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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Mr Justice Hickinbottom ordered the agency to seek legal advice when obtaining search warrants in the future

NCA slammed as 'ignorant' and 'ill-informed' by High Court judge after agency used unlawful search warrants

'Britain's FBI' made the raids as part of a money laundering investigation

The Met deployed police in riot gear to disturbances at a mental health ward in 2012

Campaigners accuse Met Police and mental health trust of racist cover-up

Exclusive: Charity demands full report into use of police in riot gear in hospital ward disturbance

West Midlands Police headquarters in Birmingham

Black and Asian officers in West Midlands Police almost four times more likely to be suspended from duty, says report

They were also twice as likely to be subject to conduct investigations likely to result in suspension, sacking or even criminal proceedings

Almost all of the officers under investigation for alleged violence against members of the public are still on the beat

Over 3,000 police officers being investigated for alleged assault - and almost all of them are still on the beat

Exclusive: An Independent investigation found that black and Asian people are significantly more likely than white people to complain of police brutality

Brixton Market/Brixton Village, London, UK. The area has been the centre point of protests due to the rising value of property and the gentrification of the area bringing with it rapid social changes that locals are unhappy with. (Picture: Rick Findler)

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Locals and businesses fear development plans for the area will price them out

The old logo of Loughborough University

Loughborough becomes the latest university to be hit by a campus revolt over a new logo

Kings College London and UCA have also irked students over their rebranding

Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, talks to medical staff prior to delivering a speech in 2013 on the ‘silent scandal’ of errors in the NHS

NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Report finds that companies are not being properly assessed for their quality of care

Pitt and Jolie bought the 1,200 acre Château Miraval in 2008 for $55 million and the estate played host to their secret wedding in August 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wine being copied by Chinese counterfeiters

The Perrin family, who joined forces with the Hollywood couple to produce their Miraval Rosé, found evidence of faked bottles being advertised in China

Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke

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The Australian has previously assisted patient suicides in his home country

Vice-chancellor Bill Rammell, right, with Helen Bailey with whom he formed a relationship in 2013

Lecturers at the University of Bedfordshire turn on 'pay and perks' vice-chancellor

Former Labour minister Bill Rammell has called for redundancies while claiming huge expenses for world travel

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