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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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

Who cares about politics?

Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) are being held hostage by Isis
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Fools' gold: Using the precious metal in food is 'pointless and outdated'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
Shackleton with his expedition crew leaving Elephant Island in 1916

Explorer Ernest Shackleton 'put media before his men by refusing sturdier ship for lucrative newspaper deal'

Research paper claims polar explorer turned down more suitable vessel as it would not have allowed him to 'milk the media story'

There are around 68,000 children in care

Number of children in care in England up 12 per cent

The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12 per cent, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn.

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
Aviation history is littered with grand failures - from the the Bristol Brabazon to Concorde - but what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?

Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence