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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Peter McGraith, left, David Cabreza and their two sons

Gay marriage, one year on: Couples mark first anniversary of same-sex marriages

Special report: Attitudes have changed in the past year, but full equality is still a way off

According to the Education Select Committee, an increasing number of children in the UK are being harmed in the belief that it “will get the devil out of them”.

National plan launched to stop faith-based child abuse

Better training needed to help raise alarm over such victims as Victoria Climbié, say academics

A scene from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, for which Maria Bjornson designed the costumes

The Phantom of the Opera and a £22m trust fund feud with Norway

The bizarre tale of the president of the country’s parliament, his cousin, and claims of fraud against the British offshore finance industry

Once a story has been published on a local Russian news forum the troll army goes to work by dividing into teams of three: one plays the ‘villain’ criticising the authorities with the other two debate with him and support government officials

Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers

Hundreds of workers are paid around £500 a month and required to write at least 135 comments per day - or face immediate dismissal

Around 5,500 people were ‘likely’ or ‘potential’ victims of News of the World phone hacking, according to police estimates

News of the World phone hacking report: Majority of victims were only connected to celebrities

Less than a third of the primary phone hacking targets came from the world of entertainment or music

Amazon's drones were unveiled in 2012

Amazon may trial drones for parcel delivery

"We want to ensure that if you want to innovate, come to the UK"

Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury

Dementia sufferer walked out of Stoke Mandeville Hospital to her death

79-old dementia sufferer was allowed to walk out of the building one lunchtime

Birchanger Green motorway services in East Hertfordshire

Why the bleak service station is best for business people

"Working from the car offers commuters more space and tranquillity"

Small-scale cider producers fear a new directive will hit their profits

Cider industry at war over tax-exemption deal

The EU has demanded an end to a duty exemption worth £2,500 to small-scale producers

Rafael Marques de Morais at an Index on Censorship event

Blood diamonds author Rafael Marques de Morais facing defamation trial after returning to Angola

It is the latest attempt to silence the writer who alleged the country's leaders were complicit in murder

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin
Power dressing is back – but no shoulderpads!

Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

Caves were re-opened to the public
'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'

Vince Cable interview

'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
Election 2015: How many of the Government's coalition agreement promises have been kept?

Promises, promises

But how many coalition agreement pledges have been kept?
The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

We exaggerate regional traits and turn them into jokes - and those on the receiving end are in on it too, says DJ Taylor