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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The quartet used Mini Coopers to make their getaway like the film 'The Italian Job' (pictured)

'Italian Job'-style armed robbers jailed for a total of 32 years after making off with £340,000

A gang of armed robbers who stole £340,000 in two Italian Job-style raids were jailed for a total of 32 years today.

Stephen Fry has around 6.6 million followers on Twitter

Can we get an RT? Number 10 turns to Stephen Fry's Twitter following to get their message across

They may be unaware until now but Stephen Fry and celebrities like him with millions of Twitter followers could become the prime targets for the new generation of Coalition spin doctors selling Government policy.

Rigid workplace culture is stopping women over 50 from being able to balance jobs with family, report warns

Women aged above 50 are being prevented from furthering their careers due to rigid workplace culture which leaves many unable to balance their jobs with their family, a new report warns today.

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale

Rigby killers dragged screaming from the dock as they deny 'betraying Islam'

During the sentencing, a scuffle broke out in the dock and the defendants were removed from the court

Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Moazzam Begg has given the thumbs up to Chris Morris' new film Four Lions

Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg among four Britons arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism

Father-of-three suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas

Charlie Wright at his home in Birkenhead

What does the story of the Merseyside man who has seen a whole housing estate demolished all around him but refuses to leave his isolated house tell us of urban decline?

An Englishman’s home is his castle as the saying goes. With his Union flag fluttering at full mast in his garden, Charlie Wright epitomises the 17th century concept that became enshrined in law as he surveys the barren landscape in front of his house that was a once thriving community.

Malta’s Foreign minister, George Vella, said there had been 277 inquiries about the passports

The back door into Europe: 277 people have already expressed an interest in applying for the £950,000 Maltese passports that will let them live in the EU

Hundreds of millionaires from cities around the world have applied for Maltese passports that would allow them to reside anywhere in the European Union, including Great Britain.

Bedfordshire police commissioner Olly Martins has close links with the Home Office

Bedfordshire police commissioner facing IPCC criminal investigation over passing 'confidential information' concerning a death in custody

Bedfordshire’s police and crime commissioner will face an IPCC criminal investigation over the disclosure of “confidential information” relating to a death in custody.

Jann Mardenborough has confirmed he will compete in the GP3 Series with Arden International this season as he aims to continue his rise towards Formula 1

Former GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough takes his latest step towards Formula 1 as he joins Arden's GP3 team

The GP3 series supports the F1 events throughout the season and Mardenborough, who moved into racing after winning a nationwide Playstation tournament, has eyes firmly set on reaching the top

A Gurkha helps to place sandbags outside homes along the Thames in Staines yesterday

UK weather: Emergency service cuts hampering rescue mission, says union boss

General secretary of the Fire Brigades Union warned rescue services 'urgently need' more resources

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The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

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A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

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Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

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Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
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A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
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Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

Will Gore: Outside Edge

The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
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The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
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Britain as others see us

Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite
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How did our legends really begin?

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Lambrusco is back on the menu

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