Paul Peachey

Paul Peachey is Crime Correspondent at the Independent

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Critics of Fiona Woolf say she should step down amid accusations of an establishment cover-up

Head of child abuse inquiry Fiona Woolf under fresh pressure to resign

The head of the Government’s child abuse inquiry was under new pressure to quit tonight, after being accused of playing down her links with Lord Brittan in a letter disclosing their contacts – which was re-drafted seven times with the help of the Home Office.

British teenager Jaffar Deghayes has died fighting in Syria, six months after his brother was also killed in the war-torn country, their father has said

Second brother dies in fighting in Syria

Abubaker Deghayes, the father, said, ‘All I know is that Jaffar was killed fighting Assad’

Prison officers had twice carried out searches at Younis Tsouli's cell at Woodhill prison, but found nothing

Cyber-jihadist Younis Tsouli 'read al-Qaeda magazine in cell'

Magazine found just weeks before he was due to be released

Anti-vivisection campaigners are now offering cash rewards for personal information about university students working on animal testing projects

Anti-vivisection group offers cash to name Cambridge animal testing lab workers

Animal rights campaigners accused of intimidation for seeking to target researchers

Striking virtuosity: ‘The Cardsharps’ by Caravaggio is on display in the Kimbell Museum in Texas

Caravaggio in court: Sotheby's sued over misattribution of painting later valued at £10m

Sotheby’s accused of misattributing Caravaggio work to one of his followers

The offence of possession of an extreme pornographic image was introduced in 2008 and has resulted in more than 5,500 prosecutions, the majority for clips of bestiality. Ministers had predicted that there would be just 30 cases a year

Six months on bail – for being sent spoof video of a ‘tiger’ having sex, that was really a man in a tiger suit

Andrew Holland, 51, suffered a heart attack, received hate mail and was targeted by vigilantes

CCTV of Andrew Mitchell (bottom left) approaching officers prior to an exchange with Metropolitan police officers at the gates of Downing Street

Reconstruction costs risk ‘spinning out of control’ in Plebgate case

An expert has made a 3D mock-up based on CCTV pictures

The police have been criticised in a raid on the luxury home of Sir Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard sexual assault claims: South Yorkshire Police house raid 'inept' say MPs

In a highly critical report by the Home Affairs Select Committee, South Yorkshire Police is rebuked for telling reporter about the timing of the raid

Fiona Woolf says her links with Lord and Lady Brittan do not amount to a ‘close association’

Child abuse investigation: PM confident inquiry chair Fiona Woolf will act 'with integrity' despite connection to former minister under scrutiny

Lawyer Fiona Woolf has to investigate why Lord Brittan failed to act on a dossier of allegations about prominent people. But given she dined with him five times, lives on the same street, and sponsored his wife’s fun run, will she have the teeth to get to the truth?

Arnis Zalkalns was allowed into the country despite having murdered his wife in Latvia

Britain's 'failure to deport foreign criminals' has cost £70m

Arnis Zalkans, prime suspect in Alice Gross murder, was allowed into the country despite having murdered his wife in Latvia

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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
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