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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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

There are around 250 species of bumblebee in the world

Tobacco plants could help dying bumblebees stay healthy

Scientists show tobacco can kill common bumblebee parasites

Japanese Knotweed

Councils win legal right to access private land to weed out invasive plant and animal species

New law will allow environmental pest control services to work without permission

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

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'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

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
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