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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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 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

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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

John Allen trial: The mogul whose care homes echoed with victims' cries

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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Jury failed to reach verdicts on other charges

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

The shocking case can only be reported for the first time today

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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