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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The results of the investigation show that Richard’s skeleton sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death: nine of them to the skull, suggesting he had removed or lost his helmet in battle

Richard III: Two years after his body was found scientists discover how he died

Bludgeoned to death in a fight, it looks like

We are phenomenally good at recognising faces; the study showed that humans have been selected to be unique and easily recognisable

Human faces evolved to be recognisable, scientists say

Human faces have evolved to be unique because we recognise one another by sight, according to scientists.

Amnesia - the reality: Each day a blank slate for the man with no memory

The condition drives plot of new film ‘Before I Go to Sleep’, but there’s no glamour in it

Robert Tchenguiz is also fighting to stay in his £50m Kensington mansion

Entrepreneur Robert Tchenguiz forced to sell assets to pay Kaupthing creditors

The Iranian-born businessman is also fighting to stay in his £50m Kensington mansion

Alzheimer's Society is urging the Government to 'end the artificial divide between health and social care'

Alzheimer's now costs the UK £26bn every year, major new research suggests

Two million Britons will suffer from Alzheimer’s by 2050, according to the most comprehensive review of the disease to date - which also reveals the costs of the condition to the UK have soared to £26bn a year.

In England, four per cent of 11–15 year olds said they had used cannabis in the past month

Marijuana-smoking teenagers are 'more likely to quit school'

Teenagers who smoke cannabis are 60 per cent less likely to finish school or obtain a degree compared to those who have never used the drug, according to new research.

Star turns: Montacute House

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Hopes the 'Downton effect' will bring fame to the National Trust houses where it is filmed
Mortgages are still tempting young professionals

Forty-year mortgages tempt first-time buyers on to the property ladder despite high costs

Halifax and Nationwide are two of the biggest names to make the extreme long-term offers
Dr Alice Roberts in front of a

Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

The anatomist, anthropologist and broadcaster tells Paul Gallagher about her new book on evolution and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Paul Livesey, Butcher at Harrods

Know quail eggs from ostrich eggs? Harrods launches gourmet food qualification for staff

Most butchers could spend hours telling you the difference between cuts of meat, but would struggle to tell you the best wine to go with them – or indeed what the after-dinner cheese should be. Then again most butchers don’t work at Harrods.

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These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
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Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
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