Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher is a reporter for the Independent and Independent on Sunday having joined the group in 2012. He has previously worked for the European Voice, Daily Mirror and the Observer and been based in Brussels, Belfast, Tokyo and London.

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Church times: (left) The Rt Rev Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester and Andrew Hawthorne (right)

Bishop smites cleric as unholy rows erupt across Winchester

One vicar suspended, another quits on Twitter, as arguments rage over £50,000 in funeral fees, lack of trust, and a 'god-awful' old tax
Jamie Cooper-Hohn and Chris Hohn are set to divorce

Cooper-Hohn divorce: Wife of Britain's biggest philanthropist demands fair share of assets

Jamie Cooper-Hohn claims that The Children’s Investment (TCI) fund is worth more than £500m

Levels of Isolation for some of society’s most vulnerable has reached a state of emergency

Lonely Britain: Tens of thousands of elderly men and women are left home and alone

Some pensioners go for weeks with no human contact, as waiting lists grow for social clubs
Hachette has warned that Amazon was reaching a “Ryanair moment” when customers and suppliers would become uncomfortable with the way that the company operates

Amazon likened to Ryanair as publishers accuse it of bullying tactics

Amazon are in danger of becoming the “Ryanair of publishing” as UK firms locked in contract negotiations with the web giant accuse it of bullying tactics and warned the company was destroying the industry.

Sir John Sawers was previously UK ambassador to the United Nations

Real life 'M' (who's actually known as 'C') Sir John Sawers stepping down as chief of MI6

He has led the Secret Intelligence Service for five years

Jimmy Savile hospital abuse: A 'sickening and prolific' reign of terror which spanned five decades

214 criminal offences, including 34 rapes, have so far been recorded against his name

Lord McConnell compared the Better Together campaign to a bunch of arrogant students who get drunk at lunchtime and forget their arguments

Scottish independence: Both sides told to 'raise their game' by former First Minister Lord McConnell

Former Scotland First Minister Lord McConnell has strongly criticised both sides of the independence campaign for failing voters with what he called complacent and negative tactics.

Caroline Criado-Perez was subjected to rape and death threats on Twitter

Police fail to cope as half of 'non-serious' crimes now originate from social media websites

Chief Constable reveals that 6,000 officers will be trained over the next few months to make judgments on what is a criminal act

Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol. Much of his wealth came from slavery

Bristol torn apart over statue of Edward Colston: But is this a figure of shame or a necessary monument to the history of slavery?

Bristol is not the only UK city struggling to agree on a way to face up to its role in slave trading

The past? Popular rides have always had long queues, but that could soon be over

Long queue? There’s an app for that

Theme parks are trialling smartphone technology that could prove the end of the line for waiting

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

Peace without magnanimity - the summit in a railway siding that ended the fighting
Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

Scottish independence: How the Commonwealth Games could swing the vote

In the final part of our series, Chris Green arrives in Glasgow - a host city struggling to keep the politics out of its celebration of sport
Out in the cold: A writer spends a night on the streets and hears the stories of the homeless

A writer spends a night on the streets

Rough sleepers - the homeless, the destitute and the drunk - exist in every city. Will Nicoll meets those whose luck has run out
Striking new stations, high-speed links and (whisper it) better services - the UK's railways are entering a new golden age

UK's railways are entering a new golden age

New stations are opening across the country and our railways appear to be entering an era not seen in Britain since the early 1950s
Conchita Wurst becomes a 'bride' on the Paris catwalk - and proves there is life after Eurovision

Conchita becomes a 'bride' on Paris catwalk

Alexander Fury salutes the Eurovision Song Contest winner's latest triumph
Pétanque World Championship in Marseilles hit by

Pétanque 'world cup' hit by death threats

This year's most acrimonious sporting event took place in France, not Brazil. How did pétanque get so passionate?
Whelks are healthy, versatile and sustainable - so why did we stop eating them in the UK?

Why did we stop eating whelks?

Whelks were the Victorian equivalent of the donor kebab and our stocks are abundant. So why do we now export them all to the Far East?
10 best women's sunglasses

In the shade: 10 best women's sunglasses

From luxury bespoke eyewear to fun festival sunnies, we round up the shades to be seen in this summer
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi? Javier Mascherano is key for Argentina...

World Cup final: Messi? Mascherano is key for Argentina...

No 10 is always centre of attention but Barça team-mate is just as crucial to finalists’ hopes
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer knows she needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: Swimmer needs Glasgow joy on road to Rio

18-year-old says this month’s Commonwealth Games are a key staging post in her career before time slips away
The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

The true Gaza back-story that the Israelis aren’t telling this week

A future Palestine state will have no borders and be an enclave within Israel, surrounded on all sides by Israeli-held territory, says Robert Fisk
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The German people demand an end to the fighting

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

The German people demand an end to the fighting
New play by Oscar Wilde's grandson reveals what the Irish wit said at his trials

New play reveals what Oscar Wilde said at trials

For a century, what Wilde actually said at his trials was a mystery. But the recent discovery of shorthand notes changed that. Now his grandson Merlin Holland has turned them into a play
Can scientists save the world's sea life from

Can scientists save our sea life?

By the end of the century, the only living things left in our oceans could be plankton and jellyfish. Alex Renton meets the scientists who are trying to turn the tide
Richard III, Trafalgar Studios, review: Martin Freeman gives highly intelligent performance

Richard III review

Martin Freeman’s psychotic monarch is big on mockery but wanting in malice