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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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.

Luton airport voted worst in Britain for second time running

Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead also in the bottom 6

The files contained 81 anonymised summaries of complaints, 58 were healthcare related

Revealed: The most devastating failures by public services

A woman whose husband died hours after one of England’s biggest NHS hospitals missed several chances to diagnose his fatal condition was given just £2,000 in compensation, according to files published today, that highlight “devastating” failures by public services.

Former Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom withdrew from the party after striking a journalist and calling women ‘sluts’

Former Ukip bad boy Godfrey Bloom ‘horrified’ as his firm is fined for gambling couple’s £2m

An investment firm whose major shareholder is the controversial former Ukip MEP Godfrey Bloom has been ordered to pay a retired couple more than £2m in damages after losing a High Court case where it was condemned for giving “negligent advice” and gambling their money on mining and natural resource funds.

Vicky Beeching's story can inspire many conflicted young people

Vicky Beeching: 'I've been overwhelmed by support from friends and fans'

Christian rock star came out in an exclusive interview with The Independent

Kota Morinishi is Japan's first world champion

Sudoku world championships: Japan's long wait for its first champion over at last

It has never been more popular in Britain but only now has the nation played host to the World Sudoku Championships.

Tokyo's railway carriage is a model of quiet calm

Calm amid Tokyo chaos is a lesson in travel

Being raucous on the train would break the peaceful atmosphere, so no one acts that way
Televangelist Morris Cerullo is appearing at Earls Court

Earls Court crowd bowled over by mesmeric healer-preacher

Morris Cerullo's 'Mission to London' may be controversial, but there’s no doubt that money is flooding into the US  televangelist’s organisation

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
8 best workout DVDs

8 best workout DVDs

If your 'New Year new you' regime hasn’t lasted beyond February, why not try working out from home?
Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable