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.
20 August 2014 07:39 PM
The number of children in council care in England has risen by 12 per cent, with overall costs calculated at £3.4bn.
23 June 2014 09:49 PM
New Zealand referee Peter O’Leary is facing calls to be sent off after an image appeared with what looked to be the official “celebrating” with Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama immediately after their 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday. An online petition to Fifa has already collected some 20,000 signatures to remove O’Leary from the tournament. The referee drew widespread criticism after disallowing a perfectly good Edin Dzeko strike for offside after 21 minutes. Eight minutes later Peter Odemwingie fired the Super Eagles in front.
19 June 2014 12:55 AM
A look at the things you may have missed
13 June 2014 07:30 PM
Parking The Bus – yet another tedious corporate snooze-fest of a worldwide fan competition to choose the slogans to go down the side of every team bus – has in fact yielded some amusingly joyous results.
13 June 2014 12:01 AM
The events you may have missed in Brazil
11 June 2014 11:34 PM
Armadillo! World Cup 2014 will be a not-before-time welcome back into the limelight for a creature all but abandoned in popular culture since Harry Enfield's seminal 1990s advert for Dime bars.
01 June 2014 12:00 AM
The annual conference celebrating life’s seemingly tedious things is in danger of becoming interesting
Ben-Hur remake: Seventh version of biblical blockbuster targets Hollywood's burgeoning audience of Christians
27 April 2014 12:00 AM
20 April 2014 12:01 AM
The crowds at yesterday’s International Record Store day proves that vinyl, once written off as obsolete, is cool once more, says Paul Bignell
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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- 2 Half of young women unable to ‘locate vagina’ and 65% find it difficult to say the word
- 3 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 Mexican woman becomes world’s 'oldest person' at 127