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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Jamie Cooper-Hohn and Chris Hohn are set to divorce

Cooper-Hohn divorce: Wife of Britain's biggest philanthropist demands fair share of assets

Jamie Cooper-Hohn claims that The Children’s Investment (TCI) fund is worth more than £500m

Levels of Isolation for some of society’s most vulnerable has reached a state of emergency

Lonely Britain: Tens of thousands of elderly men and women are left home and alone

Some pensioners go for weeks with no human contact, as waiting lists grow for social clubs
Hachette has warned that Amazon was reaching a “Ryanair moment” when customers and suppliers would become uncomfortable with the way that the company operates

Amazon likened to Ryanair as publishers accuse it of bullying tactics

Amazon are in danger of becoming the “Ryanair of publishing” as UK firms locked in contract negotiations with the web giant accuse it of bullying tactics and warned the company was destroying the industry.

Sir John Sawers was previously UK ambassador to the United Nations

Real life 'M' (who's actually known as 'C') Sir John Sawers stepping down as chief of MI6

He has led the Secret Intelligence Service for five years

Jimmy Savile hospital abuse: A 'sickening and prolific' reign of terror which spanned five decades

214 criminal offences, including 34 rapes, have so far been recorded against his name

Lord McConnell compared the Better Together campaign to a bunch of arrogant students who get drunk at lunchtime and forget their arguments

Scottish independence: Both sides told to 'raise their game' by former First Minister Lord McConnell

Former Scotland First Minister Lord McConnell has strongly criticised both sides of the independence campaign for failing voters with what he called complacent and negative tactics.

Caroline Criado-Perez was subjected to rape and death threats on Twitter

Police fail to cope as half of 'non-serious' crimes now originate from social media websites

Chief Constable reveals that 6,000 officers will be trained over the next few months to make judgments on what is a criminal act

Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol. Much of his wealth came from slavery

Bristol torn apart over statue of Edward Colston: But is this a figure of shame or a necessary monument to the history of slavery?

Bristol is not the only UK city struggling to agree on a way to face up to its role in slave trading

The past? Popular rides have always had long queues, but that could soon be over

Long queue? There’s an app for that

Theme parks are trialling smartphone technology that could prove the end of the line for waiting

IRA mole Martin McGartland is testing secret hearing rules

IRA mole Martin McGartland’s case against Home Office may be heard in secret

The case of an IRA mole who is suing the Home Office for compensation after MI5 withdrew medical support and benefits payments should be heard in secret, lawyers acting for the Government said today.

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The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
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Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
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The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
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French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
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The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

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Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
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George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

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Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

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