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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Army needs better understand of PTSD, claims former soldier

Senior army officers should be sent on education courses to improve their understanding of soldiers suffering mental trauma, according to an Afghanistan veteran who says he felt “abandoned” by the army.

Goldman Sachs' current headquarters

Goldman Sachs's new London HQ facing legal challenge from neighbours over their 'right to light'

Goldman has offered to pay £1.2m in compensation to each of the two pension fund management firms whose buildings are affected

The results of the investigation show that Richard’s skeleton sustained 11 wounds at or near the time of his death: nine of them to the skull, suggesting he had removed or lost his helmet in battle

Richard III: Two years after his body was found scientists discover how he died

Bludgeoned to death in a fight, it looks like

We are phenomenally good at recognising faces; the study showed that humans have been selected to be unique and easily recognisable

Human faces evolved to be recognisable, scientists say

Human faces have evolved to be unique because we recognise one another by sight, according to scientists.

Amnesia - the reality: Each day a blank slate for the man with no memory

The condition drives plot of new film ‘Before I Go to Sleep’, but there’s no glamour in it

Robert Tchenguiz is also fighting to stay in his £50m Kensington mansion

Entrepreneur Robert Tchenguiz forced to sell assets to pay Kaupthing creditors

The Iranian-born businessman is also fighting to stay in his £50m Kensington mansion

Alzheimer's Society is urging the Government to 'end the artificial divide between health and social care'

Alzheimer's now costs the UK £26bn every year, major new research suggests

Two million Britons will suffer from Alzheimer’s by 2050, according to the most comprehensive review of the disease to date - which also reveals the costs of the condition to the UK have soared to £26bn a year.

In England, four per cent of 11–15 year olds said they had used cannabis in the past month

Marijuana-smoking teenagers are 'more likely to quit school'

Teenagers who smoke cannabis are 60 per cent less likely to finish school or obtain a degree compared to those who have never used the drug, according to new research.

Star turns: Montacute House

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Hopes the 'Downton effect' will bring fame to the National Trust houses where it is filmed
Mortgages are still tempting young professionals

Forty-year mortgages tempt first-time buyers on to the property ladder despite high costs

Halifax and Nationwide are two of the biggest names to make the extreme long-term offers
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn