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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Birmingham-born Muadh Zain was just three when his Syrian mother Doha took him to see her family

British child trapped in Syrian warzone for three years watched friend die in playground bombing

The mother of a British boy who finally escaped Syria after being trapped in the war-torn country for more than three years has described how her son watched a school friend suffer mortal injuries after a barrel bomb was dropped on their playground.

Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College in Bradford. Image: Betty Longbottom

Trojan Horse row: Teachers suspended for refusing to impose strict Islamic model

Governing body at Bradford college removed after employing Trojan Horse ‘ringleader’ as adviser

Six-year-old Muadh Zain was stranded in Syria for three years

Stranded British boy Muadh Zain finally escapes Syria

A British boy who had been trapped in Syria for three years has finally reached safety after crossing the border into Jordan.

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Research also finds that 2 per cent of people are 'digital phobic' and 1 per cent are 'digital deniers'
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‘Lonely Planet’ lists top ‘undiscovered and overlooked’ travel destinations

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Trial uses wearable computers to overlay information on paintings

Six-year-old British boy Muadh Zain who is stranded in Syria

Desperate father begs Foreign Office to help rescue traumatised son from wartorn Syria

The father of a six-year-old British boy who has been stranded in war torn Syria since the conflict began has pleaded for the Government to step in and help bring him home “before it is too late”.

World Cup 2014: Brazil will win the tournament, at least according to Goldman Sachs

Further evidence of Brazil’s chances of securing a record sixth World Cup came from economists at Goldman Sachs today, who predicted the hosts would beat Argentina 3-1 in the final.

Binge drinking is as ubiquitous in university life as lectures and lie-ins

Government crackdown on student binge drinking 'doesn't go far enough', says Alastair Campbell

A joint Coalition and National Union of Students crackdown on student pub crawls launched yesterday has been dismissed as almost meaningless by alcohol campaigner Alastair Campbell.

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Pink Floyd have produced some of rock's greatest ever album covers

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Sanctuary for the suicidal

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London is not bedlam or a cradle of vice

In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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