Oscar Quine

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

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Sian Lloyd visiting her old school,Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera Glenn Edwards

'Never fear what other people think of you,' Sian Lloyd tells pupils

The meteorologist was visiting her old school in Neath

10 best men's rucksacks

10 best men's rucksacks

From sleek leather packs to statement pieces, IndyBest finds carriers to keep you looking cool on the commute

Lord Deighton is joined by schoolchildren at the House of Lords

Treasury boss looks back on time when talent mattered more than connections

During a Back to School event in Westminster, Lord Deighton said he feared that a 'golden age' of social mobility was over

High house prices prevent poor parents from moving closer to top schools, so denying their children an opportunity

Ministers back campaign to help state students

Launching today, the i's Back To School campaign helps professionals inspire state school students

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Andi Osho: As part of the Stoptober campaign, she is encouraging smokers to quit for 28 days from 1 October

Andi Osho: The Conversation

The comedian on falling off the smoking wagon, stalking John Humphrys, and upsetting ‘Strictly’ fans

Terry Wogan: The broadcaster on Eurovision tipples, Michael Phelps’s big feet, and being blanked by Madonna

Who has been the worst behaved guest on Children in Need?

Fright night: an actor at Scare Kingdom

Why are people paying to be terrified by blood-soaked maniacs and chainsaw-wielding murderers at "scare parks"?

Oscar Quine heads to Scare Kingdom Scream Park in Lancashire for an evening of immersive terror - including being bound in cling film and locked in a coffin

Thandie Newton: The actor on being an outsider, female empowerment, and the internet's obsession with her feet

Did you know that if you Google your name, the second auto-suggestion is 'Thandie Newton feet'?

The Dyson 360 Eye, the first robotic vacuum cleaner that owners can control via an app

Dyson enters the robot vacuum market, but at a rumoured £750 will it beat the Roomba?

Most arduous household chores have long been labour-free, thanks to technological advances like washing machines and dishwashers.

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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