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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More than 50,000 people have either signed an online petition or supported the Justice for Henry Hicks social media campaign.

Family of boy who died on moped while being chased by police plan march ahead of Arsenal vs Liverpool to seek 'justice'

Teenager Henry Hicks was killed after colliding with a car in Islington near his home just a few days before Christmas

Holborn fire: Ageing infrastructure and growing numbers of underground cables leading to more fires beneath our feet

The aftermath of an electrical fire that began in central London on Tuesday is being felt with disruption likely to continue into the Easter weekend

Quick fix: energy drinks give a short-term boost, but can leave us drowsier just one hour later

Energy drinks can trigger sudden cardiac arrest even in healthy young people, study finds

Almost one in three 12 to 19-year-olds regularly consume the drinks which often contain high levels of caffeine that can be bad for the heart

The ex-Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore

Fury as court tells mafia don on the run in England for 20 years told he can stay at home

Former Sicilian crime boss Domenico Rancadore had been hiding in west London, until his arrest in 2013 sparked extradition proceedings

Claire Moreland, headteacher of Chetham’s School of Music, is resigning after 17 years in charge

Chetham's School of Music headteacher announces retirement before trials of two former teachers

Claire Moreland has written to the school’s pupils telling them she will leave next summer to 'liaise with the School Governors as they appoint my successor'

Peter McGraith, left, David Cabreza and their two sons

Gay marriage, one year on: Couples mark first anniversary of same-sex marriages

Special report: Attitudes have changed in the past year, but full equality is still a way off

According to the Education Select Committee, an increasing number of children in the UK are being harmed in the belief that it “will get the devil out of them”.

National plan launched to stop faith-based child abuse

Better training needed to help raise alarm over such victims as Victoria Climbié, say academics

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

News of the World phone hacking report: Majority of victims were only connected to celebrities

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

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Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Russell Brand's interview with Ed Miliband has got everyone talking about The Trews

Everyone is talking about The Trews

Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before
'Queer saint' Peter Watson left his mark on British culture by bankrolling artworld giants

'Queer saint' who bankrolled artworld giants

British culture owes a huge debt to Peter Watson, says Michael Prodger
Pushkin Prizes: Unusual exchange programme aims to bring countries together through culture

Pushkin Prizes brings countries together

Ten Scottish schoolchildren and their Russian peers attended a creative writing workshop in the Highlands this week
14 best kids' hoodies

14 best kids' hoodies

Don't get caught out by that wind on the beach. Zip them up in a lightweight top to see them through summer to autumn
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The acceptable face of the Emirates

The acceptable face of the Emirates

Has Abu Dhabi found a way to blend petrodollars with principles, asks Robert Fisk