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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Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, talks to medical staff prior to delivering a speech in 2013 on the ‘silent scandal’ of errors in the NHS

NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Report finds that companies are not being properly assessed for their quality of care

Pitt and Jolie bought the 1,200 acre Château Miraval in 2008 for $55 million and the estate played host to their secret wedding in August 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wine being copied by Chinese counterfeiters

The Perrin family, who joined forces with the Hollywood couple to produce their Miraval Rosé, found evidence of faked bottles being advertised in China

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke

Right-to-die campaigner 'Dr Death' Philip Nitschke facing arrest

The Australian has previously assisted patient suicides in his home country

Vice-chancellor Bill Rammell, right, with Helen Bailey with whom he formed a relationship in 2013

Lecturers at the University of Bedfordshire turn on 'pay and perks' vice-chancellor

Former Labour minister Bill Rammell has called for redundancies while claiming huge expenses for world travel

Helicopters used by the Metropolitan Police

Anger as popular Scotland Yard helicopter Twitter account changes after rebranding

'We have gone from one of the best, most engaging police Twitter accounts to one of the blandest, transmit-only ones in one fell swoop'

The University of Warwick launches new department to employ all temporary or fixed-term teaching staff

The move stokes fears of a growing casual work force in Higher Education

Most historians believe Richard killed his nephews in the summer of 1483, although there is no hard evidence linking him to the murders

Richard III Society turns its attention to who killed the princes in the Tower

After finding their man more than 500 years after he was killed, the group will now examine the fate of the king's nephews

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

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Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
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Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific