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.
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
05 May 2013 12:00 AM
Film director known as the master of violence and foul language, makes surprise confession
02 May 2013 02:21 PM
A never-before-released Bob Dylan song lyrics are to go to auction in London next month, after being discovered in a drawer in Sweden.
02 May 2013 12:00 AM
Shakespeare is an east London hipster; Horatio Nelson a chubby, desk-bound admiral with a prosthetic arm and Henry VIII is now a Cuban-heeled lothario: several of the world’s most historic figures have been given a 21st century make-over via a new art project.
30 April 2013 06:00 PM
Waterproof guidebooks and underwater signposts to help people explore Britain’s most secluded heritage sites
All Tomorrow's Parties consigned to yesterday as organisers pull plug and announce 'it's time to move on' from Camber Sands festival
26 April 2013 12:07 PM
After 14 years the music festival where stars and audience mingle in a holiday camp is to close
21 April 2013 12:00 AM
The Astronomer Royal believes humanity's future lies in the stars. But, as he tells Paul Bignell, we will first have to change our ways
14 April 2013 12:00 AM
Fans flock to Loch Ness to celebrate 80 years since the first modern-day 'sighting' of the legendary creature
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
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- 2 The 'world's most beautiful vagina' has been debunked by science
- 3 John Green schools morning show hosts after awkward interview with Cara Delevingne
- 4 Supermodel Gisele Bundchen mocked for wearing a burka to avoid being seen visiting plastic surgeon in Paris
- 5 Bulletproof armadillo puts Texas man in hospital after shot bounces off hard shell