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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Heathrow will lose passengers to Paris, Amsterdam and Dubai

Passengers avoid connections at busy London airports in favour of continental rivals

Heathrow and Gatwick bid to expand, but their travellers have flown
J Jefferson Farjeon at home in 1953

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
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Ukip grassroots leave in protest at selection of ex-Tories and celebrities

Party spokesman claims any allegations of “fixing” the process are “untrue”

An embryologist examines human embryos at an IVF clinic

UK first: MPs to vote on three-parent IVF treatment

Techniques to prevent mothers passing on mitochondrial diseases causes designer-baby fear

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At just 22, Ukip candidate Robin Hunter-Clarke hopes to become Westminster's youngest MP

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An interior view of the new Library of Birmingham at Centenary Square

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Birmingham City council set to cut 6,000 jobs

Roger Bird, former Ukip general secretary

Suspended Ukip supremo Roger Bird vows to clear his name of harassment scandal

Party general secretary denies he harassed rising female star Natasha Bolter

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Too many young adults go from 'in care' directly to jail

Study says criminal justice system lacks knowledge of issues specific to care leavers
The number of black Circuit Court judges appointed has remained at 3 per cent since 2007

Ethnic minority lawyers nearly four times less likely to be appointed as judges

Statistics reveal a 'poor' and unrepresentative lack of diversity, prompting calls for targets
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Claims of bullying culture among staff at Britain's biggest NHS mental health trust

Its chairman has quit unexpectedly and it is trying to recover the costs of a tribunal brought by a whistleblower
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Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

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'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
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Lobster has gone mainstream

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Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
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Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

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