Rebecca Armstrong is features editor for The Independent..
12 May 2013 06:56 PM
Last week best-selling crime writer Sophie Hannah had her first Hammer titled published
06 May 2013 02:23 PM
London Zoo must immediately stop sending me emails inviting me to get up close and personal with eight-legged freaks. Otherwise known as spiders.
28 April 2013 05:59 PM
The only things that can get me out of bed in the morning are fear and coffee
21 April 2013 06:43 PM
Within half an hour of downloading the new game on my iPhone, I was hooked
14 April 2013 06:50 PM
This inspiring film tells the story of nine girls across the developing world, all of whom are desperate to get, or desperately glad they got an education.
12 April 2013 07:00 PM
In hindsight, life in service has become more visible than when our forebears washed and waited.
Here come the girls: A new documentary follows nine girls around the world in their quest to get schooling
11 April 2013 07:27 PM
It’s been a surprise hit in the US, and not just because it has A-list narrators...
10 April 2013 06:26 PM
He’s published books on Italian and American cooking; showed us his potting shed and pet gardener; tried to make school dinners nutritious and given us the confidence to attempt full-scale family meals in 15 minutes. Now Jamie Oliver has his sights set on teaching us how to cook well for less. This summer, Oliver will publish Save With Jamie: Shop Smart, Cook Clever, Waste Less with a tie-in television series on Channel 4.
07 April 2013 07:08 PM
It’s never been easier to buy cheap tattoo equipment and DIY tats are all the rage among celebrities - but what message does this send their teenage fans?
07 April 2013 05:39 PM
The celebrity fad for inkings has taken an alarming turn: now they’re doing it themselves, says Rebecca Armstrong
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Game of Thrones author George RR Martin says 'f*** you' to fans who fear he will die before finishing Westeros saga
- 2 Loom bands: Bids for dress made from colourful rubber reach almost £154,000 on eBay
- 3 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1
- 4 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 5 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs