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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Paul Weller, aka the Modfather, performing at last year’s Isle of Wight Festival in Newport

Paul Weller wins damages from the MailOnline on behalf of his children for 'plastering' site with images of them

Paul Weller has won £10,000 privacy damages for three of his children whose faces were “plastered” over a newspaper website.

The charity was founded by Denise Harris in memory of her son, Corporal Lee Scott, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009

Why did it take so long to probe soldiers’ charity?

Concerns were first raised about Afghan Heroes in 2011 about small amounts given in grants to victims

The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has wheeled out an emergency bill for the Tour

Tour de France and its circus collide with Harrogate's ancient land laws

Country-lovers in Yorkshire take on Eric Pickles over the invasion of common land by the cycle race and its entourage

Court delays

Backlog in coroners' courts: Bereaved families wait up to seven years for inquests

A new standards code calls for investigations to be completed within six months

Christian Hill resigned his commission so his book could be published

Second army officer quits to reveal ‘human cost of Afghanistan’

A second Army officer has resigned his commission so he can publish an eyewitness account of the human cost endured by the British Army in Afghanistan.

Wonga has often been criticised for charging its customers interest rates of up to thousands of per cent

Streisand effect in full swing as Wonga tries to get parody picture banned from Twitter

Payday lender Wonga ordered Twitter to remove a parody posted by a user today, that showed a character from its adverts superimposed onto a man in a Hogarth painting from the Rake’s Progress series of a spendthrift locked up in a debtors’ prison.

The victims spoke were shown information from two secret intelligence reports from the mid-1990s that were thought shredded by the Met in 2002

Kidnap victim to sue Met police after secret documents reveal Flying Squad corruption

A cash van driver and his ex-partner - who was kidnapped by criminals and held for a £50,000 ransom - say they intend to to sue Scotland Yard after they discovered 20 years later that Flying Squad officers sent to investigate allegedly plotted to repeat the robbery on them.

British Soldiers are deployed from Chinook helicopters in the desert, Garmsir District, Southern Helmand Province

Ex-Territorial Army Captain whose critical book on Helmand was blocked by the MoD is finally cleared to publish

Dr Mike Martin criticised the British military for devastating whole areas and killing high numbers of civilians

Ken Benning with one of his sturgeon

Nothing fishy about our caviar, say UK farmers

Rivals overseas are furious, but Exmoor roe is given the thumbs up

British police and intelligence chief Rob Wainwright has warned against crimes enabled by online currencies such as Bitcoin

European police chief sounds warning over crimes enabled by 'totally unregulated' Bitcoin

The head of Europol has warned against the “totally unregulated” online financial market saying that crime involving currencies such as Bitcoin “are only a taste of things to come” in a major speech on international security.

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Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
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New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam