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.
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
18 January 2014 07:00 PM
In the company of a veteran scientist for the British Antarctic Survey, Paul Bignell encounters choppy seas, curious wildlife and the bewildering sight of the never-setting summer sun
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
- 2 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week