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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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.

Sir Chris Hoy fears more cyclists will be killed before politicians act

Chris Hoy: More cyclists will die before action is taken by MPs

Olympian calls on MPs to look abroad for lessons in how to make UK roads fit for bikes

A surge in the juniper-based spirit’s popularity has seen a dramatic rise in the number of craft gin makers setting up business

Gin on the rise to beat vodka as spirit of the age

It is the quintessentially British drink once derided by William Hogarth as the scourge of 18 century society. Until recently, few people could name anyone other than senior members of the Royal Family as fans of gin but all that is changing.

Chef Francesco Monteua has made Bedford his home. Around one fifth of the population has Italian ancestery

World Cup 2014: For Bedford's 20,000 Italian residents, Saturday can't come soon enough

Italian heritage runs deep in Bedford – more so than anywhere else in the UK. The first immigrants arrived here in 1951, having been invited by the Marston Valley Brick Company to help rebuild Britain after the war. Bedford’s iron works was another reason for groups of 50, then 100, to come from the regions of Abruzzo, Campania and Sicily among others to settle down and spread their roots.

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