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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Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

Does Blatter's departure mean Fifa will automatically clean up its act?

Don't bet on it, says Tom Peck
Charles Kennedy: The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

The baby of the House who grew into a Lib Dem giant

Charles Kennedy was consistently a man of the centre-left, dedicated to social justice, but was also a champion of liberty and an opponent of the nanny-state, says Baroness Williams
Syria civil war: The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of this endless conflict

The harrowing testament of a five-year-old victim of Syria's endless civil war

Sahar Qanbar lost her mother and brother as civilians and government soldiers fought side by side after being surrounded by brutal Islamist fighters. Robert Fisk visited her
The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

The future of songwriting

How streaming is changing everything we know about making music
William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

Recognition at long last

Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
Beating obesity: The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters

Beating obesity

The new pacemaker which helps over-eaters
9 best women's festival waterproofs

Ready for rain: 9 best women's festival waterproofs

These are the macs to keep your denim dry and your hair frizz-free(ish)
Cycling World Hour Record: Nervous Sir Bradley Wiggins ready for pain as he prepares to go distance

Wiggins worried

Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Liverpool close in on Milner signing

Reds baulk at Christian Benteke £32.5m release clause
On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

On your feet!

Spending half the day standing 'reduces risk of heart attacks and cancer'
With scores of surgeries closing, what hope is there for the David Cameron's promise of 5,000 more GPs and a 24/7 NHS?

The big NHS question

Why are there so few new GPs when so many want to study medicine?
Big knickers are back: Thongs ain't what they used to be

Thongs ain't what they used to be

Big knickers are back
Thurston Moore interview

Thurston Moore interview

On living in London, Sonic Youth and musical memoirs
In full bloom

In full bloom

Floral print womenswear
From leading man to Elephant Man, Bradley Cooper is terrific

From leading man to Elephant Man

Bradley Cooper is terrific