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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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

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

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

Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury

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Birchanger Green motorway services in East Hertfordshire

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

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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

Denville Hall in Northwood, London

Richard Attenborough’s care home failing to keep records of abuse, report finds

An inspection found the care home breached the Health and Social Care Act in relation to supporting staff, recording and reporting allegations of abuse

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson (left) with party leader Nigel Farage

Ukip's suspended members: Janice Atkinson joins long list as police investigate her expenses

The party suspended the politician following allegations of a 'serious financial nature' as leader Nigel Farage said the claims 'couldn’t look worse'

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