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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Rafael Marques de Morais at an Index on Censorship event

Blood diamonds author Rafael Marques de Morais facing defamation trial after returning to Angola

It is the latest attempt to silence the writer who alleged the country's leaders were complicit in murder

Denville Hall in Northwood, London

Richard Attenborough’s care home failing to keep records of abuse, report finds

An inspection found the care home breached the Health and Social Care Act in relation to supporting staff, recording and reporting allegations of abuse

Ukip MEP Janice Atkinson (left) with party leader Nigel Farage

Ukip's suspended members: Janice Atkinson joins long list as police investigate her expenses

The party suspended the politician following allegations of a 'serious financial nature' as leader Nigel Farage said the claims 'couldn’t look worse'

Four Sun journalists have been cleared of paying public officials.

Sun trial: Four journalists cleared of paying public officials

The verdict deals a blow to an investigation into newspapers' dealings with public officials

Sally Adey was killed in the Tunisia shootings

Sally Adey: First picture of British woman killed in 'brutal' Tunisia museum terror attack by suspected Islamists

Mrs Adey was 'trying to get a bit fitter before it’s too late', according to an online profile

Eleanor de Freitas took her own life last April

Eleanor de Freitas inquest: Family's anger at suicide verdict for woman who killed herself before trial for 'false rape claim'

A note at the scene of her death said that prosecution attempts left her 'ashamed to be British'

Hayley Dare is being pursued for almost £100,000 in legal costs

David Cameron steps in after NHS whistleblower is pursued for £100,000 in costs after losing her case on legal technicality

Dr Hayley Dare spoke out against poor patient care at West London Mental Health Trust, but was subjected to a campaign of bullying from senior managers

Former South Yorkshire Police Chief David Duckenfield

Hillsborough Inquest: Match commander admits 'far reaching deceit' after lying about the events

David Duckenfield denied he was more concerned with hooliganism than public safety despite having apologised for 'mistakes' during the catastrophe

Julian Assange, who denies all the charges, has been wanted in Sweden since the allegations were made against him in August 2010

Julian Assange: Swedish authorities ask to question Wikileaks founder in London

Officials performed the U-turn today after years of refusing Mr Assange’s offer to be interviewed in the UK in an attempt to break the deadlock in the rape case

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BBC forced to remove young entrepreneur quiz from its website

Quiz was criticised for conflating business skills with deceit

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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...