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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Study says criminal justice system lacks knowledge of issues specific to care leavers
The Pointons estate agent Chris Tremlett posting news of the changes in Atherstone

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

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John Allen, 73, who has been found
guilty of 26 charges of sex abuse
against children who lived in his care
homes

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Violent sexual predator used a string of Welsh properties to prey on children

A CCTV image of Jusef Abdirizak booking a room in a Premier Inn in Bristol

Bristol sex gang: The horrifying ordeals of the brave 13-year-old who came forward

All 10 victims are all now being supported by specialist teams in Bristol

John Allen has been found guilty of historical sex abuse against children who lived in his string of care homes

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Undated handout photos issued by Avon and Somerset Police of (top row, from the left) Abdirashid Abdulahi, Mohamed Dahir, Liban Abdi, Jusef Abdirizak and (bottom row, from the left) Idleh Osman, Arafat Ahmed Osman, Abdulahi Aden and Mohamed Jumale, eight of thirteen Somali men who have been convicted of running an inner city sex ring in Bristol

Thirteen Somali men convicted of running Bristol sex ring that targeted vulnerable British girls as young as 13

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John Allen arrives at Mold Magistrates Court, North Wales

John Allen trial: Children's home boss found guilty of 26 counts of sexual abuse

First person convicted under Operation Pallial investigation into historic Welsh abuse

Midland Metropolitan Hospital will cater for more than half a million people

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"PF2 will deliver high returns to private investors at the risk of the health of the NHS"

Entwistle was able to help establish the Bury branch of Ukip in 2011. File photo

Former Ukip regional chairman Peter Entwistle jailed for grooming children

Peter Entwistle, 52, targeted children as young as 12

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