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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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.

Health Minister Jane Ellison has said she was “minded” to introduce new regulations for standardised cigarette packaging

Plain cigarette packets on horizon at last as Government review proves health benefits

Cigarettes are set to be sold in plain packets in England and Wales following the publication of evidence on the health benefits of unbranded packaging.

Air pollution has been widespread across parts of England, seen here in Dover, Kent

Saharan dust leaves East Anglian spirit undimmed as the dreaded Saharan dust cloud settles on Ely

Residents throughout the smog hot spots of East Anglia and Norfolk woke up on Wednesday morning to find their cars splattered in sand thanks to the Saharan dust cloud that is sweeping across the UK.

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, in ‘Breaking Bad’

Breaking Bad to Breaking Good: TV hit attracts tourists to New Mexico

A series about a drug-dealing teacher with cancer has enhanced the reputation of Albuquerque

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

Paul Weller in a jam over hypocritical damages case against MailOnline

55-year-old musician accused of wanting to portray image of 'devoted dad' in bid to bump up record sales

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Time to stop running: At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity

Time to stop running

At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
The magic of roundabouts

Lords of the rings

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