessie Cave's feminist cartoons

The Harry Potter star tells Alice Jones how a one-night stand changed her life
Football Beyond Borders: Even the most distruptive pupils score at homework club

Education: Football Beyond Borders

Add football to an after-school homework club, and even the naughtiest boys can score
10 best barbecue books

Fire up the barbie: 10 best barbecue books

We've got Bibles to get you grilling and smoking like a true south American pro
Wimbledon 2015: Nick Bollettieri - Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power

Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon Files

Junk balls and chop and slice are only way 5ft 1in Kurumi Nara can live with Petra Kvitova’s power
Ron Dennis exclusive: ‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

‘This is one of the best McLaren teams ever – we are going to do it’

Ron Dennis shrugs off a poor start to the season in an exclusive interview, and says the glory days will come back
Seifeddine Rezgui: What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?

Making of a killer

What motivated a shy student to kill 38 holidaymakers in Tunisia?
UK Heatwave: Temperatures on the tube are going to exceed the legal limit for transporting cattle

Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

Heatwave will see temperatures on the Tube exceed legal limit for transporting cattle
Exclusive - The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Swapping Bucharest for London

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Meet the man who swapped Romania for the UK in a bid to provide for his family, only to discover that the home he left behind wasn't quite what it seemed
Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Cheaper energy on the way, but it's not all sunshine and rainbows

Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most