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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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

Broadmoor high-security hospital in Berkshire

Broadmoor facing £3m bill to fix security flaws at psychiatric hospital

Anti-fraud investigation launched into contracts as staff and local residents fear for their safety

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Just when you thought your commute couldn't get any worse...

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Solar power will help bring down electricity prices over the next five years, according to a new report. But it’s cheap imports of ‘dirty power’ that will lower them the most
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No grace of God for Katy Perry as sisters act to stop her buying convent

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Ajmer: The ancient Indian metropolis chosen to be a 'smart city' where residents would just be happy to have power and running water

Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
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Films of Macbeth don’t always end well - just ask Orson Welles... and Keith Chegwin
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Nick Bollettieri's Wimbledon files

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Women's World Cup 2015: How England's semi-final success could do wonders for both sexes

There is more than a shiny trophy to be won by England’s World Cup women

The success of the decidedly non-famous females wearing the Three Lions could do wonders for a ‘man’s game’ riddled with cynicism and greed
How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth: Would people co-operate to face down a global peril?

How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
Just one day to find €1.6bn: Greece edges nearer euro exit

One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map