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.
02 June 2013 12:00 AM
An atlas drawn in 1593, complete with mythical creatures, could fetch more than £500,000
Who will be No 12? Matt Smith saddens Dr Who fans with news he's set to hang up his sonic screwdriver and leave show after Christmas special
02 June 2013 12:00 AM
The search for a new Doctor Who is on after the BBC announced that Matt Smith is to leave the show at the end of the year. The 30-year-old, who stepped into the role as a relative unknown in 2009, said playing the 11th Doctor had been "the most brilliant experience". The corporation said he would see the show through until the Christmas special.
31 May 2013 07:19 PM
MI5 is said to be “concerned” about the publication of a new al-Qa’ida “pocket-book” guide to carrying out lone-wolf terrorist attacks.
24 May 2013 07:41 PM
Near where victim was killed, an imam tells mosque-goers this act had nothing to do with their religion
19 May 2013 12:00 AM
Scotland risks becoming "another Cyprus" if it becomes independent, the Treasury claims.
16 May 2013 06:19 PM
Doctors are hailing the revamp of a Bath neonatal unit, where babies sleep more and feed better, as the model for patient care
15 May 2013 06:28 PM
David Cameron has appointed George Eustice, his former press secretary and former Ukip candidate, as his new adviser on Energy and Climate Change issues, it was announced today.
12 May 2013 12:00 AM
The Dambusters squadron, whose daring and audacious raid during the Second World War is often held up as an example of bravery and ingenuity, will be celebrated around Britain this week which marks the 70th anniversary of the May 1943 mission, codenamed "Operation Chastise".
09 May 2013 07:49 PM
Retired army officer was forced out for awarding Royal Armouries workers thousands of pounds
07 May 2013 01:04 PM
Fancy laying your head down one last time in a Coca-Cola bottle? Or an aeroplane? You name it you can be buried in it, says Paul Bignell
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 Benedict Cumberbatch says Hollywood is better for black British actors: 'I think as far as coloured actors go it gets really difficult in the UK'
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign