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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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

Robin Hunter-Clarke, 22, the Ukip candidate for Boston and Skegness. ‘Age isn’t an issue,’ he says

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

'You hear that we need to get young people involved in politics - well here I am'

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

Cuts force iconic Library of Birmingham to slash staff and hours

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

Up to a third of the UK prison population has also been in the care system

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
Broadmoor Hospital is covered by the West London Mental Health NHS Trust

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
There are growing fears within the industry that as much as 20 per cent of the 1 billion litres of wine consumed annually in the UK is either fake or imported illegally

Food Crime Unit to target fraudsters, but experts say industry must do more to tackle £11.2bn a year losses

New FSA department was set up after last year's horsemeat scandal
The Pointons estate agent Chris Tremlett posting news of the changes in Atherstone

Autumn Statement: On the streets of ultra-marginal Atherstone, the new stamp duty could be a vote-winner

Chancellor's flagship economic policy could swing crucial votes from Ukip next May

Lewis Daynes is shown in a PowerPoint presentation John, 13, made for his parents. Daynes also contacted John via the internet

Lewis Daynes trial: The internet predator and a PowerPoint presentation that almost proved fatal

Lewis Daynes was found guilty of grooming and killing a 14-year-old-boy this week. But another teenager had a lucky escape

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Not even the 'putrid throat' could stop the Ross Poldark swoon-fest'

How a costume drama became a Sunday night staple
Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers as he pushes Tories on housing

Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of Soviet-style 'iron curtains' right across Europe

Fortress Europe?

Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence