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.
21 November 2013 09:53 AM
If there's one thing students enjoy more than a few quiet pints, it's flexing their intellectual muscles at the same time.
08 September 2013 12:00 AM
The maths graduate and leading mixed martial artist, describes the sport's appeal
31 August 2013 06:00 PM
The Booker winner tells Paul Bignell how he first became inspired to write his new volume of short stories
28 August 2013 06:36 PM
Justin Welby stands by decision to vote against same-sex marriage legislation
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.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
- 1 Katie Hopkins gives rare glimpse of sensitive side with heartfelt open letter to her children penned in case she dies from epilepsy
- 2 Rihanna's Met Gala dress took one Chinese woman 2 years to make, was reduced to omelette meme in 2 seconds
- 3 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to replace Jeremy Clarkson and co
- 4 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach