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.
03 March 2013 12:00 AM
Insiders are ready for a factious, fractious conclave... 10 men are in with a chance
28 February 2013 06:33 PM
Violent criminal reoffended after 10-year sentence for his part in a robbery that shook the world in 1963
25 February 2013 08:07 PM
At last winds of change blow through the Vatican
24 February 2013 12:00 AM
Legacy of the German shepherd: Benedict XVI turned out to be a pope of surprises – a tradition he maintained with his shock decision to resign
11 February 2013 06:26 PM
Greatest weakness may have been loyalty to the church’s old clandestine self-protective culture
10 February 2013 12:00 AM
No one will be punished for the deaths at Stafford – it was the fault of 'the culture'. And those in charge at the time have been... promoted
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
David Beckham's move to France is the latest of his self-promoting gestures. Or is it the engaging act of a thoroughly nice guy?
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
The creator of Comic Relief hopes that in another quarter of a century it may not be necessary. Until then, it's red noses all round. Paul Vallely meets Richard Curtis
27 January 2013 12:00 AM
'For a self-styled visionary Mr Gove demonstrates a paucity of imagination
25 January 2013 06:23 PM
The Independent's campaign has raised over £225,000. But as the latest news makes clear, the problems facing children in the CAR have not gone away
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
- 1 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 2 Too upsetting? Academy members voted for Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave 'without watching it'
- 3 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 4 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role to marry Natasha Richardson
- 5 Livr: A social network only for drunk people