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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Helicopters used by the Metropolitan Police

Anger as popular Scotland Yard helicopter Twitter account changes after rebranding

'We have gone from one of the best, most engaging police Twitter accounts to one of the blandest, transmit-only ones in one fell swoop'

The University of Warwick launches new department to employ all temporary or fixed-term teaching staff

The move stokes fears of a growing casual work force in Higher Education

Most historians believe Richard killed his nephews in the summer of 1483, although there is no hard evidence linking him to the murders

Richard III Society turns its attention to who killed the princes in the Tower

After finding their man more than 500 years after he was killed, the group will now examine the fate of the king's nephews

More than 50,000 people have either signed an online petition or supported the Justice for Henry Hicks social media campaign.

Family of boy who died on moped while being chased by police plan march ahead of Arsenal vs Liverpool to seek 'justice'

Teenager Henry Hicks was killed after colliding with a car in Islington near his home just a few days before Christmas

Holborn fire: Ageing infrastructure and growing numbers of underground cables leading to more fires beneath our feet

The aftermath of an electrical fire that began in central London on Tuesday is being felt with disruption likely to continue into the Easter weekend

Quick fix: energy drinks give a short-term boost, but can leave us drowsier just one hour later

Energy drinks can trigger sudden cardiac arrest even in healthy young people, study finds

Almost one in three 12 to 19-year-olds regularly consume the drinks which often contain high levels of caffeine that can be bad for the heart

The ex-Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore

Fury as court tells mafia don on the run in England for 20 years told he can stay at home

Former Sicilian crime boss Domenico Rancadore had been hiding in west London, until his arrest in 2013 sparked extradition proceedings

Claire Moreland, headteacher of Chetham’s School of Music, is resigning after 17 years in charge

Chetham's School of Music headteacher announces retirement before trials of two former teachers

Claire Moreland has written to the school’s pupils telling them she will leave next summer to 'liaise with the School Governors as they appoint my successor'

According to the Education Select Committee, an increasing number of children in the UK are being harmed in the belief that it “will get the devil out of them”.

National plan launched to stop faith-based child abuse

Better training needed to help raise alarm over such victims as Victoria Climbié, say academics

Peter McGraith, left, David Cabreza and their two sons

Gay marriage, one year on: Couples mark first anniversary of same-sex marriages

Special report: Attitudes have changed in the past year, but full equality is still a way off

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