Rebecca Armstrong is features editor for The Independent..
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
03 April 2013 12:13 PM
The pain's like a hand-drill direct to the cranium but whenever I have to cancel plans because of my old adversary, I suspect people think I'm making too much fuss
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
- 1 Emma Watson on Jennifer Lawrence naked photo leak: 'Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated is reading the comments'
- 2 Saudis risk new Muslim division with proposal to move Mohamed’s tomb
- 3 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 4 Cee Lo Green: It is only rape if the victim is conscious
- 5 Katie Hopkins breaks down in tears over weight gain challenge: ‘I hate fat people for making me do this’