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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Oxford’s Bodleian Library houses the archive of Barbara Castle

The Dickens Dossier: Secret file on establishment paedophiles may be opened

File rumoured to be locked in archives at Oxford University's Bodleian Library

A manager at Tullet Prebon allegedly told staff who played badminton that they should 'get a dress' for the 'gay and dainty' sport

Badminton players should wear a dress for this 'gay' sport, City boss told his staff

Badminton is a sport for “gays” according to the boss at a City firm accused of presiding over a “sexist, racist and homophobic culture”, an employment tribunal heard today.

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Aldi forced to drop 'Beluga' from its caviar

An 'Independent on Sunday' investigation revealed that the product originated in China
Mary Kidson leaving Hereford Magistrates Court wh ere she was accused of three counts of poisoning a girl between 2010 and 2013

Mother cleared of poisoning teenager daughter with hormones supplied by Belgian doctor says case should be landmark for parents' rights

Mary Kidson said questions need to be asked about the 'monopoly' the NHS has on child medical care

Kim Jong-il in ‘Team America: World Police’ which was emailed round the Tullett Prebon office

Brokers ‘swapped Kim Jong Il pictures’ during Asian client call, court hears

Kishore Kansal, 33, is seeking £1.5m in damages from his former employer Tullet Prebon

Aldi admitted its latest luxury product is in fact a hybrid caviar and does not come from the Beluga Huso huso at all

Cut-price supermarket caviar? Why one Beluga expert thinks it's a fishy tale too good to be true

Aldi revealed its latest bargain luxury brand last month

Tony Blair's government introduced BIDs in 2004 and there are now 185 in the UK that secure more than £50m annually

Business Improvement Districts: Local firms charged with funding BIDs say they are unaccountable - and are fighting back

The Government says they save our town centres, but these secretive quangos swallow £100m every year and fail to reveal where all the money goes
Earlier this year Britain’s only female Supreme Court judge called for more gender equality

UK is 'one of the worst countries in Europe' for number of female professional judges

Only Azerbaijan with a female representation of just 10.5 per cent prevented Scotland from propping up the table

Professor Holonyak discovered LEDs used in DVDs, alarm clocks and traffic lights

Nobel Prize 2014: Inventor of the red LED hits out at committee for 'overlooking' his seminal 1960s work

Blue LED creators were honoured this week for their breakthrough

Around 1.3 per cent of the Armed Forces are under 18

MoD faces legal fight over recruitment of child soldiers

Child Soldiers International launches claim for judicial review

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Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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