Paul Vallely is Associate Editor of The Independent where he writes on social, ethical, political and cultural issues. He writes leaders, features and has a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
26 October 2012 12:00 AM
Choral piece was found in a handmade sketchbook belonging to the composer
21 October 2012 12:00 AM
This is not the kind of thing a white man should say. But Jason Roberts seems to have got it wrong on racism. The black footballer has called for a boycott of this weekend's anti-racism Kick It Out protest. He feels it has not been vigorous enough in its response to abuse in the game.
17 October 2012 10:03 AM
It’s a family kind of place, the Grosvenor Museum. This being Chester, there is a child-friendly section on the Romans.
14 October 2012 12:00 AM
We tell three stories about how a human being can respond to barbarity. One is the tragedy of revenge. One offers the hope of forgiveness. And one diverts itself with furious activity in an attempt to forget. But the story of Eric Lomax refuses to conform neatly to such templates.
07 October 2012 12:00 AM
Paul Vallely weighs up Sixties beacons James Bond and The Beatles
30 September 2012 12:00 AM
23 September 2012 12:00 AM
Dead or alive, the sad or sadistic are glamorised. The reality is that of those who endure the lingering consequences of evil's reckless actions.
22 September 2012 12:00 AM
Damaged and fragile, the inmates at a women's jail disturbed an experienced prison governor so profoundly that he now wants urgent reforms. In the final part of our investigation, we look at what needs to be done to turn lives around, and save families.
20 September 2012 12:00 AM
For children, the cruelty of having a mother sent to jail is nearly always catastrophic. The fourth part of our week-long investigation considers a social tragedy of which most people are barely aware
17 September 2012 12:00 AM
The shocking rate at which Britain jails women damages thousands of innocent children every year and poses mounting risks for society. In a special week-long series, we ask: Isn't there a better way?
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
- 1 Australian man Rod Sommerville reacts to bite from deadly snake by reaching for cold beer
- 2 North Korea elections: Kim Jong-un wins 100% of the vote
- 3 David Cameron resorts to paying for Facebook fans because not enough people like him
- 4 Steve Irwin’s final words: Cameraman present at death opens up about deadly stingray attack for the first time
- 5 Sharknado 2: Former WWE wrestler Kurt Angle to fight second wave of flying sharks