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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Broadmoor Hospital is covered by the West London Mental Health NHS Trust

Broadmoor financial scandal: The £4m of NHS funds wasted at high-security hospital

Anti-fraud specialists called in as devastating report reveals scandalous overspend on unfunded and unapproved schemes, including £80,000 on a café that has never served a customer

Helen Bailey, one of five homeowners affected by CRL in Edingale, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, recently won a lengthy battle to have her liability compounded, where both parties agree to a ‘buy out’, at a cost of £45 to her PCC

Church of England acting 'disgracefully' by seeking compensation after abolition of law requiring repairs on medieval buildings

The medieval law, Chancel Repair Liability, means that owners like Helen Bailey can be liable for repair of their local Anglican church if built before 1536

Ben Emmerson QC has been left ‘running the show’ after the departure of two chairs

Ben Emmerson QC: The human rights lawyer who was expected to lead child abuse inquiry is accused of 'bullying' and 'intimidation'

Mr Emmerson released a statement describing the allegations as 'entirely baseless', adding that the complaints had been 'fully investigated and dismissed as unfounded'

Londoner Imran Khawaja posted videos and pictures of his personal jihad online

British jihadist who faked his death in Syria to could return home facing life in prison after terrorism conviction

Imran Khawaja was photographed holding the severed head of a man

Dr Alan Sked claimed a 'cult of Farage' will damage Ukip's prospects

Ukip founder: Nigel Farage's influence means the party 'won't win a seat' in the general election

Dr Alan Sked accused Ukip of being 'obsessed' with immigration

Bez launches his Reality Party outside Salford Cathedral in Greater Manchester, on Monday

Happy Mondays' Bez forgets to register his 'Reality Party' with the Electoral Commission

The maraca-shaking Mancunian is hoping to contest the Salford and Eccles seat

Natasha Bolter at the Ukip annual conference in Doncaster in September

Sex, power, and the truth about the scandal that rocked Ukip

Far from losing his job as general secretary because of his affair with the party’s poster girl, Roger Bird was the victim of internal enemies

Harvesting the old way on the steep slopes at Banyuls Sur Mer in south-western France

Wine detective finds 100-year-old vintages for buyers on a tight budget

British specialists are tracking down vintage wines for supermarket prices

Israeli boats approach the flotilla

British activists launch lawsuit over deadly raid on Gaza 'peace flotilla'

Israeli commandos who boarded the 'Mavi Marmara' could face prosecution if they visit the UK
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerburg has tried to learn Mandarin or send one thank-you note a day in previous years

Mark Zuckerberg's annual challenge: Facebook founder asks fans what he should do in 2015

In previous years, the tech mogul has tried to learn Mandarin or send one thank-you note a day

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People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
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The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
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Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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