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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Much of the action in Christopher Nolan’s film revolves around a black hole

Software used for Interstellar's wormholes have helped real-life astrophysicists study black holes

London-based firm Double Negative developed computer code based on Einstein’s general relativity equations

Justice Lowell Goddard arrives for preliminary talks on Wednesday

Child abuse inquiry: Infighting leads panel members to abandon roles

Graham Wilmer, Barbara Hearn and Sharon Evans are said to be so fed up with splits among campaigners

Cycling is more popular every year, but some competitors are cheating

Anti-doping experts concerned at rise in number of amateur athletes turning to drugs to get ahead

Testers cannot keep pace with events due to limited resources that focus on professional competitors

A class above: BA introduced World Traveller Plus eight years after Virgin first launched the concept in 1992

BA vs Virgin Atlantic: Who has the best premium economy?

Paul Gallagher takes his slightly posh seat on the long haul to Japan and back to compare the airline arch-rivals

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

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