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.
27 August 2013 07:59 PM
Premier League footballers are not doing enough to help disadvantaged young people, according to the American sportsman recruited by Boris Johnson to mentor London’s teenagers.
‘I was desperate for my team to make it’: Adventurers caught in Greenland storm tell inquest of ordeal that killed friend
19 August 2013 08:00 PM
Philip Goodeve-Docker died from hypothermia after team became trapped in a tent where temperatures plunged to -20C
Balcombe fracking protest widens: Second campsite opens as activists prepare to step up their campaign against shale gas exploration in Sussex
18 August 2013 12:00 AM
For a brief moment, it was a picture of peace. Smells of the previous night's extinguished fires mingled with fresh coffee and, despite a heavy police presence, Balcombe, the centre of a national debate over shale gas extraction, was calm yesterday.
18 August 2013 12:00 AM
For the first time in 118 years, the conductor on the Royal Albert Hall podium will be a woman. It's a chance she is keen to take to promote equality. Paul Bignell meets Marin Alsop
13 August 2013 03:13 PM
16 year-old, who was expecting his GCSE results next week, hoped to be a doctor but those dreams were shattered when he became the eighth teenage stabbing victim in the capital this year
At last, a ray of hope over landmines: British designer's fake mine will train people in former conflict zones to detonate devices safely
11 August 2013 12:00 AM
The world's first "simulation" landmine, developed by a British designer, could reduce thousands of casualties maimed by explosive devices left behind in former conflict zones around the world.
10 August 2013 12:00 AM
Parents release pictures of injuries as volunteer teachers arrive in the UK to be seen by surgeons for ‘horrendous’ burns
06 August 2013 09:37 PM
Photocopying has always ranked among the more tedious of office chores – and now it seems that some of the machines may have been working against us all along.
05 August 2013 08:15 PM
Modern young men may have a reputation for using a range of beauty products, but it seems the moribund jobs market is now taking its toll on personal hygiene.
05 August 2013 07:25 PM
Kinder Surprise is at the centre of a gender stereotyping row after announcing that it will be selling limited edition pink and blue eggs in the UK.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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