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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American TV evangelist Morris Cerullo

Controversial American evangelist Morris Cerullo returns to Britain for one final 'crusade'

Audrey Reynolds suffered from epilepsy all her life. A congenital brain abnormality meant she would suffer seizures if she did not take three tablets a day. It proved a constant frustration that nothing could be done to cure her, but the devout Christian lived in hope that one day her condition would improve.

Great Hall, Assembly Building, Campus of the University of Leeds

Universities resort to cold calling ex-students

Nine million graduates asked for cash donations as institutions adopt aggressive US-style tactics

Eric Pickles said the rules would make councils more transparent

Local government can no longer act like 'Putin's Russia', says Pickles

Councils will soon have to allow meetings to be filmed. The Communities Secretary Eric Pickles hails a new openness
Veteran gay rights activist campaigner Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell threatens to 'out' bishops he believes are gay after hospital chaplain Jeremy Pemberton has his license to preach revoked

Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has put together a list of Anglican bishops he believes are in same-sex relationships and is threatening to out them publicly if they discipline homosexual clergy for marrying their partners.

Lord Joffe, a crossbench peer, has made four attempts to change the law

Exclusive: Human rights lawyer Lord Joffe likens the battle for an assisted dying law to the abolition of slavery

The 82-year-old South African said passage of the Bill is inevitable

Church times: (left) The Rt Rev Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester and Andrew Hawthorne (right)

Bishop smites cleric as unholy rows erupt across Winchester

One vicar suspended, another quits on Twitter, as arguments rage over £50,000 in funeral fees, lack of trust, and a 'god-awful' old tax
Jamie Cooper-Hohn and Chris Hohn are set to divorce

Cooper-Hohn divorce: Wife of Britain's biggest philanthropist demands fair share of assets

Jamie Cooper-Hohn claims that The Children’s Investment (TCI) fund is worth more than £500m

Levels of Isolation for some of society’s most vulnerable has reached a state of emergency

Lonely Britain: Tens of thousands of elderly men and women are left home and alone

Some pensioners go for weeks with no human contact, as waiting lists grow for social clubs
Hachette has warned that Amazon was reaching a “Ryanair moment” when customers and suppliers would become uncomfortable with the way that the company operates

Amazon likened to Ryanair as publishers accuse it of bullying tactics

Amazon are in danger of becoming the “Ryanair of publishing” as UK firms locked in contract negotiations with the web giant accuse it of bullying tactics and warned the company was destroying the industry.

Sir John Sawers was previously UK ambassador to the United Nations

Real life 'M' (who's actually known as 'C') Sir John Sawers stepping down as chief of MI6

He has led the Secret Intelligence Service for five years

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Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all