Paul Bignell

Paul Bignell is an Assistant News Editor at The Independent. He has previously been the acting News Editor of the i Paper, a home news reporter for The Independent for one year and a reporter for the Independent on Sunday for six years.

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The coastline near the town of Elliston

Canada's call of the wild: Newfoundland offers up rugged landscapes and startling wildlife

It's surprisingly easy to access - just remember to pack for all conditions...

Tim Farron, centre, with his band in 1987, according to a reader of the Liberal England blog

Tim Farron: Lib Dem leadership contender - and ex-rock star in a 'fourth-rate New Order'

A photograph has emerged of his brief foray into the world of pop music

Former South Yorkshire Police Chief David Duckenfield

Hillsborough inquiry: David Duckenfield denies ‘conspiracy’

Duckenfield was confronted by the father of a Hillsborough victim

Speakers for Schools Live

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Prince Andrew denies allegations of impropriety with minors as being 'categorically untrue'

Jeffrey Epstein 'sex slave case': Prince Andrew must defend himself against claims, lawyer also named in court papers says

Alan Dershowitz says he will not rest until he has shown the allegations to be false - and advised the Duke of York to do everything in his power to clear his name
The Goldgenie golden bike

Happiness at any price: What Christmas gift would you buy for the millionaire in your life?

From a gold-plated bicycle to a decorative piece of driftwood, Paul Bignell has a few suggestions

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Paul Bignell reports on a new design for all believers (and non-believers)

Fake Sheikh blames ‘Beast of Bodmin grudge’ for BBC claims

BBC: “We will let our programme speak for itself when we broadcast it.”

Fools' gold: Using the precious metal in food is 'pointless and outdated'

'Ultimate' dishes with opulent ingredients are on the rise - but they aren't worth trying, says Paul Bignell
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The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

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The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
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International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
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'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

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Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

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Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
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Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory