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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Jude Devine and her poodle, Harvey, which was killed on the M62 in 2013

Harvey's Law to ensure pet owners are told of road deaths

A petition with more than 120,000 signatures triggers a Commons debate

Hidden scandal: Jimmy Savile, when he was made OBE in 1972

Jimmy Savile: 15 things we now know about former BBC DJ's shocking abuse

A batch of reports have detailed the extent of Jimmy Savile's crimes at NHS hospitals

Jimmy Savile: Asked by the Radio 1 controller about the rumours, he is said to have replied: “That’s all nonsense.”

Jimmy Savile's older brother 'most likely' abused several women in 1970s and 1980s

Savile's brother Johnny is thought to have sexually assaulted seven women, including five patients, according to a new report

Saville in 2006, before the truth came out

Jimmy Savile: Schemes allowing volunteers to work in NHS 'could lead to more abuse cases'

The Savile inquiry warned unless current safeguards to protect children and vulnerable adults are adhered to at all times, similar abuses could be repeated

Just over 26,000 homes have been sold since the Right to Buy scheme was relaunched in 2012

Government forced to admit that Right to Buy scheme hasn't hit its targets

Official figures showed that just 2,712 of a promised 4,795 homes had been built

GCHQ in Cheltenham. Kate Allen, the director of Amnesty International UK, expressed fears of Britain becoming a 'surveillance state'

Britain is leading the charge against basic human rights, Amnesty claims

"Public safety is paramount, but not at the cost of basic civil liberties"

Colm O'Gorman, executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, (front right) with a number of the surviving 'Hooded Men' (front row from left) Michael Donnelly, and Liam Shannon, (middle row from left) Kevin Hannaway, Gerry McKerr, and Jim Auld, (back row from left) Patrick McNally, Brian Turley, Francis McGuigan, and Joe Clarke outside Buswell's Hotel in Dublin ahead of an Amnesty International press conference in Dublin.

How Britain's treatment of 'The Hooded Men' during the Troubles became the benchmark for US 'torture' in the Middle East

Under Operation Demetrius the 'Hooded Men' (pictured above) were subjected to prolonged stress positions, white noise and deprivation of food and drink

Photo issued by the City of London Police of Philip Pickett who has been jailed for 11 years for sex attacks at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London

Top UK music teacher Philip Pickett jailed for 11 years over sex attacks in sound-proof Guildhall practice rooms

Court hears how Pickett targeted young women 'most unlikely to complain'

British neurologist and author Dr Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks announces he has terminal cancer

British neurologist and author says his 'luck has run out'

Travellers were forced to use an overcrowded Finsbury Park station, last December, after engineering works overran at Kings Cross, London

Commuters sent more than 400,000 angry tweets to train companies last year

First Great Western had the most tweets about delays

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The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
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The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss